LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR’S NEXT CONVERSATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS EVENT: “KNOW I’M HERE” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING WITH KAL BARTESKI

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, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Government House.

The January event will feature a screening of Know I’m Here, a documentary that follows local artist Kal Barteski as she organizes a massive art project in the subarctic town of Churchill, Manitoba. Motivated by the closing of the town’s port, the loss of jobs and the effect of climate change, Kal invites 18 artists from around the world to paint murals as a way of helping the community. After the screening, guests will have opportunity to meet the filmmakers as well as Barteski.

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