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Manitoba Homecoming Concert Lineup Announced

June 15, 2010: Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Homecoming 2010 announced today the lineup for their summer concert at The Forks which will include a visit by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Manitoba Homecoming Concert for Human Rights will take place on Saturday, July 3rd on the Scotiabank Stage at The Forks and admission is free.

Performers include:

“We look forward to kicking off summer with a concert that not only showcases great local talent but promotes human rights at the same time,” said Kevin Walters, Executive Director, Manitoba Homecoming 2010. “With the spotlight on Human Rights and specifically the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, we will not only continue our year-long Homecoming celebration but will begin to promote what will become one of Canada’s feature destinations when the Museum opens. The chance to do this with Her Majesty in attendance makes it even more special”

Concert goers will have a chance to learn more about human rights initiatives through the “Human Rights Village” that will feature displays from a variety of NGO’s that are involved in the protection and promotion of human rights in Canada and around the world. Attendees will also get the opportunity to see the Queen unveil a cornerstone at the site of the Canadian Museum for Human rights.

“The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is more than a construction project, it is a place where people will be inspired to ask themselves “What can I do to protect and promote human rights?” says CMHR President and CEO Stuart Murray. “We applaud Manitoba Homecoming 2010 for promoting human rights throughout their signature concert and we challenge everyone to find a way to make a difference in their communities.”

Ten thousand concert attendees will receive complimentary human rights star pins as a reminder to take action to promote human rights in the years leading up to the opening of the museum and beyond.

Following the Queen’s visit the celebration will continue with a bilingual concert which will be filmed by Rivard Productions and aired on TFO later this year.



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