Federal donation set to help Manitoba celebrate 150 years

Darrell Stranger
While in Winnipeg for the federal cabinet retreat, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal were also spreading some cash around.

The two rookie ministers announced money for Manitoba’s 150th birthday.

The ministers, along with Manitoba 150 Host Committee Co-Chair Stuart Murray, announced the federal government would be providing $700,000 towards the anniversary.

The money will go towards a free concert in June, which is being labelled as Unite 150.

It will also raise awareness about Manitoba’s entry into confederation and the key role the Métis nation played in the province’s history.

“Manitoba 150 is also a fantastic opportunity to showcase everything that makes you proud to be Manitobans,” Guilbeault said. “The beautiful landscape, the heritage treasures, and the rich cultural traditions of your communities, whether Anglophone, Francophone, Métis or First Nations.

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