Plenty to celebrate in February
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This article was published 16/02/2022 (469 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Winter offers many opportunities for young and old to enjoy the abundance of outdoor activities. This year the increased snowfall has benefitted many outdoor enthusiasts, as they participate in their favourite winter activities. Outdoor parks are busy with people skating, skiing, walking, and enjoying the beauty of a winter wonderland.
For others, the snow has meant a daily workout as snow is shovelled from sidewalks and driveways. Thankfully, the calendar has turned another page and we are in February, which brings with it warmer temperatures, noticeably longer daylight hours and the beginning of outdoor and indoor festivities.
Black History Month, Festival du Voyageur and the Chinese New Year are three of the many things celebrated February. Music, activities, food, and artists share their talents with guests who visit the on-line or in-person venues. February is a month of celebrations honouring history, culture, education and family and friends.
Black History Month has events scheduled throughout the month, honouring the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. Festival du Voyageur, which runs Feb. 18 to 27, is the largest winter festival in western Canada, celebrates French-Canadian culture. This year, the 10-day festival will be hosted at an online venue and at its Fort Gibraltar location.
This year is the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar. Celebrated after the last new moon at the end of January, this year’s celebrations begin Feb. 1 and ended February 15. Happy new year to all who celebrate the lunar new year.
February is also I Love to Read Month, a month-long celebration promoting the importance of literacy. According to the Manitoba Reading Association, this year’s I Love to Read Month theme is Moving Forward with Hope. In the past, February has been a month full of book fairs and visits to local schools to read to the students. While we may not be back to celebrating in this manner, I am excited to participate in the festivities in whatever way possible and share with students the joy and value of reading.
Budget 2022 online consultation feedback closed at the end of January, and I want to thank the many Manitobans who participated in the many online stakeholder and town hall discussions. Feedback on Budget 2022 is important and gives insight to what matters to Manitobans and their families.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out and contact my constituency office at Janice.seineriverMLA@mymts.net
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Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.