Join more than 200 delegates in Winnipeg from February 24-27th, 2019, for an innovative, engaging conference program that will transform and elevate the Canadian language education sector. Save the date!
The conference kicks off on February 24th with a casual welcome reception, followed by plenary and break-out sessions all day February 25 and 26th, concluding with our Annual General Meeting (LC members only) on the morning of February 27th.
Just a short walk from the Forks National Historic Site, the Fairmont is a fitting location for a meeting of sectors, of both French and English language programs. Sitting at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, the Forks has served as a gathering place for over 6000 years—by Indigenous peoples, by European traders, and later by new immigrants to Canada. It remains Winnipeg’s year-round meeting place today and is also home to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which will host the conference’s closing reception, complete with guided tours. The museum tour will take you on a journey of education and inspiration unlike anything you’ve experienced before. The conference dates selected are at the end of the weeklong Festival du Voyageur so members may want to plan an earlier arrival to take part in this cultural event that will bring Voyageur, Métis and First Nations histories to life.
We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg in 2019!
Winnipeg derives its name from the Cree word of “win” for muddy and “nippee” for water. An aboriginal trading centre prior to the arrival of the Europeans, Winnipeg was at the heart of the country’s fur trade and instrumental in developing Canada’s gateway to the west.
Every winter since 1970, Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg’s French quarter, is transformed into a winter paradise and becomes host to the largest winter festival in Western Canada.
Known as the “cultural cradle of Canada”, Winnipeg is home to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Newer attractions include the world-class Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is Canada’s first national museum built outside the capital region,
Winnipeg has the longest naturally frozen Skating Trail, according to the Guinness Book of Records. It measures at 8.54 kilometers exceeding the previous set record of 7½ kilometres set by Ottawa. However, Ottawa still claims to the largest/wider skating rink.