EXPLORING WINNIPEG DURING A PANDEMIC

With Dr. Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society

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Next Presentation in the Lieutenant-Governor’s Conversations & Celebrations Series of Free Public Events Celebrating Manitoba’s Ceremonial Home

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 135 th 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, Nov. 9 at Government House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

To get some exercise and alleviate boredom throughout the pandemic lockdowns, Dr. Gordon Goldsborough and his wife spent many hours exploring neighbourhoods around Winnipeg. They discovered interesting historical buildings and other structures that would be missed if not for the pace of a meandering walk. From bridges to coach houses to apartment blocks, the walks provided a deeper appreciation for the rich architectural history of the city. Dubbed a “Walking, talking, insatiably curious story-telling machine” by CBC Radio host Terry McLeod, Dr. Goldsborough’s presentation will leave you wanting to get out and explore this wonderful province we call home.

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 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. 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.