Two Days on the Stage

We have a jam-packed lineup of stage presentations at the Great Outdoors Expo. Learn new ways to enjoy the outdoors from experts! We continue to add presenters – please check back here, or follow us on Facebook & Instagram, for an up-to-date list of presenters.

Times are subject to change.

Melanie Gamache from Borealis Beading – Métis Cultural Connections through Beadwork and Stories

Saturday 3 PM

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Métis Cultural Connections through Beadwork and Stories

Borealis Beading is owned and operated by Melanie Gamache, a Francophone Manitoba Métis beadwork artisan/artist who started beading during the winter of 2014-2015. Borealis Beading provides hands-on cultural learning experiences where participants learn the art and skill of beading or finger weaving, along with the cultural and historical significance to the Métis people, also known as “The Flower Beadwork People”.

Rock N Roll Fisherman Todd Longley

Saturday 12:00PM & Sunday 12:00PM

The rock N Roll Fisherman Todd Longley will be at the Great Outdoors Expo this weekend! Todd from Citycats Guiding Service will present a Fall Greenback Walleye seminar. Learn tricks of the trade from one of the best and most experienced anglers in Manitoba!

Kenneth Pinsent – RCMP Boater Safety

Saturday 4:00PM

Sgt. Kenneth Pinsent has been a member of the RCMP for 19 years and his postings have taken him all over the province.  He has policed both urban and rural areas as well as a number of first nations communities.  Growing up in Newfoundland, he had a love for the water at a young age and took courses through the Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland prior to engaging with the RCMP.  Sgt. Pinsent has been a part of the RCMP’s marine program in Manitoba since 2004 and has trained members from all over the country in safe vessel operation.  He holds a Master Limited certificate through Transport Canada and continues to educate members of the RCMP in marine operations.  Sgt. Pinsent took over the RCMP Manitoba’s marine program this spring and you can expect to see him traveling the province this summer supporting general duty operations through boat patrols.


Rick McGregor – Wildlife Photographer

Saturday 1:00Pm & Sunday 3PM

Rick McGregor

Rick grew up in Markham, Ontario but has been in Manitoba for 37 years now and considers himself a Manitoban. He and his wife bought a cottage on Pinawa Bay in 2015 and moved there full-time last June. After buying the cottage, they hung some bird feeders and were astonished by the variety of birds that they attracted. Having never been into photography, Rick decided to buy an inexpensive camera to take some bird photos. Over the past 8 years, bird and wildlife photography has become Rick’s full-time hobby and passion.
After almost 40 years in business management, Rick retired in 2018. Besides his photography, Rick is also a freelance writer and photographer for the Lac du Bonnet Clipper and he and his wife, Leanne, spend many hours hiking the trails and driving the backroads, enjoying all the wonderful nature that the Eastman region has to offer.

Eric Mullen – Regional Fisheries Manager  – Eastern Region

Saturday 11:00AM & Sunday 2PM

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Eastern Region Fisheries Monitoring and Management Update

Eric Mullen is a Provincial Fisheries Biologist living and working in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba. His work is focused on monitoring and studying fisheries in Manitoba`s Eastern Region. As an avid angler, hunter, and canoe tripper, Eric takes any chance he can to explore Manitoba`s wilderness areas.

Noel Linsey – Epic Rides MB

Saturday 2:00PM & Sunday 1PM

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Introduction to Moto Camping

By nature, motorcyclists are an adventurous bunch. Inspired by their own desire to explore, more and more motorcyclists are combining their love of two-wheel touring with camping, spending quality time off the bike enjoying nature. An added benefit of moto camping is that it can be as long or short as you like. While you can make your journey a cross-country odyssey, you can also make it as simple as a casual overnighter. It’s up to you. No one expects you to be the next Lyndon Poskitt. The important thing is to embrace your curious side and get moving. Join Epic Rides MB host and producer Noel Linsey for an introduction to moto camping and pick up some tips and tricks to help you get out and explore!