The Church announced Thursday, November 16, the groundbreaking for the first LDS temple in Canada's Manitoba province.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place December 3, 2016, under the direction of Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Larry Y. Wilson, director of the Church’s Temple Department.
Soon to be the ninth temple in Canada, the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple was announced in April 2011 by President Thomas S. Monson, who served as a mission president in Canada.
The temple's proposed design "draws inspiration from the churches of early Winnipeg. It features a stone exterior, large sloped roof, and slender steeple over the main entrance," LDS Church Temples shares.