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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.


Lake or River Paddle

May 30, 2018
Grey Hares / NOVICE

Paddle one of Manitoba’s beautiful lakes or rivers. Bring your canoe or kayak for a day’s outing with experienced paddler, Jerry Ameis. Location to be determined. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Jerry at raven981@mts.net or 204-284-1902.

Paddle Pinawa Channel

June 13, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

This is an intermediate to possibly advanced canoe and kayak, full day trip down the scenic Pinawa Channel from the town of Pinawa to the Old Pinawa Dam Historic Park site (provincial park pass required).  It includes fast water through rocky areas, rapids and at least one portage. We will have lunch on the way and tour the old dam site at the takeout.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Ed Rajfur at erajfur@gmail.com

Cycle from Assiniboine Park to The Forks & Return

July 4, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Enjoy an urban cycle from the Duck Pond Shelter in Assiniboine Park to The Forks, on a designated and signed biking route between Portage Ave and the river and return down Wellington Crescent. Approx. Distance 20 km. round trip. Note: An alternate route of approximately 12 km can be arranged for those wishing a shorter cycle.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Ted Harvey 204-889-5725 or tharvey50@shaw.ca

Cycle East St. Paul to Birds Hill Park

July 11, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Discover East St. Paul by bike followed by picnic lunch in Birds Hill Park. Note: Advise the trip leader if you wish a more leisurely outing and if you can lead this alternate outing. Every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

 

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Brian Wagg at bwaggwpg@gmail.com  or 204-663-8333.

Cycle to St Adolphe, MB

August 15, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle to St Adolphe, MB from Crampton’s Vegetable Market (Waverley & Bishop Grandin) to St. Norbert Historic Site. Then cycle along west side of the Red River to St. Adolphe for lunch. Bring a trail lunch or enjoy lunch at an eatery in St. Adolphe. Return along the same route. Approx. distance 40 km. round trip. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Marilyn Hearn 204-895-4659 or marilyn_hearn@hotmail.com

Cycle The Great Trail

August 29, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Cycle The Great Trail (formerly called Trans Canada Trail) from Beaconia through Grand Beach to Lester Beach. Distance and more details to follow later. 

Contact / Registration: 

Register with Daniela Rempel at danielarempel@shaw.ca

Cycle from Old St. Boniface to Crescent Drive Park in Fort Garry

September 12, 2018
Grey Hares / INTERMEDIATE

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Approx. cycle time is less than 1.5 hours each way. Note: Advise the trip leader if you wish a more leisurely outing and if you can lead this alternate outing. Every attempt will be made to accommodate this option.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Brian Wagg bwaggwpg@gmail.com  or 204-663-8333

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