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Muskoka Sports and Recreation – Spring Into Adventure Event May 16-17

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May 15, 2009 (Minett, ON) — Muskoka Sports and Recreation is hosting their first annual “Spring Into Adventure Event” a two-day celebration of outdoor adventure on May 16th and 17th at Red Leaves Resort. Wallace Marina is open for the season and we’re celebrating with an Open House at Butson’s Boat Shop, Jamis Bicycle bike trials, Langford canoe and kayak clinics, GUS wind generator demonstrations, KOA birding hikes and Grandma Emily’s Organic Foods.

The resort trail system is open for hiking and biking and Jamis Bicycles will be on site with complimentary trials of their latest mountain and road bikes, a complimentary road bike tour and giveaways. Red Leaves naturalists, led by Robin Tapley, will be at Wallace Marina to lead a complimentary paddle clinic for canoeing and kayaking.

The naturalists will also be leading birding hikes throughout the Red Leaves property.

The staff at Wallace Marina will be demonstrating how wind can be converted into energy for household use with a GUS , Greenpower Utility System wind generator.

Grandma Emily’s Organic Foods will be providing complimentary samples to outdoor enthusiasts looking for a boost of energy on the trails and water.

Butson’s Boat Shop will be open for the weekend showing their mahogany boats and demonstrating the antique Muskoka wooden boat building process.

Activities Schedule – May 16th & 17th

– 8:00 AM Jamis Road Bike Tour ( Led by Jamis Bike’s Richard Browne – bike included) 2 Hrs Free
– 9:00 AM Birding Hikes ( Led by Red Naturalist Guide, includes KOA binoculars) 1 Hr $20
– 10:30 AM Canoe Paddling Clinic ( Introduction to Paddling) 35 Min. Free
– 2:00 PM Lake Rosseau Canoe Paddling Tour 1 Hr $20
– 4:00 PM Jamis Trail Bike Tour ( Led by Red Leaves Naturalist Guide – bike included) 1 Hr $20

All Day Bike Rentals 1 hr $20
All Day Kayak Rentals 1 hr $24
All Day Canoe Rentals 1 hr $24
All Day Trials of Jamis’ Parker 2 and Dakar XCR Team bikes. 30 Min. Free

Red Leaves Resort
Red Leaves is the newest, most exciting luxury resort development in Ontario’s best-known escape of Muskoka. Red Leaves is becoming a world-class travel destination that blends the natural beauty of Muskoka with the very best of urban amenities. Set on more than 1,400 acres, it includes more than a mile of continuous Lake Rosseau waterfront. Muskoka Sports and Recreation (MSR) is Muskoka’s source for year round outdoor adventure. MSR offers guided tours, bike, boat, canoe and kayak rentals as well as snowmobile, ski and snowshoes rentals. MSR is partnered with Red Leaves Resort to offer the best in outdoor adventure programming. www.redleavesresort.com

Langford Canoe
Since 1940 Langford (Canada’s Oldest Canoe Company ) has been designing and manufacturing Cedar Canvas Canoes. As time progressed and as materials advanced, Langford began building Fiberglass, Kevlar and high tech Carbon Fiber Canoes. Langford’s Master builders have for seven decades built canoes that paddle with greater ease, provide a superior measure of safety and are unrivaled durability and longevity. “Canada’s Oldest Canoe Company” www.langfordcanoe.com

Jamis Bicycles
What began as a modest regional distributor of imported European bicycles and parts in 1937 has grown into a national powerhouse with international distributors throughout the world. GJC is now one of the oldest, largest bicycle companies under original family ownership in America. For 30 years, Jamie Bikes have concentrated on designing and building the kinds of bikes we want to ride. Richard Browne is a 4 time Hawaii Ironman participant and finisher who has won over 100 triathlon events. Richard has competed in 4 Eco Challenge Adventure races with Team Subaru and was voted Top Canadian Triathlete in 1989. www.jamisbikes.com

GUS – The Greenpower Utility System (GUSTM)
GUS line of vertical axis wind turbines has specific design considerations that make it a versatile and environmentally friendly product. GUSTM produces up to 50% more electricity on an annual basis versus conventional turbines with the same swept area. www.tangarie.com

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