2013 Special Events
We welcome your input. If you know of other special events taking place in or around Riding Mountain National Park that will have a regional draw, please call 204-848-7275, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GREY OWL GOLF TOURNAMENT
© Parks Canada June 14 to 16
Golfers will tee up at the picturesque and challenging layout at the Clear Lake Golf Course for the 52nd Annual Grey Owl Golf Tournament, one of the largest and longest-running golf tournaments of its kind in North America. The tournament was started in 1961 when the sports editor for the Brandon Sun and the owner of Idylwylde Bungalows decided that Manitoba's golf calendar needed an early season event. Since then the Grey Owl has gained the reputation as one of the premiere events in the province. For more information, visit www.thegreyowl.ca
GPS ADVENTURE QUEST
© Parks Canada June 8 & 9
Take part in the 6th Annual Caching Riding Mountain GPS Adventure Quest and discover the people, places and heritage of the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve and its core area, Riding Mountain National Park. Travel through the 15,000 square kilometers of the Biosphere Reserve locating over 50 caches that have been placed by communities, individuals and businesses for this specific event. For more information visit: www.cachingridingmountain.ca.
© Parks Canada June 22-23, July 30-31
Parks Canada is hosting Learn-to-Camp weekends for New Canadians in RMNP this summer in collaboration with Mountain Equipment Co-op, Parkland Immigration, Westman Wilderness Club, Scouts Canada, l’Amicale and l’Accueil francophone. The program’s aim is to provide an opportunity to try a “typically Canadian” first-time camping experience for young families and new Canadians while learning about camping basics. Events scheduled in June, July and August will feature workshops that will focus on camping-related skills, such as how to set up a tent and cook in the great outdoors. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy inspiring interpretive programs and activities.
* NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY
© Parks Canada
Join thousands of Canadians across the country as we celebrate National Aboriginal Day.
Traditional Craft Making
Afternoon Powwow & Dancers
Locations near the Visitor Centre and Bandstand area in Wasagaming
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Please call 848-7275 for details
Riding Mountain National Aboriginal Day Celebration Committee: Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation Friends of Riding Mountain National Park
& Parks Canada
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© Parks Canada / Dauphin's Countryfest Inc. June 27 to June 30
Canada’s longest running country music festival. This award-winning festival becomes home to over 14,000 people per day every July long weekend. Celebrating over 20 years, Countryfest never disappoints with its huge headliners. For more information visit www.countryfest.ca.
JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM
© Parks Canada June to August
An education program geared toward children between the ages of 5 and 12. Half-day programs include workshops, hikes and experiments relating to the natural and cultural heritage of Riding Mountain National Park. Parents can register their children at the Nature Shop in the Visitor Centre - advance registration is encouraged as space is limited. Programs run Monday to Friday (10 a.m. to noon & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.). For more information, visit www.friendsofridingmountain.ca, or call 1-204-848-4037.
YOUNG EXPLORERS PROGRAM
© Parks Canada June to September
An education program geared toward children between the ages of 7 and 14. Programs include hikes and experiments relating to the natural world of Riding Mountain National Park. Parents can register their children at either the Nature Shop in the Visitor Centre or at the Friends Learning Centre at 154 Columbine - advance registration is encouraged as space is limited. Programs run Tuesday evenings (7 to 9 p.m.) and Saturday morning (10 a.m to noon) from the Learning Centre. For more information, visit www.friendsofridingmountain.ca, or call 1-204-848-4037.
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* Indicates an event hosted by Parks Canada