April 3, 2020

How to MB150 in April

For the coming month, celebrating Manitoba’s 150th anniversary might look a bit different than anyone anticipated, but there are still ways to get involved!

Virtual Visits

There are so many Manitoban attractions you can visit virtually from the comfort of your home while you practice physical distancing!

  • ManitobaMuseum@Home is a virtual museum experience where they will share the captivating history of our province, the science that explains our world, and the wonders of the universe.
  • WAG@home allows you to discover the wonders of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Take a virtual tour of Dalnavert Museum – did you know it was built in 1895!
  • Join Assiniboine Park Zoo every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 pm CST for a LIVE Creature Feature on Facebook! They’ll be introducing you up close to an animal here at the Zoo and answering questions live! Missed it? The videos will be stored on Facebook to view at a later time.
  • Visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights online and join a museum guide on a virtual tour of exhibits and architecture. You can also download their mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery.
  • See the northern lights all the way in Churchill through a live feed daily

Run 150

Sign up for races to earn running points in 2020. Those who earn 150 points will receive a special medal!

Don’t get scared off by the idea of running. You can earn points by walking a race at any pace and thanks to virtual races, you can participate alone or with a partner, stroller, or pet! Social distancing doesn’t mean you need to be inactive, and this is the perfect way to stay fit. Manitoba Runner’s Association

Gimli Film Fest

The cornerstone project as part of Manitoba Speaks! is the launch of the Manitoba Home Movie Archive!  This project will provide free home movie digital transfers to any Manitobans who have historically relevant home movie images of Manitoba!  Interested members of the public can apply to receive free home movie transfers of film or digital video tapes so long as they agree to make these historical images public domain and publicly accessible online via Archive.org and the Gimli Film Festival website.

Are you interested in finally dusting off those old film reels and getting them transferred to digital for free?  Use the online submission  and take advantage of this program while supplies last!

Manitoba Archives

Visit the Archives of Manitoba website, view some of the significant and interesting historical artifacts, and then choose something from the Archives of Manitoba’s holdings and tell them why it matters. Your selection could be featured on their site, through social media, or even in an exhibit!

Learn 150

Whether you have kids at home or not, you might be looking for some ways to keep busy. Why not download FREE education resources from Learn 150 presented by Canad Inns?

Discover new ways to think about reconciliation, diversity, and healthy living from the safety of your own home. With suggestions for at-home activities, these are ideal for stimulating thinking at any age.

Explore 150

Be inspired by Manitoba’s extraordinary beauty with this video from Travel MB. After watching, why not download the Explore 150 app and start planning your dream Manitoba road trip from the safety of your home.

Help Next Door MB

Looking for ways to help others during this time? Check out the brand new online tool – Help Next Door MB – for Manitobans Helping Manitobans

If you are a volunteer ready to provide your support or someone who needs a helping hand through these difficult times, this platform can connect you

See Manitoba on-screen!

Don’t feel guilty about extra screen time – we’re all doing our part by staying home. Did you know Manitoba has a booming film and television industry?  Try watching one of these made-in-Manitoba shows and maybe you’ll see a few familiar spots (or people)!

  • A Dog’s Purpose
  • Burden of Truth
  • Capote
  • Bachman
  • Canot Cocasse
  • Polar Bear Town
  • Tales from the Loop

Illuminate 150

Speaking of staying active, and enjoying some fresh air, you can still get in on the fun and beauty of Illuminate 150. The 300,000 LED lights on and around the Manitoba Legislative Building will continue to shine a light on Manitoba’s beauty until July 2020.

Tune into story time

Lakeland Regional Library is holding story time every day on their Facebook page. Each day they feature a different children’s book. Have a special book request? Let them know in the comments and they will do their best to read it for you!

Once a day not enough – you can also cozy up to hear comedian Big Daddy Tazz read a story (costumes often included) twice a day.

In our efforts to help you celebrate our province and its extraordinary people, check our Blog often for new ideas. Have you seen our post about the Top Ten things to keep you Busy?

If you’re doing something for Manitoba 150, let us know.