March 2012 Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter

Image 3REEL Paddling Film Festival - Tuesday, March 13 in Winnipeg!

Join us for a night of inspiration and great prizes as we host our 4th annual REEL Paddling Film Festival at the Gas Station Theatre. See this year's best paddling films from Canada, the United States and around the world, and visit with local paddling groups set up in our lobby. You will leave the theatre just itching to explore rivers, lakes and oceans!

WHERE: Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Ave - Fully licensed bar and snacks available for purchase.
COST: $14.00 at Wilderness Supply (623 Ferry Road). Get your tickets now -- last year's event sold out!
DATE: Tuesday, March 13th, 7:30 pm

Prizes to be won!

Buy Tickets Online Now!

Image 2Featured Gear

New at our Thunder Bay store - the Black Diamond Distance and Ultra Distance Z-Poles!

This award-winning lightweight trekking pole has swept the board, finding its place on the National Geographic Adventure Gear of the Year list for 2011, taking the coveted title of Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice (2011) and grabbing Gear Junkie's 'Best in Show' award from Outdoor Retailer 2010.  If all those recommendations aren't enough, stop by and try them out yourself!  Wicked light, they have to be held to be believed, and with the cool Z-design, they fold up small to fit into your pack. 

Winnipeg Courses

Indoor Introduction to Paddling

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!

Dates: Mar 18, April 8

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


Wild Adventurer of the Month

March is all about St Patty, and the luck of the Irish. We asked for stories about luck in sticky outdoor situations. Our favourite entry came from Penny of Manitoba, whose first adventure into Mexican mountain biking was nearly her last!

"As I unclipped my pedals from my bike to walk over some rocks that day I noticed my feet break through the underlying trail and I began to free fall down...down...down...."

Read Penny's full story!

Tim's Tip of the Month:

"Pack duct tape around your water bottle. It doesn't take up a lot of space, and is always handy when needed!"