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Canadian Museum for Human Rights Launches Construction Site Tours

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Winnipeg, ManitobaInterested in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights? Curious about the construction currently underway at the Forks? Walk or drive by the construction site and wonder what you are looking at? Come down to the Forks this summer and participate in a perimeter tour of the construction site led by Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) staff!

"This is a terrific opportunity for Winnipeggers and visitors to the city to watch first hand as this iconic building literally grows from the ground up," said Stuart Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. "It's an opportunity for people to ask questions about the construction project and to better understand how this architectural marvel is being built!"

A CMHR employee will take you on a guided tour of the perimeter of the construction site, providing you an inside look at the global institution that will soon redefine Winnipeg's skyline.

The tours, which are conducted on pavement and accessible for wheelchairs or motorized carts, are available in French or English, run Thursday through Sunday, from June 17 to August 29, 2010. The tours begin at the Explore Manitoba Centre at the Forks, last about 45 minutes, and are free. ASL interpretation is available upon request. (48 hours notice is required) For more information or to reserve a spot on a tour, contact the CMHR at 204–984-1731 or tours@humanrightsmuseum.ca.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was established to provide a place for Canadians, and the world, to explore and promote the subject of human rights and to encourage human rights action. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was the first national museum created since 1967, the first ever to be located outside the National Capital Region, and is the first national museum anywhere in the world dedicated to the broad subject of human rights.

Tours contact information: 269 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1B3
T: (204) 984‑1731 tours@humanrightsmuseum.ca

Media inquiries contact:
Angela Cassie
204–289-2000 media@humanrightsmuseum.ca

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