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Meet Brian Pallister – who is this man who could be premier?


Brian Pallister is, in many ways, a Renais- sance man – someone with many and di- verse talents and interests. He is poised to lend those talents to the leadership of our province.


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View of the Olympus panorama. Photo by Ruth Bonneville, courtesy of the WAG.


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he day to attend the opening of Olympus, the Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin at the Winnipeg Art Gallery finally arrived. It is rare that a collection of such antiquity and importance would actually travel anywhere from its home museum, let alone to another continent. However, as they say, the gods seemed to have been on our side. Timing, op- portunity and circumstance had come together to bring this incredible exhibition to Winnipeg. Timing and circumstance presented them-


selves when Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG director and CEO, was in Europe on business related to the gallery’s renowned Inuit art collection and learned of the renovations taking place at the National Museum of Berlin. It was that renova- tion which provided the opportunity for these classical antiquities to make their way here to Winnipeg. The Olympus exhibition opening ceremo-


nies will go down as a significant event in the WAG’s history, a fact particularly worth noting u 6 Olympus


rian Pallister, the 6-foot-8 leader of the Progres- sive Conservative Party of Manitoba, is not shy, but he is private, even though he seems willing to


share his life and his thoughts. He has learned over the years to talk about himself, but it doesn’t come natural- ly. That lends a hint of awkwardness to how he presents. Like most rurally-raised kids, he views life through the


eyes of realism, but his view is coloured by a certain ide- alism. He has strong views, strong ethics. He believes in hard work, in excellence, meaning that you always strive to do the very best you can. He feels deeply. He’s an achiever. That comes from his mother, Anne (Poyser), a school teacher, perfectionist and the inde- fatigable driver of the family fortunes, even though she suffered with arthritis from her late 30s onward. It also comes from the necessity of rising early to milk the cows


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Brian Pallister, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba.


Making music with the next generation Alexander Mickelthwaite


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As spring hemmed and hawed in deciding whether


it would actually burst upon us this year, the orchestra and I took the occasion to get out of the concert hall and into a number of schools around the city. The response, as always, was amazing. Five-hun- dred high-school students sitting in rapt attention as the shimmering colour of Debussy’s L'après-midi d'un faune wafts through a gymna- sium is something to behold.


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6 'Music' Kids in WSO's Sistema program. Photo by Leif Norman.


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