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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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Dec 10 is Human Rights Day. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70! #LRSD Acting Superintendent Christian Michalik notes that education is both a right under the Declaration, and is a means to protect those rights. http://ow.ly/pMpf30mW2wv #standup4humanrights

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LRSD - Meitoku Gijuku Students return home after spending 10 months in our ISP program. We wish them well!! https://t.co/MScilSg8Rt

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Take in some volleyball at UofM! At 6pm @cjsLRSD Varsity Girls Volleyball Team plays for AAAA Provincial High School Championship at Investors Group Athletic Centre. At 8pm @dciLRSD Varsity Boys Volleyball Team play for Provincial Championship title. http://ow.ly/5j4N30mQOu3

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LRSD - ISP students enjoying the holiday spirit! https://t.co/IePn1DtnU9

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Have you seen The Lance? Read about LRSD's new Superintendent Christian Michalik, a very cool hydrology table at St. George School, and Glenlawn Collegiate tooting its own horn about a new production inspired by a devastating fire at the school in 1993. http://ow.ly/FSXn30mQDgI

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LRSD - ISP students at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. https://t.co/L5wB733jOz

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