WINNIPEG — Governor General David Johnston will pay the city a visit on Tuesday.
Johnston will begin his day by presenting the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building to six laureates to highlight their contributions in advancing equality for women.
WINNIPEG — Nearly 1,000 people gathered on the lawn of the Manitoba Legislative Building Monday night in solidarity for a vigil honouring the victims of the senseless mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub Sunday morning.
At least 49 were killed and 53 injured when gunman Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. He was killed in a shootout with police who used an armoured vehicle to break down a wall into the club.
Members of Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ* community and other supporters gathered for a candlelight vigil, where names of all 49 victims were written on cards and placed on the steps of the legislature.
The doors to the Manitoba Legislative Building are being thrown open to the public on Saturday, December 12.
The annual open house will include a look inside offices of the premier and MLAs, the party caucus rooms and offices, the offices of the lieutenant-governor, speaker of the legislature and the clerk of the legislative assembly as well as the legislative reading room.
Children’s activities are planned in Room 254 and a photographer will snap festive photos in the Rotunda.