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Manitoba Celebrating Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

February 6, 2012 6:45 AM | News

Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg during her visit on July 3, 2010. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee along with other provinces during several events planned for today.

To begin celebrations, military cadets will raise the Queen’s Canadian flag at the front of the Manitoba Legislature at 7:30 a.m., where it will be flown for one day before being put on display in Government House.

At noon, Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee and Premier Greg Selinger will be the first to sign a public book of celebration located in the front foyer of the Legislature. The book will remain open to the public for three months to add their well wishes.

A Diamond Jubilee ice sculpture will be unveiled at the Manitoba Legislature located near the statue of Queen Victoria on the north lawn at 5:45 p.m.

At 6 p.m., the Canadian flag will be lowered by cadets, folded and presented to the lieutenant-governor, followed by an architectural lighting display of the Legislature. The display can be seen each evening from 6 to 10 p.m. until Sunday, February 12.