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Province’s Birthday to Be Celebrated at Manitoba Museum

May 11, 2013 8:40 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

The Manitoba MuseumAs part of Manitoba Day celebrations today, free admission will be granted to the Manitoba Museum.

The museum is hosting the province’s larget celebration between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. with Manitoba-themed events, activities, a new feature community exhibit celebrating 275 year of French presence in Manitoba and free admission to the museum galleries, the Science Gallery and the Planetarium.

“Most people may not know that May 12 is Manitoba Day. As Manitoba’s provincial museum, we want to put Manitoba Day on the map,” said Claudette Leclerc, executive director of the Manitoba Museum. “And in order to accomplish that goal we feel important not only to provide free admission but also to create a true community get-together to celebrate our history, our present and the future of this wonderful province.”

One of the day’s highlights will be the Great Manitoba Day Cake-Off, where several local bakeries will be contributing a cake on a Manitoba theme.

MP Steven Fletcher, Minister Flor Marcelino and Councillor Russ Wyatt will bring greetings at 3 p.m.