January 2012 Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter

Image 5The Not-So-Secret Santa Sale

Select winter jackets are now on sale at both locations for 30-40% off!  Come grab a new parka at a great price to see you through those chilly January and February days.

Upcoming Courses

Cross Country Ski Waxing Clinics (Winnipeg)

Learn how to properly apply both grip wax and glide wax--essential skills if you're a cross-country skier--from our ski expert (and CCSAM male skier of the year for 2010!) Tim. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher on waxing your skinny skis, let us help improve your ski times and enjoyment this season.

All wax and waxing equipment included-- a 1.5 h course for only $25!

Jan 9 -- Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Jan 23 -- Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Feb 6 -- Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Feb 13 -- Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

All participants must register before arriving at the clinic through our website

Pool Paddling Sessions (Winnipeg)

Join WAVpaddling instructors this winter in the pool to learn valuable kayaking skills. Improve while the weather is cold so you'll be ready to jump back into the water in the spring!

Pool sessions are organized by the Manitoba Whitewater Club (MWC).
Location: Pan Am Pool, 25 Poseidon Bay - Winnipeg, MB
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 pm Mondays

For more information or to register for a WAV paddling roll clinic, visit our info page.

Indoor Introduction to Paddling (Winnipeg)

Make the best of these cold winter days and learn all the skills you need to get out on the water as soon as spring paddling season starts!  The theory portion of the class takes place off-water at the Wilderness Supply store, and the skills portion takes place on-water at the excellent St James Civic Centre salt water pool.  Course dates run throughout the winter, and make a great gift for the would-be paddler!

Dates: Jan 22, Feb 12, Mar 18, April 8

For more information or to register, visit the course page.

Ice Donkey Adventure Race - February 12, 2012

If you can't beat it...Then join it!

Join in the fun and adventure of a truly memorable winter experience!

The Ice Donkey Winter Adventure is back! HOT 103 and The Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail along with Swamp Donkey Adventure Racing want you to join in the fun at our third annual fantastic frosty event!

Participate as a solo or team of 2 in this 2-3 hr winter multi-sport style event that will test your mettle in snowshoeing, Ice-biking, running and skating. Compete against others and challenge yourself for ultimate abominable domination. Special winter challenges may include: tobogganing, snowman building, Inuksuk making or whatever Mother Nature may throw at us! We are Winnipeggers after all, and this kind of adventure is what we were made for!

Ice Donkey Race website for more information or REGISTER NOW HERE

Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival (BMFF) World Tour brings the excitement, the spectacle, and the richness of the mountains and mountain culture to Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Featuring spectacular, inspiring, funny, exciting, and thought-provoking mountain films from around the world, the BMFF is an exhilarating exploration of the mountain world from remote landscapes and cultures to adrenaline-packed action sports.

Tickets are only $15, now on sale at our Winnipeg store for the screening on Saturday, January 21 at the Burton Cummings Theater.

Wave Track Location Closed for Renovations

Our new Winnipeg location at C42 Speers Road closed its doors December 24 to undergo renovations, and will remain closed until the spring.  Stay tuned for news of our grand reopening -- we can't wait to unveil our third official Wilderness Supply location!

Tim's Tip of the Month:

Remember to stay hydrated as the temperature drops! Bring a thermos with you favorite decaf tea and a drop or two of honey; try an insulated bottle thermos or, for the ultra lights, place your water bottle upside down in your pack--it keeps the lid ice-free.