A favourite Manitoba pastime is being celebrated today. 

A camping-themed mural was revealed today at 1445 Pembina Highway. The mural, painted by muralist Charlie Johnston, is an ode to the great outdoors and the music of Neil Young. The mural was brought to fruition with funding from Take Pride Winnipeg! and Coghlan’s Outdoors.

“As we head into the fall, what better way to say farewell to summer than the warmth of a campfire,” said Tom Ethans, executive director at Take Pride Winnipeg! Inc. “We hope it warms the hearts of Winnipeggers throughout the winter.”

“Thank you to Take Pride Winnipeg! for facilitating this mural project with Coghlan’s Outdoors,” said Rob Coghlan of Coghlan’s Outdoors. “Spending time at the lake with Neil Young tunes has been a part of many Manitobans’ lives. This mural pays homage to two local diamonds we all share…incredible lake country, and Neil Young’s music!”

Attendees were treated to pastries from Stella's Pembina following the reveal.

Over 500 murals can be viewed around Winnipeg, made possible through funding partnerships between local businesses, business improvement zones, community foundations and Take Pride Winnipeg!