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Are you and your co-workers/family/friends/classmates participating in *The Jack Frost Challenge* this year?
Every year in February, hundreds of Manitobans prepare for a bone chilling and heart-warming event in Bougeons en Hiver: The Jack Frost Challenge http://greenactioncentre.ca/featured/bougeons-en-hiver-jack-frost-challenge/. Participants across the province sign up to skate, cross-country ski, run, snowshoe, cycle and walk a total of 130 km during the week, either as a team (of up to five) or individually. This can include your active commute to/from work, or any active time you spend outdoors. Create teams within your office and see who can get the most km! Everyone loves some friendly competition!
*Date*: Feb. 12th - 18th, 2017
*Jack Frost week at a glance:*
Sunday: Jack Frost Challenge Kick Off | February 12th, 11am – 3pm @ The Forks Come skate, ski, walk or bike the River Trail to kick off The Jack Frost Challenge. Look for our booth near the wharf/water taxi and enjoy some treats and warm hot chocolate! This is the chance to get outside with some like-minded friends and enjoy the some winter recreation! We will also be offering guided skates to the Legislature, every hour on the hour.
Monday: Glide into the week Sharpen those skates! We challenge you to put metal to ice and track some Kilometers on skates today! Don’t you know the river trail is open?!
Tuesday: Skis, please Pack up the car, pick up a few friends and head out to do a lap or two on your skis! Join Green Action Centre’s Justin Quigley at the Harbourview Trail at 5:15 pm for a group ride. He’ll be your snowy valentine on Tuesday Feb 14th.
Wednesday: Get schooled Calling all classrooms! Spend some time outdoors and tag #JackFrostChallenge and @GreenActionCtr on social media so we can see all the fun you’re having. Tag a nearby school to challenge them to get out there, too!
Thursday: Team up! Why don’t you air out those hump day blues with your pals around the office? Post a pic of your team out in nature for your lunch hour or break #JackFrostChallenge.
Friday: Chill out What’s the rush? Why don’t you walk to work today or get off the bus early and soak up some cool air for a few blocks before you get to your desk?
Saturday: Wrap Up Party | February 18th, 4pm-6:30pm @ The Common Cap off The Jack Frost Challenge by enjoying a fun afternoon at the Forks with your friends, old and new, who participated alongside you during the challenge! We’ll also be cheering on the participants of Actif Epica, a grueling 130 km winter bike ride across the prairies, whose finish line is at the forks the same day.
• Free Beer ticket for Jack Frost participants 18+ • Snacks and indoor games • We’ll be announcing some of our prize winners live at 5 pm.
Show off your frosty face or Jack Frost fun by tagging @GreenActionCtr or using #JackFrostChallenge on IG, Facebook or Twitter for the chance to win a prize!
*Register http://greenactioncentre.ca/healthy-travel/bougeons-en-hiver-the-jack-frost-challenge-registration/ your team today!*
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Feb. 22nd, 23rd - Ridematching Info Session: Bringing RideShark to Winnipeg https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/regional-ridematching-info-session-bringing-rideshark-to-manitoba-tickets-31490827914
March 15th - The Future of Workplace Commuting: Sustaining A Healthy Business, Daytime Roundtable https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-future-of-workplace-commuting-sustaining-a-healthy-business-tickets-31485498975?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button
March 15th - The Future of Workplace Commuting: Sustaining A Healthy Business, Evening Keynote https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-future-of-workplace-commuting-sustaining-a-healthy-business-tickets-31487007487