Here are a few facts about Manitoba. Well first of all the Flag of Manitoba was adopted on May 12 1966 under Queen Elizabeth the second. Manitoba's shield was granted by King Edward the seventh in 1905. Manitoba entered Confederation on July 15 1870. Manitoba became a Province on July 15 1870. The Paraire Crocus was made the Provincial Flower of Manitoba on March 16 1906. The Great Grey Owl was adopted as Manitoba's Provincial bird on July 16 1987.