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Brokenhead Wetlands/Boulder Hill Hike - Sign me up!

We welcome you to join us May 25 for a pair of hikes north of the city. The first is the Brokenhead Wetlands Trail. At 9 am May 25 we will meet at FreshCo at 731 Henderson Highway and from there head to the parking lot to Brokenhead for 10 am. It is an easy 2.7 km. hike there and back on boardwalk with interpretive signage detailing traditional medicines, and their uses. Lance Guilbault, a Cree/Ojibway wisdom keeper will guide us on this first hike. If you have not yet visited this provincial treasure, take advantage of this opportunity! We are asked to stay on the trail/boardwalk; dogs are not allowed on the trail.  After this hike, we will have the opportunity to have lunch at the picnic tables at Wetlands. Then we’ll head north to our second hike, Boulder Hill at Grand Beach. At 11 - 11:30, we travel to Grand Beach ski trails parking lot for Boulder Hill. This moderate 5.6 km. hike is noted for its groomed trail and beautiful forest views, and winding, gentle ups and downs. It is a loop trail that takes an average of 1.5 hours to complete. We should finish this walk along with lunch by 1:30 and head back to Freshco with approximate arrival time of 2:30 to 3 pm)

2024 EVENTS
- May 25 - whole day event (Brokenhead wetlands 2.7 km, lunch,  Grand Beach Boulder trail 6 km)  Reflections on Braiding Sweetgrass) (Meeting near perimeter North Kildonan bus stop for car poolers) 
- June 22 (Sturgeon Creek: Grant’s Mill
- July 26-28 (Camino Manitoba Walking and Music Festival, includes 3 concerts, facilitated walks & Saturday supper) 

- August 24 (Treaty 1 Walk: Lower Fort Garry)

 Sept 28 (Bannock Point Petroforms, Pine Point Rapids 7-9 km 
- Oct 26 (Fort Whyte to Assiniboine Forest back to Fort Whyte) 
- Nov 23 (Bunn’s Creek 5 km) 

 

Metis Walking Tour Video 6 pm Thursday June 13

Sign me up for the Metis Walking Tour Video!

 

Join us for the video screening of the tour of Rooster Town, where a Metis community lived for 6 decades until the city expropriated their homes in the early 1960s. Elder Frank Sais and his son present their story of expropriation. There will be an interpretation of the mural on the Grant Avenue facade of the library by David Wright. See the info panels in the library or Rooster Town Park. The video also includes the walking tour to the public art Rooster Town Copper Kettle installation at Beaumont Station facilitated by artist  Ian August. The event is from 6-8 pm June 13 at Helen and Bill Norrie Library.

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