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May 4, 2021

Celebrate Manitoba Day with a FREE Activity Booklet!

On May 12, 1870, Manitoba officially became a province when the Manitoba Act was created, passed by the Parliament of Canada and received Royal Assent on this day. We created a free activity booklet for children to celebrate 151 years of our wonderful diverse and vibrant province. In it, you will find mazes, colouring pages, word searches, connect the dots, Manitoba fun facts and more! Download the FREE printable below.

 

Do you know the origin of the name ‘Manitoba’? The name comes from the languages of the Indigenous people who lived on the Prairies and travelled the waters of Lake Manitoba. At The Narrows of Lake Manitoba, winds can send waves crashing against the limestone rocks on the coast, creating a sound that is said to be the Manitou or Great Spirit (Manitoba-bau in Ojibway). This is the legend behind the name Manitoba. Thomas Spence (leader of the Canadian settlement near Portage la Prairie) was the first person to ever use the name Manitoba in reference to the lake and the surrounding territory.

Learn more about Manitoba’s history through its historic structures with the Heritage Winnipeg Blog!

 

 

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Celebrate Manitoba Day with a FREE Activity Booklet!

On May 12, 1870, Manitoba officially became a province when the Manitoba Act was created, passed by the Parliament of Canada and received Royal Assent on this day. We created a free activity booklet for children to celebrate 151 years of our wonderful diverse and vibrant province. In it, you will find mazes, colouring pages,…

April 26, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press: Province’s francophone society to take possession of St. Boniface’s old city hall

Good news for Winnipeg’s Francophone community: the former St. Boniface City Hall (219 Provencher Blvd) will be sold to the Société de la francophonie manitobaine. The City of Winnipeg’s earlier announcement that both the former City Hall and former St. Boniface Fire Hall (212 rue Dumoulin) would be sold to Manitoba Possible for $10,000 attracted…

April 14, 2021

New Infill Development Proposed for the East Exchange District Faces Opposition

The construction of a modern 12 storey, 145 foot building has been proposed for 127 Bannatyne Avenue in the East Exchange District. The Exchange District is a National Historic Site of Canada, recognized for its “harmonious representation of one or more styles or constructions, building types, or periods that has a sense of history”. In…

April 13, 2021

Summer 2021 Student Job Opportunities

In anticipation of funding through Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions, Heritage Winnipeg is looking for eligible candidates for summer 2021 student positions. There are two potential positions, a Doors Open Winnipeg 2021 Coordinator and a Digital Project Coordinator. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic university students passionate about advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s…

April 12, 2021

Doors Open Winnipeg 2021 Rescheduled!

Dear Doors Open Winnipeg Friends, Heritage Winnipeg has just made the difficult decision to postpone Doors Open Winnipeg 2021, but on a positive note we are rescheduling the event, which will now take place on the weekend of September 11th and 12th, 2021. After thoughtful consideration it has become clear that in light of these…

April 7, 2021

Province of Manitoba creates trust fund for preservation of Downtown Bay building!

Heritage Winnipeg is elated to learn that the Province of Manitoba has created 25 million trust fund to help in the redevelopment of the Downtown Bay store (450 Portage Avenue)   Read more about the development here: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/i-was-elated-government-receives-positive-feedback-over-investment-in-the-bay-building-1.5378310

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