Manitoba Centennial Centre

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Manitoba Centennial Centre is an arts centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, it began as an urban renewal program in 1960. The Manitoba Centennial Centre, which includes Centennial Concert Hall, Manitoba Museum, Planetarium and Manitoba Theatre Centre represents the finest of Manitoba's cultural organizations.

History[edit]

Duff Roblin P.C. and Maitland B. Steinkopf MBE, QC formed the concept of a Centennial Centre in 1960 to commemorate Canada’s centenary and initiate a broad scheme of urban renewal in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas Area.

The Centre will grow and will serve succeeding generations in Manitoba as a permanent focus for the performing arts, the sciences and the cultures of the wide spectrum of our people.

Prominent Canadian artists were selected to capture the spirit of the Centennial Concert Hall. There is a mural by artist Greta Dale in the lobby. Two murals by artist Tony Tascona are featured on the orchestra level on both the left and right sides. A number of sources contributed to the funding of this historic project. Centennial Concert Hall was fortunate to receive donations from all three levels of government – Federal, Provincial and Municipal. In addition to government funding, a local fundraising campaign called The Manitoba Centennial Citizens’ Campaign was launched. This campaign sought private and corporate donations through various programs and collected close to $7 million to contribute to the project.

Coordinates: 49°53′59″N 97°08′12″W / 49.89968°N 97.136715°W / 49.89968; -97.136715