Friday, 11 July 2008 09:50
Written by Kenton Smith
BEND it like Beckham with the fans of football (soccer to us Canucks) congregated in Memorial Park on any given weekend.
BOND with the boys from the office over a friendly game of baseball or hoops at your local community centre or schoolyard; check the availability of facilities ahead of time. If you’re rained out, get your swinging action indoors at Rookies (783-HITS).
PICNIC with the family in one of Winnipeg’s underappreciated green spaces, such as the spruced-up Vimy Ridge Memorial Park. And for art’s sake, try lunching off of Table of Contents, the public art project sponsored by the Winnipeg Arts Council.
TREK into nature – while still staying within city limits – by exploring the Assiniboine Forest, or stomping around the grounds of FortWhyte Alive (admission $6 adults, $4 children over four).
CAST your line and reel ‘em in at any number of great fishing spots along the city’s riverbanks. Annual licences for Manitoba residents are under $20; for all rates check out the 2008 Anglers’ Guide under recreational fishing at www.manitobafisheries.com. For info on fishing clinics for and with the kids, contact the Urban Angling Partnership (945-6640).
POUND the pavement as a card-carrying member of the Manitoba Runner’s Association, which offers “fun runs” all year ‘round. Annual memberships are just $35. For more info and to apply online, visit