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 Manitoba’s Ceremonial Home

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. Lt.-Gov. Filmon developed this initiative to honour the 135th birthday of Government House throughout 2018. Based on the overwhelming success of these monthly free public events, the program will continue throughout the new year. The next event will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Government House.

Sistema Winnipeg is a daily, intensive social program of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, using music as a tool to support children with the fewest resources and greatest need to reach their full potential. Over 130 children from the Seven Oaks and Winnipeg school divisions participate in the program each year, and have the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the city.

Trudy Schroeder, executive director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Francine Morin, a leading authority in Canadian arts education, and Chelsey Hiebert, Sistema and special events manager with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, will speak to the transformative power of music, and share their vision for the program moving forward. The evening will wrap up with a performance by some of the Sistema musicians.

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.

“It has been an absolute joy to welcome so many Manitobans into their ceremonial home, many for the first time.” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “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 inspired to make a difference.”

Events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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. Registration is now open and is limited to 90 guests. There is no cost to attend.

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