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New and Notable in May

By Eastman Tourism

April 25, 2022
Read time: 10 min

New and Notable in May – New Adventures, Beautiful Artwork, & So Much More!

Discover what’s new and notable in May! May is gonna be a busy month in Eastern Manitoba! Check out some of the events, new products, and new adventures that are coming this way!

Borealis Beading New Product (Ste. Genevieve)

Borealis Beading is always creating new and exquisitely designed beadwork! Their most recent addition is beaded mini embroidery hoop pendants that will be available for purchase soon! Add a little flair to your outfit with these stunning fashion/art pieces.

Borealis Beading is known for offering fantastic Métis beading workshops and experiences, but there is so much more they offer! Owned and operated by Melanie Gamache, a Manitoba Métis beadwork artisan, you can discover truly unique art pieces that are perfect for hanging on the wall or even wearing!


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EMCA Presents Bouey-Doucet Duo (Pinawa) – May 8, 2022

If you’re craving a night of music, you don’t want to miss EMCA’s concert series featuring the Bouey-Doucet Duo! Experience these brilliant musicians as they blend a 200-year-old violin (Christina Bouey plays an 1820 Pressenda on generous loan from the Canada Council Instrument Bank) and a piano, played by Pierre-André Doucet, for classical works by famous French composers!

Epic Rides MB Getting Ready to Launch

Epic Rides MB is a new video series and website dedicated to showcasing Motorcycle and Road Trip Routes throughout Manitoba and beyond! This year, Epic Rides will be showcasing Eastern Manitoba in their videos, including the many adventures, attractions, and businesses throughout the region!

On May 1, Epic Rides will be releasing their first full episode featuring Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary! Visit them online to check it out and in the meantime, watch the teaser video below!

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce TRIP Program – May 6 to 16, 2022

It’s baaack! Manitoba Chambers of Commerce’s TRIP Program is coming back from May 6 to 16! For those that may not know, TRIP allows people to stay at participating hotels, lodges and resorts in Manitoba and receive up to $100 in rebates; and you can visit nearby participating attractions for 50% off admission too!

So, how does it work?

Eligible participants will receive a rebate in the form of a personal cheque mailed to a designated physical address or delivered electronically to their PayPal account. The dates eligible for rebates will be Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16, 2022, with the window to upload receipts to the TRIP online platform closing one week later, at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 23, 2022. Manitoba residents aged 18+ can choose from ONE of TWO rebate options:

  • Book and stay in a hotel, motel, or resort in Manitoba, then access a $100 rebate by uploading a proof of purchase receipt to the TRIP online platform.
  • Manitobans looking for a day trip or outing: Visit one of the province’s 31 participating Star Attractions, then upload a proof of purchase receipt to the TRIP online platform to access a 50% rebate on general admission.

Check out the accommodations and attractions participating in the program this year here!


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Bonus: Eastman Tourism is Hiring for the Summer of 2022!

Eastman Tourism is expanding our team! For the summer of 2022, we are looking for two people, aged 18 to 30, to join us in promoting Eastern Manitoba. Deadline for applications is May 6, 2022.

The first position is an Office Administration Assistant to perform correspondence, research, promotions, and miscellaneous tasks. For a full job description, follow this link.

The second position is a Marketing Assistant to work with the marketing team on promotions; take video and photography for marketing purposes; create content focusing on promotional endeavours; and miscellaneous tasks. For a full job description, follow this link.

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