July 2018

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Barn quilts of the Interlake

Garden and art tour on July 22

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The Royal Canadian Air Force in Winnipeg

Employing almost 3,000 people, 17 Wing is the centre of air defence for our part of North America. The base and its contingent of reserves are vital to the Winnipeg and Manitoba economy and to our pride.

Dorothy Dobbie

we are home to the operational headquarters of the Royal Cana- dian Air Force. Nor can most of us even imagine the strength of services, commitment and equip- ment housed in West Winnipeg, north of Ness and adjacent to our airport.


As they like to say, “For Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, all roads will lead to 17 Wing Win- nipeg,” where the base conducts flying, training and command operations, while, almost as a side job, supports 113 units from Thunder Bay to the Saskatch- ewan/Alberta border and north from the 49th parallel to the Arc- tic. CFB Winnipeg also houses

u 4 ‘Air Force in Winnipeg' The groundbreaking for the new Inuit Art Centre. WAG Staff

The latest ExecuTrek took place in May in Winnipeg with executives from all across Canada in attendance.

Celebrating 135 years of Government House

By Kate Gameiro L

t.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invites Manitobans to join her in engaging in Conversations and Celebrations – a gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province. Lt.- Gov. Filmon is hosting a series

of monthly free public events throughout 2018 to honour the 135th birthday of Government House. The second event was held on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Government House. “Bee Project Manitoba” was the focus of the June event. Dr. Rob Currie from the de- partment of entomology at the University of Manitoba, Sarah Semmler from Living Prairie

Museum, and Kaaren Pearce from the Assiniboine Park Con- servancy shared the role of bees and other pollinators in our ecosystems, outlining the chal- lenges

pollinators are facing,

and how even small actions can play a significant role in polli- nator conservation. Guests had an opportunity to ask questions and join the conversation. u 4 'Government House'

Centre, a new home for the largest public collec- tion of contemporary Inuit art in the world, was started. Set to open in 2020, on Manitoba’s 150th birthday, the Centre will connect Canada’s North and South by sharing art and stories, and hands- on programing for students. Established in 1912, the WAG is Canada’s old- est civic art gallery. Dr. Stephen Borys, director and CEO of the Gallery said, “This is a great day for our city, prov- ince, and country, but most importantly, for the Inuit, as we begin construction on the first Inuit Art Centre of its kind for the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. With a story found within every piece of art, there are thou- sands of stories to share here, and countless new ones to discover and create.” The WAG Inuit Art Centre will be a full sensory experience that brings people together through art in new and unexpected ways. By elevating art from object to experience, it will complement and

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fter years of planning, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has finally broken ground. On May 25, construction of the Inuit Art

oo many Winnipeggers take for granted, or per- haps don’t even know, that

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WAG celebrates ground breaking for Inuit Art Centre

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