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May 30, 2008

PREMIER TO WELCOME PRINCE EDWARD TO MANITOBA LEGISLATIVE BUILDING



Prince Edward will be welcomed to the Legislative Building on Monday, June 2 and will meet with families of deployed Canadian Forces personnel, Premier Gary Doer announced today.
 
“We look forward to welcoming Prince Edward to Manitoba,” Doer said. “As a province, we are proud and thankful for the work our troops continue to do both overseas and here at home. Meeting with the families of our hard-working troops is a fitting way for us to recognize their significant contributions.”
 
The province will also host a reception at the Hotel Fort Garry, recognizing young people who have been honoured by such organizations as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Premier’s Volunteer Service Awards as well as recipients of bravery and heroism awards.
 
“The evening reception will give Prince Edward an opportunity to meet with young Manitobans who have done extraordinary things,” the premier said.
 
The visit to Manitoba is being organized by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Prince Edward is the international chair of the award and will present 100 gold awards of achievement to young Canadians at a special ceremony in Winnipeg with many of the recipients coming from rural and northern communities including Lynn Lake, Virden, Selkirk and Gimli.
 
The third and youngest son of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the prince became the Earl of Wessex following his 1999 marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex.
 
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