Manitoba is turning 150-years-old on Tuesday, May 12, and to celebrate the Manitoba Government wants to brighten up the province from your livingroom window.
The government is asking people to print off this Manitoba flag, colour it in, and post to your living room window or other places. You can share pictures of your flag online with the hashtag #ManitobaDay.
Originally, the government had a year's worth of parties set to take place to celebrate Manitoba's 150th. Unfortunately, those have all been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The government has moved a number of celebrations online.
Virtual opportunities to celebrate Manitoba Day
- In celebration of Manitoba Day, Archives of Manitoba is now posting digitized films from their holdings online. The first uploads feature Manitoba’s history, including a film about the 1926 opening of the downtown Winnipeg Bay store, a 1959 film about a public health issue in the province and a 1968 film about Manitoba in the winter. Visit Your Archives Online Event – Manitoba Day 2020 – Archival Films and Videos.
- Archives of Manitoba is also commemorating Manitoba Day with Your Archives: The Histories We Share, a year-long initiative which offers Manitobans the opportunity to choose an archival record and explain why that record matters. For more details, visit Your Archives.
- In honour of Manitoba Day, the Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM) is highlighting artifacts from their online exhibit, “A Museum Called Manitoba.” The AMM will feature a different artifact each day in May on Instagram and Twitter. For more details, visit A Museum Called Manitoba: 150 for 150 Exhibit.