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10 things to do in Manitoba: May 3 to 9

Posted April 30, 2021 | Author Kit Muir

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.

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 get outside and connect with nature or stay home and participate in a variety of virtual events from musical performances and lectures to a virtual pop up market. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Dine outdoors at Lakehouse

The patio at Lakehouse is a must stop during any visit to Clear Lake Country. With comfy furniture, propane patio heaters and fire pits, it is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening even in chillier spring temperatures. Try one of their made-from-scratch hand-crafted cocktails for a truly unique beverage experience!

2. Get crafty with Art City

Creativity is always encouraged at Art City and now it’s encouraged as you stay home too! You can pick up one of 18 craft kits that you can do with the whole family. The kits range from supplies to create wild and wacky hairstyles to embroidery materials to instructions for making at-home animation. If you can’t pick up, you can also engage in art through the digital art menu on their website that includes drawing prompts and photography assignments.

3. Spend Mother’s Day at Oak Hammock Marsh

View of the boardwalks over Oak Hammock Marsh

Oak Hammock Marsh
May 9 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Have a memorable day at the marsh during the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Wildflower Sale. Get a takeaway box filled with finger sandwiches and dainties and wildflowers that will turn your garden into a bee friendly place this summer. And before you leave, stroll down the trails that loop through the marsh to admire the natural beauty and wildlife that call the area home.

4. Support local makers

May 1 to 5

Shop local from the comfort of your home at the virtual MOM POP Lucky Girl market. Browse the wares of prairie makers on their website and shop for nearly everything, from clothing and jewelry to homewares and foodie favourites. The online market platform goes live May 1.

5. Ride the Northgate trails

Northgate Trail System, Dauphin

Grab your bike and hit the trails in Dauphin. The Northgate trail system is 26 kms of multi-use trails for mountain biking, hiking and running. For mountain bikers, the trails feature technical challenges and paths that range from green circle (easy) to double blcak diamond (extremely difficult).

6. Listen to the works of Mozart

Two people sit side-by-side wearing formal clothing.
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Credit: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

May 8 | 7:30 p.m.

Tune in live for a concert with two members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The concert will spotlight Mozart’s famous Sinfonia concertante and Brahm’s relaxing Serenade No. 2 in A Major. Purchase tickets for the performance online through the WSO’s website.

7. Learn about the trees in your neighbourhood

Two people stand in an urban forest in fall looking slightly up towards the trees.
JP Media Works

May 7 | 12:00 p.m.

Join the Lunch & Learn speaker series hosted by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society this week for Caring for Urban Forests: Why Trees Matter. In this hour-long chat, you’ll learn how to care for trees and how they offer a lot more than just shade in return. Register for this free virtual event through Eventbrite.

8. Sip and learn about wine

A person wits in front of a computer sniffing a glass of red wine.

Online / tasting kits available in Winnipeg
May 8 | 6:00 p.m. & May 9 | 4:00 p.m.

Stay at home and sip wine and learn with a Deluca’s wine tasting. This week there are two wine tasting workshops. Order a package for delivery within Winnipeg and receive 2-3 bottles of wine to taste during the virtual event, along with extras depending on the evening.

An Evening in Greece
is May 8 and participants will receive ingredients for a Greek meal and a live demonstration on how to prepare it.

May 9 is the Mother’s Day Sips & Sweets. Alongside wine, participants receive macarons from Chocolate Zen Bakery.

9. Start composting in time for gardening season

Green Action Centre

May 3 to 7 | various times

This week, celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with online workshops led by Green Action Centre. Start the week learning about Indigenous approaches to compost and food waste during Working with the Land: Traditional Composting, a workshop led by Audrey Logan. Other workshops and information sessions throughout the week will focus on backyard composting and reducing food waste.

10. Embrace art with a First Friday lecture

Christa Donner

Image: Christa Donner, Two Interiors (installation view), 2014.

May 7 | 12:00 p.m.

Explore the portrayal of mothering in contemporary art with MAWA and host S. Reyes during this month’s First Friday lecture series. The Maternal Body lecture will include examples from international artists who show mothering and caregiving in creative ways through their work. Watch the free event live on Facebook or the recorded version on MAWA’s Facebook page after the event.

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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