To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial – otherwise known as its 150th birthday, Winnipeg is playing host to numerous official and unofficial Canada 150 events. From the signature 2017 Canada Summer Games to special arts and culture exhibits and more, there are plenty of ways to mark the occasion all year long in the city (click here for 150 ways).
We’ll update with more information about local Canada 150 activities as it becomes available, so please keep checking back.
1867: Rebellion & Confederation
February 28, 2017 to April 30, 2017This exhibition takesvisitors through a lesser-known story about our country’s birth – three decades of turmoil, negotiation and compromise that...
Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History
February 28, 2017 to January 7, 2018Manitoba, at Canada’s 150th anniversary, looks vastly different than the fur trade outpost it was at the time of the four-province Confederation...
February 28, 2017 to October 1, 2017300 Memorial BoulevardIn celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and TakingITGlobal present Maplewish Mosaic. The...
Our Canada, My Story: A new exhibition for Canada 150
March 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017Uplifting stories of contemporary Canadians working to overcome human rights challenges are showcased in a new exhibition at the CMHR for...
Happy Birthday Canada! Canadian Landscapes
April 30, 2017We celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a youth choir, presenting choral works specic to Canadian landscapes. Guest choir will be the...
May 4, 2017 to May 7, 2017As we head into Canada’s sesquicentennial, we tackle the issue of nation building with a particular look at what are we willing to risk to make...
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra presents Modern Spanish Spirits with Asier Polo
May 16, 2017From Carnegie Hall to the MCO, Asier Polo bowls audiences over. In Spain, he is considered the leading national cellist; in Winnipeg he is,...
Nanabush and the Drum
June 7, 2017 to June 8, 2017This hilarious, touching theatrical work— with live orchestra, inventive lighting, and actors — follows a hapless French voyageur,...
June 9, 2017 to October 1, 2017The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with ART EXPRESS’D/ART EXPRIMÉ, a coast-to-coast-to-coast adventure that will...
The RCMP Musical Ride
June 10, 2017 to June 11, 2017The ride, which features 32 riders and their horses performance intricate choreography to music, will perform at Assiniboia Downs.