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Summertime means fun times for families

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I think we can all agree summer has finally arrived. I can’t say there is a big difference from one summer to the next. Each one is filled with heat and humidity. The key to enjoying the next couple months will be escaping your home, but staying in your backyard so to speak.


 As soon as the snow melts you usually start to see a collection of people pulling up to Hackers & Smackers (921 Elmhurst Rd.), but when the sun starts shining it creates a whole new atmosphere offering something for everyone. Work on your golf game, putt around with the family on the mini golf course, and whether coming or going, stop at Karen’s Konery to enjoy an ice cream. You don’t have to find yourself teeing off, or striving for a hole-in-one to stop for ice cream, but it’s a great excuse.


 If you need a little more action, you may find yourself heading off to the corner of Charleswood. Just off the shoulder of Wilkes Avenue at the Perimeter Highway you will drive into Adrenaline Adventures and selecting a parking spot may be one of the easier decisions you will make during your visit.


Wakeboarding, zipline rides, climbing, and beach volleyball are just some of the activities offered only minutes away from home. You may have entertained yourself with these activities at other venues near and far from Charleswood, but having this venue so close makes it even easier to stay active without topping up your gas tank time and time again.


Some of the entertainment may seem for older audiences only, but if you are looking for a place for your children to enjoy summer camp, I encourage you to go online and visit adrenalinemb.com.


 There is definitely an opportunity to hit the road this summer, and the reason behind it will hit close to home for some. On July 15 a thunder of motorcycles will be heard making its way down various highways in Manitoba as Cystic Fibrosis Canada hosts the Ride For the Breath of Life. It kicks off just over the bridge near the Denny’s and the Flying J. This cause could help relatives or the guy down the street. Participants will be coming from all over the city including some gracious Charleswood residents and local businesses. There is still time to get involved and participate in this great cause. Visit cysticfibrosis.ca for more information.


 No matter where you find yourself this summer, relax, have fun and enjoy the time spent with those around you. Please make sure your pets are not left in heat for long periods of time without air, water and your affection.


Travis Mitchell is a community correspondent for Charleswood. Comments and story ideas can be sent to him at news@travismitchell.ca.

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