MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest 2014

  • Date: Sunday, 08 June, 2014
  • Time: From 10:00 am to 04:00 pm UTC
  • Organizer: MEC Winnipeg
  • Price: Free

MEC Paddlefest is a celebration of all things paddling related. It’s a festival with something for everyone and features informative clinics in Kayaking, Canoeing and SUP, kids’ activities, paddling demos, a place to swap your gear, the latest gear and gizmos from paddling retailers and manufacturers, community paddling groups, and gear giveaways.

Location

MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest 2014 is once again located at FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Road.The venue is easily accessed by bike. If you drive, parking is available on site.

Paddleswap

Have old paddling gear you want to get rid of? Come to Gear Swap’s new relative – Paddleswap. Paddle Swap will be held beside the MEC Marketplace adjacent to the Alloway Reception building on the Sunday, so your used gear will benefit from the high traffic MEC Marketplace will generate.
 

Clinics and Workshops

Clinics & courses are $5 each, plus tax.

- Wait lists will be created the day of the course at the event.
 
- Participants must be at the course location before the start of the course. Anyone who has not checked in by the start of the course will have their space forfeited to the first person on the wait list.
 
- Participants must be 14 to enroll in adult courses.
 
-All course participants MUST check in at the registration desk and sign a waiver prior to attending thier clinic.
 

Clinics

 
Kayak Clinics
 
10:15-11:45 am
 
1:00-2:30 pm
 
2:30-4:00 pm     
Sorry this clinic is full.
 
10:15-11:45 am
 
1:00-2:30 pm
 
2:30-4:00 pm
 
10:15-11:45 am
 
1:00-2:30 pm
Sorry this clinic is full.
 
2:30-4:00 pm
 
Stand Up Paddleboard Clinics
 
10:00-10:45 am
Sorry this clinic is full.
 
11:00-11:45 am
 
12:00-12:45 pm
 
1:00-1:45 pm
Sorry this clinic is full.
 
2:00-2:45 pm
 
3:00-3:45 pm
 
10:00-10:45 am
 
10:00-10:45 am
 
1:00-1:45 pm
Sorry this clinic is full.
 
11:00-11:45 am
 
11:00-11:45 am
 
1:00-1:45 pm
 
2:00-2:45 pm
 
2:00-2:45 pm
 
3:00-3:45 pm
 
3:00-3:45 pm
 
NEW THIS YEAR-SUP YOGA!
 
10:00-10:45 am
 
11:00-11:45 am
 
1:00-1:45 pm
 
2:00-2:45 pm
 
3:00-3:45 pm
 
 
Canoe Clinics
 
10:15-11:45 am
 
1:00-2:30 pm
 
10:15-11:45 am
 
1:00-2:30 pm
 
1:00-2:30 pm
 
10:15-1145 am
Sorry this clinic is full.
 
2:30-4:00 pm
 
On Land Clinics
 
2:00-2:45 pm
 
 
All Day Free Activities

Family Activities run by Fort Whyte Alive staff including:

 Canoe Craft

 Dipnetting on the boardwalks

Bannock Baking

Carnival Games

Voyageur Canoe Experience

Archery and Atl Atl

Slacklining and Longboarding with MEC staff

Paddling Art projects with Art City

 
But even for those who don’t sign up for a course there are still plenty of things to see and do at the event for free. Local paddling shops will be on site offering advice on gear and trips.. Anyone who has an interest in paddlesports shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit MEC Winnipeg Paddlefest.
 

We have a great selection of both on water and land based clinics offered by Paddle Canada Instructors from WAVPaddling and The Hardcore Surf and Paddleboard CompanyMountain Equipment Co-Op staff, Fort Whyte Alive StaffArt City, and our Exhibitors and Sponsors.

  • Type: Festival
  • Proficiency: Intermediate
  • Audience: All
  • Activity: Watersports
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Fort Whyte Alive 1961 McCreary Road Winnipeg, MB