Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Boler 50th Anniversary

I slept till 10am and woke to an overcast day.  It was cooler all day and only reached 74 degrees (23 degrees Celsius).

Thursday August 16, 2018

The first full day, food trucks will be on site with coffee and food.   Take a morning walk to meet your neighbours and find old and new friends.  Come for a morning stretch and yoga session, join in a huge Ukulele lesson, or attend one or all the workshops.  The day ends with a Wine & Cheese Social and some fantastic musical entertainment.  

09:45 – 10:45  Morning Yoga & Coffee

11:00 – 12:00  Group Ukulele lessons by Long & McQuade

12:30 – 13:30  Workshop 1A

12:30 – 13:30  Workshop 1B
Cushion and Curtain Workshop

14:00 – 15:00   Guest Speaker 2A
Our Fibreglass Journey – Collecting, Renting, Designing and Building Happier Campers

14:00 – 15:00   Workshop 2B
Photography Workshop

16:00 – 19:00   Wine & Cheese Social – Fromagerie Bothwell Cheese

19:30 – 23:00   Feature Entertainment

Since it was so very windy yesterday I had not put out all my outside stuff.  So this morning I set out everything.  Obviously I brought more stuff than normal as this was about showing off your trailer more than camping.

I attended the 12:30 workshop on Boondocking/Dry Camping and then the 2:00pm workshop on Photography.   At 3:30 the mayor of Winnipeg, Brian Bowman, welcomed us to Winnipeg.  At 4:00pm was the Wine and Cheese Social.  As I don’t drink wine, I had a few pieces of cheese and left.

During the day, my battery had completely died in the trailer.  I had been having some problems with it so I was not completely surprised.  So, I took pictures of exactly how it was hooked up, yanked it out and headed out to buy a new one.

I went to Wal-Mart as I thought maybe the battery warranty would cover Canada and US both.  There automotive repair section completely closes at 4:30pm in the afternoon, chained shut.  There was one guy stocking in the area and he made suggestions but I was not sure he knew what he was talking about so I left.

I went to Canadian Tire.  They are kind of like a small Wal-Mart without clothes and food.  Two nice young men assisted me.  They put the battery on a tester and we waited 30 minutes to see if there was life and there was none.  They helped me choose a new battery.  I paid $164 Canadian which is about $125 US.    The clerk asked me which “till” I wanted to go to pay at.  Apparently they do not call them registers or check outs in Canada.  I heard that phrase again in other stores.  I rec’d excellent customer service at Canadian Tire.

I decided to stop by the mall and see what was available for dinner options.   They had several options but I decided to try the poutine at New York Fries.  They had 9 different options.  They are all french fries with either cheese curds or a cheese sauce and then toppings.  I had the classic with gravy.    It was okay.

I went back to the park, put the new battery in (Success!), checked out the evening entertainment for a while and then called it a day.


Poutine – French Fries with gravy and cheese curds



Winnipeg Mayor – Brian Bowman –  A handsome and charismatic man


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