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Thursday, November 24th, 2011
7th Annual Caching Riding Mountain Adventure Quest
June 8th & 9th, 2013
Take part in the 7th Annual Caching Riding Mountain GPS Adventure Quest and discover the people, places and heritage of the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve, its core area, Riding Mountain National Park and the 15 Rural Municipalities that make up the area of cooperation. Travel through the 15,000 square kilometers of the Biosphere Reserve locating over 50 caches that have been placed by communities, individuals and businesses for this specific event.
Cache types range from traditional to virtual to commercial to activity, with points assigned to each depending upon their distance from the start location, difficulty and tasks involved. It is up to each caching team to decide where they want to go, how many caches they will go after, and in what order. Prizes will be awarded to those teams who collect the most points and make it back to the check-in area within the 26 hours allotted.
Starting point / Ending point:
(just south of Park Gates)
Who Can Participate?
This Geocaching Adventure Quest is open to all novice and experienced geocachers. All ages can participate, but those 16 and younger must have a guardian over the age of 21 on your team. Registration forms and entry fees must be received before June 3rd, 2013.
6th Annual Caching Riding Mountain Adventure Quest
June 9th & 10th, 2012
Are you looking to see the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve like you’ve never seen it before? Then the 6th Annual Caching Riding Mountain GPS Adventure Quest is the answer! Taking teams on a 26 hour long adventure throughout the Biosphere Reserve, this year’s Adventure Quest is guaranteed to take you to places you never knew existed. Whether you are an experienced or novice GPS user, this modern treasure hunt is fun for all ages!
If you are interested in participating in this year’s Adventure Quest or would like more information, please click on the Caching Riding Mountain link to go to the Caching Riding Mountain website! Online or mail-in registration is available and all registration forms must be received by June 5, 2012
For more information on the exciting activity of geocaching, please visit our Geocaching page.
If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone at (204) 636-2085 or by e-mail at email@example.com
5th Annual Caching Riding Mountain Adventure Quest– June 11th & 12th, 2011
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada, this year’s Adventure Quest took participants to 100 locations across the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve. Using handheld GPS (global positioning systems) and wits, eleven teams navigated their way to traditional, virtual, and activity caches scattered throughout the area.
First place was once again taken by Treasure Hunters, who returned to defend their title as number one!
Every year the Adventure Quest has different locations within the biosphere, the diverse landscape providing the perfect atmosphere to explore mixed terrains and see wildlife (one group spotted a moose cow and her triplets).
Please go to our Geocaching page to learn more about the exciting activity of geocaching. If you are interested in joining us please click on the Caching Riding Mountain link to go to the Caching Riding Mountain website!
If you are a business or organization interested in becoming an activity cache for the 2011 Adventure Quest, click for more information.
For more information call Valerie Pankratz
at (204) 636 2085 or
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
A photograph of one of the programs offered by the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve has made it into the newest edition of UNESCO’s “A World of Science” quarterly newsletter.
The newsletter, celebrating the 40th anniversary of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program, shows students from the Parkwest School Division participating in an archaeological dig and is the issue’s only photograph from a Biosphere Reserve in Canada!
To see the article, click here.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Congratulations to our 2011 RMBR Photo Contest Winners!
To see the results and the submitted pictures, please click here
Get Ready for our 2012 RMBR Photo Contest !!
Enter your favourite photograph or digital image from the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve (Riding Mountain National Park and the 15 rural municipalities surrounding the Park). See Map
Submissions for the 2012 RMBR Photo Contest will be accepted until July 1, 2012.
Winners will be announced July 20, 2012!
1st Place – Garmin GPS unit
2nd Place – $75.00
3rd Place – $50.00
Five Contest Categories:
- My Town (highlighting your community)
- Junior Photographer (under age 16 as of July 1st, 2012)
Contest open to all residents and visitors of the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve and of Riding Mountain National Park (except contest sponsors or judges, and immediate families of all these persons).
How to Enter:
A limit of five (5) entries per person please. Each photo or image submitted must be taken within the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve (which includes Riding Mountain National Park and the 15 Rural Municipalities that surround the Park), and must include the photographer’s name, address, telephone number and (if entering the junior category) date of birth. A title and a two or three sentence description of the image must be included and names of persons shown are appreciated, but not mandatory.
Entries can be submitted:
- By mail to Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve Photo Contest
Onanole, Manitoba R0J 1N0
- By email
Digital images may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ownership and Liability:
All photos or images submitted become the property of Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve, which shall have the right, at any time, to publicly display, publish (on paper or electronically) or otherwise use any photo or image. Persons submitting entries are responsible to ensure the consent of any person shown in the photo or image.
All decisions of the judges with respect to all aspects of the contest are final.
Chances of Winning:
Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received, and on the quality of photos or images entered.
We look forward to receiving the 2012 RMBR Photo Contest Submissions!
For more information call Valerie Pankratz
at (204) 636 2085 or
Friday, October 28th, 2011
In partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds (CSW), the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve is developing an engaging water stewardship education package for residents and users of lands adjacent to waterways in the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve area.
This project will encourage green boating, water conservation, proper septic maintenance, and habitat protection to ensure the preservation of the region’s rich and diverse water bodies. By providing specific, relevant information we hope to instil a sense of ownership that will propel residents to take positive environmental action to protect this unique area for future generations.
Click here to learn more!
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
“At the Farm Gate” Fall Harvest Market – September 24th, 2011
It’s Back!! The “At the Farm Gate” Fall Harvest Market!!! As part of the 2011 Sonics and Sojourns Festival of Music and Learning Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve is hosting the ATFG Fall Harvest Market on Saturday September 24th, 2011 in Onanole, Manitoba from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Help us make the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve region more sustainable and known for its unique local flavour.
Contact Valerie at email@example.com or call 204-636-2085 for more information.
Friday, March 25th, 2011
Next meeting date: January 10, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve – Erickson Office. 61 2nd NE, Erickson MB
Friday, March 25th, 2011
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Warblers to Waterfowl Weekend
May 27-29, 2011
A great weekend searching for life list birds and spending time with others who are bird enthusiasts! Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve is home to great grey owls, herons and the rare golden winged warbler. From Proven Marsh to Whirlpool Lake, Mount Agassiz and the Minnedosa pothole country you will be treated to a host of wonderful warblers and other exciting boreal forest birds in the Biosphere Reserve’s core protected area, Riding Mountain National Park. Accommodations with local certified Bed and Breakfasts will give you a chance to meeting friends, old and new, enjoy great food and excellent accommodations. The weekend will be led by expert birder and enthusiastic raconteur Calvin Cuthbert.
For more information please call Valerie at 204-636-2085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
On Thursday August 19th, RMBR was presented the Riding Mountain Award of Excellence by Riding Mountain National Park Superintendent Cheryl Penny.
The award recognized RMBR for fostering a culture of conservation in the Riding Mountain Region, for working with residents and schools around the park, delivering various programs workshops & international tours, and chairing the TB Stakeholder Advisory Committee.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Saturday September 25th “At the Farm Gate” held its first ever Fall Harvest Market in Onanole at the Onanole Recreation Centre as part of the Sonics and Sojourns Festival. This regional market had fourteen vendors with a variety of products from Alpaca winter woolly mittens, scarves, and toques (as well as, the cutest alpaca wool teddy bears that were way too hard to resist once you felt how soft these furry creatures were) to handmade soaps and lotions that smelled heavenly and helped with an assortment of maladies, to garden fresh veggies including carrots, beets and buttercup squash,. All the products were made, created, grown, raised, or produced locally within or very close to the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve.
“At the Farm Gate” is a regional virtual farmers and artisan market whereby small farm families and artisans in the Biosphere Reserve can link to folks would like to purchase locally made and grown products. We’ve been working on this project for the last year in order to promote and highlight products that are made locally and to encourage our neighbours and visitors alike to buy local and support their local farm families and artisans. “Made in Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve” means that fewer miles and less gas are needed to get the corn from the garden to your soup pot or the vivid pink crocheted hat from the artist’s needles to your child’s curl tousled head. This not only means less CO2 emissions and cleaner air but also real, honest, fresh from the farm goodness in every forkful of locally grown apple pie, or spoonful locally picked high bush cranberry jelly, as well as pastured pork and chicken and grass fed beef grown and raised right here in the Biosphere Reserve.
Hundreds of folks from far and near came to sample jellies and bread, try out lime scented body scrubs, sniff sweet smelling soy candles, pick out the perfect bracelet and necklace and browse the regional cookbooks. Another of the highlights of the Fall Harvest Market had to be the demonstrations and presentations. Leaning firsthand how Lorraine and Joe Poitras brought Wild Joes Jelllies to life, their successes and their trials and sampling the “fruits” of their labors brought home the need to save our wild spaces including fence rows and road allowances where remnants of a vast and rich bio-diverse wild fruit population still exist. Wes Huyghe of Little Path Farm showed off his culinary skills and knowledge of a wide variety of veggies while preparing a succulent squash bake with walnuts, raisins and maple syrup and Chef Rob Hume from the Elkhorn Resort delighted the audience with a wonderful garden burger showing how veggie burgers can be a delicious addition to anyone’s menu including die hard meat enthusiasts. Rob added a variety of toppings including bacon, smoked garlic sausage, cheddar and blue cheese for a total taste treat.
At the Farm Gate Market Recipes
Garden Patties – Click Here
Squash Bake – Click Here
A successful project – undoubtedly! A successful market – most definitely! The first of similar markets – stay tuned!
To get involved with or find out more about the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve “At the Farm Gate” project please contact Valerie at email@example.com or call 204-636-2085.
Monday, August 31st, 2009
Onanole Elementary School has received notification that their application to become a UNESCO ASPnet candidate school has been received and that they can now promote themselves as being such. Onanole Elementary continues to create programming in line with the four pillars of learning and within the themes of the UNESCO ASPnet. This year they worked on project’s incorporating the theme of racism and discrimination and the effects on youth and our community which included a peace fair that embraced the community’s’ diverse cultures, and promoting peace throughout the school, and the community. Three teachers at Onanole Elementary has also been awarded the
Manitoba’s Celebration of Excellence in Teaching Minister’s Award 2008-2009 for Team Collaboration for last year’s F.I.S.H. project. Inspired by Mahatma Ghandi’s powerful words ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’, these teachers were very involved in the Friends Involved in Stopping Hunger (FISH) project. Activities included distributing Christmas food hampers, volunteering at Samaritan House in Brandon and the Empty Bowl project that raised $2,000 to help relieve local hunger.)