Groundbreaking Announced for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
The First Presidency has announced the groundbreaking date for the first LDS temple in the province of Manitoba, Canada. The event will be held on Saturday, December 3, at noon.
The ceremony will be directed by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Larry Y. Wilson of the Seventy and Executive Director of the Church’s Temple Department. Community, government, and interfaith leaders will also be in attendance.
The temple site is located at 2 Center Street in Winnipeg. Due to limited space, attendance at the event is by invitation, with the general public invited to view the proceedings live from local Church meetinghouses.
In Manitoba, the 4,500 Latter-day Saints from 12 stakes currently travel to Regina or Minneapolis to participate in temple worship.
Currently, eight temples in Canada serve the 194,000 Latter-day Saints. The other temples are located in Calgary, Cardston, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Regina, Toronto, and Vancouver. The Church currently has 154 operating temples worldwide.