Gregg and Mary Hanson


On Thursday, April 27 the Manitoba Museum’s Canada 150 Tribute dinner will honour the spirit of generosity and the leaders who are community builders in our province.  These generous Manitobans have contributed to making this province strong, and have helped make Canada great.

This year, The Manitoba Museum will be honouring Gregg and Mary Hanson, who will act as ambassadors on behalf of all the unsung heroes of the province.  These anonymous individuals work to make a difference in the community through their generosity, volunteerism, philanthropy and quiet leadership.


Gregg and Mary Hanson“When we look around the world, we can count our blessings for having been born in Canada. As the Keystone province, Manitoba leads our country in so many ways. Whether it’s human rights, philanthropy, volunteerism, cold weather or warm hearts – we have so many unsung heroes in our communities. Let’s take the opportunity to celebrate all these leaders during our country’s 150th year, as they are the ones who make our country great. We are delighted to be ambassadors for this celebration.”

– Gregg and Mary Hanson


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The Museum’s Canada 150 exhibit Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History provides a historical platform from which great stories emerge about the great leaders that have contributed to the formation of our province and the shaping of Canada. Paying tribute to leaders both past and present, the Museum’s Canada 150 Tribute gala will be an event not to be missed!

The 13th annual Tribute Gala will take place in the newly re-opened Alloway Hall. The 9,700 square foot hall features expansive 25-foot ceilings and a panoramic view, through 13-foot high windows, overlooking Steinkopf Gardens and the Centennial Concert Hall.

Proceeds from Tribute support the Manitoba Museum’s Access for All community initiative, which provides complimentary Museum visits to more than 60,000 individuals living with special circumstances each year.

For information about reserving tables, buying tickets, Tribute sponsorship opportunities, and/or to make a donation to the Access for All community initiative, please contact Janet Rheault, Corporate Partnerships Manager at 204-988-0629 or email jrheault@manitobamuseum.ca.