PHOTOS: Wild Winter Canoe Race at The Forks

PHOTOS: Wild Winter Canoe Race at The Forks

Wild Winter Canoe Race
Teams compete in the first Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

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.

The top four teams challenged each other for the win. Team Canoe Snafu completed the course in the fastest time and won a Via Rail round-trip to Churchill.

Wild Winter Canoe Race
The Red River Renegades, before their first heat in the Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
Wild Winter Canoe Race
Teams compete in the first Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
Wild Winter Canoe Race - Beau and Heather
Beau and Heather of 99.9 BOB FM hosting the first Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
Wild Winter Canoe Race
The Red River Renegades crossing the finish line at the first Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
Wild Winter Canoe Race
Teams compete in the first Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
Wild Winter Canoe Race
People dressed up and down when they competed in the first Wild Winter Canoe Race. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
Wild Winter Canoe Race
Team Canoe Snafu takes the win in the Wild Winter Canoe Race and the first place trips to Churchill, Manitoba on Via Rail. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)
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