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Experience this unique Manitoba bucket list adventure!

Dog Sledding From Blue Sky Adventures located in Churchill is arriving in Assissippi. Come meet these beautiful sled dogs up close and personal. We will be starting our adventure by driving 2.5 hours to Minnedosa and stopping for lunch at the Corner Stone Grill and then will continue driving for another 1.5 hours to our Inn for our overnight stay, where in the morning we will fill up at the continental breakfast, then head straight out to Assissippi for our wonderful dog sled experience!

When you RSVP for this meetup, you need to pay $137.35 by PayPal, which includes:

$3 meetup fee

$27 carpool fee

$107.35 Activity fee

*Activity fee includes: unique dog sled experience, one night spa stay at Stay Easy Inn, and a continental breakfast. It does not include supper on Saturday or lunch on Sunday.

****We will only refund your payment if we cancel an event due to extreme weather, safety concerns or if a registration minimum is not met and only if you have a PayPal account. Otherwise we do not give refunds.

You can find information about our policies, including meetup fees, refunds, and carpooling, here: http://www.meetup.com/Experience-Manitoba-Group/about/

Our Dog Sled Experience includes:

• Meeting the dogs

A short cultural teaching in the Bluesky Outfitters tent:

• Metis people's connection with the land, trapping and fishing by dog team

• The importance of learning to read and getting an education

• The importance of finding a position for everyone (and every dog) on the team and their classroom

• Safety aspects of riding in a sled with a dog team and how to safely approach a dog

Then the finale: An authentic dog sled ride with a musher and dog team, approx. 2 miles

Gerald Azure, an internationally renowned musher, has operated Bluesky Expeditions in Churchill since 2001. Recognized by thousands of tourists and media from all over the world, he has an inherent gift of celebrating his aboriginal culture and sharing valuable "sled dog philosophy" based on kindness and respect for everyone he crosses paths with, especially his dogs.

“A dogsled ride with Bluesky Expeditions can teach you valuable lessons about life’s challenges, and take you on a step back in time,” said Azure, who together with his partner Jenafor Ollander have been working this summer to map out a trail and build kennels for the dogs at Asessippi.

The 28 sled dogs will arrive at Asessippi in early December, with training on the runs to commence soon after. They will return to Churchill in March.

We are staying the night in Stay Easy Inn, we have booked 2 double rooms for frugality, so we will ALL be sharing a bed. Included in our stay is tea, coffee, and a continental breakfast and an acupressure jacuzzi massage and rainfall shower! Check out the link for more information here: http://www.stayeasyinn.com/shower_unit.html

The Plan:

Saturday:

2:00 pm - meet at our homes (carpooling pre-arranged) carpool to Minnedosa

4:30 pm - arrive at Corner Stone Grill, Minnedosa for supper

6:30 pm (approx.) - carpool to StayEasy Inn, Russell

8:00 pm (approx) Arrive at our hotel, settle in, hang out and relax together in one room, taking turns enjoying our spa in our other room

Sunday:

8:00 am Continental breakfast

10:00 am carpool to Assissippi for our Dog Sled adventure!

11:00 am Our dog sled adventure begins!

1:00 pm Carpool back to the city, stopping along the way for a break

5:30 pm (approx) arrive back at our cars/homes

Please Bring:

• Your Experience Manitoba lanyard (if you do not have one, you will be given one at this meetup)

• Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, including an extra layer for the wind

• Water bottle

• Camera (optional) we plan to take photos of each other sledding, if you can bring or borrow a camera all the better!

• Money for supper in Minnedosa and lunch in Assissippi

• Towel for personal use and toiletries for overnight stay

• BYOB for the hotel room Saturday night (optional)

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