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Experience an evening gear clinic at MEC, including a discount on purchases!

Join us for an evening gear clinic at Mountain Equipment Co-op!

We rarely have indoor events, but when we do, we make sure they're worth it (like all our events!)  With that said, spring is coming and we're all going to need gear to get out and enjoy our upcoming hiking, paddling, backpacking, and camping trips this summer.

MEC Winnipeg is putting on a gear clinic just for our members to attend.  The topic of the clinic will be "Hiking and Backpacking 101" and will include topics on hiking, clothing selection, footwear selection, and general backpacking tips and tricks.

After the clinic, we get a chance to browse through the awesome selection of gear and clothing, AND, we get a 10% discount on all purchases made during the event.  (The 10% discount is on everything (including bikes and boats), but does not get added on top of products already on clearance or products that get a discount from packages.  The discount applies only to what is in stock in the store at the time of the clinic.)

Parking is available on the street or at numerous parkades near the store. With a $10 purchase they will give you an hour of free parking at the Smith Street Parkade.

Please note that MEC is a co-operative, and you have to be a member in order to shop at MEC.  Lifetime memberships cost $5 and can be purchased at the counter in the store or online.  Info about the co-op can be found here:

The Plan:

6:45pm - meet at MEC Winnipeg at 303 Portage Avenue.

7:00pm - clinic starts

8:00pm - clinic ends and we get a chance to shop :)

9:00pm - MEC closes, and the shopping portion of the evening ends

optional 9:00pm (approx.) - 10:00pm (approx.) - coffee afterwards at the Tim Horton's at 255 Maryland St. 

Please Bring:

• your Experience Manitoba lanyard (if you don't have one, you'll get yours at this meetup) - this is required to get the 10% discount!!!

• cash, debit, or credit for your purchases

• your own shopping bags as MEC is a bag-free store

When you RSVP for this meetup, you need to pay $3 by PayPal, which includes the meetup fee.  There is no activity fee for this event.  There is also no carpooling for this event, as it is within the city and accessible by bus or car.  If you need a ride, leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this page and someone may offer you a ride. 

You can find information about our policies, including meetup fees, refunds, and carpooling, here:

If the meetup is full but you are interested in attending, please click the "notify me" button at the top of the RSVP list.  Spots do open up, and we are sometimes able to add another date for an event if there is enough interest.

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  • Margaret

    It was very informative

    April 26, 2014

  • Patricia M.

    Greg; our MEC host was incredibly knowledgeable and had humourous stories to share. I would have liked to spend more time learning about various products in greater detail.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Donna C.

    Great information at the clinic

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Lori

    Great info, enjoyed the discount

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Diana

    Hello! I can't go tonight, is there anyone who would like to take my place?

    April 25, 2014

    • Sandy H.

      Thanks Diana - we will miss you :)

      April 25, 2014

    • Susan S.

      Thought I might be able to make it but wedding preparations are called for tonight. Sorry to miss this.

      April 25, 2014

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