POSTPONED – Sod Turning – Mother Language Plaza
Due to the extreme weather conditions the tree planting and sod turning celebration has been postponed until Spring 2020 – BUT – Mark your calendar for February 21, 2021 for International Language Day Celebrations at the University of Manitoba. I will provide further details closer to the event.
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
LOCATION: Kirkbridge Park, 119 Kirkbridge Dr (Please meet at Marrington Road Entrance to the park)
No RSVP required. Event will happen Rain or Shine.
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. This year’s theme is:
- “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation”
- Read more on UNESCO Mother Language Day
The Mother Language Plaza is a peace building and reconciliation initiative led by the Manitoba Bangladesh Bhaban and supported by many*. The public plaza, located on traditional lands, will provide a site for contemplating the importance of the Mother Language, to celebrate one’s own heritage, culture and language identity, and foster tolerance and respect for others.
Construction of the public plaza and seating area will begin next year.
*Bangladesh Community in Manitoba
City of Winnipeg
Province of Manitoba
Government of Canada
Local Multi-Cultural Organizations
South East Colligate- South East Tribal Council
Bairdmore Elementary School, Manitoba UNESCO School