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May 19, 2020 - Province Introduces New Resources to Support Victims of Family Violence During Pandemic

The Manitoba government is launching new resources to help those affected by family and intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


May 18, 2020 - Manitoba Celebrates International Museum Day

The province is celebrating International Museum Day by encouraging Manitobans to explore their history with virtual visits to Manitoba museums, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 8, 2020 - Province Announces Funding for Projects to Preserve Military Memorials

The Manitoba government is providing more than $50,000 in grants for 11 new projects that will extend the life of military memorials across the province through the Military Memorial Conservation Grant, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 5, 2020 - Province Plans Virtual Celebration of Manitoba Day

Manitobans are encouraged to join in a creative online commemoration of Manitoba Day in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


April 11, 2020 - Students and Parents Encouraged to `E-Xplore' Manitoba's Museums, Winnipeg Art Gallery Through Online Tours

Manitoba’s many beloved museums and art galleries have temporarily closed their doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but everyone is encouraged to keep enjoying the province’s rich art and cultural experiences by heading online, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox said today… read more


April 8, 2020 - Major Manitoba 150 Celebrations Paused for 2020

Due to the significant public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and large public gatherings, major Manitoba 150 celebrations are being paused for 2020, Premier Brian Pallister announced today… read more


April 1, 2020 - Province Announces Initiatives in Support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

“As Manitobans, we all love our beautiful summers and we were looking forward to celebrating Manitoba’s 150th anniversary, but right now, health and safety must come first,” said Pallister. “We know this is a difficult time for Manitobans, but we will get through this. We look forward to the days when we can reunite with our friends and neighbours to keep celebrating our great province”… read more


March 9, 2020 - Manitoba Recognizes International Women’s Day with Launch of Empower Women 20/20 Awards

Manitoba is recognizing International Women’s Day by launching a new awards program to honour women who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


March 6, 2020 - Manitoba Government Enhances Film and Video Production Tax Credit

As part of Budget 2020, the Manitoba government plans to enhance the Film and Video Production Tax Credit to encourage private-sector investment in permanent film infrastructure and attract more animation, visual effects (VFX) and post-production companies to relocate or do business in the province, Finance Minister Scott Fielding and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


March 6, 2020 - Manitoba Government Removes Red Tape Around Film Production Traffic Control

Manitoba’s thriving film production industry will benefit from proposed changes to The Highway Traffic Act that would give them more flexibility to acquire traffic control services on roads, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


January 28, 2020 - Archives of Manitoba Launches ‘Your Archives: The Histories We Share’

Manitobans are invited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming a province by helping shape a unique history exhibit, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


January 27, 2020 - Manitoba to Partner With Community to Support Women, Children Affected by Family Violence

The Manitoba government has chosen Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. to lead a network of community agencies to help improve housing options for women and children who have experienced family violence… read more


December 20, 2019 - Appointments Made to Board of Directors for Manitoba Film and Music

Two new members have been appointed, and one member reappointed to the board of Manitoba Film and Music, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today.… read more


December 18, 2019 - Manitoba Revitalizes Funding Model for Manitoba Arts Council

Following the most extensive review of Manitoba’s cultural policy in nearly three decades, the province is broadening the mandate of the Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) by creating a single… read more


December 13, 2019 - Significant Heritage Funding Increase through New Heritage Resources Conservation Grant

As part of its 100-Day Action Plan, the Manitoba government has created the Heritage Resources Conservation Grant, which will more than triple funding to support heritage projects… read more


December 6, 2019 - Province Remembers Women Who Died as a Result of Violence on 30th Anniversary of Montreal Massacre

Manitobans are encouraged to visit the Legislative Building to reflect on the 30th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister… read more


December 5, 2019 - Manitoba Government Improves Supports for Victims of Sexual Violence and Stalking

he Manitoba government has amended The Employment Standards Code to broaden domestic violence leave to include victims of interpersonal violence, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox… read more


December 3, 2019 - Appointments Made to Manitoba Arts Council Board

The Manitoba Arts Council welcomes three new board members along with four returning members, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


November 29, 2019 - Two Appointments Made to Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation Board

Two appointments have been made to the board of the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation (MCCC), Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


November 25, 2019 - Province Introduces Changes to Employment Standards Code that Would Improve Supports for Victims of Sexual Violence and Stalking

The Manitoba government is introducing amendments to The Employment Standards Code that would broaden the current domestic violence leave to include victims of interpersonal violence, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for status of women, said today… read more


November 21, 2019 - Manitoba Commemorates Holodomor with Ukrainian Community

Manitobans are encouraged to take a moment this Saturday to remember the Holodomor, an artificial famine genocide in Ukraine in 1932 to 1933 that claimed the lives of millions of people, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


November 7, 2019 - Province Committed to Supporting Veterans

The province has taken a number of steps to ensure the long-term viability of Manitoba legions and applications are now available for the new Military Memorial Conservation grant program, Premier Brian Pallister announced today… read more


June 11, 2019 - Manitoba Creates $15-million Heritage Resources Fund

The province is creating a $15-million Heritage Resources Fund to help preserve Manitoba’s heritage infrastructure, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 24, 2019 - Manitoba Celebrates 100 Years of Preserving Local Publications

Manitoba can proudly boast it has maintained one of the most comprehensive collections of locally produced publications of any jurisdiction in the country for 100 years, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 17, 2019 - Province Celebrates International Museum Day

The province is celebrating International Museum Day by encouraging Manitobans to take advantage of the opportunity to explore Manitoba’s history with a visit to a museum, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 8, 2019 - Province Creates Military Memorial Conservation Fund

The province is investing $2 million for the creation of an endowment fund to ensure military memorials can be preserved and maintained for future generations, Premier Brian Pallister and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


April 26, 2019 - Manitoba Heritage Trust Program Funds More Local Projects

Funds continue to flow into communities around the province from the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program that supports local museums as they proudly update their programming or tackle projects designed to showcase the province’s history, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today… read more


April 15, 2019 - Province Commends Safe Sport Initiative by Sport Manitoba

The province is applauding the continued effort of Sport Manitoba to raise awareness and offer support to athletes, coaches and volunteers, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


April 8, 2019 - Manitoba Supports Tribute to Battle of Vimy Ridge

Manitoba has joined other Canadian provinces, private and corporate donors, and will provide $25,000 to support the development of the Vimy Foundation Centennial Park in France, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


March 12, 2019 - Province Releases Our Way Forward: Manitoba's Culture Policy and Action Plan

Following the first review of Manitoba’s cultural policy in nearly three decades, the province has released an action plan that will guide the decision-making process for Manitoba’s cultural and creative industries, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


February 15, 2019 - Festival du Voyageur Receives Celebrate Manitoba Designation

Manitoba’s iconic Festival du Voyageur has received special designation under the Celebrate Manitoba program, which honours long-running community events, fairs and festivals, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


January 18, 2019 - Manitoba Heritage Trust Program Funding Local Projects

Funds from the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program will flow to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden and the Manitoba Agriculture Museum in Austin thanks to the commendable fundraising efforts by both museums, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today… read more


January 15, 2019 - Manitoba Government Renews Film and Video Production Tax Credit

Following a comprehensive review of the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, the Manitoba government will make it permanent and remove the 'sunset clause', Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today… read more


December 13, 2018 - Manitoba Heritage Trust Program Funds Local Projects

Funds have started to flow from the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program that will support local museums as they work to engage the community and highlight the history of the province, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today… read more


November 22, 2018 - Manitoba Commemorates 85th Anniversary of Holodomor

The Manitoba government is commemorating the 85th anniversary of the end of the Holodomor, a famine genocide that claimed millions of lives in Ukraine between 1932 and 1933, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


November 7, 2018 - Manitoba Commemorates 100th Anniversary of the End of the First World War

The Manitoba government will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a number of special events and an open house at the Archives of Manitoba, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


September 25, 2018 - Manitobans Encouraged to Celebrate Culture Days

Manitobans are encouraged to enjoy the wide variety of free events celebrating the arts and culture for the upcoming Culture Days Manitoba, which runs Sept. 28 to 30, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


September 10, 2018 - Appointments Made to Winnipeg Art Gallery Board

Two new members have been appointed to the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) board of directors, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


September 7, 2018 - Provincial Appointments Made to Sport Manitoba Board

One new member and one returning member have been appointed to the board of Sport Manitoba, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister, Cathy Cox announced today… read more


July 31, 2018 - Province Announces Appointments to the Manitoba Museum Board

The Manitoba government has appointed three new members to the Manitoba Museum board, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


July 19, 2018 - Appointments Made to Manitoba Film and Music Board

Four new and two returning members have been appointed to the board of Manitoba Film and Music (MFM), Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


June 18, 2018 - Manitoba Puts Out Call for Ideas, Moves Closer to Creating International Curling Centre of Excellence in Winnipeg

The Manitoba government has launched a request for expression of interest (REOI) to generate ideas for the best location and to find potential partners, individuals and corporate sponsors who want to be part of the International Curling Centre of Excellence (ICCE), Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


June 13, 2018 - Province Announces Appointments Made to Centre culturel franco-manitobain Board of Directors

Four new members and two returning members have been appointed to the board of the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM), Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 25, 2018 - Manitoba Confirms Additional Support for Inuit Art Centre

Rendition of Inuit Art Centre
Rendition of Inuit Art Centre

The Manitoba government is significantly increasing its investment in the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Inuit Art Centre, Premier Brian Pallister announced today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the project… read more


May 18, 2018 - Province Celebrates International Museum Day

Manitobans are encouraged to visit the province’s many museums to celebrate International Museum Day, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today… read more


May 13, 2018 - Province Starts Countdown to Manitoba's 150th Anniversary

The province has introduced legislation that would reduce the duplication of classification services for films and video games, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 12, 2018 - Province Starts Countdown to Manitoba's 150th Anniversary

The Manitoba government marked Manitoba Day with the creation of a special committee tasked with planning celebrations to coincide with Manitoba's 150th anniversary in 2020, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 3, 2018 - Province Supports Major Renewal Project at the Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba government will contribute $1.4 million to the Manitoba Museum's Bringing Our Stories Forward capital renewal project, with another $3.6 million available if private donation targets are met, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


April 23, 2018 - Province Announces Members of Film and Video Production Tax Credit Working Group

The Manitoba government is following through on its Budget 2018 commitment to establish a working group to evaluate the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


April 3, 2018 - Applications Now Being Accepted for Manitoba Heritage Trust Program

TCommunity museums and archives can now access matching dollars from the new Manitoba Heritage Trust Program, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today… read more


March 13, 2018 - Manitoba Introduces Legislation that would Make Film Classification More Efficient

The province has introduced legislation that would reduce the duplication of classification services for films and video games, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


February 22, 2018 - Black History Month Exhibit Visits Manitoba Legislative Building

TThe Province of Manitoba welcomes and encourages everyone to visit a special exhibit at the Legislative Building as part of Black History Month, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


February 21, 2018 - Province Announces Winnipeg Music Festival Receives Celebrate Manitoba Designation

The Winnipeg Music Festival has received special designation under the Celebrate Manitoba program, which honours long-running community events, fairs and festivals, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


December 19, 2017 - Manitoba Strengthens Investment in Heritage Organizations

The Manitoba government is strengthening its support for heritage organizations across the province with funding for two major capital projects and the creation of a new endowment fund for smaller organizations, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today… read more


December 15, 2017 - Manitoba Announces Committee to Develop International Curling Centre of Excellence

Manitoba is sliding closer to establishing an International Curling Centre of Excellence (ICCE) by selecting the committee that will help guide its development, Premier Brian Pallister and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


December 4, 2017 - Manitoba Improves Access to Government Notices

Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox is proposing legislative amendments that would improve access to various government notices by publishing them online and free of charge on a weekly basis… read more


November 22, 2017 - Manitoba Commemorates Holodomor with Ukrainian Community

Students at Manitoba's post-secondary institutions will benefit from new requirements for their schools in regards to sexual violence, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


July 7, 2017 - Province Announces Nine New Members Appointed to Manitoba Arts Council

The Manitoba government has appointed nine new members to the Manitoba Arts Council, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced today… read more


June 20, 2017 - Province Appoints New Members to Manitoba Museum Board

The Manitoba government has appointed five new members to the Manitoba Museum board of governors, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced today…


April 28, 2017 - Province Announces New Law in Effect to Address Sexual Violence on Campus

Students at Manitoba's post-secondary institutions will benefit from new requirements for their schools in regards to sexual violence, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today…


April 3, 2017 - Province Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Manitoba

The Manitoba government will recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month by raising awareness, sharing information about available resources and fostering a greater understanding of consent, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for status of women, announced today… read more


March 29, 2017 - Manitoba Government Launches Review of Privacy Legislation

The Manitoba government is inviting residents to provide input on two pieces of privacy legislation, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced today… read more


March 23, 2017 - Manitoba Government Launches Cultural Review

Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires today launched a detailed cultural review that will generate a more complete picture of the role culture plays in the province’s unique identity… read more


March 8, 2017 - Province Celebrates International Women's Day

The Manitoba government is celebrating the great strides of women in science and engineering this International Women's Day, said Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women… read more


February 28, 2017 - Province Announces New Appointments to Sport Manitoba Board

The Manitoba government has announced the appointment of five new individuals to the board of Sport Manitoba, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced today… read more


February 15, 2017 - Manitoba Congratulates 70th Annual Trappers' Festival

THE PAS - The province congratulates the Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival as it prepares for its 70th celebration of northern traditions and activities, Premier Brian Pallister and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced here today… read more


February 13, 2017 - Manitoba Snow Sculpture Honours 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge

In association with Festival du Voyageur, the province has unveiled a special snow sculpture paying tribute to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires announced today… read more


February 1, 2017 - Premier Welcomes New Canadians in Citizenship Ceremony at the Legislative Building

Manitoba has a long and proud history of welcoming new citizens and today Premier Brian Pallister and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires welcomed 25 new Canadians at a citizenship ceremony at the Legislative Building… read more


January 24, 2017 - Province Announces Appointments to Manitoba Women's Advisory Council

The Manitoba government has appointed eight new individuals to Manitoba Women's Advisory Council, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


January 23, 2017 - Province Proclaims Third Week in January Women's Equality Week

The Manitoba government is promoting gender equality by proclaiming the third week in January Women's Equality Week, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


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