Thousands of Winnipeg students are arriving to Investors Group Field today to participate in a human rights project a year in the making.
A total of 15,000 students and staff from Pembina Trails School Division will each place a panel on the green turf highlighting one right of the child.
“As we gather at Investors Group Field Wednesday and Thursday, we will symbolize as a large community that we have connected our purpose in education with the larger community’s purpose of raising a generation of students with a heart for others, a desire to grow up in a better world, and deep commitment to being an integral part of making a difference,” said Ted Fransen, superintendent of education.
The Pembina Trails Human Rights Project is the first in Canada and is a partnership with the Canadian Museum For Human Rights, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Investors Group Field.
A number of guest speakers are slated to attend, including Gail Asper, Michael Champagne, and a survivor of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Éloge Butera.
A public viewing of the mosaic construction will be held Thursday from 3:30-7:30 p.m.