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Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Leonid Molodoshanin, or more famously known as “Leo Mol” (Jan 15 1915 – July 4 2009), emigrated to Winnipeg Manitoba in 1948, where he became a famous sculptor.

The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden sits on 1.2 hectares in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park. It consists of over 300 works of sculptures, a gallery, renovated studio, and the outdoor display, which was unveiled on June 18, 1992.

The beautifully laid out paths will lead you to the sculptures of wildlife and people. 

A few Summer & Winter photos
Have a look!
 

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Best Winter Meal after a day of being outside?

Best Winter Meal after a day of being outside?

One of my favourite type of Hot Winter Meals after a day of outdoor winter activities…. Chili ! 

Here is a FREE recipe for a healthy Ground Turkey Chili

Ingredients:

1lb Ground Turkey

1 Can Kidney Beans (Drain liquid before adding)
1 Can Corn Kernels 
2 Cans Diced Tomatos

4 Diced Garlic Cloves
1 Medium Onion 

2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Oregano 

1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 

Instructions:

  1. Fry up the Ground Turkey with the Diced Onion & Garlic Cloves in a frying pan.
  2. Add all other ingredients to a pot and let simmer.  
  3. Once the ground turkey, onion & garlic is cooked, add it to the pot of simmering ingredients and allow it to continue to simmer for a couple more hours.  
  4. Enjoy!

Special thanks to the creator of Yogibarz (Facebook) for allowing me to share this with you

The Great Trail – KEEN – Photo Contest

The Great Trail – KEEN – Photo Contest

The Great Trail
(aka: The TransCanada Trail)

An incredible adventure of up to 24,000km !
click here – MAP

As described on their website – “Whether you are looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile, you can find an experience that resonates with you. As the longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. True to its name, The Great Trail embodies the vastness of our terrain and the diversity of our people.”

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Recently The Great Trail held a Photo Contest on INSTAGRAM (#KEENselfeet),
showing your Keen Footwear selfie.     

I’d like to thank The Great Trail
for choosing one of my photos as one of the
Contest Winners!


… and the prize…
A free pair of KEEN footwear delivered to my door!

Let’s put these to good use!

Learn more and create an amazing adventure on The Great Trail

The Great Trail Website
The Great Trail FaceBook 

… see you out there!

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Worst Winters in Canada – Manitoba

Worst Winters in Canada – Manitoba

Waking up the other day to a thick morning frost on the outside of my windows was a reminder of what’s to come. Its been a few years since I’ve been in Winnipeg and I’m already anxiously waiting to get out and “enjoy” what Winnipeg’s Winter has to offer.

I also came across this recent article – “Sorry, Manitoba: You’ve Been Ranked as the Province with the Worst Winters in Canada

Google also agrees with their #1 pick of the Coldest Canadian City … Winnipeg.

One of the things I love about Winnipeg is its people… no matter how cold it gets, you’ll still find crazy positive attitudes outside and enjoying winter activities!   You just reeeeeallly need to dress appropriately.   

Let the winter fun begin!

Inspiring & Encouraging

Inspiring & Encouraging

Until recently, I really had no idea how much One Canadian’s Journey has inspired & encouraged so many people.

I’m always thankful and appreciative when I meet people and they let me know that I’ve inspired them. But when I’ve been receiving emails of personal stories and how my blog & photos have inspired & encouraged them, and what they are doing now, Wow! I’m truly touched and moved. I’m also very stumped because I don’t know what to say, …thank-you!  Keep on living life to the fullest! 

Be sure to read the About Page  Thank-you Everyone! 

There are so many beautiful places and people out there,
let’s find them together!

Hecla Village – Manitoba

Hecla Village – Manitoba

Just north of Gimli MB, on Hwy 8, along the shores of Lake Winnipeg sits a very small & quiet fishing village, called Helca. Actually, everything around here is named “Hecla”…. there’s Hecla Island, Hecla Provincial Park, Hecla Village.

Like most small communities in this area, it was a settlement of Icelandic immigrants who first established this area in 1876.

Currently, there are 9 families living in the village, with a few more families in the nearby areas.

The original Lighthouse was built in 1898, but was reconstructed 1926

Take a 1km self-guided tour of the village – Map

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Nerve Racking & Adrenaline Pumping Fun – Pictographs

Nerve Racking & Adrenaline Pumping Fun – Pictographs

Agawa Rock Pictographs – Lake Superior

Getting to the pictographs is a challenge.

Don’t let the following discourage you, because once you get to see the pictographs and the landscape they are located in, its soooo worth it.

There are 2 challenges you’ll have to contend with.

The first is the trail itself. It consists of steep jagged rocks, tree roots, and at times narrow footing. It’s not a long trail, 0.5 km loop, but you do have to watch your footing.

The second challenge is at the end of the trail. This is where most people let their fear take over and don’t go any further. But if you want to see the pictographs, you’ll have to walk along the edge of the rock face while being very careful not to slip. If you slip… you’re sliding 15’ down the smooth & slick rock face, where you’ll be swimming in Lake Superior.

It’s a little nerve racking and adrenaline pumping fun!

Oh, and they only way to make this attempt is when Lake Superior is calm, otherwise forget it. The wrath of Lake Superior’s waves will take you out.


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