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As we stay safe and stay home, here are ways 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. Brighten up your week with a flowery treat

flour and flower

Photo credit: flourandflower.ca | @flourandflowerwpg

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

There is no shortage of options when it comes to delicious treats to eat! Here are two that combine great flavours and the beauty of nature. 

Flour & Flower is a bakery specializing in bespoke cakes, cookies, and more. They use edible, organic, pesticide-free flowers in all of their products. With free shipping in Winnipeg and shipping options across the province, you can treat yourself to something beautiful and delicious too.

Flora & Farmer does delightfully daring preserves your grandmother never made. Working in smaller batches, combining fruit with complimentary flavor profiles of herbs, spices and a modest amount of sugar, honey, or Canadian maple syrup.

2. Enjoy botanicals by an artisan

masaganaflowerfarm

Photo credit: masaganaflowerfarm.com | @masaganaflowerfarm

Order botanical dyed textiles from Masagana Flower Farm. Pick from an array of stunning silk scarves and cotton bandanas, botanically dyed with flowers grown from seeds and ethically sourced whole dyed plants. Her work is stunning and popular! Be sure to order before the shop sells out. 

Wildflower and Thistle forages all locally grown flowers to create handmade dried flower goods. Shop local for a little piece of summer all year round. 

3. Take a Winnipeg Studio Theatre Master Class

masterclass

Photo credit: winnipegstudiotheatre.com | @winnipegstudiotheatre

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Registrations are now open for WST’s Virtual Made in Manitoba Masterclass series. Comprised of top professionals in musical theatre, the multi-session program features artists from Manitoba who now perform and create for the world stage!

November 23 - The Business of the Biz
November 28 - Commercial Dance
November 29 - Broadway Chorography

4. Attend a virtual art show

urbanshaman

Photo credit: urbanshaman.org | @urbanshamangallerywinnipeg

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Urban Shaman's Annual 50 to 500 Members Exhibition is now taking place. This is an exhibition and promotion of Urban Shaman artist members online. Browse the incredible art they have to offer!

5. Enjoy a loaf of bread

eadha

Photo credit: eadhabread.com | @eadhabread

Make a fresh loaf at home with Eadha's bread making kits. These kits include a proofing basket, tea towel to line the basket, plastic dough scraper, and their basic sourdough recipe. Of course, you can also buy already baked baked goods as well! Available online for pickup or delivery.

Or join a bread subscription for 50 weeks of carb goodness. Chez Angela Bakery and Café in Brandon is bringing the legacy and culture of bread making that has sustained humanity for thousands of years for customers to enjoy weekly fresh bread for curbside pick up. 

6. Take a virtual cooking class

little nanas

Photo credit: littlenanaskitchen.com | @littlenanaskitchen

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

November 26 | 6pm

Participate in Little Nana's Kitchen online hands-on gnocchi cooking class. All ingredients will be delivered day of, with options to customize. Out of town residents can pick up groceries curbside at the restaurant.

Don’t want to cook it yourself? Take the Travel Manitoba pledge and commit to ordering local 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!

7. Attend a virtual wine tasting

stock wine glass

Photo credit: delucafinewines.com | @delucafinewines

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Join DeLuca Fine Wines to learn more about the art of sipping with a virtual wine tasting kit. Order this week's bottles online then join the Zoom tasting class on November 24 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about what you're tasting. Sip, savor, and socialize virtually.

 

8. Trim the tree with Pineridge Hollow

pineridge

Photo credit: pineridgehollow.com | @pineridgehollow

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

The little things are especially important this year which is why Pineridge Hollow created a kit with all the necessary ingredients to bring a little extra holiday spirit into your home while decorating your tree. Kits include hot cocoa ingredients, ready to bake cookies, seasonal gourmet popcorn, a holiday candle, and a mystery ornament.

9. Buy a meal, give a meal

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Brandon / hosted on Treaty 2 territory

Get a delicious meal and give a meal to others with Everyone Eats Brandon. This pay-what-you-can food service means you can order a chef-inspired meal for a recommended $8 or less, or pay more to offset the cost of someone else's meal. Brandon University Food Services staff create a chef-inspired "Meal of the Day" every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

10. Star Stories with the Manitoba Museum

Planetarium

Online / hosted on Treaty 1 territory

Check out the Manitoba Museum’s YouTube channel where they have a series of videos featuring Marvin the Zeiss Planetarium Star Projector who reveals images of the stars on the Planetarium’s dome. Now he is sharing stories about the stars with you at home. To find out what is in the current night sky check out the Planetarium section of their website.