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Remembering the Holocaust through music


On January 27th, the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation was filled with the melodies of a remarkable musical performance. Sonia Lazar of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra played a violin on loan from Violins of Hope, an organization that lovingly restores donated instruments that previously belonged to victims of the Holocaust. The special performance was part … Continue reading Remembering the Holocaust through music

High school students talk ethics


On December 1, 200 high school students expanded their critical thinking and collaboration skills at the Manitoba High School Ethics Bowl hosted at the Museum. Working in groups, the students analyzed ethical issues, shared with the group and critiqued each other’s findings. Some even amended their original position after hearing different perspectives from their peers! … Continue reading High school students talk ethics

Inspiring youth to lead in sport


As part of this year’s gala, Friends of the CMHR hosted an inaugural Youth Event, giving 200 youth the opportunity to also learn from Kimberly Davis, this year’s gala keynote speaker. Kimberly is a Senior Executive Vice-President with the National Hockey League. She spoke with Kevin Chief from Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre about how … Continue reading Inspiring youth to lead in sport

Youth learn about the intersection of climate change and human rights


On November 7, the Museum was filled with young climate advocates attending workshops focused on taking action to protect our planet. As part of the day, students like Alexa Caymo (pictured below) explored the Climate Justice exhibition to learn about the connections between climate change and human rights. Alexa had never visited the Museum before … Continue reading Youth learn about the intersection of climate change and human rights

New digital resource shares the stories and voices of Survivors of residential schools


This new interactive website brings the stories and voices of Survivors of residential schools to every corner of our country and beyond. Visit WitnessBlanket.ca to hear first-hand accounts from Survivors and explore The Witness Blanket. A large-scale work of art created by Carey Newman, The Witness Blanket contains hundreds of items reclaimed from residential schools, … Continue reading New digital resource shares the stories and voices of Survivors of residential schools