March 11, 2010
Exhibit Celebrates Global Citizenship in Manitoba
WINNIPEG MB, March 9, 2010 – The University of Winnipeg is proud to host the traveling exhibit Global Citizens: Manitobans Working Together for a Better World, organized by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. The exhibit is on display in the Hamilton Galleria, located on the 4th floor mezzanine level of The University of Winnipeg Library, from March 9 until April 5, 2010.
Global Citizens: Manitobans Working Together for a Better World celebrates extraordinary Manitobans who are making a difference overseas and explores Manitoba’s role in the global community. It features photographs and stories from projects that are saving and improving lives in the developing world. Since 2004, 27,000 lives have been saved by malaria prevention mosquito nets in Tanzania. In Haiti, thousands are treated and cured each year for Tuberculosis and other serious diseases at Grace Children’s Hospital. Much of this is due to the work of extraordinary Manitobans.
The exhibit has been touring the province since the Spring of 2009, after it was launched by former Premier Gary Doer at the Manitoba Legislature. It has been displayed at several locations in Winnipeg, as well as in Steinbach, Gimli and The Pas. The University of Winnipeg is pleased to be part of this tour and to present the display to our campus community.
“Manitoba has a significant role in the global community when it comes to development and this role is worth celebrating,” says Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director. “There is much work to be done in making our world a better place, but it’s important for people to be reminded of the great strides being made. By highlighting some amazing results coming right out of our province, we hope to show Manitobans that they all have the capacity to make a difference through their actions.”
The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) is a coalition of 40 organizations involved in international development. An independent non-profit organization, MCIC is responsible for distributing Government of Manitoba funds designated for international development and emergency relief and rehabilitation and works within Manitoba to build understanding and engagement on international issues.
The exhibit is open during regular Library hours.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
For further information about this exhibit, please contact:
Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director
Phone: (204) 987-6420
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