Winter Session is our premier event. Every year since 1922, we have held a parliamentary session at the Manitoba Legislative Building, a proud tradition that continues to this day.
- Date: December 26-31
- City: Winnipeg
- Location (debate): Manitoba Legislature, 450 Broadway
- Location (overnight): Kelvin High School, 155 Kingsway
- Age Range: 16-20
- Cost: $120 ($110 before Nov. 10)
What to Expect at Winter Session
During a typical day at Winter Session, members will debate legislation in the Legislative Chamber, have lunch with the leaders of our province, and relax with fellow members back at Kelvin High School.
Accommodations at Winter Session
Sleeping accommodations are provided for all members at Kelvin High School. After spending an amazing day at the Legislative building, there is nothing like changing into some comfortable clothing and relaxing into the wee-hours of the morning with friends. The lounge and gymnasium provide the perfect settings to bond further with all the new people you will meet. While the gym acts as an outlet for any energy you have, the lounge provides the perfect place to kick back and relax with numerous couches and armchairs.
For sleeping accommodations, females are situated on the second floor of the school, and males are situated in a wing of the lower level. This leaves the cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, lounge and entire main floor open to all members. Male and female sleeping quarters are off-limits to members of the opposing sex; this includes drop-off and pick-up times when parents/guardians are around as well.
While at the overnight accommodations, member dress is casual. Accordingly, it is a good idea to bring:
- Sweats, pajamas, t-shirts, hoodies, etc.
- Slippers or indoor shoes
While in the House for debate, members are expected to dress in appropriate parliamentary attire, as outlined in the Code of Conduct, which can be found below.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct can be viewed by clicking here.
Youth Parliament of Manitoba takes its Code of Conduct very seriously. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may result in expulsion from YPM events.