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FortWhyte’s ‘Winterfest’ Helping ‘Peggers Beat Winter Blahs

January 18, 2019 8:01 AM | Entertainment


WINNIPEG — Thinking of hibernating this weekend amid the bone-chilling temperatures? FortWhyte Alive wants you to do the complete opposite.

Whether you’re into snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing or tobogganing, chances are there will be something for you at Winterfest this weekend.

The environmental education centre is hosting its annual wintertime fun fest on Sunday, January 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. to offer up family-friendly winter activities and free admission.

“The best way to stay warm at -30 degrees is to get out, get active, and have fun with it,” said Sarah Carson, marketing and communications manager at FortWhyte Alive.

Equipment rentals will be free on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, visitors are asked to bring their own skates.

Winterfest is presented by CancerCare Manitoba, who will be on site to share information about the Manitoba Tomorrow Project, an innovative population health study taking a long-term look at a wide range of factors that affect health, including the amount of time people spend being active.