Come Home to the WAG
This week, the Province of Manitoba released a roadmap to reopening services safely. Galleries, Museums, and Libraries have been permitted to open, effective May 4, 2020. To see a full list of safety measures the WAG is adhering to, check here.
Come home to the WAG for inspiration at a safe distance. The WAG will begin reopening to the public starting Tuesday, May 5, 2020 with the following schedule:
- May 5 & 6, 10am-8pm – For frontline workers and their families only. As a special thank you for your tireless work, enjoy FREE admission and family activities (1-3pm), generously supported by Canada Life. Keep reading for more details on how to participate.
- Beginning May 7, 11am-5pm – Open to public, regular Gallery hours resume
- May 7, 5-8pm – Extended hours for WAG supporters. Not a WAG member? Sign up here
Early access with free Gallery admission is offered to the frontline workers listed below. Please self-identify at our front desk upon entering the building. Thank you for your service!
- regulated and unregulated health care providers; for example, doctors, nurses, paramedics, personal support workers
- police officers and members of a police force other than a police officer
- firefighters and fire protection service workers
- those working in correctional institutions
- animal welfare workers
- those performing work that is essential to the delivery of core services in their communities
- those working in emergency child care settings
- critical staff working in abuse prevention
- staff working in shelters (e.g., serving homeless populations)
- power workers
- pharmaceutical and medical supplies and device manufacturing workers
- teachers and education staff
- non-municipal water and waste-water employees
- federally employed staff including Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers and Canada Post employees
- workers in grocery stores, pharmacies and other frontline retail
- Winnipeg Transit drivers
- truck drivers (Driver’s Licence Class A and D) and railway employees
- workers in the food supply chain, including food processing
- workers in retirement homes
- auxiliary workers in health care settings including cooks and cleaning staff in hospitals and long-term care homes
- interpreters and intervenors
- additional workers supporting public safety and correctional services
- telecommunications and IT workers who have been stationed throughout the pandemic
- communications industry workers including broadcasters for radio and television
- other workers who have provided services through this pandemic
For those of you who can’t make it in person, you can continue to find art-related content from afar through WAG@Home.
Thank you for your continued support during this unbelievable time. We send our best wishes to you and your family, and look forward to seeing you soon.
Director & CEO