Hello Nature Manitoba members and friends,
Following the advisories from health authorities, and working groups regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone and/or cancel the following activities:
Nature Manitoba Office/Store - Closed as of March 24th, 2020
Our staff will be working primarily from home with very limited office hours. The office is now closed to members and the general public, however, we will have access to emails and phone messages. We will not be able to process orders from our online store or in-person orders at this time due to our limited capacity.
Nature Manitoba AGM - Postponed
The Nature Manitoba Board has discussed our options regarding the upcoming AGM on March 23rd. The in-person AGM meeting at The Franco Manitoban Cultural Centre will be postponed.
We will likely provide members with the option of an electronic copy of the 2019 Annual Report or a printed copy, sent by post. We are looking at how to accomplish other AGM business such as election of officers and Board members, approval of the individual reports and voting on the advertised resolution. We will communicate details of how we will do these things to you all as soon as they are finalized. If the COVID-19 situation permits, we may reschedule the AGM for a later date, as well as other events to celebrate our 100th Anniversary.
Award results will be announced online.
Nature Manitoba Workshops - Cancelled
As of March 13th, all Nature Manitoba workshops will be cancelled until further notice. If you have already registered for a workshop you will have the option of receiving a full refund for your payment or considering it a donation to our organization (with tax receipt). Someone from our office will contact you as soon as possible.
Nature Manitoba Outdoor Trips - Cancelled until further notice
Based on updated information, as well as the state of emergency in Manitoba being declared, Nature Manitoba has now made the difficult decision to cancel all Nature Manitoba-led activities. At this time we feel that encouraging group activities (even those outdoors) is not in keeping with the advise of various health agencies.
Until we hear otherwise, we strongly encourage members and the general public to continue to enjoy outdoor activities. However, we are following guidelines set out by Canada Public Health Services and other agencies in recommending the following:
- that these activities should be done individually or only within family/household groups
- that they are done when and where it is possible to keep to the social distancing guidelines of staying 2 meters apart from other people
- that anyone who is ill, or has returned from travelling within the last 14 days, stays home
We thank you for your understanding in making these hard decisions, but the health and safety of our membership and community is our first priority.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Messages can be left at 204-943-9029 or send an email to email@example.com