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Attractions Winnipeg

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Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg 181 Higgins Ave, R3B 3G1
Assiniboia Downs 3975 Portage Ave, R3K 2E9 (204) 885-3330
Assiniboine Park Zoo 54 Zoo Drive, R3P 2N8
Assiniboine Valley Railway
Casinos of Winnipeg
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
Deer Meadow Farms Corn Maze
The Forks
The Golden Boy
Legislative Tour
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
Osborne Village
Paddlewheel River Rouge Tours
Prairie Dog Central Railway
Rainbow Stage Kildonan Park
Red River Exhibition Park
Rookies Cages 1117 Empress St, R3E 3H1
Royal Canadian Mint
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
St Norbert Farmers Market
Tinker Town
West End Cultural Centre
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg Chinese Cultural & Community Centre

Events

Agassiz Summer Chamber Music Festival
Assiniboine Valley Railway Open Rail
Caripeg Carnival
COOL Jazz Winnipeg Festival
Festival du Voyageur
FILA Manitoba Open
Kidsfest
Manito Ahbee Festival MTS Centre
Manitoba Special Olympics (MSO)
Mardigras
Red River Farmers' Market
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Victory Lane Speedway
Waterfowl Celebration
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Folklorama
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
Winnipeg Goldeyes
Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Winnipeg Wine Festival

Museums

Dalnavert Museum
Living Prairie Museum
Manitoba Children's Museum 45 Forks Market Rd, (204) 924-4000
Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre 680 Harrow St (204) 360-7905
Manitoba Museum 190 Rupert Ave, R3B 0N2 (204) 956-2830
Naval Museum
Ross House Museum
St Boniface Museum 494 Taché Ave, R2H 2B2 (204) 237-4500
Transcona Historical Museum
Western Canada Aviation Museum
Winnipeg Railway Museum

Theatre

Burton Cummings Theatre 364 Smith St, R3B 2H2 (204) 956-5656
Celebrations Dinner Theatre

Cinaplex
Fantasy Theatre for Children
Gas Station Arts Centre 445 River Ave, R3L 0C3 (204) 284-9477
Manitoba Opera
Manitoba Theatre Centre
Le Cercle Moliere
Prairie Theatre Exchange Y300  393 Portage Ave (204) 942-5483
Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre

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The Golden Boy statue is 5.25 metres (17.2 feet) tall from the toe to the top of the torch. He weighs 1650 kg (3,640 lb), and the top of his torch is 77 metres (250 feet) above ground. The Golden Boy is perched on the dome of the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and faces North.Golden Boy,  Winnipeg, Manitoba

The statue was purchased by Manitoba Government from France. It was sculpted by Georges Gardet of Paris in 1918, and cast in bronze by the Barbidienne Foundry. It was placed in a ship's hold for transport to Canada. However, the ship was commandeered for service in World War I, so the statue remained in the ship's hold for the remainder of the war travelling back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean. The statue finally landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was shipped by train to Winnipeg, Manitoba where he was placed atop the Legislative Building on November 21, 1919.
In the 1940s the bronze statue was painted gold, before his first gilding with twenty-four carat gold in 1951. In 1966, the government of the Province of Manitoba had an electric lamp installed into the torch of the statue. The light on his torch was first lit on December 31, 1966 to mark Canada's centennial
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