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Mandela Exhibit at Human Rights Museum Extended

Mandela Exhibit at Human Rights Museum Extended

Nelson Mandela
(CMHR / JESSICA SIGURDSON)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is extending the run of its popular Nelson Mandela exhibition until the fall.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom was to end on January 6, but will now continue until October 14, 2019 due to an overwhelmingly positive response from visitors.

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Manitoba Indigenous Leader Not Eating, Drinking for 27 Hours

Manitoba Indigenous Leader Not Eating, Drinking for 27 Hours

Derek Nepinak
Derek Nepinak, former grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, prepares for a 27-hour fast inside a replica of Nelson Mandela’s jail cell inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (KEITH FRASER / CMHR)

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba Indigenous leader is going 27 hours without food or drink while sitting behind bars in a makeshift cell inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Derek Nepinak began his ceremonial fast on Monday at 10 a.m. as a personal journey to reflect on the parallels between the apartheid system in South Africa and the experience of Indigenous people in Canada.

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‘The Queen is in Good Company:’ New $10 Bill with Civil Rights Advocate Launched

‘The Queen is in Good Company:’ New $10 Bill with Civil Rights Advocate Launched

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wanda Robson
Clutching some $10 banknotes Wanda Robson, Viola Desmond’s sister, the first Canadian woman on a banknote, shows her sister’s portrait on Canada’s new $10 banknote at the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Robson, officially launched the unique, vertically oriented purple bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s new $10 bill officially went into circulation Monday, breaking new ground in more ways than one.

The banknote is the first vertically oriented bill in Canada and the first regularly circulating banknote to feature a Canadian woman, civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, on the front.

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New $10 Bill Featuring Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, CMHR Goes into Circulation

New $10 Bill Featuring Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, CMHR Goes into Circulation

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The front of Canada’s newest $10 banknote features late civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Canada’s newest $10 banknote officially went into circulation Monday, featuring late Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer and businesswoman Viola Desmond.

During a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is prominently featured on the reverse side of the bill, Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson, was joined by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and CMHR president and CEO John Young to make the first purchase with the banknote.

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CMHR Turning Tower Red for Remembrance Day

CMHR Turning Tower Red for Remembrance Day

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will glow red this weekend in honour of Remembrance Day. (AARON COHEN PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will turn its tower poppy red this weekend in honour of Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

CMHR will also waive admission to veterans and active serving members of the Canadian armed forces and their families on November 9-11. The offer extends to a total of two adults and four youths.

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Food Musings: Era Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Food Musings: Era Bistro at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Era Bistro
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

In the same manner that the Canadian Museum for Human Rights elevates our city to a national (even international) tourism level, Era Bistro elevates the museum to even higher heights. I have had the pleasure of noshing at the at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Musee D’Orsay in Paris, The Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and more recently the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence. All were tasty enough but none had the integrity of local produce and regional menu as Era does.

I have met both the director of food and beverage and the executive chef at Era Bistro. The former, named Toni, is gluten intolerant and strives to give persons with this, vegan and vegetarian preferences plenty of menu choices. On the lunch menu alone there were nine delicious options. I enjoyed the gluten free Quinoa Salad on my visit.

Read the full review of Era Bistro on FoodMusings.ca.

Canada Day 2018 in Winnipeg: Where to Celebrate

Canada Day 2018 in Winnipeg: Where to Celebrate

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Fireworks are planned at several locations across Winnipeg on Canada Day. (TOURISM WINNIPEG)

Looking for somewhere to belt out your Canadian patriotism on July 1? A handful of local Canada Day celebrations are planned across Winnipeg. Wherever you decide to celebrate, there’s something for everyone.

Here are a few options to help you navigate Canada’s birthday bash.

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Nelson Mandela Exhibit Opens at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Nelson Mandela Exhibit Opens at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom runs at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights until January 6, 2019. (JESSICA SIGURDSON / CMHR)

WINNIPEG — A new summer exhibit is open to visitors at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights dedicated to the life and history of Nelson Mandela.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is a look at the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary through modern technologies, mixed with some old facets.

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