Winnipeggers who walk, bike, inline skate, run or use any active form of transportation are invited to stop by the corner of Assiniboine Ave. and Osborne St. on Wednesday morning for a free coffee or juice and Tall Grass cinnamon bun to celebrate Clean Air Day.
As part of the week-long Commuter Challenge, Green Action Centre will be set up at the corner near the pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Osborne St. to reward active commuters on their way to work.
“This is Green Action Centre’s 16th year hosting the Commuter Challenge in Manitoba, and Clean Air Day on the Bridge is our way of saying thanks for choosing to be active,” says Jaret Olford, Commuter Challenge Coordinator. “Commuters can be extra green and bring a travel mug for their coffee.”
Individuals who use active and green ways to get to work this week, May 31 – June 6, are eligible to win great prizes.
In 2014, over 8,000 Manitobans registered to ride the bus, walk, cycle, carpool, telecommute or use some form of green commuting in this annual friendly competition.
Last year, Winnipeg and Thompson claimed Gold, holding the highest percentage of participation across Canada in their respective population categories. For Winnipeg, it was our 11th win in the past 12 years, and Manitoba had the highest rate of participation amongst all the provinces.
Green Action Centre is your hub for all Commuter Challenge activity in Manitoba. Register and log your green kilometres at www.GreenActionCentre.ca. Workplaces and individuals can still register anytime this week and participate for the chance to win prizes.