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KYLE THOMAS PHOTO

PROLOGUE

06 / THE MANITOBA MANIYETI

LANDINC.

IAN HALL + DAVID PENSATO

ENTER THE MANIYETI
Given life through social media
(Twitter: @Maniyeti), the ManiYeti
is composed of equal parts nature,
mythology and humour, and appears
large-as-life thanks to a seven-foot tall
costume created by local Winnipeg artist
Katie Kroeker. His duds embody what
it means to be at one with the prairie
winter. Beyond the widely-known Yeti
characteristics - that thick coat of fur,
those large horns, those sharp teeth - the

07 /
THE MICHAEL
HOUGH
WOODLAND
GLADE

Manitoba Yeti sports a trucker vest, blue
jeans and a healthy social media following.
ManiYeti likes bikes and looking after
one's own mobility. He speaks simply and
compellingly with a quality approaching
Zen poetry about the things that matter:
food, sleep, friends, coffee.
After his long, warm-weather hibernation
and subsequent migration south from
an undisclosed northern locale, the
furry creature is known to pop-up in a
downtown Winnipeg coffee shop in the
weeks before Actif Epica to "say hello to
friend" (timidly at first). He can be seen
giving furry high-fives to self-propelled
commuters on the frozen Red River trail.
People are happy to see him. The Manitoba
Yeti has come to represent a bigger idea
of place and an enthusiasm for the human
activity rooted in it.

> FR_LP+ CLAIRIÈRE MICHAEL HOUGH

> www.actifepi.ca for upcoming events
ian.hall.204@gmail.com
pensato@thedistillery.cc

KYLE THOMAS PHOTO

EN_ THE WIND-SWEPT LANDSCAPE
looks otherworldly once the sun finally
rises, revealing a seemingly endless
stretch of nothing but flat, naked prairie.
The howling wind and bitter frost-bite
conditions of a -30C mid-February
Manitoba morning aren't deterrents.
They're the main attraction.
Under three layers of clothing, goggles and
overboots, 100 runners and cyclists from
places as disparate as BC's west coast,
Brazil, Tennessee and India are lined up
and ready to bike or run their way through
an epic adventure of up to 200 km. This
"celebration of human resilience" is rooted
in the winter geography: this is an all-day
(and for some, all-night) ultramarathon
across the Manitoba prairie. This is
Actif Epica, one of Canada's premiere
winter ultramarathons.
The event's founders, Ian Hall and David
Pensato, wanted a way to stimulate
the ingenuity and tenacity that enable
survival-and even enjoyment - in the
silent, frozen wild of the winter prairie.
Together with Lucas Pauls and Kyle
Thomas, they devised a novel plan.
They "discovered" the Manitoba Yeti
(or ManiYeti).

EN_THIS INTIMATE SITE dedicated to
the late Michael Hough is on a prominent
point adjacent to the drumlin summit
at Toronto's Trillium Park, the newest
addition to Ontario Place, opened in June.
The Michael Hough Woodland Glade
offers an expansive and unobstructed
orientation to the rising sun over Lake
Ontario, and to the city.
Michael Hough was the original Landscape
Architect for Ontario Place. The woodland
glade is a tribute to his work and
philosophy. It is a quiet area for repose
and reflection, accessible only by foot
and planted entirely with indigenous
species that will be left to self-regenerate
in perpetuity. Each sitting height rock
represents a member of Michael's
immediate family.
The grove planting of trees and informal
groupings of shrubs is set against the
futuristic, high technology architecture
of the pavilions and IMAX theatre. The
grove imparts the sense of an urban treed
wilderness on the waterfront. It is a place
apart, picturesque and natural.
> See "Romancing the Stone" on page 22.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2017

To Begin With
Une Dernière Salve
Collaborateurs
Writers
Upfront
Prologue
La Vague
Romance of the Stone
La Pierre Romancée
Numériser La Nature
Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
Flooding Fields
Conversation
Designing Invisible Landscapes
Stacking Up - the LA’s Toolkit: A Groundhog Plugin for Grasshopper
Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
Wood Works
Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
LACF
Bourses De La FACP
Critique
Parting Shot
Une Dernière Salve
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Bourses De La FACP
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