The area now called Portage la Prairie, Manitoba is the traditional territory of and home to various Indigenous nations including the Anishinaabe/Ojibwe, Cree, and Dakota/Sioux peoples. French explorers came in 1738.
Curling has a rich history in Manitoba. From having the oldest club in Western Canada to advancements made in the game of curling itself, Manitoba is the hub of the sport.
The Brandon Exhibition was established in 1882 to support agricultural development in the prairies. Since then, it has bolstered the agricultural industry through animal sales, educational sessions, and entertainment, offering the community a place to gather, learn, and be amazed.
Prairie Chinese restaurants are important symbols, highlighting the legacy and enduring presence of Chinese Canadians.
Carberry is known as “King Spud Country” because some of the highest quality potatoes come from the local farmers in the area. The community was founded by European settlers in 1882.
In 1927, Manitoban gymnastics started off as a branch of the Winnipeg and Brandon YMCA and later grew from there.
Internationally-known author and naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) spent a significant portion of his life on a homestead just outside of Carberry, Manitoba.
Residential schools were government-funded schools to assimilate First Nations children into mainstream Canadian society, stripping them of their religion, culture, and identity. Within the walls of all Residential Schools, countless unlawful and inhumane actions were committed.
McCreary, Manitoba is a small town roughly 253km northwest of Winnipeg with a population of around 400 people. The town has undergone changes over the years, but preserving its history has remained important and valued.
St. Peters Colony is located in southeast Saskatchewan. It was founded by a small group of German Catholic settlers from Russia who decided they needed a new beginning in the late 1800s.