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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thunder Bay Anniversary BBQ


 

We are so glad to have spent the last decade as a part of the Thunder Bay community!  To show our appreciation, we're serving up some cake, BBQ, and the chance to joins us for a paddle (because nothing makes us want to get out on the water more than a belly full of buttercream!)

Wilderness Supply Anniversary BBQ
Sunday, June 22
12 - 3 PM
Boulevard Lake (Rita St Picnic Area)

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There will be canoes, kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards to try paddling, or you are welcome to bring your own boat.  Don't feel like getting out on the water?  Just bring your appetite...everyone is welcome!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wilderness Supply Camping Tent Sale & Expo - May 31-June 1

 

Join Wilderness Supply for our annual camping tent sale and expo at McLean's Athletic field on Lagimodiere!

Find your perfect backcountry home with over 50 tents set up from

  • The North Face
  • MSR
  • Eureka
  • Sierra Designs

and more!  Get great discounts on brand new tents just in time for summer camping, or come by early to claim one of our expo demo models at an even deeper discount.  It's our best tent prices of the year, at the perfect time of year to use them! 

 

Friday, May 31st from 12:00-7:00 (2013)

Saturday, June 1st from 10:00-4:00 (2013)

 

Come to our Speers Road store to check out great in-store discounts on clothing and gear, or head directly to our expo location to see what tents are available.

 

Happy Camping!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

8-year old Environmentalist Raises $1170 In Lieu of Birthday Gifts...So Far

If there’s one thing I love about the internet, it’s crowdsourcing. The way an idea can take hold and move like wildfire, bringing much needed support to important issues. Sure, sometimes the details of the cause are somewhat misplaced (hey, Koney) but the phenomenon is still impressive.

And when a fire gets lit under a cause worth fighting for, it’s a sight to see.

Take the case of 8-year old environmentalist Winter. According to The Grist, last night redditor nervousbreakdown19 posted that her daughter had asked for Nature Conservancy of Canada donations instead of presents this year.

"My daughter decided that for her birthday this year, she wanted to have a "donations in lieu of gifts" party, where she got donations for her favorite animal protection charity instead of gifts. The parents of children she was inviting to her party said she is "stupid" for not wanting gifts, and now she's feeling quite bad. They actually said this in front of her... 3 DIFFERENT PARENTS said it."

Ok, I’ll admit it: I was already hooked. An 8 year old with the wherewithal and focus to ask for donations instead of gifts for her birthday? Do you remember being 8? I wanted juggling sticks so bad, and I can tell you – I would not have asked for pine marten donations instead.

But Winter did. And when she was berated by her friends’ parents for doing so, she turned to the broader community for help.


 

As I write this, Winter’s campaign to save the pine marten has raised $1180--$40 more than when I first started this article. I suspect I’ll check back again tonight, and tomorrow, and the next day until I get caught up in the next crowdsourced cause. Sometimes the details are murky, but in this case things seem pretty clear.

 

And I can’t think of many things I’d rather put my money towards than saving an endangered animal while simultaneously showing an amazingly self-possessed 8-year old that the world is not made up solely of materialistic individuals who feel the need to shame and bully their children’s friends.

Check out Winter’s campaign here: Earth Rangers

 

Earth rangers is a registered charity whose mission is to educate children about the importance of biodiversity and empower them to protect animals in their habitat. More...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2015 Holiday Boat Discounts

Dreaming of a new boat underneath your tree on Christmas morning?  We want to help you make it happen! Whether you're buying for yourself or someone special, we've got once-a-year holiday deals you do not want to miss!

Save 15% on all Canoes, Kayaks and SUP only for December

Yes, that's right...all in-stock boats are 15% OFF only until Christmas!  These are the lowest prices we offer on new models all year.  Don't miss your chance to save up to $650 on the boat or SUP board of your dreams!

FREE Delivery before Christmas

Get free delivery before December 24th within the city limits of Winnipeg or Thunder Bay.  Don't worry about how you're going to get that new canoe home - we'll deliver it before Christmas and save you the time, cost and hassle.

So what are you waiting for?

Get down to one of our store locations any time between December 1-24th and get the best deal of the year on all in-store canoes, kayaks and SUP.  It's our gift to you - and a sure way to guarantee maximum excitement Christmas morning!

 

Only available on in-stock canoes, kayaks and SUP purchased in full between December 1-24, 2015.  Free delivery available within city limits (Winnipeg or Thunder Bay) during regular store hours, subject to scheduling availability.  Our staff will work with you to find the best time that works for you and us!  Boats must be delivered by December 24th to qualify.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Preview our Black Friday Deals


 

Grab these unbeatable deals only in stores Friday Nov 27th - Saturday Nov 28th.  Only available while quantities last!

Doorcrasher Specials

   

Plus shop ALL CLOTHING on sale up to 40% OFF!

 

Doors open Friday, November 27th 10am at all three store locations - selection may vary by store.  Sale does not include socks or accessories.

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