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Grey Hares Outings

Who are the Grey Hares?

If you are free mid-week on Wednesdays, the Grey Hares are looking for you. We are looking for retired or part-time working people who enjoy physically active things to do, who are looking for new experiences, new places to go, new places to explore. Are you looking to expand your horizons, make new friends among like-minded people, and meaningful things to do on Wednesdays? The Grey Hares may be your answer.

The Grey Hares is a group within Nature Manitoba of retired, and partly retired people who enjoy all of these activities. The Grey Hares meet twice a year to produce a schedule of events that occur every Wednesday – all of these events are organized by volunteers from the ranks of the group. We carpool to destinations and share expenses. Most events are free, some include lunch in a nearby restaurant, mostly we take our own food. Our pace of activity tends to be at the lower end of speed but varies according to the group. Nobody gets left behind! Note that a trip's difficulty is rated using the following Trip Rating Guidelines.

We cross country ski in the winter, we cycle, bike, canoe or camp in the summer. Between seasons we do ‘cultural events’ eg. touring the MTC, the WAG, the new airport, or other places of interest. We are always looking for new places to go, events to attend, experiences to share. We always welcome new members in our group as new faces come with new ideas/places to go! Our membership fees are very low, $5.00 gives a lifetime membership. Members must also be members of Nature Manitoba, but others are welcome to come on one or two trips to try us out before they commit themselves. Please consider coming out to one of our events. Most, but not all, are advertised in Nature Manitoba News, some are kept for members only.

For further information, contact the Nature Manitoba office at 204-943-9029 or email us.


Cycle starting from Larter's Golf Course to Lower Fort Garry

May 10, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

 

Tour Lower Fort Garry (free for Canada's 150 anniversary this year). Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot by the river across from Larter's. Pack a lunch and bring your bike lock.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Register with trip leader Brian Wagg bwaggwpg@gmail.com or 204-663-8333. Note: Advise Brian if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Paddle down the Brokenhead River

May 17, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

 

Near Vivian and Nourse on Highway 15, which is close to Winnipeg. This upper section of the Brokenhead is best paddled in May or June. The Brokenhead canoe routes are well described in “Through Field and Forest: A Canoe Companion for the Brokenhead River” by Dusty Moulinski. Note: This is a new exploratory trip for the Grey Hares.

 

Contact / Registration: 

For more information and to register, contact John Gray at john.gray@mts.net or 204-269-1765.

Grand Marais and Grand Beach Hike

May 17, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Hike along the Trans Canada Trail on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg, from the Lakeshore Heights cottage area right up to Grand Beach Provincial Park (ca. 10-12 km.).

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact  Rose Kuzina at rkuzina@mymts.net after May 9. Note: Advise Rose if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Hike on a new section of Trans Canada Trail in Lac du Bonnet area

May 24, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Hike from Pinawa Dam west and then north through a wildlife management area, on a new trail.   Distance about 10 km one way, flexible depending on the group. 

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact trip leader Kathy Picard 1-204-345-8422 or kdpicard@mymts.net. Note: Advise Kathy if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Urban Cycle

May 31, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Starting at Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park and beyond.

Contact / Registration: 

Register with trip leader, Ted Harvey at 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca.  Note: Advise Ted if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option. 

Cycle on the Headingly Grand Trunk Trail to Beaudry Provincial Park

June 28, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle on the Headingly Grand Trunk Trail to Beaudry Provincial Park, and cycle on the Lido Plage Rd.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Daniela Rempel 204 633- 0668 or danielarempel@shaw.ca   Note:  Advise Daniela if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Cycle from Larter's Golf Course to Selkirk Park

July 12, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle from Larter's Golf Course to Selkirk Park for a picnic lunch. We will be stopping to regroup at Lockport, Lower Fort Garry, and Selkirk along the way. Cycle time about 1 1/2 hours each way.  We will not be touring Lower Fort Garry on this trip.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Brian Wagg bwaggwpg@gmail.com or 204-663-8333. Note: Advise Brian if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Hike in Whiteshell Provincial Park

August 16, 2017
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Hike in Whiteshell Provincial Park (for those not going to Riding Mtn.). Hike about 12-14 km. on the trails around West Hawk Lake.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rose Kuzina at rkuzina@mymts.net after August 8. Note: Advise Rose if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option

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