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City seeking public art for southwest rapid transitway
The City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Arts Council have put out a call to beautify the southwest rapid transitway.
The two organizations issued a national call to artists on Jan. 31, soliciting public art submissions on themes of the Métis community of Rooster Town; the history of public transportation in Winnipeg; development in Fort Garry; the natural history of the Red River region; Japanese-Canadian internment in Manitoba; north-south trails; and Métis resistance and land rights.
The call is open to professional artists living in Canada.
The selected works will be installed at seven locations along the transitway, at Parker, McGillivray, Clarence, Chevrier, Plaza, Chancellor, and Markham.
Deadline for submission is Fri., March 31.
Open house for preschool in Tuxedo
Tuxedo Preschool (368 Southport Blvd.) located in the Tuxedo Community Centre, will host an open house and begin accepting registrations on Feb. 9.
The event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be a chance for parents to meet the early childhood educators, ask questions learn more about the school’s programs.
According to officials, Tuxedo Preschool has been in operation for 30 years and offers programs for children aged one to four years old. Programs run for 34 weeks and are offered at various times and days throughout the week.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, check their Facebook page or website at tuxedocc.ca, or call 204-896-0959.
Instilling a sense of exploration
Students at Bairdmore School expanded their horizons when the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s explorer-in-residence stopped by on Jan. 27.
Jill Heinerth, one of the world’s top marine explorers and cave diver, spoke with students about what it takes to be a modern-day explorer. Heinerth spoke about her experiences exploring the inside of Antarctic icebergs and ventures into deep underwater caves and shipwrecks around the world.
Centenarians honoured by federal reps
Eleven centenarians were honoured by the community, provincial and federal leaders last month at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre (1 Falcon Ridge Dr).
The group of seniors, who are all 100 years old or more, received a certificate from Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Jan. 23.
Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, was also on hand to recognize the tenacious women.
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