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As we all stay home and stay safe here are ways you can explore Manitoba from the comfort of your living room and help to support local. 

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

1. Bring home a DIY kit

artjunktion

Photo credit: artsjunktion.mb.ca | @artsjunktion

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Many businesses are offering craft kits to do at home. Start a project by yourself or by joining an instructor online. Here are a few options to get crafty:

November 19, 7pm to 9pm - Register for a zoom art workshop with ArtsJunktion mb. Mixing It Up: Story Telling through Collage – participants will learn to create this mixed media with a local artist. The workshop includes a kit full of recycled collage materials.

DIY Craft Bar is offering Crafts to Go. Choose from the packages they have created that include almost all the materials needed to create your own DIY craft at home. You will need to have a few tools at home in order to complete the project.

2. Try a food related DIY

amsterdam tea room

Photo credit: amsterdamtearoom.com | @amsterdamtearoomandbar

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Scout: Coffee + Tea is offering kid-friendly Paint Your Own Cookie kits. Order online for pick up or delivery and be sure to add a Blue Lavender Latte and fresh vegan mini doughnuts for a tasty treat while you decorate.

Amsterdam Tea Room is bringing the cocktails to you! Order a craft tea cocktail set that includes small batch tea syrups combined with cane sugar and premium loose leaf teas so you can create the perfect tea cocktail anywhere you are – just add the booze!

Keep it simple. Grab freshly made pizza dough from Wall Street Slice to make a perfect pizza as you stay at home with your household. Call to place your order.

3. Order in a full course meal

maque

Photo credit: maque.ca/maque | @maque_restaurant

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Manitoba's restaurants have been hit hard by the pandemic, and Manitobans need to do what we can to support them. Here are a few delicious options.

Maque has created a take out dinner for two including your choice of vegetable, side and entrée with a bottle of wine.

The Merchant Kitchen is offering a set menu for two or four, highlighting their family style menu inspired by the street food of Latin and Asian cultures.

Take Travel Manitoba's pledge and commit to ordering take-out, delivery or curbside pick-up once per week through the month of November. By taking the pledge, you'll be entered to win a $150 gift card to one of your favourite Manitoba restaurants!

4. Attend a virtual art show

bram keast

Photo credit: bramkeast.com | @wispwist

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

November 19 at 6pm, Martha Street Studio will host a virtual artist talk by Bram Keast and Neah Kelly. This artist talk is presented in conjunction with Playground Chitchat exhibit which you can view online.

Cre8ery has moved online. Life Finds Its Way, Studio Artist Exhibition and the Auxiliary Gallery are online for you to admire the artwork and make a purchase if desired. Curbside pick up is available.

5. Look inside the Visible Vault

wag

Photo credit: wag.ca | @wag_ca

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

The first thing you will see when you step inside the Qaumajuq (formerly the Inuit Art Centre) will be a stunning, three-storey-high visible vault filled with thousands of Inuit carvings. Get a virtual sneak peek of the Visible Vault ahead of the opening of Qaumajuq - the Inuit Art Centre at Winnipeg Art Gallery.

6. Learn a new skill

jenna red velvet

Photo credit: jennaraecakes.com | @jennaraecakes

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

November 22, 3pm to 4:30pm

Register in advance to join Jenna of Jenna Rae Cakes from the comfort of your home and learn to create your very own Signature Jenna Rae Cakes Red Velvet Cake! This 90-minute class over Zoom will take you through stacking a cake, trimming and crumb coating, then decorating your red velvet cake with a smooth exterior, crisp buttercream edges with Jenna’s signature peaks on top!

7. Bring a vacation to your home

staycation

Photo credit: staycationbox.ca | @staycation.box

Online / hosted on Treaty 2 territory

Create your own at-home vacation while supporting local with a Staycation Box. Each Staycation Box comes with a 48- hour itinerary of recipes, activities, and made-in-Manitoba goods, so that you can use the products to create two full days of engaging fun.

8. Drink all the coffee

never better

Photo credit: neverbetter.ca | @neverbetter.coffee

Local coffee shops and roasters are offering delivery and subscriptions to keep you fuelled at home.

- Drink better coffee at home with Never Better same day bean delivery in Winnipeg.

- Forth room service for people living in the Exchange District. Wake up to your favourite coffee, something to eat and even some fresh milk or home brewing needs.

- Café Postal has free Winnipeg delivery for coffee beans, subscriptions and gear.

- Dogwood Coffee is roasting online orders weekly.

- Other Brother Roasters is a small batch roaster located in the heart of the Manitoba prairies.

- Flatland Coffee roasts out of Gimli and ships direct to you.

- Stone City Coffee Roasters in Steinbach has fresh, smooth small batch beans for you to try.

9. Visit the West End at home

westend biz

Photo credit: westendbiz.ca / @westendbiz

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

The West End BIZ has put together locally sourced holiday gift boxes that include goods from 14 different West End businesses. The gift boxes are a great way to support and discover new businesses in Winnipeg’s West End neighbourhood. Order now for pick up in December.

10. Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

st. boniface

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Recognized as a keeper of Francophone and Métis heritage, Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum is a must-see in Winnipeg’s cultural landscape. Learn from interpreters in French and English through their virtual tours on their Youtube channel.