The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Senator, Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Confederation Centre of the Arts was pleased to present the 2019 Symons Medal to Senator Murray Sinclair on November 1, 2019 at the Centre. Senator Sinclair’s Symons Medal Lecture was entitled Confederation: WeCould Have Done Better and took place in the Homburg Theatre1.
WATCH THE 2019 SYMONS LECTURE AND MEDAL PRESENTATION
Senator Murray Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for over 25 years and was the second Indigenous Judge to be appointed in Canada and the first Indigenous Judge in Manitoba. He also served as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission(TRC) in Canada. In that role he participated in hundreds of hearings across the country, culminating in the issuance of the TRC’s report in 2015. He then oversaw an active multi-million-dollar fundraising program to support various TRC events and activities, and to allow survivors to travel to attend TRC events.
1 In 2022, The Homburg Theatre was renamed the Sobey Family Theatre in recognition of an outstanding gift of support.
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What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.