The International Peace Garden will hold a 9/11 Memorial Event on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 10:30 a.m. and take seats by 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. ceremony. Ceremony will be held in the Conservatory lobby in case of inclement weather. A buffet lunch will follow the ceremony in the Conservatory/Café for $15.00.
The event will be held at the 9/11 Memorial Site which was established in 2002, through the work of the IPG board, the North Dakota and Manitoba governments and the Brandon and Minot Rotary Clubs.
“This is always a special and important event at the Garden where we reflect on how 9/11 changed the world. It still serves as a reminder of the importance of peace and strong partnerships like the one between Canada and the United States,” says Tim Chapman, CEO of the International Peace Garden.
Speakers for the 21th anniversary of 9/11 include The Honourable Heather Stefanson, Premier of Manitoba; Michael Kelsch, staff representative of U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer; Honourable Doyle Piwniuk, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for Province of Manitoba; Dwight MacAulay, former Chief of Protocol with the Government of Manitoba; Charlie Thomsen, IPG Past President and Current Board Member; Brian Koontz, U.S. Consul in Winnipeg; Padre Captain David Chang, CFB Shilo; and Dorothy Dobbie, IPG President. Bottineau High School Choir will also be performing.
See the full agenda and learn more about the International Peace Garden at peacegarden.com.
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Tim Chapman, CEO