This year over 17,000 Canadians registered for the annual green commuting event!
Manitoba won with the top participation in Canada again for the 14th time. Did you know we have won 14 out of the past 16 years?! Congrats to everyone who signed up!

Our impact by the numbers:
6,867 people registered for the challenge across the province. Together, Manitobans traveled 586,122 KM which avoided over 99,000 Kg of CO2 by choosing to green commute. Imagine if we kept this up all year round! We can achieve amazing things when we challenge ourselves to do the right thing for people and the planet. To see how we did compared to other Canadians cities and provinces see the detailed results on the national Commuter Challenge website.

Thank you to the 1,800+ people that filled out our Short Survey for Participants. We selected seven random winners that completed the survey and listed beside the prize below:

  • $50.00 Gift Card to Mountain Equipment Co-Op
    • Terra Jentsch
  • 2 x $20 Gift Cards to McNally Robinson Booksellers
    • Gina Loewen
    • Breanna Sawatzky
  • 4 x $5 Gift Card to the Forks Market
    • Darlene Oshanski
    • Lisa Sansregret
    • Rachael Alpern
    • Meghal Oza

Thanks again for participating and for your valuable feedback!

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Every year we celebrate taking sustainable transit by awarding some AMAZING prizes. BIG thank you to all of our prize donors who help raise the profile of our event every year and support this event in Manitoba. In addition to the health, financial and environmental benefit of participating in the Commuter Challenge, participants were also eligible for awesome prizes by logging their green commute KMs during the challenge!

If your name is listed as a winner below and you did not hear from us, check your spam folder or contact us:

Prize # Description Winner
1 Grand Prize
Winnipeg Transit annual bus pass
$1,000+ value!
Urmee from United Way Winnipeg
2 Grand Prize
Oh Doughnuts for a year
$360+ value
Workplace Winner: Manitoba eHealth
3 Grand Prize
Winnipeg Folk Festival passes
$500 value
Mike Lennon from the City of Winipeg
4 Grand Prize
Folklorama VISAs
$550 value
Betty-Anne Mittermuller from the University of Manitoba
5 Grand Prize
Bicycle from the WRENCH
$225 value
Alexis Kinloch from the Winnipeg Arts Council
6 Social Media Mogul Prize
Winnipeg Art Gallery passes and a night’s stay at Fairmont Winnipeg
$260 value
Heather was randomly selected from using the hashtag on Instagram. Nice cycling selfies!
7 Cycling Superstar Prize
Pannier and swag from Natural Cycleworks
$250 value
Chantel Reles, Red River College
8 Cycling Superstar Prize
Pannier and swag from Natural Cycleworks
$250 value
Randall Kinley, University of Manitoba
9 Cycling Superstar Prize
JellyFish Float Spa (2 floats)
$140 value
Adrienne Tessier, Province of Manitoba
10 Cycling Superstar Prize
Bike swag + McNally Robinson gift card
$75 value
Christian Gosselin, Manitoba Hydro
11 Go Manitoba Prize
$50 music gift card (iTunes, Google Play, etc)
Kendra Lea Isleifson
12 Go Manitoba Prize
$50 music gift card (iTunes, Google Play, etc)
Kaleki Hill
13 Go Manitoba Prize
$20 gift card to McNally Robinson
Kurt Sargent
14 Go Manitoba Prize
$20 gift card to McNally Robinson
Joan Agdeppa
15 Get Out There! Prize
Prairie Theatre Exchange tickets and $25 gift card to Clementine Café
$130 value
Samantha Humphrey, Individual/No Affiliation
16 Tiber River Naturals package
$75 value
Dawn Aberson-Risley, Province of Manitoba employees
17 Family membership to FortWhyte Alive, plus tons of extra treats from their shop Marita Warnakulasooriya, Province of Manitoba Employees
18 1 year casual membership with Peg City Car Co-op and $500 off a Clipper Ultralight Canoe from Winnipeg Canoe Rentals Julia Kack, Colliers Project Leaders
19 6 VIP passes to the 2018 Fringe Festival
$72 value
Lilith Bauer, University of Winnipeg
20 90 minute float session from FLOAT.calm
$70 value
Gwenn Bodie, Northern Health Region
21 Gardener’s package from Shelmerdine Garden Centre and honey from Beeproject Apiaries
$120 value
Juliana Roe, Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
22 Gift package from the Forks, including a $25 gift card and schwag Charlene, individual/no affiliation
23 Two tickets to a concert at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – Approx. $220 value Leanne Dunne, University of Manitoba
24 Archery lessons from Heartland Archery and 5-class pass to Yoga North
$160 value
Dawne Lachapelle, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
25 RBC Convention Centre swag, cycling socks, front and rear bike lights, bike bell Sakshi Saini, Opportunities For Employment
26 RBC Convention Centre swag, cycling socks, front and rear bike lights, bike bell
$45 value
Alex Deneka, Wilderness Committee Manitoba Chapter
27 RBC Convention Centre swag, cycling socks, front and rear bike lights, bike bell – $45 value Tricia, Travel Manitoba
28 RBC Convention Centre swag, cycling socks, front and rear bike lights, bike bell – $45 value Alyssa Limon, Manitoba Justice


We LOVED that you shared your stories, favourite green commute routes and pictures with us online using the hashtag! Check out the fun engagement we had with the Commuter Challenge community on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Workplace Awards 

In Manitoba we saw 403 workplaces participate in the 2018 Commuter Challenge! Every year Green Action Centre celebrates with our workplace coordinators at an Awards Lunch in Winnipeg.

To see stats on how Manitoba did this year overall check out the Manitoba results page.

Workplace Commuting Options:
Our goal is to help you bring sustainability to your workplace year round. See below for glimpse into our programs that can help keep up the momentum for sustainable commuting going at your workplace and help you continue to be a leader in sustainability now that the challenge has ended!
  1. GoHappy Consulting Service: workplace commuting surveys, policy and program assessment, developing action plans, implementation assistance, behaviour change solutions, training sessions and workshops, and evaluation.
  2. GoManitoba: register with this new platform to connect with like-minded people, share your commute, save time, money and reduce congestion. Your workplace can even register for a customized sub-site for employees to find ride matches.
  3. Workplace Presentations / Bike Blender Rental: book a Green Action Centre presentation to green your workplace routine. Enhance the fun by renting our Bike Blender!
  4. Speaker Events: bringing workplaces together to learn from speakers and each other on topics related to sustainable transportation and workplace commuting. Be on the look out for workplace commuting events hosted by Green Action Centre in the future!


100% Participation for workplaces with 1-19 employees 

  • Green Action Centre
  • Food Matters Manitoba
  • 6279040 Canada Inc
  • Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
  • Chambers Fraser Professional Chartered Accountants
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • LITE
  • UMCycle
  • UNIES Ltd.
  • Kirby Design

20-49 Employees

  • Gold: The Winnipeg Foundation (100%)
  • Gold: Scatliff+Miller+Murray (100%)
  • Silver: University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (96%)
  • Bronze: Frontiers North Adventures (74%)

50-99 Employees

  • Gold: Opportunities for Employment Inc.(100%)
  • Silver: Parks Canada (94%)
  • Bronze: Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (67%)

100-199 Employees

  • Gold: Fairmont Winnipeg (100%)
  • Silver: Public Services & Procurement Canada (45%)
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights (35%)

200-499 Employees

  • Gold: Assiniboine Credit Union (28%)
  • Silver: Delta Hotel (26%)
  • Bronze: Indigenous Services Canada (20%)

500-999 Employees

  • Gold: Red River College (24%)
  • Silver: Manitoba eHealth (10%)
  • Bronze: Transport Canada – PNR  (7%)

1,000-2,999 Employees

  • Gold: Investors Group – Head Office (14%)
  • Silver: Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (5%)
  • Bronze: 24-7 Intouch (4.5%)

3,000+ Employees

  • Gold: Manitoba Hydro (9.5%)
  • Silver: Province of Manitoba Employees (7%)
  • Bronze: City of Winnipeg (5%)

Photos from the Workplace Awards event on June 21st

Photos from the Clean Air Day pit-stop on Osborne Bridge, June 6th


Photos from our Media Launch on May 31st at Investors Group head office