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After a year-long delay due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and precautions, the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple has been scheduled for dedication. It will become the first temple to be dedicated for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in more than a year and a half.

On Monday, Aug. 30, the First Presidency announced the new dates for the Winnipeg temple’s public house, dedication and youth devotional, with Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to dedicate Canada’s ninth temple.

When dedicated, the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will be the 169th operating temple worldwide — the first to be dedicated since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the latest being the Durban South Africa Temple in February 2020.

The free open house is scheduled to run from Saturday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 23, with the exception of the two Sundays, Oct. 10 and 17, and Monday, Oct. 11. Canada’s Thanksgiving Day holiday is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October.

Elder Gong will dedicate the temple on Sunday, Oct. 31, in four sessions — at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., with an additional session if needed. All dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.

A devotional for youth ages 12-18 will be held a week prior, on Sunday, Oct. 24, with the 6 p.m. devotional to be broadcast throughout the temple district.

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