May 2012 Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter

15% OFF In-stock Necky Looksha Kayaks Until May 31!

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May Special - Take 15% off all in-stock Necky Looksha kayaks only until the end of the month. 

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Summer Hours

Summer hours start May 19th, with 9:00 am opening every Saturday until September.  Get up and ready to tackle the weekend with an early start!

Summer Hours (Beginning May 19th)

Winnipeg (both locations):

Monday-Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday-Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: Closed

Thunder Bay:

Monday-Thursday: 10-6
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: Closed

Image 1Get $50 OFF a SPOT Satelite GPS Messenger

Buy a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger this summer and receive a $50 mail in rebate!  Dial 911, call for non-emergency help, or just let your family know you're OK with exact GPS coordinates no matter where you roam.  Provide peace of mind to your family and friends when you are out on your next big adventure, $50 off for a limited time.


WAV Paddling and Fort Whyte

WAV Paddling has found a new home!  We have expanded our current course base, and are now the exclusive instructors for paddling programs at Fort Whyte.  Check out our great summer canoe and kayak courses now online.

Winnipeg Courses and Events

Summer Courses

Registration is now open for spring and summer paddling courses!  WAV paddling has a new home at Fort Whyte, and there's never been a better year to try tackling whitewater or master the perfect J-stroke.  Check out all canoeing and kayaking courses available on our Winnipeg courses page.

Thunder Bay Courses and Events

Summer Courses

Registration is now open for rolling clinics and kayak courses on our Thunder Bay courses page.  Check back for more summer paddling courses coming soon!

Image 3The Happy Camper's "Wilderness Quest" DVD Release Party

Friday, May 11 join author and paddler Kevin Callan as he launches his new film about a canoe journey through Quetico in search of wilderness. Packed with humourous scenes highlighting common canoe-tripping misadventures, the one hour film explores one of Canada's largest wilderness parks--viewing its changing environments, wildlife, remoteness and scenic splendor.

LOCATION : The Finlandia Club, 314 Bay Street
TICKETS : $12 in advance from Wilderness Supply, or $14 at the door.

Wild Adventurer of the Month

Every month, Wilderness Supply features one of our customers who's had a wild adventure, and passes on some free gear to help them through their next undertaking. With such an early spring, for May we asked you how long you've been paddling this year. Michelle from Calabogie, Ontario was our earliest entry, with March 24th!

"I knew they would think I was crazy..."

Read Michelle's story!

Tim's Tip of the Month:

"Next time you are out paddling trying locking your arms with a slight bend and just paddling with your core. This will not only strengthen your core, but also work on torso rotation"