Canadian Museum for Human Rights Opening Weekend Events
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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has revealed the program for its weekend-long grand opening celebrations on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2012. It will something for everyone including skateboarding, opera, Aboriginal dance, and much more!

The weekend has been dubbed RightsFest. RightsFest will be a two-day celebration offering human rights-themed music, dance, art and children’s programs. Manitoba’s most celebrated cultural institutions will also be on hand such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Opera and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

The entire weekend will be FREE and offer more than 40 performances and programs on multiple outdoor stages. Everything will take place around The Forks.

“Like the Museum itself, RightsFest truly has something for everyone,” said CMHR President and CEO Stuart Murray. “Opening Canada’s new national museum is a community celebration, and we’re pleased to announce a weekend of events that will appeal to people of all ages and every background.”

You can view the full opening weekend schedule of events at