Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

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


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Series of Free Public Events

Celebrating 135 Years of Government House


Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invites Manitobans to join her in engaging in Conversations and Celebrations – a monthly gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province and beyond. Lt.-Gov. Filmon is hosting a series of monthly free public events throughout 2018 to honour the 135th birthday of Government House. The next event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Government House.

In recognition of Remembrance Week, the theme of the November event will be ‘A Life of Service – An Inside Look at Military Life, an informative and interactive evening with Colonel (Retired) Andy Cook’. Cook will engage the audience in presenting similarities and differences between military and civilian life, sharing stories of experiences unique to military life and touching on how the role of the military has evolved throughout the years. Entertainment by Royal Canadian Air Force quartet MACH 4 will round out the evening.

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 and 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.

“The 135th anniversary of Government House is the perfect time to launch this program and welcome Manitobans into their ceremonial home,” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “I want people to leave 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 inspired to make a difference.”

Events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December. Those wishing to attend must register in advance with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by calling 204-945-2753. Registration is now open and is limited to 90 guests. There is no cost to attend.

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