A Tribute to the West Hawk Inn

10660191_10202722978018863_2084529234924427165_nThe Hawk.

It was really the place to be. It was a summer hotspot. Campers, cottagers, and tourists alike would come out to the Hawk as it was a place to party and let their hair down on a summer night. In Manitoba, just about every second person you talk to has been to the West Hawk Inn, and about 99.9 per cent of those people will have some epic story or a great memory/memories from that place. The Hawk also contributed tremendously to the local economy as it attracted campers, tourists, and also many Ontario residents to the area.

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Add Your Voice to the South Whiteshell Community Choir!

Chime in with the local community as they start up the new South Whiteshell Community Choir!

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The choir will be officially starting up in October, but you can learn more information  at the open house on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Christie/Hamilton House, located on Highway 301 at the first driveway on the left east of the Faloma Beach Marina or if you are coming from West Hawk, it’s the second driveway on the right after you pass the Toniata turnoff (PR-301 605). Appetizers, snacks, and beverages are welcome.

For more information, call choir conductor Deborah Kuhl-Magnusson at 1(204)349-8838 or Brooke Christie at 1(204)227-9362.

 

Whiteshell Business: Crescent Beach Cottages

IMG_9115Who wouldn’t love to wake up looking out over the beach and on to the sparkling water of beautiful West Hawk Lake on a sunny summer morning? You could then stroll across the street to the laze on the beach, rent a boat and spend the afternoon on the water,  hang out in a hot tub in a cozy cabin with a view looking over the lake, or go on one of many adventures that the Whiteshell Provincial Park has to offer.

That is exactly what the guests at Crescent Beach Cottages experience during their stay. Located in the West Hawk Lake town site right at the bottom of hill, Crescent Beach Cottages has the convenience of being right on the lake and the beach as well as being in the West Hawk town site.

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Hike It or Bike it – The South Whiteshell Trail

The South Whiteshell Trail.

The South Whiteshell Trail.

The South Whiteshell Trail is a gorgeous hiking trail that winds through the beautiful forest terrain of the Whiteshell from Rennie to the Ontario border. The trail is divided into several different portions that stretch across the South Whiteshell; so whether you’re feeling ambitious and want to bike across the south Whiteshell or just want to take a casual stroll near your campsite, this trail is a perfect way to explore the gorgeous landscape and nature of the Canadian Shield.  On August 31, the South Whiteshell Trail Association will be hosting a grand opening of the newest section of the trail that spans from the southwest corner of Falcon Lake to the Ontario border.

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The MEC Big Wild Challenge

Photo by Emily Christie.

Photo by Emily Christie.

Paddling against the current, climbing up a cliff, running through the woods, or casting for the monster fish – The Whiteshell Provincial Park has endless wilderness adventures that can challenge you in every season. Now Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is giving all you outdoor adventure-enthusiasts the chance to do what you love while raising money for a good cause.

The Big Wild Challenge is an outdoor-adventure challenge that encourages people to get out and experience nature as a way of showing their support for Manitoba’s beautiful wild spaces, including the Whiteshell Provincial Park, all while raising funds to support the efforts of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Association (CPAWS) to protect our at-risk wilderness.

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West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest

It’s that time of the summer again when we celebrate a massive rock that created the deepest lake in Manitoba a long, long time ago. The 11th annual West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest starts today, July 11, and goes until Sunday, July 13. Come down to West Hawk for an action-packed weekend with nice weather to boot! Here’s a little schedule of the events you can check out throughout the weekend:

Friday, July 11 - The fun all starts at 6:00 pm with a barbecue on the beach and Early Bird Bingo under the big tent. – There will be music on the beach throughout the evening including a performance by local favourite Dagan Haddad.

Start your day with yoga on the beach with South Moon Studio.

Start your day with yoga on the beach with South Moon Studio


Saturday, July 12
- Kick off your day with yoga on the beach at 8:00 am. Fees are $10 and half of all proceeds go to Meteor Fest. – Be sure to check out the Meteor Market under the big tent from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. – The street hockey tournament starts at 9:00 am on the tennis courts. Entry fee is $60 a team. Must register and pre-pay before 6:00 pm tonight! If interested in registering a team contact Keystone Resort at 1(204)349-2250. – At 10:00 am the kid’s activities begin with the parade starting at the Nite Hawk Café. The parade will be followed by a kid’s colouring contest, a candy scramble, a scavenger hunt, and face painting under the big tent as well as pony rides from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. – At 2:00 pm there will be Diving for Dollars for kids ages 8 – 16. Contact Bob for more information at 1(204)349-8686. – From 2:00 to 4:30 pm check out the reggae band, Rockalypso, performing on the beach. – At 3:00 pm there will be water balloon volleyball on the beach. $5 per teams (teams of two), be sure to bring a towel and clothes that can get wet. – There will be another barbecue on the beach at 5:30 pm. – Early Bird Bingo under the big tent at 6:00 pm. – At 7:00 pm, head down to the beach for music by the Meteor Fest favourite, Blue Crush. Continue reading

Whiteshell Business: Home 204 Kitchen

safe_image.phpFalcon Lake’s Olympian, Megan Imrie, is back home for the summer and she’s opened a healthy food restaurant in Falcon Lake with two culinary extraordinaires called ‘Home 204 Kitchen’. Imrie, along with brothers Scott and Lisle Edmunds are running Home 204 out of the ski chalet at Falcon Trails Resort on the southeast end of Falcon Lake.

“I knew that these guys (Scott & Lisle Edmunds) had amazing cooking ability and I saw a real need for somewhere to eat in Falcon that had healthy and really good food,” said Imrie. “Coming from the sport background, I wanted to have some place that I felt really good about, that I could eat at almost everyday, and that was athlete-friendly.”

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Whiteshell Business: Falcon Beach Ranch

IMG_9270In Falcon Lake back in 1970s, there was a little ranch that was up for sale that consisted of twelve horses, a small barn, and a trailer. That little ranch now has 35 horses, seven ponies, sheep, chickens, a gift shop, and three beautiful log rental cabins and is now known as the Falcon Beach Ranch.

Murray Imrie had purchased the ranch in 1978 along with a friend. At the time his down payment was a horse and a saddle.

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