June 1, 2013

Rainbow Earth~Creations l MEC Winnipeg: Paddlefest and Winnipeg Bikefest

Rainbow Earth~Creations by Christie Dawn
Spring Art Show & Sale!
June 9, 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm
SEED Winnipeg Inc., 80 Salter Street
Plenty of free parking, and refreshments.

I look forward to sharing my passion for art, and my colourful creations with you all!

All of my currently available pieces will be on display and available for purchase.
Prices range from $25- $300. Cash only.

MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest
FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road
June 9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free public admission – all are welcome!

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Canada’s leading outdoor retailer, is organizing
12 MEC Paddlefest events across the country, including their very first one in Winnipeg.

Participate in skills clinics, demos, gear swaps, and more, with workshops held on-land and on-water covering topics like safety and technique. Novices will discover helpful information and a chance to try the sport, while the more adept will enjoy professional tips and tricks, and a look at some of the latest gear.

Advance registration for MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest is required, by email or online

All paddling clinic participants will be given a ‘Club Day’ card entitling them
to 10% off in-store purchases on June 22 at MEC Winnipeg.

While canoes and kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUPs) will be available for use, participants are welcome to bring their own boats and enjoy the lakes at FortWhyte Alive.

  • June 15, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • In the Forks Market Plaza, under the canopy
  • All events are free! 
  • All day long there will be draws and prizes
  • Riders can leave their bikes in a secured parking lot
You can try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Gearswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic.
There’ll also be group rides, performers, entertainment, and kids’ activities.

For more information or to bring gear to the gearswap, please email

Get your bike in tip top shape with a free basic tune-up (first come, first served).
The bike fitting clinic will ensure your bike fits you perfectly.
The Center for Natural Medicine will provide a clinic on diet and nutrition.

Art City will provide decorating stations for kids ages 3+, and also the young at heart.
Kids can try their two-wheeling skills at the bicycle obstacle course.
Get your picture taken with your bike, and be entered to win great prizes.

Bring your mountain bike and take part in the afternoon group rides:
Whittier Park (15-20km) and City Cruise (15-20km).

Gear Swap: buy, sell or trade used bikes, cycling clothes or bike accessories.
Peg City Trials will demonstrate thrilling trials by local riders.

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