The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) celebrates Manitoba’s 150th birthday and over 100 years of junior hockey history.
On this date 150 years ago, Prime Minister John A. Macdonald introduced the Manitoba Act where shortly after the bill was given Royal Assent and Manitoba was brought into Canada as a province. Manitoba is also the first province to gain entrance into Confederation through talks with an indigenous government.
“While we may not be able to celebrate 150 years as we all would like, Happy Manitoba Day to an incredible province filled with amazing people,” shared MJHL Director of Operations, Kevin Saurette. “We are very proud of how this province has come together during this unprecedented time and we are so grateful to call Manitoba home.”
To celebrate and recognize Manitoba 150 and over 100 years in the province, the MJHL has launched a five-part video vignette series. The series reinforces the strong legacy of amateur hockey and its importance to youth and quality of life in Manitoba communities.