Indigenous Women and Two Spirit Ski
Welcome to a great opportunity to ski and meet people. This event is a partnership between Winnipeg Trails, Waterways Canada and Spirit North.
This event is for all Indigenous, cis and trans women as well as 2Spirit, nonbinary and gender diverse people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women.
- This event is FREE
- We supply the equipment.
- RSVPs greatly appreciated (scroll down)
- All abilities very welcome. Note that if you are a person with a disability who requires specialized equipment such as a sit ski, or additional assistance in the form of a guide for visual impaired skiiers or if you have any questions to ensure a good experience, please email our accessibility specialist [email protected] who would be happy to assist.
**IMPORTANT: We meet inside the golf club off Main street, just north of turnoff to the park.
- If coming to the site by car, note that the access to the Golf Club is through the golf course parking lot just north of the primary turn off into Kildonan Park.It is easy to miss the turn when driving from either direction! Watch for a cut in the tall snowbanks. If driving northbound on Main Street, be on the lookout for the entrance to the parking lot on the right about 100′ past the main park entrance.If arriving by bus, the bus stop is located just north of the (mostly) empty parking lot. Here is the closest northbound bus stop on Google Maps. (The southbound busstop is just across the street and will require walking a little eways to cross safely.
Important info for visually impaired skiiers coming by bus: When you arrive at the borthbound stop, head south on the sidewalk from the bus stop for approx.20m, then turn left into the parking lot then right to head south. The parking lot is fenced and mostly deserted in winter. The pathway leading to the club itself is located in the southeast corner of this parking lot. When you arrive in the southeast corner of the parking lot, you will come to a driveway heading straight east and a pathway heading south. Take the pathway! Head south along that pathway for 5m or so and follow it as it curves right to the main clubhouse door.
Important info for Transit Plus users: Be sure to let dispatch know that you are going to the golf clubhouse, not Kildonan Park’s pavilion. It is a considerable distance from the centre of the park to our meeting point if that gets messed up.
If coming by bicycle from points south, know that the entry from Scotia is likely the most pleasant and regularly plowed, and if coming from the northeast, the new pathway on the Chief Peguis bridge is nice. Bike parking is fairly limited in the area around the golf club itself, but it is hidden away and there is lots of chain link fencing and some posts.