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Church announces open house and dedication dates for Canada’s ninth temple

A rendering of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple.
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SALT LAKE CITY — A ninth temple will be dedicated in Canada later this year.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released dates for the public open house, youth devotional and dedication of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple on Thursday.

The free open house will take place from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31, except for Sunday, Oct. 25.

Youth ages 12-18 will be invited to a devotional the evening before the dedication where they will hear church leaders speak.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in three sessions, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. All dedicatory sessions and the youth devotional will be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.

There are more than 4,500 Latter-day Saints in Manitoba organized into 14 congregations.

The Winnipeg Manitoba Temple was announced in April 2011 and ground was broken in December 2016. When dedicated, it will be the 169th operating temple in the church worldwide, according to a church statement.

The new temple is located eight miles south of Winnipeg. Previously Latter-day Saints traveled to temples in Regina, Saskatchewan or Bismarck, North Dakota.