//Louis Riel Day

MFIS Office will be closed on Monday, February 18th. 

 

Did you know?

As the Métis leader of the Red River Resistance of 1869-70, Louis Riel was instrumental in drafting the List of Rights that formed the basis of the Manitoba Act, passed by the Parliament of Canada in the spring of 1870, which brought the new province of Manitoba into Confederation. Louis Riel was the driving force behind Manitoba becoming Canada’s fifth province. His dream of a province that embraces all cultures is still shared by Manitobans today.

Origin of the holiday’s name

In 2008, Manitoba schools were invited to name our province’s newest holiday and 114 responded with suggestions that reflected Manitoba’s citizenship, history, culture, arts, sports and significant individuals from our past.

Eleven schools submitted the winning entry and received $1,000 grants to purchase materials for their school library.

Source: https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/louis_riel/

 

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