LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR INVITES PUBLIC TO ATTEND TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR’S LEVEE

The Queen’s representative in Manitoba, Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon invites all Manitobans to attend the annual New Year’s Levee at the Manitoba Legislative Building. This traditional event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 1 between 2:30 and 4 p.m.

Their Honours Janice and Gary Filmon, will greet guests in the Blue Room, which is the historic receiving room for royalty and other guests to the lieutenant-governor’s office.

“We are so looking forward to welcoming our fellow Manitobans on the first day of 2020 for the beginning of what will be an exciting year of festivities in honour of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary!” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “Manitobans have so much to be proud of and this year more than ever we will be ‘United in Celebration’.”

A magician, clown and face painter will be on hand for the children and weather permitting, there will be complimentary sleigh rides around the Legislative Building.

Entertainers on the grand staircase will include the Ecco Singers, Winnipeg Police Service Choir and the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band.

Members of the Manitoba Living History Society and the United Empire Loyalists Associations will attend in heritage costume. Scouts and Girl Guides will be on hand to serve light refreshments to the crowd.

Donations of canned and non-perishable food to support Winnipeg Harvest will be collected. A collection box will be located in the front lobby of the Legislative Building.

– 30 –

Contact: Kate Gameiro
Executive Director and Private Secretary
Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
204-945-2752