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Living In Winnipeg

​​​​​​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
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Winter Events (November – February)

  • Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
  • Santa Claus Parade
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival
  • Festival du Voyageur

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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
  • Folklorama
  • Manito Ahbee Festival

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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:

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RT @louis_riel_sd: April 6 is International #SportDay, an opportunity to recognize the role that sport and physical activity play in people’s lives across the world. Working as a team to defeat the pandemic can help us return to playing and cheering together. Learn more: https://t.co/XS3RP7zND7 https://t.co/RazRM7vOw7

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RT @louis_riel_sd: High school students are invited to participate in EnviroTalks hosted by @LTS_UofM from April 7-10🌱 The virtual symposium is for anyone interested in learning about opportunities in Environmental Science, Engineering and Design. Register or learn more: https://t.co/0CZxuTOAUj https://t.co/n5p3TnWOvW

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We are pleased to advise that we have increased our capacity for post-secondary enrolment at the Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre for September for the following programs: Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, and Hairstyling. For more info please visit: https://t.co/KCre5eksK3

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