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MHS Field Trip: Spring 2018 - “Water: Resources and Recreation in Southeastern Manitoba”

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:15 AM to 8:00 PM

Cost: $97 per person for MHS members and $115 per person for non-members.

Tour includes: transportation by washroom-equipped, air-conditioned motor coach, lunch, dinner, two refreshment breaks, all admissions, taxes and gratuities

Departure: Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

This field tour examines the role played by water in the social and economic development of the province. Following a drive along historic River Road we will briefly visit the locks at Lockport before crossing the Red and heading to Brokenhead. There, an informed guide from Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation will take us along a short (wheelchair accessible) wetland trail and explain the various flora used by the Ojibway for thousands of years. Leaving Brokenhead we head north to Victoria Beach for lunch and a tour and explanation of recreational development on the east side of Lake Winnipeg by our guides Greg Thomas and Sheila Grover. In the afternoon we will examine hydropower development along the Winnipeg River, and visit old Pinawa dam site which is now a Provincial Park. On the journey home we will we stop for dinner in Oakbank.

Seating is limited so reserve your place by payment in full. Cheques can be mailed to the MHS at 710A One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, R3B 0X3. Contact the MHS office by phone at 204-947-0559 or email at Pay by credit card or cheque. Or pay securely online using PayPal.


John Lehr

Dr. John Lehr

John is a retired Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Winnipeg, specializing in Ukrainian settlement in western Canada and South America, communal settlements in Canada and Israel, and provincial parks in Manitoba.

He was President of the Manitoba Historical Society from 1998 to 2000, and he has organized numerous popular and informative field trips for the society.

Page revised: 28 March 2018

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