Winnipeg Race Car & Driving Courses

Maple Leaf Survival now offers:

Professional Race Car & Driver Training!

Our team has competed in the Vancouver Molson Indy, the Cascades 8 hour and 10 hour Endurance Series at Portland International Raceway, the 4 hour Endurance Races at the Pacific Raceway in Seattle, ChumpCar, 24 Hours of LeMons, and the West Coast Sports Car Championship Series held at Mission’s River’s Edge Race Way in British Columbia.

The key ingredient to success when racing cars or hosting VIP auto events, is teamwork.Our group of mechanics, drivers, coordinators, transportation and caterers have been working together for years. We work smoothly and have an understanding of where we all need to be at the right times to make a day come together, whether it is a private track event or a full on race weekend.

If cars weren’t involved… we’d be doing something else. At heart, each and every one of us is a car guy/girl. Whether our passion is in racing history, building hot rods, supercars, or imports, you could pick any one from our team at random, sit down with coffee and talk for hours about cars. We do this first and foremost because of our passion and no one is here just because it’s a job.

  • In car instructors for all novice drivers throughout the day.
  • Instructors for intermediate and advanced drivers who want to work on a particular skill.
  • Helmets available (bring your own DOT approved if you have one).
  • Upgrades from novice to intermediate driver usually by the end of the day.
  • 5 sessions of 20 minutes on average per day (that’s 100 racing minutes).
  • Catered lunch and hot/cold beverages.
  • Track photographer for social media.

“You don’t need to be an experienced driver or “racer” to come to a track day…  but you might be one by the time you leave!”

It doesn’t matter what car you bring to drive.  75% of people coming to a track day are bringing Hondas, Miatas, Subarus and BMWs.  The other 25% are a mixed bag ranging from Lamborghinis to vintage 1960’s rally cars.   We always group drivers together based on speed and experience!

 

NOVICE CLASS

This is where EVERYONE begins (unless you have previous lapping day experience).  The day begins with a driver’s meeting where we talk about the track, weather conditions and any additional rules for the day.  From there you hit the track in your car with one of our experienced race instructors.  In the first 20 minute session, you learn to control your car and yourself and the turns in the track.  Further sessions will expand into cornering, breaking points, hitting the apex and more.  You’ll expand into learning the traction limits of the car, maintaining speed, faster ways around the turns, gearing and trail braking.  By the final session of the day you should be ready to go out on your own (if you feel ready).

Passing is only permitted in this group by point by in designated areas.

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Instructors have determined you can drive on your own and with less supervision, as now you are ready to apply all the lessons and skills from Group Novice, including learning to share the track with others. Passing zones are open but are still by point by only, and speeds are pushed.  Where Novice is about learning skills, Intermediate is about gaining experience in various skill areas.  And if you have a trouble spot you want to work on, our instructors are always standing by to jump in the car with you for a session.  This is where you can really begin to unleash your car as it was meant to be driven!

 

ADVANCED CLASS

Advanced is for serious drivers with multiple track days of experience.  Passing is open but by point by only.  This group is where you will find a wide mix of cars and people, from Ferraris coming out to stretch their legs, to advanced enthusiasts coming to set personal records, to full on race cars coming to do setup test and tune.

 

DRIVER REQUIREMENTS

  • Vehicle is in safe operating condition
  • Mufflers!! There is a max sound limit on race tracks!
  • Seat belts must be in full working order for driver and passenger seats
  • Valid driver’s license!
  • A DOT approved helmet, though we can provide one if you don’t have one.
  • A willingness to learn to drive smoothly first… speed comes after control.

HOW TO SIGN UP

Contact us for pricing and private track day events!

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ARCTIC

“One of the best movies ever made about survival. Packed with excitement. Claws ahead of the pack and never looks back.” – Indiewire

ARCTIC

Elevation Pictures has a new film coming to theaters titled ARCTIC featuring Mads Mikkelsen. The film follows a man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash who must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. The film opens in theaters Friday, February 22, 2019 – Today! Check it out!

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2017 Winter Courses

     February 25, 2017 

  • Igloo Building Seminar at Fort Whyte Alive

     February 18, 2017

  • Winter Survival Course at Whitemouth Recreation Centre

     February 3 – 5, 2017

  • Winter Survival & Igloo Course in Fisher River Cree Nation (Private Course)

     January 29, 2017

  • Winter Survival Course at Fort Whyte Alive

     January 26, 2017

  • Winter Survival Course at Fort Whyte Alive (Private Course)

     November 25, 2016

  • Winter Survival Course at Fort Whyte Alive (Private Course)
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Tiny Explorers x Maple Leaf Survival™

Written by: Tiny Explorers

LAST SATURDAY, I EMBARKED ON A WILDERNESS SURVIVAL CLINIC HOSTED BY MAPLE LEAF SURVIVAL AT FORT WHYTE ALIVE.
It was an incredible day filled with only the most important information needed in a survival situation.
Personally, having taken a Winter Survival Course with MLS in the past, I love their no frills way of survival. Some of the biggest current trends are Bush Crafting and Living off the land and one has to look no further than reality TV to see this.
However the everyday person going for a day hike isn’t going to know how to craft their own survival items, nor would you want to if you’re in trouble. MLS taught us how to be creative when considering the right shelter to build for the situation, how to handle knives, navigate, build fire, handle water and what to expect from search and rescue.
The most important thing they taught us, in my opinion, was how to plan ahead to avoid these situations or at least make them easier should we ever find ourselves lost in the wild. What to pack, how to pack it as efficiently as possible, who to contact and how to signal Search and Rescue when the time comes.
I would love to delve deeper into all of these tips and tricks however I think the most important thing I could talk about is the confidence gained from clinics such as these.
As Tiny Explorers, we love the outdoors and most importantly hiking. Having done many so far we can attest to the fact that no matter how good you may be or how many times you may have done a specific trail there will always be an opportunity to get lost. Having the tools, knowledge and confidence to be able to handle oneself in any situation is what makes the outdoors so much more enjoyable.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU RESIDE IN THE WORLD I RECOMMEND YOU LOOK FOR PROGRAMS THAT CAN TEACH YOU THE BASIC SURVIVAL SKILLS NECESSARY IN THE WILD. IT’S INTERESTING, CHALLENGING AND ABOVE ALL A FUN EXPERIENCE TO LEARN WITH OTHER LIKE MINDED PEOPLE!

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Survival Seminar @ Cabelas

Join us September 10th, 2016 for a Survival Seminar at Cabelas.

Topics covered:

  1. Shelter
  2. Water
  3. Fire
  4. Food

A.  Knife Skills

B.  Primitive Navigation

C.  Search & Rescue

D.  Essential Kit

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Cost $30

Time 1pm – 3pm


 

Participants will receive a discount on their next Cabelas purchase.

We will be giving away 10 tickets to the advanced screening of the new movie Deepwater Horizon.

Contact us to register!

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