Next year marks Manitoba’s 150th anniversary as a province. The Manitoba 150 committee is encouraging communities province-wide to start planning their celebrations. Funding is available to communities, non-profit organizations and First Nations to help pay for a portion of these events through the Celebrate 150 fund.
Co-chair of Manitoba 150, Monique LaCoste, shared how the funds can be used. She explains they’re looking for one time event based initiatives which are picnics, festivals or maybe you’ve always wanted to have a food festival or something a little different for your community so in the name of Manitoba 150 they’re inviting people to think a little differently and come up with great opportunities to engage their community.
Application forms are available at manitoba150.com. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, November 12th. Information is also available on the website on Honour 150 which will honour 150 Manitobans who have made outstanding contributions to their communities, the Build 150 program and the Learn 150 program.