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Travellers and life-long learners already making the trip to Winnipeg

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

When the Museum opens in 2014, it will undoubtedly attract tour groups and international visitors to Winnipeg to explore Canada’s rich human rights history and to discover one of Canada’s newest architectural icons.  And although we are still about two years away from inauguration, the Museum is already attracting the attention of international visitors and life-long learners interested in learning more about Winnipeg and Canada. 

The Museum, along with our partners at the Manitoba Museum and Travel Manitoba, is taking part in an exciting program for travellers through ‘Routes to Learning’ that brings life-long learners to Winnipeg and Churchill to discover the rich historical, cultural and environmental assets our province has to offer. We are excited to work with Routes to Learning, a travel organization that is committed to the belief that lifelong learning opens minds and enriches lives.  The Museum is providing participants with an intensive presentation about the project as well as a perimeter tour of the construction site. 

Through this program, the Museum is already introducing visitors to Winnipeg’s rich human rights history – the Winnipeg General Strike, the fight for French language rights, the mock Parliament that help gain the right to vote for women – as well as contemporary human rights issues that will help to inspire visitors to take action for human rights.

Angela Cassie, Director of Communications and External Relations, presents to Routes to Learning’s ‘Road Scholars.’

 

There is tremendous potential for the Museum to attract tour groups and travel programs like Routes to Learning to Winnipeg.  Unlike the United States, where founding documents like the Bill of Rights and the Constitution are on display at in Philadelphia, Canada doesn’t have a place where Canadians and international visitors can come to explore the documents, legal traditions and personal stories that define Canada – until now.  The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will display, for all to see, Canada’s collective history on human rights and our aspirations to empower people to build a better world. 

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