Members of the community are invited to attend the free public open house scheduled for Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 31, 2020, except Sunday, October 25. The open house gives people of all faiths the opportunity to tour the temple’s beautiful interior and grounds. Visitors may also learn more about the purpose of these sacred structures.
Youth Devotional and Temple Dedication in November 2020
Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in three sessions, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
A youth devotional will be held the evening prior to the dedication, where youth ages 12-18 will hear from Church leaders. The devotional will be held in a meetinghouse next to the temple. All dedicatory sessions and the youth devotional will be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.
Temple Covenants Teach Members to Follow Jesus Christ and Serve Others
There are over 4,700 members of the Church in the Canadian province of Manitoba organized into 14 congregations. Currently, the closest temples for these Latter-day Saints are in Regina, Saskatchewan, or Bismarck, North Dakota.
The temple, which is located eight miles south of the provincial capital city of Winnipeg, will be the ninth in operation for Canada and the169th for the Church worldwide. The temple was announced in April 2011 and ground was broken in December 2016.
Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are viewed as sacred houses of the Lord. They differ from meetinghouses or chapels, where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered houses of the Lord where Jesus Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. In the temple, Church members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to follow Jesus Christ and serve others.