World Wellness Day at the Museum

Activities to take care of your human self

September 15 and 16, 2023

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September 15 is World Wellness Day, and the CMHR has a full line‐up of events planned to help you look after your human self.

Where else in the world can you learn to make an Indigenous medicine bag, pat a therapy dog, get limber and moving and enjoy a world‐class meal made from local whole foods?

Join us for some or all of these events.

September 15

Therapy dogs with the Winnipeg Humane Society

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Sifton Terrace

Language: This event is offered in English.

This dog‐assisted program uses Winnipeg Humane Society behaviour‐certified dogs to provide affection and comfort to people with various needs. Contact with trained animals is known to provide a range of benefits that help individuals cope with physical, mental, emotional and behavioural challenges. Come meet the dogs and enjoy the benefits of their good company.

Lunch Special at Boreal Bistro

Cost: $19

To reserve, call Boréal Bistro: 204–289-2187

On the menu: 
Grilled Moroccan spiced king salmon
Lentil and root vegetable salad with preserved lemon and herb vinaigrette

Building healthy habits with Dr. Nick Simoes – Energize, move, focus

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: MTS Classrooms

Language: This event is offered in English.

Let’s get moving! Learn how to incorporate healthy habits and more intentional movement in your day to help you be at your best. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Dr. Nick Simoes is a local chiropractor in St. Vital, a public speaker and delivers wellness workshops on a regular basis. He was inspired to become a chiropractor after he was injured in a car accident and experienced how chiropractic treatment helped his recovery and overall health.

Stress: How it affects your health and ways to deal with it

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: MTS Classrooms

Language: This event is offered in English.

Life has its moments! Dr. Nick Simoes will help you learn how to identify the stressors in your life, how prolonged stress can affect your physical and mental well‐being, and techniques to deal with it.

Yoga workshop with Sari Hochman from Modo Yoga (Cancelled)

This event has been cancelled.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

Free event, registration required

Location: Stuart Clark Garden Garden of Contemplation

Language: This event is offered in English.

Join Sari Hochman from Modo Yoga for an exclusive yoga workshop in the Museum.

Indigenous Paint Night with Heather Endall

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Free event, registration required

Location: MTS Classrooms

Whole and local foods dinner by WOW! Catering

2 seatings: 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $50, ticketed

Location: Boreal Bistro

Enjoy live music with Connor Derraugh in the Bistro during the dinner seatings.


Bread and dips: House Turkish flatbread with muhammara, apricot and honey labneh

Soup or salad: Thai coconut and shiitake soup with chili and lime or Roasted carrot salad with arugula, quinoa, goat cheese, toasted almonds and mustard vinaigrette

Entrée: Peruvian chicken, Hasselback beets, crushed potatoes with roasted garlic, virgin oil and fresh herbs or Roasted fall vegetables with beetroot risotto and tahini maple sauce

Dessert: Honey roasted pears with yogurt mousse, fresh berries and walnut crumble

Register for the first or second seating

September 16

Medicine teachings with Marilyn Dykstra – Make your own medicine bag

*This activity has been moved to Saturday, September 16. Other details remain the same.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation

Language: This event is offered in English.

CMHR Knowledge Keeper Marilyn Dykstra will lead a workshop on Indigenous sacred medicines. Participants will be able to make their own medicine bags to take home.

Learn more about Marilyn and her Cree Teachings at the Museum.