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Nature Manitoba Events

January 2017

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Snowshoe/Ski at Camp Morton Provincial Park
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Seine River Hike

Seine River Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, January 8th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Hike from Happyland Park to Whittier Park where Seine River meets the Red River . From Seine we will walk across  Whittier Park to Fort Gibraltar. Bring water, appropriate footwear and clothing and snacks. 

Meeting at 10 am at St Joseph Street / Fort Gibraltar . There will be a shuttle. 

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Jan 8 2017
 
 
 
Ski the rolling, forested, sheltered trails of Grand Beach

Ski the rolling, forested, sheltered trails of Grand Beach

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, January 11th

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kathy Holt 204-269-6052.

Ski some of the 35 kms of sheltered trails in the spruce and pine forest on a choice of several loops. Trails are groomed with double classic tracks and a skating trail between. 

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An extraterrestrial event recorded in Manitoba at the end of the last Ice Age

An extraterrestrial event recorded in Manitoba at the end of the last Ice Age

Presenter: 

James Teller

Date: 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Location: 

Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd on second floor - Salle Antoine-Gaborieau.

Admission: 

$2 for members (non-member rate $5)

A sequence of sediments deposited in a glacial lake along the margin of the retreating Pleistocene ice sheet in southwestern Manitoba spans thousands of years and contains evidence for an extraterrestrial event. The sediments, pollen, organic macrofossils, peat, magnetic microspherules, nanodiamonds, and elements like Iridium and Platinum reveal a complex history of the region at the end of the last Ice Age.  Come hear how this history is linked to catastrophic meltwater drainage from the Canadian Prairies and overflow from glacial Lake Agassiz, which was punctuated by an extraterrestrial event that abruptly and dramatically altered the Earth’s oceans and climate.

 

Presented by: James Teller  Professor Emeritus Department of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba

 

Jan 16 2017
 
 
Snowshoe Trip

Snowshoe Trip

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Wed, January 18th

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact John Gray 204-269-1765 to register.

Snowshoe trip to either La Barriere Park or the Bois des Esprits riverside “monkey trails”. Contact John Gray 204-269-1765.

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Assiniboine River Hike

Assiniboine River Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, January 22nd

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Hike from the Forks to East Gate ( area close to Maryland-Sherbrook Bridge ) and back . Dress appropriately and bring water and snacks.

Meet at 10 am at Johnson Terminal at the Forks .

 

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Jan 22 2017
 
 
Practising Permaculture to Grow Food & Community in South Osborne

Practising Permaculture to Grow Food & Community in South Osborne

Instructor: 

Rod Kueneman, VP of Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-operative (SSOCC)

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

SSOCC is part of an urban food movement which seeks to grow local organic food in a sustainable way while fostering self-reliance and community self-reliance. We work with plant and animal communities to build ecological webs of life in small gardens and orchards, which operate as community commons. We help to design and manage these local places to build soil fertility without the use of fertilizers and to manage pests and diseases without the use of chemical poisons. As these permaculture sites mature, we learn and teach how to grow food in a low carbon way and share the natural abundance of these living communities with those among us who lack food security. We practise the permaculture ethics:  care of earth, care of people, fair share.

Jan 24 2017
 
Snowshoe/Ski at Birds Hill Provincial Park
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Bird's Hill Ski

Bird's Hill Ski

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

Sun, January 29th

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Please join me on leisurely ski at Bird's Hill Provincial Park . Meet at 10 am at Perkins parking lot close to Lagimodière Blvd . We will then go to Bird's Hill horse stable parking lot and start from there . Please bring water, lunch and snacks .

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Jan 29 2017
 
 
Intro to Backcountry Camping

Intro to Backcountry Camping

Instructor: 

Sean Worden, Nature Manitoba Outdoor Trip Leader

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

Do you want to know if you are ready to attend an intermediate-advanced level Nature Manitoba outing? This presentation is geared to those members that have a desire to begin backcountry trips and are unsure if they have the skills, knowledge and equipment to move beyond the campground. A two-hour information session will be followed by an actual hands-on backcountry outing in May* where participants can apply and  practise introductory skills. Successful completion of part one should enable participants to confidently judge if they can attend the more advanced Nature Manitoba outings. Part two (the New Member Weekend*) will teach the participants some of the skills they need to become a contributing member of a backcountry trip.

(* Dates to be announced via the website and email trip list)

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