The Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) is located in Winnipeg, the capital city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. Winnipeg is the "heart of the continent" because it is the geographic centre of North America.
Winnipeg is a major urban centre with a population of approximately 800,000. The city has many parks and rivers, historic architecture and diverse cultural activities and is only a short driving distance from many beautiful lakes, beaches and rolling prairies.
Winnipeg also provides students from around the world the unique experience of living somewhere with four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter. Each season has a different kind of environment, temperature, plant life and activity to experience.
Here are just some events and activities you can experience or participate in during your stay in Winnipeg:
Fall Events (September – October)
- Canada Goose migration
- Manitoba Culture Days
- Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival
- Corn mazes
Winter Events (November – February)
- Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
- Santa Claus Parade
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival
- Festival du Voyageur
Spring Events (March – May)
- Human Rights Film Festival
- Dance Manitoba: Provincial Dance Festival
- Teddy Bear's Picnic
- Winnipeg International Airshow
Summer Events (June – August)
- Winnipeg International Children's Festival
- Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
- Red River Exhibition
- Winnipeg Folk Festival
- Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
- Ballet in the Park
- Manito Ahbee Festival
Professional Sports Teams
Winnipeg has many professional sports teams. You can attend and feel the excitement at a game for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League (NHL), the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League (AHL), the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
There are also other activities and things to do: