Lt.-Gov. Filmon is hosting a series of monthly free public events throughout 2018 to honour the 135th birthday of Government House. In recognition of Remembrance Week, the theme of the November event will be ‘A Life of Service – An Inside Look at Military Life, an informative and interactive evening with Colonel (Retired) Andy Cook’. Cook will engage the audience in presenting similarities and differences between military and civilian life, sharing stories of experiences unique to military life and touching on how the role of the military has evolved throughout the years. Entertainment by Royal Canadian Air Force quartet MACH 4 will round out the evening.
In her role as lieutenant-governor, as well as in her private life, Lt.-Gov. Filmon embraces the role of community connector. Her vision for Conversations and Celebrations is to continue to find meaningful ways to bring Manitobans together to learn, and celebrate unique talents, abilities and perspectives by embracing the rich diversity of this province and its people.
“The 135th anniversary of Government House is the perfect time to launch this program and welcome Manitobans into their ceremonial home,” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “I want people to leave Government House at the end of the evening with their hearts and minds full, eyes wide open to the great things happening in our province and inspired to make a difference.”
The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. To attend, register in advance with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by calling 204-945-2753. Registration is now open and is limited to 90 guests. There is no cost to attend.