Coronavirus: What’s open, closed — and cancelled — in Manitoba

Coronavirus fears have resulted in cancellations, closures and postponements across Canada and the world, and Manitoba is not immune.

See below for a list of COVID-19 related news for Winnipeg and the rest of the province when it comes to sports, entertainment, civic services and more.

This list will be updated as the situation progresses.


  • The Winnipeg Jets’ season is on pause after the National Hockey League’s decision to suspend play.
  • The Manitoba Moose won’t play until further notice due to suspension of the American Hockey League season.
  • The Western Hockey League is on hold, which means no Winnipeg Ice games until further notice.
  • Hockey Manitoba has cancelled all sanctioned games and programs.
  • The 2020 U Sports men’s and women’s volleyball championships are cancelled.
  •  Football Manitoba is indefinitely suspending its Bison Prep Camp and spring sixes sessions.
  • The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has cancelled the 2020 playoffs.
  • The Manitoba Major Soccer League has cancelled its games.
  • Winnipeg Youth Soccer is also suspending its games.
  • Basketball Manitoba has cancelled tournaments and is advising teams to cease operation.
  • Manitoba Ringette has postponed its provincial tournaments.
  • The Manitoba/Saskatchewan Open swimming championship has been cancelled.
  • The national softball umpire school, scheduled for early April in Winnipeg, has been cancelled.
  • Sport Manitoba has cancelled their coaching awards.


  • All City of Winnipeg services remain open, although the city is closely monitoring the situation and asking people with flu-like symptoms to stay away.
  • The public galleries of the Manitoba Legislative Building are closed, and tours are cancelled until further notice.
  • The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) will postpone all events until further notice and encourage each Manitoba First Nation to consider further health and safety options.


  • The University of Manitoba is limiting on-campus events and making some courses available online.
  • Red River College’s is implementing a study week while they decide what to do.
  • The University of Winnipeg has closed classes until the end of winter term.
  • Classes are proceeding as scheduled at Brandon University.
  • A number of Winnipeg schools are cancelling after-school clubs and activities.


  • The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon has been cancelled.
  • Cinematheque remains open but will use extra precautions.
  • Cineplex movie theatres remain open but with enhanced health and safety protocols.
  • The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is continuing programming as scheduled but limiting visitors and taking precautions.
  • The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Troupe Vertigo is cancelled for March 13-15 and it is likely next weekend’s Tchaikovsky performance will also be cancelled.
  • Rumours Comedy Club is limiting its capacity and increasing cleaning services.
  • A number of concerts and events at Bell MTS Place and the Burton Cummings Theatre have been cancelled or postponed.
  • The Park Theatre, West End Cultural Centre and other concert venues are taking extra precautions.
  • The 2020 JUNO Awards, which featured a number of Manitoba nominees, have been cancelled.
  • The Assiniboine Park Zoo remains open.
  • The Manitoba Museum is open.
  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has closed for the forseeable future.
  • There are several cancellations and postponements at the RBC Convention Centre – please check their website for more information.
  • A number of upcoming concerts at the Club Regent Event Centre have been postponed.

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