It’s not every year that a province celebrates its 150th anniversary, but it’s definitely cause for a celebration. Take inspiration from these fun suggestions from Manitoba 150 to find your own way to enjoy the year. Whatever you do, have fun and don’t forget to share your experiences (#MB150 @manitoba150).
Manitoba 150 encourages you to follow the necessary guidelines to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.
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!
Read a book by a Manitoba author: Manitoba has produced some inspirational and prolific authors including: Louise Penny, Miriam Toews, Randy Bachman, John Einarson, Wayne Tefs, Martha Brooks, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Sandra Birdsell, Sheldon Oberman, David Arnason, Carol Shields and so many more.
If you can’t read a Manitoba author, why not become one? Write a short story, a poem or song lyrics about your favorite things to do in Manitoba (don’t’ forget to share it #MB150)
Have a lip sync battle to a song by a Manitoba artist or hold a dance party to Manitoba music. To warm up, why not start with some songs by Unite 150 presented by Bell MTS headliners Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings?
With over 150 landmarks highlighted on the free Explore 150 app, there are so many places to discover while keeping a safe social distance. And once you’re there, read the description written by one of the Creative Communications students at Red River College.
Download free educational resources on diversity, reconciliation, and healthy living for creative ideas. The downloadable resources, sponsored by Canad Inns, includes links to videos and online resources that may inspire you to:
What is the most creative material you can use to create a bison or polar bear? Why not take a walk and look for natural materials you can collect for your art project? Share your art #MB150
Channel your inner chef and make something healthy, or try to put your own spin on one of these Manitoba delicacies (share your creation #MB150):
Manitoba has so many amazing and helpful people. The Honour 150 program, sponsored by Canada Life not only recognizes those amazing people, but hopes to inspire the next generation of Manitoba heroes. Why not start now by shoveling a neighbour’s walk? Video calling someone who might be lonely or need to see a friendly face? Smile at the next person you see, or if you’re at home with family, do something nice for the person you see everyday!
Written by Aimee Rice, Director of Communications