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Sacred Fire Reignited to End Manitoba Homecoming

December 30, 2010 6:40 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

A year-long campaign to attract former Manitobans back to the province will wind down today.

Manitoba Homecoming lit a Safe Journeys fire in January 2010 as a symbolic blessing for safe travels for all family, friends and visitors as they arrived and departed Manitoba as part of the 2010 Homecoming activities

The fire was extinguished at the completion of the ceremony and its ashes were kept safe.

The ashes will be returned to The Forks this afternoon and the flame will be lit again to mark the end of Manitoba Homecoming 2010.

The fire will burn for 36 hours beginning at 2 p.m. in the teepee near the Historic Port.