Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter June 2, 2009

Nearly all of the summer product has arrived at Wilderness Supply. We are fully stocked in canoes, kayaks, camping, clothing, hiking equipment - you name it! If you don't see that one item you've been searching for, don't hesitate to ask one of the staff as we will be glad to help you source it out.

Remember to take some time and plan outdoor activities this summer. Make the best of the great weather that is coming our way. In this day and age, everyone has such busy lives and schedules. After a long day at the job, you may just feel like plopping on the couch watching old sitcom re-runs for the 10th time....but try getting out during the week. Get out on the bike, take a walk, go for a paddle. Spend a half hour or hour doing something active. You may feel sluggish at first but you will be amazed how re-energized and amazing you feel after doing something fun!

Annual Spring Tent & Gear Sale - Winnipeg

Wednesday June 17 (4-9 pm) and Thursday June 18 (10-9 pm). Come and see over 40 different models of tents from 5 different brands. The best time of the year to see a number of different styles all set up at once! Make sure you check out all the huge deals in the store as well at 623 Ferry Rd. Some product will be marked as much as 70% off! First come first served!

Employment Opportunities

Join a fun and active team! See here for details on all positions available at this time. Please contact us at the store for more information or deliver a resume to our front desk.

Featured Gear

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Brunton 2 Burner Camping Stove - a lightweight camping stove, perfect for recreational camping or camping with larger groups.

Northwater Sea Tec Touring Safety Kit - a complete compilation of all the key safety items needed for kayaking

Evergreen Cottager Fiberglass Canoe - At Wilderness, we have canoes to fit everyone's paddling needs. The Cottager is an ideal canoe for the beginner or leisurely paddler. Stable, swift and just an all around pleasure to paddle. Starting at $1125.

Upcoming Courses for June

See a complete list of course listings at Wilderness Supply and register online here

  • Urban Assiniboine June 10
  • Intro to Sea Kayaking June 13
  • Beginner River Kayaking June 12-14
  • Kayak Rolling Tune - Up June 24
  • Intro to Map and Compass June 24 & 25
  • Sea Kayak Symposium July 3-5 - Thunder Bay

Partner Course - Manitoba Pioneer Camp / Paddle Manitoba

Paddle Manitoba and Raven Rescue bring the international standards of Rescue 3's Whitewater Rescue Technician 1 and Advanced courses to Manitoba for the first time. These courses are designed specifically for professional guides, private boaters, park service personnel, and others who work or play around moving water. You will learn to use techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues. Presented in three- day and two-day formats, the courses focuse on realistic problems that you may face while in the backcountry. The emphasis is on fast, low-tech and improvised rescue techniques that are effective and require minimal equipment. You will be taught to understand whitewater dynamics, handle swiftwater hazards and obstacles, effectively use throwbags, control in- water contact rescues, set up simple rope systems, successfully extricate pinned/wrapped boats, utilize basic rescue equipment and much more. The course builds the necessary skill and confidence for you to perform safe and effective rescues. You will receive a course manual and certification as part of your fees. Prerequisites: None but experience with moving water is recommended.

Registration: This course is limited to ten students so early registration is important. Contact the Paddle Camp Director, Cameron White, at (204) 878-3570 or paddlecamp@paddle.mb.ca for more information.

CourseDates: Wednesday to Friday 24-26 June 2009 / Saturday to Monday 27 - 29 June 2009 / Tuesday to Wednesday 30 July - 1 June (Advanced )
Location: Whitemouth River
Cost: $425.00 plus GST