Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Honourable Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M.


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October 12, 2021

Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon is pleased to resume the Conversations and Celebrations event series – a monthly gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province. Lt.-Gov. Filmon developed this initiative to honour the 135th birthday of Government House during 2018. Based on the overwhelming success of these monthly free public events, the program will resume, in compliance with the most current public health orders. The next event will be Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Government House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and a proud member of Peguis First Nation, Christa Bruneau-Guenther opened Feast Café Bistro in December 2016 with a focus on community and a goal of becoming a pillar in the west end. Having faced many barriers in her own life, Bruneau-Guenther is passionate about providing opportunities to others, and sharing the spirit of her culture through modern dishes rooted in traditional First Nation foods.

Her journey from running an Indigenous children’s day care to running a successful business is unconventional and inspiring. So much so, that Bruneau-Guenther was named the 2019 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the year for a business with a community purpose. Guests will be captivated and inspired by her story and her spirit. Double the Trouble will provide entertainment at the close of the program.

In her role as lieutenant-governor, as well as in her private life, Lt.-Gov. Filmon embraces the role of community connector. Her vision for Conversations & Celebrations is to continue to find meaningful ways to bring Manitobans together to learn, and celebrate unique talents, abilities and perspectives by embracing the rich diversity of this province and its people.

“It is so wonderful to be able to welcome Manitobans back to Government House,” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “In addition to the social interaction that we have all missed, people are leaving Government House at the end of the evening with their hearts and minds full, eyes wide open to the great things happening in our province and beyond, and inspired to make a difference.”

Events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., most often on the second Tuesday of each month. Those wishing to attend must register in advance with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by calling 204-945-2753. Vaccine cards/QR codes with supporting identification, as well as masks are required for everyone entering Government House.

Registration is now open. Seating is limited. There is no cost to attend.

Media inquiries only: Kate Gameiro, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 204-945-2752