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Commuters Urged to Use River Trail Friday Morning

February 13, 2013 9:00 AM | Entertainment

Assiniboine River Trail

Assiniboine River Trail (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The second annual Ice It to Work Day on Friday will encourage commuters to ditch their regular modes of transportation for a trek up the River Trail.

Leading up to Festival du Voyageur, which begins February 15, organizers are asking Winnipeggers to either skate, ski, snowshoe, bike, run or walk to get to work and/or school.

“We are excited to see that people have already showed a lot of interest in the programming we have offered so far on the River Trail. This great morning will be an extension of our initiative to liven the river in the cold Winnipeg winters,” said Ginette Lavack Walters, Festival du Voyageur’s executive director.

Seven pit stops will be setup along the 7 km trail from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Churchill Drive, the Norwood Bridge, Southpoint, The Forks Historic Port, the Legislative Building, Osborne Village and the Hugo Street Docks. Each stop will provide free hot chocolate, fire pits, special surprises, prizes and gifts.