NAR: Mike Limerick is a teacher who works on beach patrol on Lake Winnipeg.
LIMMERICK: Coming from Lake of the Woods in Kenora
coming from a place that I thought was one of the
biggest lakes in Canada beside the Great Lakes. Coming
here working on this beach has really been like being
on the ocean. You can't see the other side and I've
been to the Caribbean and to Indonesia on those beaches
and the waves here are comparable.
at Grand Beach where I've worked for the last couple
of years I've had tourists come from England and
California which is surprising they end up in Lake
Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba.
actually pick up the sand and take it with them they'll
take a cup and they'll bring it home to show their
friends, they can't believe the quality of the sand
here. It's rated I've heard in North America one
of the top ten beaches.
NAR: Winnipeg beach is the beach where Manitoba plays. It's the people's
playground. Located 76 km north of Winnipeg it's only an hour from the city.
For 50 years Winnipeg Beach was host to thousands of summer visitors who
enjoyed the boardwalk, the roller coaster and the dance hall. Today Winnipeg
beach has been reborn and feels very friendly.
LIMERICK: The park here is so beautiful. You have
this green belt right behind the grass. And right
behind this grass greenbelt you have this beautiful
town. It offers great food and places to hang out
in I think it offers so much.
people that come to WB it's more of a family beach.
The kind of people that come here are mostly from
Winnipeg. If it's a beautiful day in Winnipeg you
know its going to be a busy at the beach. It's like
a mass exodus that come out to these beaches.
is a small city but it offers so much. Anywhere you
leave Winnipeg within an hour or 2 hours you're surrounded
by lakes you're surrounded by cottages. You're surrounded
by all these great things so I think its a really
great thing that I can drive 50 minutes and be at
the ocean in the centre of Canada or almost the ocean.
We're lucky here.