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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, but 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, or other places of interest. We are always looking for new places to go, events to attend, and 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. Please consider coming out to one of our events. Please note that not all events are advertised via Nature Manitoba's website and newsletter. A few are reserved for members only.

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


Hike at Prairie Originals

November 28, 2018
Grey Hares / NOVICE

At the home of Shirley & Gord Froehlich in St. Clements (near Selkirk). Enjoy a morning outing on their property, followed by an open fire hotdog/veggie dog wiener roast. If too cold, the Froehlichs will cook the hotdogs in the house. Just bring your refreshment!

 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Shirley & Gord at prairieoriginals@mts.net or 204-482-4041.

Ski the rolling and forested trails of Grand Beach

January 16, 2019
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

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. Note: Advise Angela if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Angela Kemp, 204-772-9009, ahkemp@yahoo.com

Ski the Shannondale Ski trails

February 13, 2019
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Ski the Shannondale Ski trails west of Morden. Enjoy 20 kms of rolling and hilly trails in a valley, suitable for skiers of all levels. Chalets or huts provided to warm up or eat your lunch. Rating: Intermediate. Note: Advise Angela if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Angela Kemp 204-772-9009 or ahkemp@yahoo.com

Ski at a location with groomed trails

February 27, 2019
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Ski at a location with groomed trails (snow dependent). Rating: Novice to Advanced subject to snow/trail conditions. All up-to-date info is at http://greyhares-anita.blogspot.cNote: Advise Kevin & Anita if you wish a more leisurely outing and every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Kevin and Anita Miller at k.a.miller@mts.net to register.