Since the Club’s inception in 2001, we have hosted members from clubs in New Zealand, England, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru, Japan, Russia, Australia, Northern Ireland, and Romania. We have approximately 56 members mostly residing in the City of Winnipeg. Normally we have two Inbound Journeys annually preferably in May/June and in September and travel Outbound for two weeks. Members are very active in our Journeys and are eager to provide a memorable experience for ambassadors
Winnipeg lies at the geographic center of North America and is located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. It is the capital city of Manitoba and is the 7th largest city of Canada. The population of Metropolitan Winnipeg is 825,000 and of the Province of Manitoba is 1.38 million. Winnipeg is a most culturally diverse city with some 100 languages represented within our region, including Canada’s largest Francophone population outside Quebec. In an average year, Winnipeg enjoys 2727 hours of clear skies and sunshine, the highest of all Canadian cities The Winnipeg airport is the James Richardson International Airport. Ambassadors are welcomed at the airport by our club members and transported to their Host Member’s home at no cost to the ambassador.
Our Inbound Journeys begin with a Welcome Pot-Luck Dinner where our guests are normally provided with entertainment of a local cultural nature. During the week ambassadors and home hosts will be invited to the home of another member for dinner one evening and there will be a Farewell Dinner with entertainment to conclude the visit. Our ambassadors are accompanied to places of interest in Winnipeg such as: the Manitoba Museum, the Forks, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Manitoba Legislative Building, the St. Boniface Cathedral and the Journey to Churchill at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Most exchanges also include visits to various places in rural Manitoba to experience culture, history and geography beyond the city which may include a farm, cottage country, a heritage village, an historic fur trading post, the town of Gimli on the shore of Lake Winnipeg and the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden which has on display the world’s biggest marine reptile fossils.