CentrePlace Manitoba, the Manitoba pavilion during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, is located inside LiveCity Downtown, next to Canada’s pavilion.
The building is beautiful and provides plenty of interactive information about Manitoba.
When you enter CentrePlace Manitoba, a rotating column of televisions portray the province through each one of its seasons.
Around the back is a profile of Canada’s Museum of Human Rights which will be complete in 2012. This is the first national museum outside of Ontario and seeing as how French rights, womens’ rights and labour rights were all fought for an established in Manitoba, it is a fitting home for this museum. However, they assured us that this is not a “museum of despair” but more “an ascension from darkness to light” and the future of human rights in Canada.
The Manitoba representative summed up the province in just a few words, “bears, belugas and big surprises.” Check out the pavilion if you can – it doesn’t offer up food or beverages but you can catch Games coverage on the LiveCity screens outside the steps. It’s a great place to learn more about Manitoba, “the centre of North America” and all of its activities throughout the four seasons.
Hours: Feb 13 â€“ 27, 11:00am â€“ 12:30am, Feb 28, 11:00am â€“ 2:30pm
Read more: They also have a blog which even has a post from our tour this morning (you may be able to spot me in one of their photos). See also Vancouver 2010 Pavilions and Hospitality Houses and all posts in my tag: pavilions.