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LDS Church announces Winnipeg Manitoba Temple groundbreaking

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This is a rendering of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple.

This is a rendering of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple.

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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the groundbreaking for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple. The groundbreaking will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon and will be directed by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Larry Y. Wilson of the Seventy.

An invitation is required to attend the event at the temple site, but it will also be broadcasted to local meetinghouses. The Winnipeg Manitoba Temple site is located at 2 Center St in Winnipeg.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple during the April 2011 general conference. According to Mormon Newsroom, there are 12 LDS congregations in Manitoba with 4,500 members. Currently, these members travel to Regina or Minneapolis to attend the temple.

Eight of the church’s 154 temples are in Canada and serve 194,000 Latter-day Saints. The current Canadian temples are in Calgary, Cardston, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Regina, Toronto and Vancouver.