Remembrance Day in Winnipeg

On November 11 Consul Chris Gunning attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at HMCS Chippawa in downtown Winnipeg. He represented the United States Government at the proceedings. During the event he paid his respects to veterans from both Canada and the United States as well as our allies from current deployments and those past. Afterwards he ... Read More»

Earth Explorers at the Manitoba Museum

U.S. Consulate Winnipeg is proud to support the Manitoba Museum’s exhibit National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers with a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy’s Small Grants Program. The exhibit will run from October 3, 2015 to April 24, 2016. The exhibit highlights earth’s spectacular eco-zones – polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains and caves, and ... Read More»

Consul Visits Northern Manitoba

U.S. Consul Chris Gunning is making his first trip to northern Manitoba this week. He started his trip in Churchill, which we learned is about much more than polar bears. There is an active grain terminal and port operation, and the town is home to an impressive health center. Many thanks to Mayor Michael Spence ... Read More»

Holiday Travel Advisory: Labor Day

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead. Border traffic volumes are expected to peak during this period. CBP strongly encourages travelers to plan your trip ... Read More»

Meeting with Treaty Relations Commissioner

Consul and Principal Officer Chris Gunning recently met with Treaty Relations Commissioner Jamie Wilson. They explored many opportunities for business development and future cooperation. Mr. Wilson’s insights into working with First Nation and aboriginal communities were invaluable. The Consulate intends to reach out to these communities to recognize both the successes and challenges facing Canada’s ... Read More»

Mareshia Rucker Visits Consulate

The Consulate was pleased to welcome Mareshia Rucker and her family this week for a visit to the Consulate. Mareshia and three members of her family were in Winnipeg at the invitation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Mareshia organized the first-ever integrated prom at Wilcox County High School in Abbeville, Ga., last year ... Read More»

A Visit to the Canadian Fossil Discover Centre

From U.S. Consulate Winnipeg’s “On the Ground” series featuring personal reports from Consulate officials on key events. Consul and Principal Officer Chris Gunning describes his visit to the Canadian Fossil Discover Centre in Morden. Manitoba is filled with little hidden gems to go visit. In the many years now I have visited the province, I ... Read More»

ND Water Fact-finding Mission

Consul & Principal Officer Chris Gunning on his recent visit to North Dakota: I am just back from three days in North Dakota to review the issues surrounding water – mostly to do with access, quality, and flooding (but not only that). The visit was extremely busy and involved us making a circuitous route from ... Read More»

Opening of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

From U.S. Consulate Winnipeg’s “On the Ground” series featuring personal reports from Consulate officials on key events. Consul and Principal Officer Chris Gunning gives a readout from the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Over the last 48 hours I had the privilege to participate as the US Government representative to the opening ... Read More»

4th of July in Winnipeg

Despite threatening-looking clouds, the rain held off for Winnipeg’s Independence Day party. This year’s event was bittersweet, as it marked the end of Tim Cipullo’s posting as U.S. Consul to Manitoba. Mr. Cipullo has served as U.S. Consul since August 2011, and his 3-year term expires this summer. The Independence Day event was his last ... Read More»

Jay Treaty Breakfast Event

In cooperation with World Trade Centre Winnipeg and the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, U.S. Consulate Winnipeg presented a breakfast event to explore opportunities for Canadian First Nations workers and businesses and the Canadian business community to fill the need for workers and services in the Bakken oil fields of the North Dakota and Montana. ... Read More»

Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman visit Winnipeg

U.S. Consulate Winnipeg was pleased to welcome U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman to Winnipeg on May 20. During their visit the Heymans met with a wide range local institutions including Canadian Region NORAD, business groups, First Nations leadership, Premier Selinger and Manitoba Government representatives, and members of Winnipeg’s diverse arts ... Read More»

Consul attends Ukraine event

At the invitation of the Manitoba branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Order of St. Andrews, and several IV alumni, U.S. Consul Tim Cipullo spoke at a public meeting with the local Ukrainian diaspora to discuss U.S. policy regarding the current situation in the Ukraine. The meeting on May 1 was well attended, and ... Read More»

Marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

U.S. Consulate Winnipeg cooperated with alumnus Omar Siddiqui and several local NGOs to recognize International Day for the Elimination of Racism. In partnership with the Islamic Social Services Association and Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute, as well as the University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, US Consulate Winnipeg presented two events ... Read More»

Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

On March 20, U.S. Consul Tim Cipullo was the guest speaker at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Manitoba Chambers. The Chambers have been a valuable partner for the Consulate over the years and we look forward to working with the Chambers and their members across Manitoba to develop more cross-border business opportunities. Bakken-related opportunities ... Read More»

EducationUSA in Winnipeg

U.S. Consulate Winnipeg welcomed Michael O’Shea, Education USA Advisor at U.S. Embassy Ottawa to town March 17-21. Michael had a busy week in Winnipeg which included Interviews on CJOB’s The Nighthawk show with Geoff Currier and aideo interview with Winnipeg Free Press journalist at the WFP’s News Café about EducationUSA. Tuesday and Wednesday Michael was ... Read More»

A Special Screening of the film Girl Rising In celebration of International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, please join us for a special screening of the inspirational film “Girl Rising” on Friday, March 7 at 2:30 pm at Cineplex Odeon (2190 McGillivray) . Tickets $25. Proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Girl Rising Movement and a local NGO, The Winnipeg Boldness Project. Girl Rising is a ground-breaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The ... Read More»

Tennessee Williams expert visits Winnipeg

U.S. Consulate Winnipeg was proud to partner with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre to bring renowned U.S. expert on Tennessee Williams, Dr. Robert Bray, to Winnipeg February 19-22. Dr. Bray’s visit coincided with RMTC’s production of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, The Glass Menagerie, which runs from February 13 – March 1. During his visit to ... Read More»
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