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10 things to do in Manitoba: June 7 to 13

Posted June 04, 2021 | Author Kit Muir

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

A visit to Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and through communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. It encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis. To learn more about Manitoba's Treaty areas, click here.

This week stay safe and stay home while participating in a variety of events from online music festivals and dance performances to storytelling festivals and book launches. Here are 10 virtual things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Get takeout in Brandon

Chilli Chutney

Brandon has a plethora of eateries that will satisfy any craving. Enjoy the upscale dining scene, international cuisine, family restaurants, pizza options and much more all available for takeout or delivery. Visit Brandon Tourism’s website to find a complete listing of all of Brandon's great restaurants!

2. Pick up a specialty pizza

A pizza with BBQ chicken, onions and mandarin orange slices.
Brennevins Pizza Hüs

Brennevins Pizza Hüs in Gimli serves up specialty pizzas that are a must-try when in the lakeside town. Worlds collide on the African pizza – a thin crust creation featuring barbecue chicken, red onion and mandarin orange slices. It's all slathered in Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese before being baked to perfection. Smokey, salty, sweet and so satisfying. It's a taste of Africa with an Italian twist in the heart of New Iceland.

3. Be inspired by a Manitoban artist

Online
June 10 | 7 p.m.

Tune in for an artist talk Reclaiming My Spirit through Clay with KC Adams. Hosted by the Manitoba Craft Council, this online talk will let participants hear how working with clay has connected KC Adams to her ancestors and helped her reclaim her personal history. This is the final artist talk in the Spring Talks series, all of which can be watched on YouTube after the live stream.

4. Écoutez les contes du monde

En ligne / Online
June 1-30 juin

Le Festival international du conte de Winnipeg est virtuel cette année mais partage encore des histoires qui viennent d’autour du monde. Le festival présente 25 contes, saynètes et chansons en français du Manitoba, du Panama, de la Louisiane, de l’Haïti et du Burundi. Écoutez toutes les histoires gratuitement dès maintenant au 30 juin.

The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival
is virtual this year but still shares stories from around the world. In its 15th year, the French portion, Jardin des Contes, includes 25 stories, mini plays and songs from Manitoba, Panama, Louisiana, Haiti and Burundi. Watch all the videos for free now until June 30.

5. Grab a burger or two...or more!

June 7 to 13

Help crown Portage la Prairie’s best burger during the first annual Burger Days. From June 7th to 13th, fourteen restaurants are serving up their best burgers for take out in hopes of winning the popular vote. Consumers can vote on which burger they think should be the top dog through Tourism Portage la Prairie’s website.

6. Stream digital creativity with MEME

Online
June 10 to 13

Celebrate international and local talent in the realm of digital creativity in sound, music and audio-visual art during the MEME festival. The online event will be live streamed through Twitch and will feature speakers, musicians and artists forging the way for new sound.

7. Watch the ballet from home

Two ballet dancers in black body suits
Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Online
June 11 | 7:30 p.m.

See the rising stars of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as they perform in On the Edge. See storytelling through dance as the RWB Aspirants perform old favourites and new creations from talented Canadian choreographers. Get tickets to the virtual show on the RWB website.

8. Pick up something sweet and vegan

June 4 to 11

This week VegFest is launching their first ever Sugar Rush! Try a newly created vegan dessert from 32 participating restaurants around Winnipeg. No eatery’s offering is the same and the desserts can’t be found on the menu in a usual week. So skip dinner and go straight to dessert this week! See all participating restaurants on VegFest’s website.

9. Watch a dance performance

Online
Available until June 20

The Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers share movement and meaning in the online presentation of Body & Light. The 37-minute show features six Winnipeg dancers and is choreographed by Jolene Bailie. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

10. Attend a virtual book launch

Online
June 8 | 7 p.m.

Join McNally Robinson for the book launch of The Politics of the Canoe. The book asserts that the canoe is not only a recreational vehicle but does, and has throughout history, been folded into facets of political life. Foremost a symbol and practice of Indigenous traditions, it has also been used to represent conservation efforts, feminist empowerment and multicultural goals. Register for free to participate in the Zoom launch and hear the editors of the book speak on the topic.

About The Author

Hi! I'm Kit, a Franco-Manitobaine from the Interlake and a champion of the phrase "there's no place like home." If you see me out exploring the province, say hi! Or reach out at kmuir@travelmanitoba.com.

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