WINNIPEG, MB. - The Queen’s representative in Manitoba, Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon invites all Manitobans to attend the annual New Year’s Levee at the Manitoba Legislative Building. This traditional event will take place on Monday, Jan. 1 between 2:30 and 4 p.m.
Lt.-Gov. Filmon and His Honour, Gary Filmon, will greet guests in the Blue Room, which is the historic receiving room for guests to the lieutenant-governor’s office.
“We look forward to greeting our fellow Manitobans on the first day of 2018, and welcome the chance to extend our best wishes for a year of good health and abundant happiness.” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon.
Weather permitting, complimentary sleigh rides around the Legislative Building will be offered to those who choose to dress warmly. Magician Evan Morgan will perform walk-around magic in the Rotunda throughout the afternoon.
Entertainers this year will include the Winnipeg Police Service Choir, The Pilgrim Baptist/Elmwood Christian Fellowship Choir, and the Military Family Resource Centre Choir.
Members of the Manitoba Living History Society and the United Empire Loyalists Associations will attend in heritage costume. Scouts and Girl Guides will be on hand to serve light refreshments to the crowd.
Donations of canned and non-perishable food to support Winnipeg Harvest will be collected. A collection box will be located in the front lobby of the Legislative Building.
Before the public levee in the Legislative Building, members of the military, judiciary, clergy and consular corps will be received at Government House.