Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter May 5, 2009

Well most of the ice is slowly coming off the lakes, the trails are starting to dry up and thoughts of paddling and lacing up those hiking boots are becoming reality again!

At Wilderness, we're just as excited as you and we have a lot of new toys for everyone to play with outdoors for the 2009 season. Here's a few samples of what we now have in stock:


  • Dog PFD's - keep your favourite pooch afloat, check out our new extrasport dog pfd's
  • All kinds of safety gear such as WRSI whitewater helmets, throw bags, gloves, booties
  • Level 6 paddlewear - dry tops, splash tops, dry suits, wetsuits - and mesh duffels for storage!
  • Outfitting and repair - kevlar skid plates, fiberglass, seat drops, seats, closed cell foam and adhesive for making your boat fit your perfectly
  • 30, 50, 60 L canoe barrels and harnesses

Hiking and Camping

  • More dog gear! Leashes, backpacks, water bowls and more!
  • Youth outwear (NEW!) - North Face rain jackets, pants, fleece sweaters and quick dry pants
  • North Face Twin Peaks sleeping bag - a big double bag so you and your partner can snuggle together! ($170)
  • More footwear than we've ever had before - sandals, boots and shoes
  • Sunscreen, aloe, lip balm - protect yourself outside!

Of course we have a ton more! Visit one of our stores today - to see a map to our Winnipeg and Thunder Bay store, click here.


Saturday May 30, 2009 - TENT & GEAR SALE!

You definitely don't want to miss this event. Held in Winnipeg from 9-5 pm both in the store and in the field across the street. Here's what you can expect at this event:

  • Over 50 of the most popular tent models set up, all at the same time so you can physically get inside and compare one tent to the next. Our tent city has become the best way in Manitoba to pick your summer home! Tent sizes range from solo, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 person tents. Whether you are backpacking, paddling or need a durable outfitter tent for your work camp - we have the tent for you!
  • Up to 70% off select footwear, clothing and equipment. Tons of clearance winter and spring items available
  • All non-clearance items will be 10% off in the store, one day only!

WAVpaddling Canoe and Kayak Courses

Are now available at Wilderness Supply (Wpg). Visit our course pages here to find all the information on courses available. Sign up online, spots are filling up quickly!

Paddle Demo Days

Have begun! Try out a canoe or kayak before you buy it to make sure it is the best fit and smoothest craft for you! Sign up sheets are available both in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Contact us here for more information and to sign up! Don't forget that we rent a wide selection of canoes and kayaks in both stores.


Tim Wintoniw (Wpg) - "the new guy"...who already fits in like "the old guy". Brings a wealth of ski, canoe and general outdoor knowledge to the store. Tim is off in Tbay this week re-certing his Wilderness First Aid Course. He is heading up our canoe program through WAVpaddling and was a canoe guide with Churchill River Outfitters for the past few seasons.

Mila Gendron (Tbay) and Dawn Richardson (Wpg) are taking the Intro to Sea Kayaking Instructors course being held in Winnipeg this week. Look for them in the next little bit as course instructors with WAVpaddling in both Wpg and Tbay.

Scott Palmer (Wpg) is walking a little stiff legged from the first few hard core work-outs at Elite Performance Centers. Congrats on making the commitment to stay as fit as you can and truly live our philosophy of - "More than a Store...a Lifestyle!"

Rick Shone (Wpg) ran Hunt Lake trail last weekend and trail conditions were great! A bunch of us (Rick, Dawn, Scott) rode the Ingolf biking trail this weekend. We got wet and muddy and of course a few battle scars, but it was tons of fun!