Each year the Winnipeg Model United Nations Assembly convenes in April/May for two full days on Friday and Saturday. An orientation and training seminar is held onsite the evening prior and one month prior to the event a series of online training webinars are held for student teams and their school counsellors.
The 2021 Winnipeg MUNA will be held from April 29 through May 1. The Winnipeg Rotary MUNA organizing committee is committed to hosting a challenging and engaging Model United Nations for delegates. While we hope to meet in person in 2021, we will host a virtual online conference if necessary.
The MUNA orientation and training seminar begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, April 29. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:30am on Friday, April 30 and are followed by General Assembly sessions and Committee meetings through to 5:00pm on Saturday, May 2.
The Winnipeg MUNA is held at the campus of the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) located at 500 Shaftesbury Boulevard | Winnipeg, MB, Canada | R3P 2N2.
The onsite registration desk for out-of-town teams is located at the dormitories at the location #14 and 15, indicated on the site map and will be open from on Thursday from 1:00pm until 10:00pm. In-town teams and other teams not requiring accommodation may also register at this time.
The registration desk for in-town teams and other teams not requiring accommodation is located at the entrance #3 of the main Assembly Hall (see the site map #8) and is open Friday morning starting at 7:30am.
Out of town teams (students and counsellors ) can register to stay onsite at the dormitories of the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). Breakfast and dinners are included with accommodations.
Registration for MUNA teams (students and counsellors) include lunches and morning and afternoon coffee, juices, water and snacks. Participants must bring their own water bottle. A pizza dinner is also provided on Thursday evening before the orientation and training session.
On Friday night a special bus will provide transportation to the Hitch ‘N Post BBQ venue. It will be a night of activities, dinner, games and dance.
Anderson's Hitch 'n Post Ranch is located at 2079 Ridge Road, Grosse Isle, Manitoba.
Sponsors are responsible for all travel expenses for out of town delegates.
For International Students
International students (not U.S. or Canadian citizens) will require a passport, and may require a visa, to enter Canada. A visa valid for the U.S. is not valid for entry into Canada. For information on how and where to obtain a Canadian visa, link to: www.cic.gc.ca
International students participating from the U.S. must also ensure that their U.S. visa is valid for multiple entries in the U.S. or they may face border problems when returning to the U.S. following MUNA.
For U.S. students
Students under the age of 18 years must have a letter, signed by a parent or guardian, granting permission for the student to cross the international border. The letter should indicate the purpose and dates of travel.
Counsellors or other drivers are advised to carry a parental authorization letter when crossing the international border with unrelated minors in their vehicle.
U.S. and Canadian students must have a valid passport to cross the international border. Information on how to obtain a U.S. passport can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov
Transportation During Event
All MUNA activities are held on the CMU campus and no transportation is needed. Bus service is provided for transportation to the Hitch ‘N Post for a BBQ and fun activities.
All delegates and counsellors must carry medical health insurance coverage. Canadians are covered by their provincial health insurance. U.S. students, counsellors, and international students must purchase their own insurance prior to travel. The MUNA Committee or the Rotary Club of Winnipeg does not bear any responsibility for medical costs, except onsite basic first aid.
Delegates and counsellors are advised to keep up to date on travel advisories and Covid-19 related information.
It is important that each delegate carry the onsite MUNA contact number found in the information package in case there is need to contact MUNA organizers.
The detailed agenda for MUNA 2021 will be available in December 2020.