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Shrubs Planted in Queen’s Honour on Victoria Day

May 20, 2012 11:55 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

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

To honour Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, two new Amber Jubilee Ninebark shrubs will be planted in Winnipeg on Monday.

Lt.-Gov. Philip S. Lee and Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino will plant the shrubs on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building.

“When Her Majesty visited Manitoba in 2010, she took part in a ceremonial planting of the special commemorative shrub developed by a nursery in Portage la Prairie to mark the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations now being held throughout Canada this year and, indeed, the Commonwealth,” Lee said.

The ceremonial planting will take place in front of the Queen Victoria statue on the north grounds of the Legislative Building at 11 a.m. on Victoria Day.