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Paddling Excursion in Conjunction with STLHE 2019

canoe, lake, sunset, Canada

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Duration: 10 am – 3pm

Cost: $65.00 ea.

You are cordially invited to join a group of higher education professors and educational developers in an innovative full-day educational excursion on the Red River, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Launching at the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre, participants in the STLHE Conference can enjoy the pre-conference day on the water and exploring the natural environment.  This excursion coincides beautifully with the theme of this year’s STLHE Conference – Guiding the Journey: Learner-Teacher-Learner.

Open to paddlers of all abilities and experience, this event will allow participants to develop their individual skills in canoes near the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

Organizers of this outdoor experience have designed a day of paddling, wellness and conversation in teaching and learning amongst participants.

In addition, the event will include a lunch together; you will be provided with the lunch options to select from once you have registered.

The excursion will begin at 10 am with completion by 3pm in time to attend the STLHE Opening Reception.

Please meet at the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre at 80 Churchill Drive, a ten-minute drive from downtown Winnipeg.

If you don’t have a car, taxi services include Unicity Taxi and Duffy’s Taxi. You may download the apps from either cab company as it will save time waiting on the phone. You can also take the bus – #16 Selkirk-Osborne (Island Lakes via Southdale Centre) at southbound Vaughan Street at St. Mary Avenue. Get off the bus at Osbourne Street and Brandon Avenue and walk five minutes east on Brandon. The bus/walk takes approximately 30-40 minutes. For more details, see Winnipeg Transit. If you enjoy long walks, consider this 4.5 km walk, most of which is along a path close to the Red River. The walk takes approximately an hour. We recommend that you walk this route with a friend or two. Here’s the adjusted Google walking map of the route. There is a shorter route as well (48 minutes) if the river is high and the banks are flooded. If you go this route, please be careful of the traffic at Mayfair and Main Street.

The total cost for participants is $65, which includes the rental of the canoes, the guide fee and lunch.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Andrews at dandrews@uwindsor.ca or Judy Bornais at jbornais@uwindsor.ca.

We look forward to seeing you all at STLHE in Winnipeg!

Dave Andrews, Judy Bornais, Mike Link, Pat Maher, Billy Strean, and Gavan Watson

The the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre is located on the Red River at 80 Churchill Drive in Winnipeg, just south of downtown. See below for directions via Google Maps.

Registration for this pre-conference event is limited, so we will confirm registration once payment is received.  Registration is on a first-come,  first-serve basis. You may pay with cheque or by e-transfer.

If you would like to pay by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Dave Andrews and mail it to:

Dr. Dave Andrews
Department of Kinesiology
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave
Windsor, Ontario  N9B 3P4

If you would like to pay by e-transfer, please send to Judy Bornais:

Email Address: jbornais@uwindsor.ca.

Please make the answer to the security question what will we be doing on the excursion: “Paddling“.

A receipt can be issued upon request.  Please just let us know!

The group facilitators, representing institutions from across the country, include:

Dave Andrews
University of Windsor

Judy Bornais
University of Windsor

Mike Link
University of Manitoba

Pat Maher
Cape Breton University

Billy Strean
University of Alberta

Gavan Watson
Memorial University

STLHE Morning Run

The Forks

Dates: Wednesday, June 12th & Thursday, June 13th

Distance: 3.32 miles

Meet in front of the Delta Hotel at 6am (sharp!) and run a 5km route that will take you from downtown, through the historic Forks, across the Red River into Old St. Boniface, and back into downtown.

Your fearless run leader will be Karen. Karen is not a fast runner, but what she lacks in speed she will make up in smiling enthusiasm and her love of Winnipeg. Runners of all levels should feel welcome to join in for this jaunt through historic Winnipeg and early morning social interaction. There is a distinct possibility that the run could come to an abrupt halt a few blocks early when all runners will be distracted by the delicious aromas wafting from a fabulous local donut shop on Broadway. I mean really…we run to eat.