January 2013 Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is back!

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.



Saturday, January 19th
Burton Cummings Theatre (364 Smith Street)
Tickets $15 at Wilderness Supply

Doors open at 6:00, and the show starts at 7:00.  Great prizes to be won!

Thunder Bay

Sunday, January 27th
Tickets available from the ACC Thunder Bay

Want to Work for Wilderness Supply?

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and quality equipment that you would like to share with others?

Come work with our Wilderness Supply team!

We are now accepting applications for the full-time position of store manager at our Winnipeg East (42 Speers Road) location. Applicants must display extensive retail and management / supervisory experience - plus a strong passion for the outdoors!

Contact Rick at info@wildernesssupply.ca for a full job description.  Start date: immediate.

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Winter Gear Rentals

Looking for a way to get out in January?  Wilderness Supply offers snowshoe rentals so you can get out and enjoy the winter weather.  Try before you buy, and find out for yourself what makes snowshoeing so much fun!



Learn to be a Canoe Instructor!

Have you ever thought of becoming a canoe instructor?  This May 2013, WAV paddling along with their head canoe instructor are offering the Paddle Canada Certified Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem course, providing a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Introduction Lake and Basic Canoeing skills courses. 

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  • Conduct Paddle Canada Introduction Lake courses and Certify paddlers at that level
  • Conduct Paddle Canada Canoeing Basic courses and Certify paddlers at that level
  • Conduct Waterfront Canoe Activities
  • Assist on an Intermediate Lake Instructor or an Intermediate skills course (partner with Instructor in their canoe)

Find out more...

Upcoming Courses

Ski Wax Clinics - January 7, 10, 14, 17

Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher on waxing your skinny skis, let our experts help improve your ski times and enjoyment this season.  $30 gets you a 2 hour course including all equipment and wax.  Makes a great gift for a skier who already has all their gear!

Kayak Roll Clinics - January 14, 21, February 4, 11, March 11, 18, April 1, 8

Join WAVpaddling instructors in the pool for an evening and tackle that elusive kayak roll.

Indoor Intro to Kayaking - January 13, February 10, March 3, April 7

Whether you're tackling a New Year's resolution or want to make the most out of the new boat you got for Christmas, indoor courses provide the perfect opportunity to hone your skills so you'll be confident and ready to hit the water come spring!

Wilderness Advanced First Aid - March 2013

Designed for the avid outdoors person who will be traveling in areas where medical help is not always an option.  Learn to use improvised equipment and anticipate potential risks to your patient by using critical thinking to deal with medical emergencies in a remote setting.

Tandem Lake Canoe Instructor Certification - May 3-6

Provides a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Introduction Lake and Basic Canoeing skills courses.