Monday, May 12, 2008
Happy Birthday Manitoba!
Well, aside from it being a rainy Monday in Manitoba, it's also this province's birthday today! Happy Birthday Manitoba!
From the Government of Manitoba website: May 12 is Manitoba's birthday. On that day in 1870, The Manitoba Act was passed by the Canadian Government, and Manitoba officially entered Confederation as a province. The Act was proclaimed on July 15, 1870, Manitoba's other birthday. Since the 1960s, Manitoba has promoted May 12th as the province's birthday.
Manitoba truly is a beautiful place (at least when were not complaining about the weather, bugs, crime, etc.) with much to explore... to learn more, visit the Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport website at http://www.manitoba.ca/chc/index.html.