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|Monday, 10 January 2011 22:06|
Although the General Assembly is targetted primarily at members of the RASC, we know that summer is all about spending time with friend and families. It is for this reason that the GA Committee has planned a few non GA activities to participate in.
For those with a penchant for dinosaurs, the weekend starts off with we offer a day-long expedition to dig for dinosaurs at Morden, a small town about an hour from Winnipeg. The dig team is virtually guaranteed of success according to the folks that run the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre - at least they've never had a failure to date. The site is rife with bones, one of the reasons that Manitoba is becoming a go-to dinosaur destination.
If you aren't a part of Council, a ride on the Prairie Dog Central steam train for a few hours or a trip to Winnipeg's first-class zoo and park might be in order. We can also help you get to the Mint to see how money is made (aside from working, that is), or take you downtown to the Forks - the place where our rivers meet and flood - in time to cruise the shops and grab a bite. After dinner, the Manitoba Museum hosts a Wine and Cheese icebreaker.You can roam the displays, climb aboard the Nonsuch (a full-size replica of the ship that sailed into Hudson Bay in 1668 to start the Hudson Bay Company), explore a re-built Prairie town, or try your knowledge on the displays in the Science Gallery. The inane Wine and Cheese is a time for music, contests, and astronomy shenanigans - a great way to meet and mingle. You may come home with some very nice prizes. And of course we have a very big birthday to celebrate - the Winnipeg Centre's first century. Not to mention the fireworks on Canada's birth day too.
On day 3, we have no outside activities scheduled, as all eyes and ears will be focussed on the GA program and the presentations in the EITC Theatre.
If on day 4, touring is more to your fancy, then we have a bus or two heading north to Lower Fort Garry, the 19th-century Hudson Bay Company fort north of Winnipeg. On the way, we'll stop at Lockport to view the structures that keep the Red River navigable during the low-water months of the summer. Lower Fort Garry is one of Manitoba's and Canada's superb treasures, reproducing the lifestyle two centuries in the past. Just smelling the air of the Bay warehouse and store will ingrain memories that will bring a smile in quiet future moments.
Be here on Canada Day.
Please note: Although most of the tours and other activites occur across the lunch-hour, none of the tour fees include meals, which must be purchased separately.
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