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The open-house period for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple — the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be dedicated in nearly 20 months due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions — began Thursday, Oct. 7, with tours for local media and the release of images showing interior features.

“We know that the Latter-day Saints in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario are excited to share this sacred space with their friends and neighbors,” said Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, the second counselor in the Church’s North America Central Area presidency, told the Church’s Newsroom. “This is the first temple in the province, and we believe it will be a wonderful addition to the community.”

The open house will 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.

Tours are free, but to ensure compliance with provincial COVID-19 guidelines, visitors are encouraged to register in advance at Masks and social distancing will be required in the building.

The 10,667-square-foot temple features a copper steeple, slate roof tiles and brick exterior.

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