May Long Weekend

Next to Canada Day, May Long Weekend is one of the most celebrated days of the year. The start of summer is worthy of celebration in a climate that can reach temperatures colder than Mars.

For most Manitobans, the long weekend is a chance to get rid of the winter blues and kick off the upcoming warm weather. If you plan to celebrate this May Long Weekend, here are five things you can do on a tight budget.

Gone Fishin’.

In Manitoba, fishing is an annual sport. However, if you want to get away from the hoopla of the long weekend, taking your family into rural Manitoba can prove to be a relaxing way to kick back with the changing seasons. If you do catch anything, consider bringing a grill and searing it on an open flame.Would You Like S’More?

Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Is there anything better? Oh yeah, a bonfire at night. Whether you’re camping with family or at home, having an outdoor bonfire can be the perfect start to your summer. Roast some marshmallows, pull out the guitar and share ghost stories until all hours of the night.

Red River Exhibition

Summer in Manitoba means going to the Ex

Take in the Sights

There is stuff to do all day and night across the province on May Long Weekend. From street festivals to shows for the whole family, taking your family into the crowd can ignite that spark we call fun

Rain, Rain Go Away…

It seems like May Long Weekend always results in a shower. If the sky does decide to open, take the party indoors and enjoy the sounds of the drops as they trickle against your windows. Consider doing a classic movie night or curling up on the couch with a good book. Shop online for summer accessories and clothing or put together a list of projects you plan to tackle before fall. That, or if there’s no lightning, consider grabbing the umbrella and going for an old-fashioned walk in the rain.

Manitoba in Sping

Spring Chores

Tender Loving Care.

May Long Weekend is the ultimate chance to go outside and groom the garden. Take the weekend to plant flowers, lay new grass or tackle a DIY project in the yard. Make it fun for the kids by bringing the toys outside and barbecuing hot dogs and burgers after you’re done.





Wishing you a wonderful May Long Weekend, and the chance to celebrate the coming summer!

Until next week,

Bonnie Pankratz