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CBC Manitoba's Make the Season Kind

Make the Season Kind is CBC Manitoba’s annual holiday fundraiser in support of Harvest Manitoba. Harvest Manitoba is a charitable organization committed to ensuring that no Manitoban goes hungry. In a normal month, the organization feeds 70,000 Manitobans. Join us on December 4, 2020.
Listen, watch, give: CBC Manitoba's annual holiday campaign kicks off on Dec. 4. (CBC)

A pandemic doesn't put a pause on the need for kindness and generosity. In fact, this year the need is stronger than ever. 

Make the Season Kind is CBC Manitoba's annual holiday fundraiser in support of Harvest Manitoba. Harvest Manitoba is a charitable organization committed to ensuring that no Manitoban goes hungry. In a normal month, the organization feeds 70,000 Manitobans, including hungry children, hardworking yet struggling families, adults and seniors through over 350 agencies including food banks, soup kitchens, schools and daycares around the province.

On Friday, December 4, 2020, CBC Manitoba will devote a full day of programming to share heartwarming stories and music from local musicians to kick off the holiday season with a little kindness. Tune in to CBC Radio One (89.3 FM / 990 AM or via CBC Listen) for Make the Season Kind.


Make the Season Kind schedule

6:30 AM - 8:30 AM: Information Radio with Marcy Markusa 

Start the day with host Marcy Markusa featuring artists Renée Lamoureux, Jason and Nadia Burnstick and Naina Jinga. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Radio Noon with Pat Kaniuga

Tune in at noon with host Pat Kaniuga for an hour of storytelling focused on food.

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Up to Speed with Sam Samson 

Join host Sam Samson featuring artists Ingrid D. Johnson, live carollers and more.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: CBC Winnipeg News with Marjorie Dowhos and John Sauder

Wrap up the day with Marjorie Dowhos and John Sauder on CBC Winnipeg News. Donation lines will be open during the broadcast until 8 p.m. 

The Weekend Morning Show with Nadia Kidwai

Coverage continues over the weekend from December 5 - 6 with host Nadia Kidwai on CBC Radio One, from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.

*Artists, personalities and show line-up are subject to change.


Last year with your generous support, over $60,000 was raised in support of Harvest Manitoba.

This year, there are 3 ways to donate:

  1. Call 204-982-3582 

  2. Donate online at HarvestManitoba.ca/CBC

  3. Drop off food items at Harvest Manitoba, 1085 Winnipeg Avenue.

Thanks to the generous support of Maxim Trucking Inc. and an anonymous donor, all donations will be matched up to $100,000.

Give in kind to Harvest Manitoba. Donations accepted at 1085 Winnipeg Avenue. (CBC)

Many of us have been impacted financially by the pandemic, limiting us in ways we might traditionally contribute. But there are so many opportunities to spread generosity and kindness apart from making monetary donations.

Instead of getting lost in what we're missing this holiday season, let's focus on making the season kind. (CBC)

We invite you to add a spark to someone's day by considering the following acts of kindness:

  1. Call an elderly family member, friend or neighbour to check in on them.

  2. Help someone in your household with a chore or task.

  3. Send a thank-you letter or email to a front line worker (teacher, doctor, nurse, etc.) that has helped you or someone close to you.

  4. Make something special for your teacher.

  5. Make holiday cards for community senior homes.

The list is endless. Instead of getting lost in what we're missing this holiday season, let's focus on giving - let's make the season kind.

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