Skiers and snowboarders carve down the 100-foot vertical slope off the Stony Mountain Ski Area, leaving a waving path in their wake as they make their descent. One handle tow and one rope tow tote skiers and boarders to the summit, where they can choose to descend down one of six groomed runs kept swathed in powder by Stony Mountain’s snowmakers. Stony Mountain also rents out alpine equipment for those without their own skis, snowboards, or bionic dogsleds.
Since fur traders and explorers first voyaged along the shores, lakes, and rivers of the province, Manitoba has celebrated a rich tradition of sailing. At 1020 hours on August 5, 1965, a group of yachtsmen and sailors drew from this history to inaugurate the first provincial sailing association, embarking on a storied career of legendary races and regattas, expert-led lessons, and an expansion of a network of affiliated clubs. Throughout the years, mariners at Sail Manitoba have promoted the thrill and joy of sailing through a biannual magazine, admirable performances at boating competitions, and informative courses. With teams of Sail Canada certified instructors on hand at affiliated clubs, students can easily learn the figurative as well as very literal ropes of sailing, or brush up before their mandatory boaster licence exams.
In his 30 years as an artist, Guy St. Godard has used watercolour to capture the vibrant landscapes of such reaches as Vancouver Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, his works are vividly shaded celebrations of nature, depicting tranquil waterways and nostalgic farmlands populated by rusted, forgotten trucks. Guy has also turned his talents to teaching for the past six years. During lessons, he instructs small groups in the fine techniques of brush strokes and how many licks it takes to prepare a watercolour palette. He continues to travel to shows, and his works are displayed in private collections across Canada, the United States, and Germany.
If there were a city built just for kids, it would likely include towers to climb on, bouncy platforms to make them fly, and a seemingly endless number of games to play. That may have been what the team had in mind when putting together Kid City, where all of these activities converge in one place for parties, daycare groups, and families looking for a break from their routine. The indoor play centre also offers all-day summer camps for kids aged 5–10.
Every instructor at Skydive Manitoba holds a certification from the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association, which means they adhere to its strict safety guidelines. So whether you're an experienced jumper purchasing a package of skydives or a beginner opting for a tandem skydive or a four-hour ground course with an instructor-assisted solo jump, you can rest assured it will be a top-notch, safety-minded experience.
In just one week's time, Shapes Fitness Centres give members more than 380 reasons to visit. That's because the gyms are constantly offering group fitness classes across various locations, ranging in theme from salsa-influenced Zumba to high-intensity spin classes. Each gym also presents its members with a number of amenities, including saunas and steam rooms, daycare, and on-site massage therapists.