The Manitoba Paddling Association functions as the provincial sport governing body for local competitive canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating. The association encourages the community to stay physically fit while still having fun through a variety of events such as races, year-round programs, and annual Dragon Boat festivals. Events change according to the season, and include summer camps that school beginners in the kayaking basics, spring training that introduces tougher techniques for competitive teams, and winter programs that offer opportunities to stay fit on shore, such as cross-country skiing, indoor circuit and strength training, and swimming laps in the snow.
U-Puttz Black Light Miniature Golf reimagines the prehistoric world, creating a scenario in which dinosaurs were hit with neon fluorescent fairy dust instead of a giant meteor. Visitors perfect putts across its 18 glow-in-the-dark holes passing by dinosaurs, deep-sea dwelling creatures, and craggy volcanoes. Inside glow party rooms, kids celebrate birthdays, snacking on burgers and hot dogs from the on-site eatery and practicing their reflexes on arcade games.
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 CYA-certified instructors on hand at affiliated marinas, students can easily learn the figurative as well as very literal ropes of sailing, or brush up before their mandatory boaster licence exams.
World Soccer Academy's goal is to elevate Canadian soccer to an elite level with training regimens culled from the world's finest soccer programs. The Academy instills sound fundamentals in young trainees with the help of the Coerver Method, a methodology developed by the late Dutch soccer manager Wiel Coerver designed to develop skills in a pyramidal fashion, beginning with individual ball-handling and advancing to more nuanced material, such as group attack tactics and covert hand-balling.
Though committed to fostering young talent, the Academy's seven-stage player development program prescribes proper training methods for players of all ages. The Academy also sponsors WSA Winnipeg, a team of elite players that compete against squads from Toronto, Michigan, and St. Louis in the USL Premier Development League.
When not in the gym, Advantage Conditioning's co-owner, Marty Shumka, acts as a health consultant to corporations, hosts a weekly exercise show on Shaw TV, and makes guest appearances on Breakfast Television. He is sought after for both his knowledge of fitness and exercise trends and his proven success at his own gym.
Leading a team of professional trainers, he and co-founder Lindsay Jurkowski personalize workouts. They travel to clients’ homes or offices for personal sessions or lead small, tight-knit groups of encouraging peers through rigorous boot camps in the studio (which is moving from 1B-2020 Portage Ave. to 1871 Portage Ave.). Exercisers who prefer to go it alone can cycle through Advantage Conditioning’s ample stock of free weights, resistance bands, and strength and cardio machines. The facility also addresses injuries sustained from playing sports or MMA-fighting a rival mascot with athletic-therapy treatments that involve massage and electric muscle stimulation.