GOOTB 2015 Is Almost Here

We can hardly believe it’s a little more than a week until the 2015 Get Out Of the Basement team is here. This summer, we’ll be visiting events, festivals and attractions from the first week of July until late August. What kinds of places, things or themes would you like us explore? Tell us/show us on Instagram and Twitter with hashtag #gootb

Get Out Of The Basement team summer 2015

Get Out Of The Basement team summer 2015

2015 Planning in Full Swing!

We’re excited to update you on GOOTB Summer 2015. We had an overwhelming response to McKim’s callout for applications — thank you for helping us get the word out. All candidates were excellent and it was a challenge to hire only 12. They’re from all over Winnipeg and come from a range of interesting backgrounds and cultures. More on everyone later! Now, we’re in full-planning mode to get ready for the group and the summer. For now, here’s a quick snapshot of the GOOTB management team — meet (top row) Kathryn, Miranda, Jordan and Joe.

Here's the GOOTB 2015 Management Team -- Kathryn, Miranda, Jordan and Joe

Here’s the GOOTB 2015 Management Team — Kathryn, Miranda, Jordan and Joe

FortWhyte Bison Safari

For many, including myself, you may consider FortWhyte Alive more of a thing you go to on Elementary school field trips rather than an interesting place to visit. However, we enjoyed it all especially the Bison Safari which we got to go on twice, once with the general public, and then we got to go on again with the ShawTV Winnipeg crew. The second time, the guide left the gate that cuts off the field into two halves open, and the Bison noticed this. They then stampeded to the other side of the field that was plentiful with grass and other plants to eat.

bison safari


Ai-Kon was a lot of play, and not much work. Our work was done quickly, and we just explored and enjoyed the con for most of the day. It was far and away the best event that the GOOTB (pronounced Goot-Buh) went to.