Manitoba

Winnipeg hosts global development exhibit

Winnipeggers are currently being treated to a travelling multimedia exhibit showcasing Canada’s contributions to improving the quality of life around the world and the fight against global poverty.

Together: An Exhibition on Global Development has visited every province in Canada since 2015

Francois Grenier, the tour manager for the exhibit, shows the cards visitors can write what their "better world includes..." (Samantha Samson/CBC News)

Talk about getting a show on the road.

Winnipeggers are currently being treated to a travelling multimedia exhibit showcasing Canada's contributions to improving the quality of life around the world and the fight against global poverty.

Together: An Exhibition on Global Development is billed by organizer the Aga Khan Foundation as "an innovative, interactive and multi-sensory experience designed to spark conversations about the role that Canadians can play in reducing global poverty."

Through photos, film and audio, the bus aims to bring stories of global change to life. It features the work of 21 Canadian organizations.

Housed in a custom trailer with walls that expand to provide as much space as the main floor of an average-sized home, the exhibit has been gradually moving west across the country after starting its journey in Ottawa on April 3.

The aim is to show what Canada is doing around the world to improve quality of life and try to motivate people to get involved in what he calls a "global movement," said tour manager François Grenier in an interview with CBC on Saturday.

The show is wheelchair accessible and air conditioned. There's no charge to attend.

It will be parked at The Forks through Saturday and Sunday before hitting the highway for the next stop in Regina.

Originally launched in 2015, the exhibit has now travelled 30,000 kilometres. 

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