Boundary Waters Day at REI

REI Bloomington - 750 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

Saturday April 1, 2023

REI Flagship Store, Bloomington, MN

Get ready to head to Minnesota’s most visited Wilderness with all the BWCA resources you need! Come chat with wilderness experts, enjoy live, informative presentations and food demos, and meet other outdoor and educational organizations. And did we mention – free coffee from Driven Coffee and snacks from Voyager Snack Co? Plus, stick around for a special screening of the new short film “A Voice for the Wild,” at 3pm, about Emily Ford’s month-long ski expedition across the Boundary Waters.

Speakers and Presentations

11am – Essential Knots for the BWCA: Demo and Practice – Kyle Van Acker

12pm – BWCA for Beginners – Dan Pauly

1pm – Cooking Demo – Chef Lachelle Cunningham, Chelle’s Kitchen

2pm – 10 Mistakes I’ve Made in the BWCA, So You Don’t Have To – Tiger Beaudoin

3pm A Voice for the Wild (Screening) – Emily Ford’s month-long ski expedition across the Boundary Waters

Partner Organizations

Big City Mountaineering
Forest Service – urban connections
Northern Tier
Wilderness Inquiry
Project Success
4H Owls
Camp du Nord (YMCA)
Kekekabic Trail Chapter NCTA
Border Route Trail Association of the NCTA
Forest Service – Urban Connections
Driven Coffee
Voyager Snacks