The first ever Wild Winter Canoe Race tested the (frozen) waters at The Forks on Monday.
Community Living Winnipeg held the inaugural event, which will trial a demonstration for next year’s fundraiser.
Twelve teams took part in a friendly competition on a course of groomed snow tracks located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. The racecourse was made up of a straight, snow-packed 200-meter course of four lanes.
Sunday’s Pride Winnipeg parade is said to be the largest ever — drawing out more than 1,000 people to march in downtown celebrating those who identify as LGBTTQ* — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer.
Seventy entrants were registered for the trek, which took the parade down Broadway to Memorial Boulevard, York Avenue and Garry Street.
A skin-biting wind chill didn’t stop hundreds of Winnipeggers from enjoying the great outdoors over the weekend.
Sure, your exposed skin may have froze in minutes, but what’s to keep you from having a good time and being active? Surely not a little cold.
Saturday saw about 150 participants ride the 15th annual Ice Bike event at The Forks. Sponsored by Woodcock Cycle, riders made their way through snow-covered terrain in support of the Manitoba Lung Association. Riders came dressed for the elements, but some did experience gear-shifting issues.
On Sunday, 575 brave souls laced up for The Running Room’s 2015 Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon at FortWhyte Alive. The wind chill felt like -43 at the time.