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Silver Plume Awards 2010

Winnipeg’s Top Summer Attraction: Ancient Seas at The Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB — June 29, 2010 You are cordially invited to join Laurie Hughes, publisher of Where Winnipeg, as she recognizes The Manitoba Museum’s Ancient Seas digital diorama as the city’s top new summer attraction. Join us at The Manitoba Museum from 2-4 pm today for this special event. Each summer, regional Where editors announce their picks for Canada’s Top Ten New or Improved Attractions.

Ancient Seas is a digitally animated, 450 million-year-old underwater world brought to life on three jumbo-sized screens inside The Manitoba Museum. The five-minute-long film plays on a continuous loop projected on three screens spanning 7.5 metres and is the first of its kind in Canada. The tropical reef recreates life under the sea near a rocky shoreline of modern-day Churchill in northern Manitoba. Dazzling animations—including a pod of jellyfish pumping through the rippling water while a cluster of sea lilies dance in the currents—have been captivating visitors since it opened in late March.

Ancient Seas adds spark and vibrancy to Winnipeg’s thriving tourism landscape. It is a world-class attraction that informs, enlightens and entertains,” says Laurie Hughes.

The plaque presentation happened during Where Winnipeg’s 19th annual Silver Plume Awards, an afternoon celebration of hotel hospitality excellence. Every year the event is held at the selected top summer attraction. Awards are handed out to local hotel & hospitality personnel in recognition of outstanding service. The winners are:

Bell Desk,

Roman Delos Reyes,

Four Points Sheraton Winnipeg Airport


Gail Walker,

Delta Winnipeg


Gladys Daigneault,

Four Points Sheraton Winnipeg Airport

Guest Services/Front Desk,

Deanna Greenaway,

The Fairmont Winnipeg


Leighton Fontaine,

Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

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