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July 25, 2022

MANITOBA MARKS 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN WITH EXPANDED FINANCIAL COMMITMENT



INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDENS—The Manitoba government is increasing its annual grant funding for the International Peace Garden by more than 40 per cent to help commemorate its 90th anniversary as a special gathering place, Deputy Premier Cliff Cullen and Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton announced here today.

“The International Peace Garden is a naturally radiant destination built on principles of peace and friendship, representing our province’s collaborative relationship with North Dakota specifically and the United States as a whole,” said Cullen.

“We are proud to strengthen our commitment to the International Peace Garden as it celebrates its 90th anniversary,” said Wharton. “Our government’s funding enhancement brings our commitment to $514,000 annually, which builds on our recent commitment of $7.5 million for ongoing capital infrastructure projects at the site.”

The International Peace Garden was established in 1932 as a memorial to the peaceful co-existence of Canada and the United States. It covers 2,339 acres and straddles the Canada-U.S. border near Turtle Mountain Provincial Park in southwestern Manitoba, just south of Boissevain. It receives funding from a variety of provincial, state and federal sources.

It includes formal garden spaces, fountains, a conservatory, a cafe and gift shop, a visitor centre, interpretive buildings and structures, greenhouses, trails, as well as picnic and camping areas. The site’s 90th anniversary is also being commemorated with a new children’s natural play park and an expansion of the conservatory. The garden is also celebrating 90 years by welcoming the International Music Camp back after two years away due to the pandemic.

“We are incredibly grateful for the increased support from the Manitoba government,” said Tim Chapman, CEO, International Peace Garden. “The province’s commitment to the garden ensures we can continue to sustainably grow and serve the great people of Canada and the United States.”

The 90th anniversary celebrations take place July 29 to 31 with activities throughout the day and into the evening.

To learn more about the International Peace Garden, visit www.peacegarden.com

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