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Wellness Events

Healthy Lifestyle Walk

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

Assiniboine Park

Weekly Pickleball

Starting Monday Sept. 27, 2021

HMC Monthly Reset
Sept. 13 - Oct. 8, 2021

Adventure Travel

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Utah fall adventure

Cancelled due to Covid

Arizona Spring adventure

Stay tuned for 2022 dates

Giving Back

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Plant based cooking night

Watch for new dates coming in the New Year.

Rumor's Comedy Night Fundraiser

2021 date TBD due to Covid

Quiz Night

Fun, Friends, Fundraising

2021 date TBD due to Covid

Healthy LIfestyle Walk

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Cost - FREEcoin

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Healthy Lifestyle Walks take place at various locations around Winnipeg once a month. We incorporate the five pillars of happiness into an hour and half walk and enjoy the beauty of our city.

This walk is hosted by top monkey Carol Ploen-Hosegood.  You will experience exercise, great conversation, fun and we will always take time to be mindful and enjoy the scenery. There is no charge for this event.

If you want more opportunities to be active each month, consider joining our HMC Premium membership.

Next Walk

Assiniboine Park and Forest

Tuesday, August 24

9-11am

We will meet at the Duck pond by the shelter.

We will plan to leave around 9:00am once we have all gathered, please plan to arrive around 8:55 am We will check out the new gardens and walk around the park and forest.

If you come late text Carol at 204-955-6318 and we can arrange a meeting spot.

Email or Text Carol to let her know you are coming

 

Indoor Pickleball

calendarWednesdays 10:30-noon starting Sept. 30

Cost $15 drop in

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Resuming this fall

Join some Happy Monkeys once a week to play Pickleball.

We have the gym for an hour and half and we will mix up the teams during this time and play!!

Details

Wednesday mornings 10:30am-noon

Lindenwoods Community Centre, 414 Lindenwood Dr. West

Cost: $95 for 11 sessions or $15 weekly drop in. (Subject to change)

etransfer your $95 to carol@happymonkeyclub.com

or bring your $15 cash each week.

If you are planning to come, please email carol@happymonkeyclub.com

or text 204-955-6318 so we can plan for numbers.

 

Quiz Night in support of Bravestone Centre and the HMC Sharing Circle Endowment Fund

calendar2021 date TBD

Cost - $25 per personcoin

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FUN, FRIENDS and FUNDRAISING

Join us for a fun night of pizza, prizes, beverages and testing your knowledge!

Trans Canada Brewing Co. will host us for a fun quiz night, time to visit with friends, rainbow and live auction all in support of Bravestone Centre and the HMC Sharing Cirlce Endowment fund.

Grab some friends and join us!

Your $25 includes TCB's awesome wood fired pizza and a fun quiz night with prizes.

No need to create teams ahead of time, we will create teams that night. But you may want to invite your friends full of useless information!

That's all I can tell you without giving away any clues. Trust me it will be amazing.

Funds raised from the event will support Bravestone Centre and the HMC Sharing Circle Endowment fund.

Together we are making a difference.

Registration

If you prefer to pay by cheque or etransfer please fell out registration tab below and then you can skip the redirect to paypal and send cheque payable to: 10 Spindlestone Gate, Wpg. Mb. R3Y 1P1 or etransfer carol@happymonkeyclub.com.

 

Can't make it?

You can donate directly to the fund right here

 

Event Information

Event Information:

  • Here's what I can tell you...
  • Bring your friends and we will create teams that night
  • Cost $25 per person
  • Rainbow and Live Auction
  • Quiz master
  • Other fun surprises
  • Start Time 7pm, Nov. 26
  • Cash bar
  • Pizza served at 7:15pm
  • Quiz starts at 8pm

Proceeds of Quiz night are going to Bravestone Centre and the HMC Sharing Circle Endowment fund.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Register Here

Plant Based Cooking night

calendarWednesday, Oct. 7, 5:30-8:30pm (Sold Out)

or Wed. Oct. 14, 5:30-8:30pm (Sold Out))

Cost - $75 per person. ($20 goes directly to the HMC sharing circle endowment fund with the Winnipeg Foundation)coin

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Both dates are SOLD OUT. Please email if you are interested in future dates.

HMC cooking night

I'm so excited to offer a fun, educational, tummy filling cooking event with Olivia from Plantivor. This is a hands on evening of learning, chopping, prepping, cooking and eating. Oliva will be our guide for the evening.

You don’t need to be a chef to cook like one.

Okay, maybe you do… BUT we’re pretty confident we can at least get you to start looking and acting the part! And that’s the first step to success, right? Fake it till you make it.

Plants should be more than a side dish. Learn to make them the star of the show and understand basic nutrition principles to creating well-rounded, delicious & healthy plant-based meals.

Our menu will be tied to the time of year, focusing on using seasonal produce and fresh ingredients. Therefore, no two classes will ever be the same!

The Class will teach you to:

  • learn the flavour principles to mastering everyday plant-based cooking

  • dissect and plant-ify ANY recipe

  • apply basic cooking principles to a variety of vegetables and diversify your weekly menu

  • incorporate plants at every meal of the day

  • use your knife the way it’s supposed to be used - and speed up recipe prep applying the right skills!

Leave inspired with a book of plant-based recipes for everyday eating, meal prep tips, and the essential kitchen skills needed to execute EXCELLENT plant-based meals, every single day. (Oh and plenty of tasty leftovers!)

You will need to bring

  • Apron
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • container for left overs
  • a fun attitude

Wednesday, Oct. 7 SOLD OUT

Wednesday Oct. 14. SOLD OUT

10 Spindlestone Gate in Whyteridge

5:30pm - 8:30pm. We will prep, cook and enjoy our meal so come hungry

only 10 spots available

Etransfer $75 to carol@happymonkeyclub.com

You will receive a $20 tax receipt from the Winnipeg Foundation after the event. First come first serve.

Can't make it?

You can donate directly to the HMC sharing circle right here

 

HMC Monthly Reset

calendarSept. 13- Oct. 8, 2021

Cost - $25-$75coin

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The HMC monthly reset will be offered 3x per year:

January 4-31, 2021. "Covid fatigue New Year reset"

April 25- May 21, 2021. "Spring reset for your best summer"

Sept. 13 - Oct. 8, 2021. "Fall reset"

This is a 30ish day program based on the 5 pillars of HMC to give you a balanced approach to wellness that incorporates:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Living Active
  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Having Fun
  • Giving Back
  • 8 hours of sleep
  • managing stress
  • Drinking water

The best part is you will be doing it with a community of women who will support you, inspire you and laugh with you.

The program will be delivered through a platform called Mighty Networks, an online community free of all ads and noise. Weekly Zoom calls and What's App daily updates will keep you motivated and educated.

We all struggle with our health and the older we get the tougher it becomes. Our 30 day reset is designed to focus on the positive habits that help us thrive and pushes out the bad habits that don't serve us. The program is flexibility to fit your needs and leave with with awesome habits to move forward with.

If you are ready to take back your wellness and happiness email carol@happymonkeyclub.com and request the full details for the Fall reset.

Questions? call Carol 204-955-6318

 

 

Rumor's Comedy Night Fundraiser

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Cost - $20coin

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Join us for a fun night full of belly laughs in support of the HMC Sharing Circle Endowment Fund . All proceeds of the night will support women's causes in Manitoba.

Everyone is welcome. Purchase tickets below or contact Carol@happymonkeyclub.com and you can etransfer.

$20 per person, everyone over 18 welcome

Doors open at 6pm

Show starts at 7:45pm

Final Deadline to purchase tickets April 9, 2020

Cant' make it?

Donate direct to HMC Sharing Circle

DeAnne Smith, a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Iceland Comedy Festival to name a few. She's also been on TV all over the darn world, including appearances on Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show in the U.S., as well as comedy shows in Canada, Australia and the UK. Her video Straight Men, Step Your Game Up has over 46 million views. Her Netflix half-hour comedy special, Gentleman Elf, debuted January 2019. She is currently developing a sitcom for CBC. Melbourne's The Music calls her stand up "a virtuoso display of smart, slick, silly brilliance — a metaphorical (and literal) mic-drop of a show," giving it five stars, while the UK's Chortle calls Smith "always relevant, but never reverent. The UK Telegraph says she's "Smart. Very funny. Effortless charm lets her get away with murder." She’s never actually murdered anyone.

DeAnne's standup

Rumors Comedy Club Fundraising Event

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Costa Rica ~ Yoga and Waterfalls 2022

calendarFeb. 2-14, 2022

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Starting at $3745 CAD  all meals, transportation in Costa Rica, activities and accommodations (double occupancy) Airfare extra

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HMC is thrilled to announce our Costa Rica adventure for 2022~ Yoga and Waterfalls 2022!!

Top Monkey Carol Ploen along with Yogi Shawn Flaman will be your Canadian hosts along with our wonderful Costa Rica guides on this 13 day adventure retreat to the southern Pacific.

We will arrive in San Jose and spend one day exploring the area before flying to the Navina retreat centre. We will spend  6 nights and 6 days at Navina retreat centre.

We will focus on wellness for the 11 days through daily yoga (no experience needed), hiking, beach excursions, exploring, community and discovering the gift of the Costa Rica culture.

At Navina, there will be a slower rhythm to your day, tap into the uplifting energy of living in nature, wake to the call of howler monkeys, and practice yoga on an open deck overlooking the rain forest. You will be  visited by hummingbirds, butterflies and macaws. Navina offers a unique wild nature experience with all the  comforts you need.

After Navina will be spend 4 days travelling and exploring the Osa Peninsula, Nauyaca Waterfall and Manuel Antonio National Park just to name a few of the amazing places we will visit before flying home to Canada.

Highlights include:

  • Escaping the cold and enjoying the tropical heat of Costa Rica
  • Focus on wellness and energize
  • Exploring various waterfalls
  • Visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Visit to Carara National Park
  • Jungle trek to waterfalls
  • Yoga 2x daily
  • Sleeping in the rain forest and waking to the Monkeys
  • Exploring secluded beaches 2 days
  • Zip lining if you choose to! (optional)
  • Have someone else plan everything and come home relaxed, energized and having a new appreciation of wellness.
Yoga

Shawn wants to nurture you, challenge you, and show you that yoga is for you!  She believes that yoga is for everyone - physically and emotionally - and she is determined to help you find your yoga.  Her love of learning spills over into all aspects of her life and she is committed to life-long learning about yoga and all things positive! Her classes are a combination of mobility, flexibility and strength based asana, pranayama, meditation and fun.

Shawn has completed her 500 hr training through YogaFit. Other training includes 60 hr Yin, 40 hr Restorative Yoga, 100 hr Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. She is also a Reiki practioner.

Each morning will start with an energizing 90 minute yoga and meditation practice. Each evening will include a 60 minute calming yoga and meditation practice. Each class will be unique with special intentions and themes. You will learn more about the yamas and niyamas, chakras and yoga philosophy.

Navina

Navina provides us with a magical place to do this in the safe hands of Drew Hume and his team. 
Drew will guide us on hikes into the rain forest to waterfalls and to secluded beaches.

HMC retreats bring amazing women together and create connections, friendship and community in unique environments. We will learn from one another organically through conversation, eating good food together and being wowed by the nature all around.

Food

Other than travel days to and from Canada, all meals are included. Prior to Navina we will be eating at various places with food all planned for you with love. Water will be supplied each day on our tours.

Navina includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), plus snacks, water from their own fresh spring, coffee and tea. They provide home grown produce from their garden, and use it all to create incredibly fresh and delicious meals. Everything to keep you nourished and feeling excellent!

The focus for this adventure is wellness and escaping the tourist area for a real adventure in nature. If this sounds like a good fit for you then please join us.

Just before diving in, take a read of the centre rules. In particular, note that the centre is a dry space, which means no alcohol or drugs are permitted on the premises.

Details

Carol Ploen and yogi Shawn Flaman are so excited to offer you this amazing adventure. Our focus on wellness through yoga, hiking, exploring, conversation, healthy food and community will leave you feeling energized and ready to return home with a new focus on wellness. Truly a trip of a life time.

  • Price starts at  $3745 CAD based on double occupancy.
  • Airfare is separate but it is recommended to join the group booking. $1015 CAD.
  • Double Occupancy accommodations quoted, single occupancy available at Navina only.
  • All meals are included (except for travel Feb.2 and 14th)
  • All transportation in Costa Rica
  • 6 nights hotel and 6 nights at Navina.  (Glamping)
  • Yoga 2x daily, guided hikes and beach days.
  • All tours, National park fees and transfers included
  • Optional add ons: Zip lining, Thai massage

For full itinerary *CLICK HERE*

Please Note: Travel insurance and Covid insurance is extra and will be needed to travel. Any Covid tests needed to travel will also be an additional cost to the traveller. Also, all participants must be double vaccinated and all Covid protocol  of the day will be followed. 

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Utah fall adventure, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

calendarNov. 3-10, 2019

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$1895.00 CAD  all meals, ground transportation, guided hikes, National Park fees, welcome gift and room (double occupancy) airfare extracoin

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HMC is thrilled to announce our fall Utah adventure to Zion, Bryce Canyon National Parks as well as Snow Canyon State Park Nov. 3-10, 2019.

We will spend 6 days and 7 nights exploring nature's playground of Utah. Spectacular red mountains, gorgeous canyons, hoodoos and bright blue skies. In addition to daily hikes we will have time to play games, try pickle ball, explore the shops and town of St. George, do yoga(stretching) and relax in a spacious 6 bedroom home. You will also have access to a shared pool and hot tub.

I ask that you trust me with how the week will unfold as some things are beyond my control. The goal is to visit Bryce Canyon one day, Zion National park on 2 separate days.  We will also have hikes in Snow Canyon state park and the area that surrounds St. George.

We will also explore some optional activities like renting bicycles in the St. George area, rappelling on one of the days in Zion. These activities will be additional cost if you choose to do them.

Hiking will be the focus of the trip but we will also take time to have fun, relax and explore.

Who should come?

Women who have a desire to experience nature and adventure with a group of like minded ladies.

This is an active trip so you should be able to hike between 1.5 and 4 hours in a day. There will be one hike that has an elevation of 1500 feet if you choose to to it. It is important that you have a solid fitness base to have a positive experience. Don't worry there will be time to relax too!

Can I opt out of a hike?

We understand due to fear of heights, how you are feeling that day etc. you may choose to relax at the house or choose a different hike that day. You are welcome to do so, we can make those plans on the particular day.

You will be doing so on your own as the hosts will be with the main group.

Are there any hidden costs?

On one day in Zion we are looking at a repelling adventure for those that are interested. We will work out the best group rate and the cost will be your responsibility. We are also looking at renting e-bikes in St. George which would be optional and at your expense if you choose to do so.

You are also responsible for your own airfare, alcohol, souvenirs or other personal items.

The focus during the trip will be on the five pillars of HMC and I know you will all come home energized and inspired to continue living a healthy happy life.

Details

Carol Ploen-Hosegood, head monkey at HMC will be your host along with Explore Life Coach Patti Phillips. We will guide you on some wonderful adventures that will blow your mind with natures beauty.

Everything will be organized and planned for you, however, we will work together as a group prepping meals, supporting each other on the hikes and having fun.

  • Price $1895 CAD  (US price available on request)
  • You are responsible to book your own airfare. If you need assistance please contact Natalie Hebert natalie@gctravel.ca or call 204-989-9343
  • Double Occupancy accommodations with your own bathroom per room (2 x single beds or king bed)
  • All meals are included
  • All transportation is included
  • All Park fees included
  • One day in Bryce Canyon National Park
  • 2 days in Zion National Park
  • Numerous hikes around St. George area
  • Accommodations have access to a shared pool and hot tub

 

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Fall hiking adventure to Thunder Bay

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$1050 - 1100 CAD  most meals, transportation, guided hikes, Park fees, accommodations included. coin

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This adventure is restricted to 6 participants plus Shawn and Carol your guides. 6 active days hiking, exploring, kayaking, sauna, healthy eating, fun and some time for reflection.

“Trust us”

Shawn Flaman of Your Yoga and Carol Ploen-Hosegood of Happy Monkey Club will be your guides and take care of all the details. You come and enjoy!

We will be staying one night in my family cottage at Echo Bay in Lake of the Woods and then onto Thunder Bay where we will stay in a lovely home in town. We will travel in a comfortable 8 passenger Ford Transit.  Most meals will be provided with the exception of 2 dinners and one breakfast out in Thunder Bay. The focus of the trip is the 5 pillars of happiness and lots of hiking and site seeing!

Our hope is to give us all a much needed break from work or home to engage in active living, great conversations and experiencing a little more of our beautiful country and ourselves.

Highlights

  • Lake of the Woods afternoon
  • Kakabeka Falls
  • Quimet Canyon Swinging bridge
  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
  • Waterfront in Thunder Bay
  • Terry Fox Lookout

Who should come?

Women who have a desire to experience nature and adventure with a group of like minded ladies.

This is an active trip so you should be able to hike between 4-5 hours in a day with breaks. It is important that you have a solid fitness base to have a positive experience. Don't worry there will be time to relax too!

Are there any hidden costs?

We will be eating out for 2 dinners and 1 breakfast that you will be responsible to pay for, you are also responsible to bring any alcohol if you choose.

The focus during the trip will be on the five pillars of HMC and I know you will all come home energized and inspired to continue living a healthy happy life.

Accommodations

You will be sharing a queen bed and 2 bathrooms for everyone. We will be staying in Carol's family cottage in Lake of the Woods for day one and then off to Thunder Bay and staying in a loving home in town. We will do cooking at home except for one breakfast and two dinners.

Details and to book your spot.

For the full itinerary and how to reserve your spot email Carol.

Spring Adventure: Exploring Northern Arizona and Southern Utah

calendarMarch 30 - April 6, 2020

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$2395 CAD  Most meals, ground transportation, hikes, 2 guided excursions, welcome gift and accomodations (double occupancy) airfare extracoin

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HMC is thrilled to announce our spring Arizona adventure. You will see some of the most gorgeous gifts nature has to share. Kayak Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Zion National Park Canyon overlook and the East side of Zion, The Grand Canyon and so much more.

We will spend 7 days and 7 nights exploring northern Arizona and a little bit of Southern Utah. You will see and experience amazing Canyons, fabulous hiking, kayaking, biking and sites that will blow your mind. In addition to daily hikes we will have time to relax and  have some fun getting to know our small group.

I ask that you trust me with how the week will unfold as some things are beyond my control (I still haven't been able to control the weather!). The goal is to visit the Zion National Park East side, guided kayak adventure on Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon day trip, Hiking in Glen Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs National Park and e-biking in Snow Canyon State Park in St. George.

Hiking will be the focus of the trip but we will also take time to have fun, relax and explore. The two add on excursions are Kayaking and e biking so you should be comfortable doing both.

Who should come?

Women who have a desire to experience nature and adventure with a group of like minded ladies.

This is an active trip so you should be able to hike between 2.5 and 5 hours in a day. You need to be comfortable on water in a kayak on one day and able to ride a bike. It is important that you have a solid fitness base to have a positive experience. Don't worry there will be time to relax too!

Can I opt out of a hike?

We understand due to fear of heights, how you are feeling that day etc. you may choose to relax at the house or choose a different hike that day. You are welcome to do so, we can make those plans on the particular day.

You will be doing so on your own as the hosts will be with the main group.

Can I opt out of the Kayak adventure or bike day?

Yes, I am flexible to accommodate a fear or lack of desire to do an outing. We can discuss a refund on those excursions you opt out of. Please understand that you will be limited to what you can do as an option as transportation will be used for the planned activity on that day.

Are there any hidden costs?

The cost of the 2 guided outings (Kayak and bike rental are included) along with all your major costs of accommodations, transportation, meals in the house, park fees.

You are also responsible for your own airfare to Vegas, food on travel days, alcohol, souvenirs or other personal items.

The focus during the trip will be on the five pillars of HMC and I know you will all come home energized and inspired to continue living a healthy happy life.

Details

Carol Ploen-Hosegood, head monkey at HMC will be your host. She will guide you on some wonderful adventures that will blow your mind with natures beauty.

Everything will be organized and planned for you, however, we will work together as a group prepping meals, supporting each other on the hikes and having fun. These adventures allow for great conversation and team work to provide an amazing trip at an affordable price.

  • Price $2395 CAD ($1796 USD)
  • You are responsible to book your own airfare. (Suggested flight under cost)   If you need assistance please contact Natalie Hebert natalie@gctravel.ca or call 204-989-9343
  • Double Occupancy accommodations (queen or king bed)
  • All meals are included except on travel days.
  • All transportation is included
  • All Park fees included
  • One day Zion national park East side, Kanab, Horseshoe Bend
  • One day at Kayak tour of Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon
  • One Day tour of Grand Canyon
  • 2 days hiking various Parks and Canyons around Page, Arizona
  • E bike rentals in St. George exploring Snow Canyon State Park.
  • Accommodations will be in homes in St. George, Utah (3 nights) and Page, Arizona (4 nights)

 

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