November 2009 Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter

Come visit our Winnipeg and Thunder Bay stores today! All fall and winter product is on the shelves. Winter jackets, snowshoes, cross country skis and more. Don't let fall and winter keep you indoors. Spend time with one of our great staff members and learn how you can enjoy the colder months just as much as the summer!

(Read to the bottom of the e-newsletter to see a special offer just for those who took the time to read)

The Holiday Season is coming and we have all the great little outdoor gifts that will make your loved ones smile!

Please Note: We are closed Wednesday November 11 for Remembrance Day. Lest we Forget.

Upcoming Store Events / Courses

Thunder Bay - The first ever REEL ROCK FILM FESTIVAL will be held in Thunder Bay on Saturday November 7.

Find out more information or BUY TICKETS HERE (Tickets $13.00 before the event and $15.00 at the door)

Winnipeg - View a complete of upcoming fall courses HERE

1. Intro to Sea Kayaking Indoor - Sunday, November 22, REGISTER HERE

2. Cross Country Ski Wax Clinics - First Course Tuesday November 24 REGISTER HERE

3. WAVpaddling Winter Pool Kayak Clinics at Pan Am Pool - SEE DETAILS ON CLINICS HERE

Keep checking back as more kayak dates will be offered. A number of dates for ski wax clinics are available. Private and group cross country ski lessons will also be available for Fall/Winter 09.

Contact us at the Winnipeg store at 204.783.9555 for more information.

Boat Maintenance - Service and Repairs NOW OFFERED at Wilderness Supply!

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer a SERVICE and REPAIR department at Wilderness Supply. Our staff have been mentored over the years by the likes of Wenonah Canoe, Red River Canoe and more recently with Tim's visit to Nova Craft Canoe in London, ON.

Do you have a canoe or kayak that needs repair? Skid plates, gunwales, rudders, patches, gel cote and more!

Check out just some of the services that we are able to offer you HERE and then call us at 866.520.9555 or 204.783.9555 (Winnipeg local) for more information on how to get an estimate.

Do you want to read a little more on canoe and kayak maintenance? ARTICLE: BOAT MAINTENANCE

Thunder Bay Food and Toy Drive

The team in Thunder Bay are doing a food and toy drive in support of Thunder Bay Salvation Army and The RFDA (regional food distribution association). We are planning on filling a canoe up with food and getting pictures taken by the press. The food drive will start on Saturday November 7th, 2009 as a kick off to the Reel Rock Film Festival.

We will be taking food admissions for the bouldering cave instead of cash and we encourage all of our customers to bring a wrapped toy or non-perishable food donation when they come to store between now and Christmas time.

Staff Updates

Dawn and Scott took their Level 2 Sea Kayaking Certification through WAVpaddling

Barry's daughter Shauna got married. Congrats Barry!

Rick spent a few great days paddling on the Atlantic Ocean with Leigh in some big waves!

Tim spent two days working with the great guys at Nova Craft Canoe in London, ON and learned a ton about repairing canoes

Mike paddled the Kopka River north of Thunder Bay in his canoe and loved it! See the Kopka River Park Website for more information

Gear Item of the Month

Patagonia R1 Full-Zip Fleece Sweater - $155.00

Perfect for fall or a layering piece for winter. Patagonia's Regulator fleece is warm, highly breathable and moisture wicking. Some people say they would never pay $150 for a fleece...but that's only because they don't know what they are missing! This fleece is incredibly durable. Ask us about the 1/2 zip pullover ($129.00) as the long zipper on this fleece is perfect for regulating body heat.

Rick has been wearing this fleece all fall during his travels across country and under his dry suit while kayaking on the Atlantic. He says that the full zip and half zip are definitely his new favorite fleece items!

Available in both our stores for Women and Men.

Special Offer to Email Readers

10% Discount on ALL NEW FALL 2009 CLOTHING UNTIL NOVEMBER 15, 2009. Just mention that you read this email!

Remember: this is not an instore sale and will not be posted so you must mention it to the staff in the store.