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Happy birthday, Manitoba: Snowbirds fly over province as present for 150th

Click to play video: 'Snowbird’s ‘Operation Inspiration’ soars over Kingston region' Snowbird’s ‘Operation Inspiration’ soars over Kingston region
It didn't last very long, but it was enough to lift the spirits of pandemic-weary residents in eastern Ontario. The snowbirds did a fly-past over several communities early Friday, as part of their aerobatic team's "operation inspiration." – May 8, 2020

Southern Manitoba kept their heads in the clouds Tuesday – the snowbirds did their flyby as a present for the province’s 150th birthday.

The CF Snowbirds took off  at 9:30 a.m – and flew a loop around the city as part of their “Operation Inspiration.”

Here’s what people caught on social media (some were luckier than others):

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They headed west along the Trans-Canada, flying past Portage la Prairie around 10 a.m. and headed into Brandon from the south at 10:30 a.m.

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The Snowbirds are reminding all Manitobans to practice physical distancing – even if we’re keeping our eyes on the sky.

May 12 is Manitoba Day, and this year is the province’s 150th birthday. Unfortunately, celebrations have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Manitoba Act, which created the Province of Manitoba, was passed by the Parliament of Canada, and received Royal Assent on May 12, 1870,” according to the province.

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