Kit Muir, who grew up in Selkirk, has launched a video series called How to Interlake. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)
Have you always wanted to know what doing blacksmith work, banding birds and baking all have in common?
These are all activities that people can participate in while exploring the Interlake region of Manitoba. These activities are also featured in How to Interlake, an online video series about the Interlake and its various people.
Kit Muir is proud of her home community and wants not only locals, but those from outside of the Interlake to appreciate all that this region of Manitoba has to offer.
Muir, who is from Selkirk, is the creator and host of this particular online video series.
The 22-year-old moved to Winnipeg three years ago and said that creating the video series has helped her to rebuild and reconnect with the community she knew as a child.
“I wanted to promote the Interlake as a destination,” Muir said.
As host of the video series, Muir set out to re-discover the region where she grew up. She shares her personal experiences and in each episode features someone from an Interlake community, who has taught her how to do something unique.
“I grew up in Selkirk and that has a real fondness in my heart,” Muir said. “Some of the key destinations that I remember as a child growing up is Winnipeg Beach, Gimli and going out to Oak Hammock Marsh. Hecla came a little bit later, when I was a teenager we went up there. All of these places bring back really fond memories for me. I worked at Lower Fort Garry so that has a special place in my heart.”
Each week she launches a different episode on Facebook. In episode four, Muir showcases the important tradition of hand drumming, which was taught by Marlena Muir.
Muir explained to The Selkirk Journal that previous episodes have included how to work as a blacksmith, how to band birds and also how to make vinarteria.
Muir began this extensive video series last September as part of her Independent Professional Project as a Creative Communications student at Red River College.
“I’ve learned a lot about video projects during the past two years and it’s something that peaked my interest,” Muir added.