Province Starts Countdown to Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary
May 12, 2018
The Manitoba government marked Manitoba Day with the creation of a special committee tasked with planning celebrations to coincide with Manitoba’s 150th anniversary in 2020, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today.
“Manitoba has so much to celebrate! We want everyone to share in the excitement of our 150th and we’ll be looking for inspiring ways to commemorate Manitoba’s past and look ahead to our bright future,” Cox said. “We’ve gathered a great group of local experts together and we want to hear from people across the province who have ideas for events, projects or other initiatives.”
The Manitoba 150 Celebration Committee will be co-chaired by Cox and Stuart Murray, a well-known and dedicated community leader. The committee will work to generate ideas as well as inspire others to contribute thoughts and events to the Manitoba 150 celebrations. Anyone with suggestions on ways to mark Manitoba’s special occasion is invited to email feedback to MB150@gov.mb.ca.
Today marks the 148th anniversary of the passing of The Manitoba Act by the Parliament of Canada, making Manitoba the fifth province to join Confederation. All across the province, museums and other attractions are hosting events or offering free admission to mark this special occasion.
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