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10 Virtual Things to do in Manitoba This Week

We may not be able to travel right now, but if we work together, we can get back to exploring our favourite spots in Manitoba soon. Remember to stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands, wear a mask, stay away from crowded places and practice physical distancing when you’re out in public.

Here are 10 virtual activities to enjoy this week in Manitoba:

1. Films at home with Cinematheque

Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque has teamed up with a movie streaming service that lets you support your local art house when we are unable to go the theatre in person. Buy a virtual ticket to watch award-winning international films, acclaimed documentaries, and restored classics. Check out what titles Cinematheque at Home is offering!

Until November 19: Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959) is regarded as one of the best jazz films ever made.

Unit November 19: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (2019), a documentary that explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.

2. National presentation of Canada’s top jazz talent online

Until November 15. This virtual festival highlights the strength of musicians in the country and features them in a digital format for audiences to enjoy. With two performances each evening, the Canadian Online Jazz Festival will exhibit the full breadth and depth of Canada’s unique jazz tapestry with presentations from coast to coast, including Winnipeg.

3. Shop local online

There is a big need to support and buy local right now. Check out The Locals app to shop virtually. This shop is a one–stop shop where you can find local makers and entrepreneurs all in one place. Many shops are now offering delivery, shipping and curbside pickup: check out Valencia Boutique and Mad About Style Boutique. Local online-only shops are also popping up!

4. Attend a virtual holiday craft show

November 1–15: Shop Crimson + Twig Artisan Market offering handcrafted, personal, home décor and specialty made-to-order foods. All products are made by talented local artisans.

5. Take the pledge

Manitoba’s restaurants have been hit hard by the pandemic, and Manitobans need to do what we can to support them. 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! They’ll give away a total of 10 gift cards worth $150 until the end of November 2020.

6. Take a tour of Dalnavert Museum

Dalnavert Museum is pleased to present a virtual tour, allowing access to the heritage house from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Dalnavert Museum also has Literature Out Loud at Dalnavert: a serialized Victorian book video podcast. 

7. Virtual Field Trips at the Manitoba Museum

No matter where you live in Manitoba, the Manitoba Museum can connect with you via their new slate of Virtual Field Trips. Explore the history of Winnipeg, the science of the night sky, the diversity of Manitoba’s plants and animals, or the stories of the fur trade, all from the comfort of your home.

8. Support your WSO

Purchase a ticket to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s livestream concert. Celebrate the tradition of the legendary Boston Pops, with a delightful blend of light classics and popular hits from the past and present. The concert will be available for viewing for approximately 72 hours after the livestream with your ticket purchase.

9. Help ArtsJunktion mb

ArtsJunktion mb Inc. is a community-based, charitable organization committed to supporting the creative community and work to reduce landfill waste. Their annual FUNdraiser includes an online raffle, auction and 50/50 and Instagram live auction, with performances by @hellobegonia & @feathertalia!

10. Explore the Canadian Museum for Human Rights from home

Spend some quality time with powerful exhibits and inspiring stories. Join a Museum guide on a virtual tour of exhibits and architecture. Or, download the mobile app to check out the entire Canadian Museum for Human Rights gallery by gallery.

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