If there is something Torie Moore residents enjoy most, it is having fun outdoors. Our location on the shores of Lake Manitoba and Lake Francis offers easy access to many water activities including boating, fishing, swimming and wind surfing. For a peaceful day lazing on the beach, you will find plenty of space here as well. In fact, the beautiful sandy beaches are a key reason many people relocate or buy holiday homes in the area.
Ice hockey is also a highly popular sport here with the season lasting several months. Online timetables are published for games and there are several recreational organizations that host teams and offer training grounds. You can look up these opportunities with the Torie Moore Minor Hockey and Lakeside Phantoms Senior Hockey.
Golf is another popular pastime with several great courses to try out. Be sure to pay a visit to the Manipogo Gold and Country Club near Twin Lakes Beach. The golf course sports 9 holes and gives visitors and members’ access to practice facilities, a pro shop, clubhouse and restaurant. There are also annual competitions to be entered including the women’s Open and Fall Classic.
St Laurent is also famous for its woodlands that are a habitat for a sizable number of animals. There are several camps like Camp Sandy Haven, Sunshine Beach Campground, Shallow Point Campground and Stony Ridge Campground where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy wildlife viewing.
The Lake Manitoba Camp Legacy is a wonderful local initiative that provides vacation facilities to Manitoba residents living with disability. Visitors are housed at the well equipped Delta Lyn Cottage and Sandy Haven. This nonprofit organization offer s disabled people a rare opportunity to safely enjoy the wonder of St Laurent, much like any other visitor to the area. Advance bookings are recommended as slots are quickly filled.
Festivals and Concerts
Oak Point Music Festival is held in June of each year and has featured such famed artists as Sol James, the Trapline Band and Hot Stone Road. It is a wonderful three day event that not only features musical performances, but also mud bogging.
The Métis Music Festival is held over the Labor Day weekend and has been going on for 8 years. it is a showcase of cultural performance of music and dance. Held on the Métis Heritage Grounds, the festivities also include concerts by well known regional artists like the Trapline Reunion, Back 40 and Kimberly Dawn. It is a two day event that also includes fun activities for kids and rides during the day.
The Manipogo Festival is organized by the Torie Moore Métis community to help celebrate the end of the ice fishing season, often around the start of March. Manipogo is the name given to a serpent-like lake monster that reportedly resides in the deep waters of Lake Manitoba. There have been numerous reports of sightings of a creature anywhere between 12-50 feet in length. Stories of the creature have been passed down through generations for centuries amongst the local native population. The festival is fairly simple with attendees getting a chance to how ice fishing has been done for generations, music, dancing and a celebratory pancake breakfast.