May 2013 Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter

manitoba park passes

Manitoba Park Passes Now Mandatory - Pick Yours Up at Wilderness Supply!

Since May 1st permits are required for entry into all provincial parks in Manitoba.  Annual permits are now available for purchase at both Wilderness Supply Winnipeg locations. The $40 pass is transferable between vehicles and gives you entry into any provincial park from May 1, 2013 to April 31, 2014.

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Rain jackets require regular cleaning and refinishing to maintain water repellancyIs Your Camping Gear Ready for the Spring Season?

Spring weather is finally here and we're all excited to get out and make the most of it! Before you get too ahead of yourself, it's a good idea to check your gear over to make sure it's up to the challenge.

Do you know how to clean a sleeping bag?  Or why even rain coats require washing?  The answers to these questions and more in our new 'how to' feature.

How to Clean and Repair your Gear for Spring...

Try a canoe or kayak before you buy in winnipeg and thunder bay demosTry a Canoe or Kayak Before You Buy at our Demo Evenings

Wilderness Supply offers no-risk demos all spring and summer so you can try out the canoe or kayak of your choice in the water. Compare multiple kayaks to see what's best for you, or test how a kevlar canoe ups your paddle speed, all within city limits in Winnipeg or Thunder Bay.

Winnipeg demos start running after the May long weekend. The ice is still on Boulevard Lake in Thunder Bay, but we are taking names for a wait list - we should be on the water soon!

Book your demo now by calling one of our three locations:

Winnipeg West
623 Ferry Road • 204-783-9555

Winnipeg East
42 Speers Road • 204-231-8226

Thunder Bay
244 Pearl Street • 897-683-9555

Upcoming Events

Campers Only Evening

Join us this spring for an exclusive 'Campers Only' event. Campers always receive 15% off paddles, dry bags, sunglasses, water bottles, sleeping bags, rainwear, clothing and footwear at Wilderness Supply. For one evening only, come by for fantastic doorcrasher specials including select North Face sleeping bags at 25% off and special discounts on KEEN watershoes ONLY during this special sale day!

DATE: Thursday, May 23 5pm - 8 pm
LOCATION: 623 Ferry Road

Wilderness Supply Tent Sale

Find your perfect backcountry home with over 50 tents set up from The North Face, MSR, Eureka, Sierra Designs and more.

DATE: Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1
LOCATION : 42 Speers Road

MEC Paddlefest

Join WAV Paddling, Wilderness Supply, MEC and various paddling groups from around the city for a day-long celebration of paddling! Demo canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards, participate in the gear swap, or just stop by to chat!

DATE: Sunday, June 9th
TIME: 10AM - 4PM
LOCATION : FortWhyte

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Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Kayaking

June 8, 11 & 13, 16, 18 & 20, 29
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Level 1 Sea Kayaking

June 7-9
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Beginner River Kayaking

June 14-16
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Introduction to Rolling

June 17, 26
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Intermediate River Kayaking

June 21-23
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Canoe Basics

June 5, 13, 19, 27
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Canoe Fundamentals

June 2, 8, 16, 23
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Intro to Whitewater Tandem Canoe Skills

June 22-23
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