Government of Canada to recognize the National Historic Significance of Assiniboine Park and Zoo

Government of Canada to recognize the National Historic Significance of Assiniboine Park and Zoo

Posted on: June 29, 2018 11:00 am

June 29, 2018                           Winnipeg, Manitoba                                          Parks Canada

Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood – St. James – Assiniboia – Headingley, will take part in a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque unveiling ceremony to commemorate Assiniboine Park and Zoo as an event of national historic significance.

Established in 1904, the combined Assiniboine Park and Zoo formed the centrepiece of Winnipeg’s innovative and forward-looking urban park system. The park, designed by Frederick Todd, reflected the city’s aspirations as a growing prairie metropolis and western Canadian destination.

Mr. Eyolfson will make the announcement on behalf of the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date:                Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Time:               Ceremony starts at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         The Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine
                        55 Pavilion Crescent
                        Winnipeg, Manitoba     

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Information and RSVP:

Jodi Duhard
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Manitoba Field Unit
Parks Canada Agency
Jodi.Duhard@pc.gc.ca
204-984-1758

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