LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR’S NEXT CONVERSATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS EVENT: ABANDONED MANITOBA

Biffies, Barns and Booze with Gordon Goldsborough

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 held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Government House.

The February event will feature local author and historian Dr. Gordon Goldsborough discussing his best-selling books Abandoned Manitoba, and More Abandoned Manitoba. Those in attendance will learn about a number of interesting abandoned sites across the province, what caused them to be abandoned, and what they tell us about the history of Manitoba. Guests will have opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Goldsborough and a performance by local entertainers, Double the Trouble, 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.

“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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Media inquiries only: Kate Gameiro – 204-945-2752 or Kate.Gameiro@leg.gov.mb.ca