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January 25 to January 31

Posted January 22, 2021

We continue to stay safe, stay home and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba at home and close to home.

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Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Learn a new way to display plants

People holding plants and dirty as they make a hanging moss ball.

Photo credit: Verde Plant Design

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Tuesday, January 26 | 7:00 pm

Assiniboine Park Conservancy together with Verde Plant Design offers a workshop with plants and dirt to create your very own kokedama ball. Using a special soil mix, you are guided through the whole process and taught how to care for your new creation.

Kokedama, meaning Koke (moss) dama (ball), also known as the poor man's bonsai, is an adorable way to design with plants. Get your hands dirty and create your own hanging moss ball. Register now for the Saturday, February 6 workshop as spots are almost gone for this weeks class.

2. Stream some live jazz

stage with big band music stands reading WJO.

Photo credit: Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Online/ hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Monday, January 25 | 7:30 pm

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra is putting on a live streamed jazz quintet concert series once every two weeks. As Canada’s first community-based, ​non-profit professional jazz orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra promotes big band music through performance.

Concerts are streamed at the Royal MTC Tom Hendry Digital Studio live to the Music Performance Trust Fund Facebook page.

3. Check out Mardi Jazz in digital

Photo credit: Erin Propp & Larry Roy | Travis Ross

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Tuesday, January 26th | 8:00 pm

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain has taken Mardi Jazz digital and will present Erin Propp and Larry Roy this week. Watch on CCFM`s Facebook or Youtube channels.

The award winning Manitoba duo of Erin Propp and Larry Roy have performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, and have opened at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. Erin and Larry are known to reach into the everyday and create works that are deeply personal and achingly relatable.

4. Attend the Arts Leaders Speaker Series

Photo credit: The Manitoba Arts Council

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Tuesday, January 26 | 10:30 am

The Manitoba Arts Council will be joined by arts professional Alexia McKinnon for another installment of the Arts Leaders Speaker Series. As Associate Director of the Indigenous Leadership and Management program at the Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity, Alexia focuses her time on designing and developing programs to inspire Indigenous leadership. Attend by zoom.

Alexia`s talk promises to be insightful and fascinating as The Manitoba Arts Council provides information on a new Arts Leaders program, designed to support building the capacity for leadership by individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour.

5. Put Morden Winkler's local restaurants to the taste test

Photo credit: Explore Morden Winkler

Online / Treaty 1 territory
January 25 to 30

Morden Winkler Pizza Week has 20 pies for you to try. Following the big success of the area's Burger Week, local restaurants are back with more food for to put you into a food coma. At the end of the week, the pizza with the most votes will be crowned the 2021 Pizza champion. Choose your favourite pizza, and remember to vote with your stomach.

6. Screen Call of the Forest

Online / Treaty 1 territory
Friday, January 29 | 7:00 pm

More than 300,000 people a year walk the Camino in Spain, Camino meaning “The Way” in Spanish. Camino Manitoba is a closer-to-home opportunity for purposeful walking, and is dedicated to promoting simple living, spiritual health and overall well-being through the meditative nature of walking for as many as 8 hours in a day.

Camino Manitoba is hosting an online movie screening and discussion of the documentary Call of the Forest. Also happening over the weekend, an independent walk and online group reflection. Check here for all the details.

7. Reflect on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Photo credit: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Wednesday, January 27 | 12:00 pm

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights presents a special program in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 80th anniversary of the sealing of the Warsaw Ghetto. Watch the film Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto, followed by an interactive discussion with Holocaust survivor Dr. Stefan Carter [Reicher] a Winnipegger whose story is presented in the Museum. While in the Warsaw Ghetto, Carter saw his mother forced onto a train to the Treblinka death camp. His father is believed to have died in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Register in advance.

8. Connect with the Westman Sharing Circle

Photo credit: Knox United Church

Online / hosted on Treaty 2 territory
Monday, January 25 | 6:30 pm

Join the Westman Sharing Circle as they work to acknowledge and overcome the separation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The sharing circle aims to deepen relationships among all nations in the Brandon area by being together in respect, understanding, healing, friendship and prayer. Share your personal experiences and wisdom and learn through shared history. The group challenges people to support and create local initiatives for justice and rights relations with the goal to move forward in a good way. Email for the zoom link.

9. Learn about human-wildlife interactions

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Saturday, January 30 | 6:30 pm

Discover Manitoba Parks at home. Join park interpreters online for a program on living with wildlife. Human-wildlife interactions can take place in both natural and urban settings. Discover what you can do to keep your family and your property Wildlife Smart and avoid conflict with wildlife such as white-tailed deer and coyotes. When you register you will receive login details by email.

Previously recorded webinars and online events can be viewed on the Manitoba Parks YouTube channel.

10. Perfectly Marvelous - watch a cabaret

Photo credit: Prairie Circus Arts

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory
Saturday January 30 | 7:00 pm

Prairie Circus Arts is pleased to present The Dead of Winter a the full cabaret experience brought to your home. This family friendly expose showcases an incredible cast of comedians, acrobats, contortionists and dancers. Streaming link will be available here.

Partnering with Thermea Winnipeg, order a special Cabaret for Two prix-fixe menu to enjoy while watching The Dead of Winter Cabaret.

Watch the show for a chance to win prizes from Thermea, a free class with one of the Prairie Circus teachers, plus other surprises.