Sport, Culture and Heritage
The Manitoba Act, which created the Province of Manitoba, was passed by the Parliament of Canada, and received Royal Assent on May 12, 1870. The act was proclaimed on July 15, 1870, when Manitoba joined Canadian Confederation as its fifth province. Celebration of Manitoba Day on May 12 has grown into an annual community event since Manitoba's centennial in 1970.
May 12, 2016 is Manitoba’s 146th birthday!
Manitoba Day is an ideal time to celebrate our province’s diverse and colourful history!