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Spirit Week 
April 15-19, 2024

We want to recognize and celebrate you and your team with a week of Spring Spirit, April 15-19. Throughout the spirit week you are invited to participate in themed activities and challenges! Join your teammates, co-workers and other staff from across the health system to celebrate the end of winter with activities that are intended to promote teamwork, creativity and fun!

Dress in colourful clothing (or bright scrubs) and decorate your area in beachy themes to celebrate spring*!
Packing game
Power up and dress like the superhero you are!
Superhero Charades
Show us your team spirit and wear your favourite jersey or sports themed gear today!
Sports Day Word Search
Celebrate Friendly Manitoba, its delicious cuisine (contest below) and the caring individuals across our province that make up our organization.
Contest: Manitoba Eats!
Dust off those old school outfits and rock the retro look! Travel back in time and see how well you know Manitoba in our quiz below!
Flashback Friday Quiz
Ways to win:
Submit photos for best dressed team/individual and most creative team/individual!

Get creative and share your spirit with us! Each day will offer themed events, decoration challenges and team-building activities. Whether you work in a direct care area or are participating remotely, we encourage you to take the opportunity to share a light moment with the colleagues and co-workers who are so important to each of us. Send in photos (or video!) of you dressed up, your decorated department, or participating in one of our many activities and you could win a $25 gift card! Prizes will be awarded to some of the best dressed teams, decorated workspaces as well as through our Manitoba Eats Spirit Week nominations and Flashback Friday Quiz!

Thank you for sharing your Spring Spirit!

  • All contests close Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners must be current health-care worker at a Manitoba facility, program or service. 
  • Flashback Friday Manitoba Trivia Answer Key
  • Note: submissions may be featured digitally on Shared Health channels unless otherwise specified.

Manitoba Eats!

Manitoba is full of flavourful fun diverse restaurants and cuisine!

Thank you to everyone who has already shared with us some of your favourite cultural cuisine, delicious dishes and restaurants in their region!

Here are some of the recommendations in the running:

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority recommendations:

  1. Pineridge Hollow – Oakbank
  2. Half Moon Drive In – Lockport
  3. Beach Boy Restaurant – Gimli

Honourable mentions: Skinners – Lockport, Roxi’s Uptown Cafe – Selkirk, Brennivins Pizza Hus – Gimili, Blue Haze Barbecue – Beausejour, Colins’ House – Beausejour

Winnipeg (WRHA and CancerCare Manitoba region) recommendations:

  1. 529 Wellington
  2. Baraka Pita Bakery
  3. A Little Pizza Heaven

Honourable mentions: Brazen Hall, James Ave Pumphouse, Passero, Juneberry, Wasabi, Feast Café Bistro, Clemintine Cafe, Santa Lucia Pizza, Nola, Watt Street Bistro, Dug & Betty’s Ice Creamery, Gangnam Sushi, Sous Sol, Pho Hoang, Harth Mozza & Wine Bar, Tabula Rasa / Solera, One Great City Brewing Company, Thida’s Thai, Peasant Cookery, Underdogs, Crumb Queen

Southern Health-Santé Sud recommendations:

  1. Bill’s Sticky Fingers – Portage la Prairie
  2. Over the Coals – Portage la Prairie
  3. Mole Guacamole – Portage la Prairie

Honourable mentions: Syl’s – Carman, MJ’s Kafe – Steinbach, Chino’s Bistro – Steinbach, Kings Deli Market & Eatery – Winkler, Bigg Smoak Bbq Smokehouse & Grill- Steinbach, Oakridge Cafe – Steinbach, Doener Grill Express – Steinbach, Lily Stone Cafe – Rosenort

Prairie Mountain Health recommendations:

  1. Lady of the Lake Shop, Cafe & Pub – Brandon
  2. Lakehouse – Wasagaming
  3. White House Bakery & Restaurant – Wasagaming

Honourable mentions: Chilli Chutney – Brandon, The Buffalo Bar & Ten Steakhouse – Onanole, Chez Angela Bakery and Café – Brandon, The Dock on Princess – Brandon, Shawarma Queen Donair Kebab Buffet – Brandon

Northern Health Region recommendations:

  1. Aurora + Pine Bistro
  2. Northern Inn & Steak House
  3. Venus Pizza

Honourable mentions: Toms Pizza- Thompson, Lazy Bear Cafe- Churchill, Inferno Shawarma – Flin Flon, John And Jessie’s Steak And Ribs -The Pas, Good Thymes – The Pas


Throughout Spirit Week all staff must still follow Infection Prevention and Control, Personal Protective Equipment, Uniform (where applicable), Fire Codes, Physical Distancing requirements and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). It should be noted that although we encouraging you to dress up and decorate this does not change the protocols within your area.

A reminder, all staff must comply with PHIA protocols when taking photos. Shared Health’s policy prohibits staff from taking photos of patients, PHI, or photos that identify any locations, facilities, operations, products, and posting them online.

Please remember to adhere the following IP&C protocols: 

  • Proper hand hygiene
  • Appropriate PPE worn at all times, except when eating and drinking
  • Respect maximum occupancy and physical distancing requirements
  • Costumes must not interfere with patient care or uniform requirements
  • Communal foods/eating must adhere to all site/SDO requirements

To socialize safely and decorate within IP&C guidelines, we will ask staff to review these documents:

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