If you are looking forward to having an afternoon or evening of skating with others from our 2SLGBTQ+ community, just pick a date and time, choose a skating trail or location, and indicate a meeting place. Then send your information to Out There, and we will publish your invitation to our Out There Skating list. It is that simple!
Now that southern Manitoba has snow in abundance, many minds are turning to thoughts of Cross-Country Skiing. At the present moment our Out There Cross Country Ski list has over 100 names — but no current organizer. We suggest that, for this year, Out There Skiing might be organized on an ad hoc basis (similarly to Out There Hiking).
If you would like to initiate a skiing afternoon or evening, pick a date, a time, a trail and a meeting place. Then send the information to email@example.com. We can then post your invitation and information to all those who have signed up for the Cross Country Skiing list.
Winnipeg Frontrunners is a fun, diverse, and social LGBTQ+ running group that is open to all levels of running. Membership is free!
During the summer we meet Saturday at 9:00 am at The Forks by the elevator next to the ice-cream shop Neon Cone. We break up into two groups with one running less than 5K and another one running 8-10K. Afterwards, we all meet up for coffee at 10:00 am.
In 2023, our season will begin on April 22, and will run until the fall (October or November), depending upon the weather. We hibernate in the winter, but sometimes we have a pop-up run.
Please e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for exact start and end dates of our season and if you plan to join us so that we can look out for you.
We organize the annual Pride Run (please link: https://www.wpgpriderun.com/) which is a fun, non-competitive, inclusive running/walking event during Pride Week! This year’s Pride Run will be June 3! Check out our event page (https://www.wpgpriderun.com/) for details and registration!
In the summer and fall, Out There Hiking explores trails within a 200 km radius of Winnipeg, mostly in provincial parks such as the Whiteshell. We tackle more challenging trails as the weather cools. We also endeavour to organize some urban walks within the City of Winnipeg, and at least one winter walk. A hiking calendar is usually announced in the spring – though more hikes may easily be added as the summer and fall progresses.
We do day hikes, meeting at a coffee shop in Winnipeg on a Saturday or Sunday morning. There we arrange car-pooling, then drive to the trail.
Out There Hiking has been organized primarily for the Manitoba LGBT2SQ+ community. Out There hikers are welcome to bring along a friend or ally from outside the LGBT2SQ+ community.
How do I join?
Go to the Out There Home page, and click on “Subscribe to Our Mailing List”; then check “Hiking” and “Subscribe”. You will be added to the list of all those receiving updates about our hikes.
We ask for a $1 administrative fee per hike. And, as we carpool to get to the trail, so we ask that participants help pay the driver for the cost of the gas and wear on the vehicle.
What to bring
The usual equipment for a hike includes proper shoes, plenty of water, a lunch and snacks, and a bag to carry it all in. We recommend you also bring other outdoor gear, such as bug repellent, sunscreen and sunhat.
And remember your camera for all the beautiful scenery!
Who leads Out There Hikes and Walks?
Out There hikes and walks are organized by volunteers, just like you! If there is a trail that interests you (inside or outside the city), and you would like to explore it with others from our 2SLGBTQ+ community, just be in touch with one of the Out There Hiking coordinators. They will help you get the word out through our email list and will be happy to offer you any support that you need. Pick a trail, choose a date, then contact Thomas at email@example.com or Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org