This year, over 17,000 Canadians registered for the annual sustainable commuting event, Commuter Challenge! In this challenge, Manitoba goes head to head with every province and territory in Canada to compete for the highest percentage of participants.Green Action Centre

The results are in and Manitoba has been named the top province in Canada!

Congratulations to every Manitoban who took part, we couldn’t have done it without you.


This year, 454 workplaces and 6,372 people registered for the Commuter Challenge across the province. Together, Manitobans travelled 480,131 KM, which avoided 78,408 Kg of CO2 emissions being added to the atmosphere by choosing to commute sustainably!

To see how we did compared to other Canadians cities and provinces, see the detailed results on the national Commuter Challenge website.


Prize Categories are determined by total # of employees. Workplaces win by achieving highest % of participation in their size category.

  1. 0-19 employees
  2. 20-49 employees
  3. 50-99 employees
  4. 100-199 employees
  5. 200-499 employees
  6. 500-999 employees
  7. 1,000-2,999 employees
  8. 3,000+ employees

1-19 Employees at 100%

  • Emerge Knowledge Design Inc.
  • 6279040 Canada Inc.
  • Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
  • Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba
  • Career Trek
  • GEOptimize
  • Hope Mennonite Church
  • Kirby Design
  • Manitoba Eco-Network
  • Pico Architecture Inc.
  • UMCycle
  • Green Action Centre

20-49 Employees


  • Opportunities for Employment at 100%
  • Scatliff + Miller + Murray at 100%

Silver: Epp Siepman Engineering at 74.07%

Bronze: Frontiers North Adventures at 69.57%

50-99 Employees

Gold: Parks Canada at 83.33%

Silver: Chief Peguis Junior High at 66%

Bronze: Crosier Kilgour and Partners at 53.75%

100-199 Employees

Gold: Fairmont Hotel at 99.48%

Silver: The Manitoba Museum at 51%

Bronze: Klinic Community Health Centre at 33%

200-499 Employees

Gold: Canadian Museum for Human Rights/ Le Musée Canadian pour les Droits de la Personne at 38.54%

Silver: Assiniboine Credit Union at 29.63%

Bronze: Cargill Limited at 19.57%

500-999 Employees

Gold: Red River College at 27.15%

Silver: University of Winnipeg at 9.52%

Bronze: Digital Health, a Shared Health service at 8.79%

1,000-2,999 Employees

Gold: Canada Life/Canada Vie at 16.8%

Silver: IG Wealth Management (Head Office) at 13.54%

Bronze: SkipTheDishes at 2.4%

3,000+ Employees

Gold: Manitoba Hydro at 9.77%

Silver: Province of Manitoba Employees at 8.84%

Bronze: City of Winnipeg at 3.96%


Grand Prizes

Prize #1: FREE Bus Pass for a Year with Winnipeg Transit ($1,000 value)

Le Lam – Health Sciences Centre

Prize #2: TWO Folklorama VISAs to tour the world in Winnipeg ($550 value)

Ariel Whitehill – IG Wealth Management

Prize #3: FREE Doughnuts for a Year from Oh Doughnuts! (1 dozen/month for 1 year, $360 value)

Farwa Zaidi – Immigrant Centre

Prize #4: TWO FREE tickets to a concert at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (up to $220 value)

Jacqueline Black – Canada Life/Canada Vie

Prize #5: FREE night stay for TWO at an Alt Hotel across Canada ($200 value)

Dex Getson – Bold Commerce

Prize #6: Raleigh City Cruiser from The Wrench ($175 value)

Krista Molinski – City of Winnipeg

Cycling Grand Prize

Prize #1: Bell Draft Bicycle Helmet, Evo Airpress Mini Pump, Kryptonite KryptoLok, Torch Lighting Set, Lezyne Functional Multi-Tool, Bicycle Bell, Pedros Chain Lube, Bike Bell, Tyre Levers, Super Patch Kit, Natural Cycle Waterbottle from Natural CycleWorks.

Brad Pluta – City of Winnipeg

GoManitoba Grand Prize

Prize #1: TWO Full Weekend Passes to the Winnipeg Folk Festival July 11-14, 2019 ($500 value)

Remi Dupont – Government of Manitoba

More Prizes

Family Adventure Prize Pack: 

Janine Milani – Canada Life/Canada Vie

The Zen Prize Pack: 

Eldon Hemminger – Manitoba Hydro

The Explorer Prize Pack: 

Bill Kee – Government of Manitoba

Get Out There Prize Pack:

Dale Stiles – University of Manitoba

Early Bird Prize: 

  • 2 Tickets to Swing Night with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra from Jazz Winnipeg

Meredith – University of Manitoba

Bonus Prize (for participants outside of Winnipeg):

$25 Gift Card to Tim Hortons or Boston Pizza (Winner’s choice!)

  • Ian Wassink – Province of Manitoba Employees – Portage la Prairie
  • Wade Weibe – Province of Manitoba Employees- Steinbach
  • Alvin Murdock – Province of Manitoba Employees – Thompson
  • Ted Sheppard – Vale Manitoba Operations – Thompson

More Prizes:

$25 Gift Certificates to Betula Lake Resort

  • Hamid Belmezouar – Parks Canada
  • Jennifer Pieniuta – Tetratech
  • Adam Martin – Bentall Kennedy
  • Amanda Le Rougetel – Red River College
  • Matthew Keyes – United Way Winnipeg

Themed Prizes

Walking Warrior Prize

Prize #1: $50 Gift Card to McNally Robinson

Judy Arabia – Province of Manitoba Employees

Prize #2: $50 Gift Card to Shoe Doctor

Nelsa – Opportunities for Employment

Cycling Superstar Prize

Prize #1: Kryptonite KryptoLok, Evo Airpress Mini Pump, Torch Lighting Set, Lezyne Functional Multi-Tool, Bicycle Bell, Pedros Chain Lube, Bike Bell, Tyre Levers, Super Patch Kit, and Natural Cycle Waterbottle from Natural CycleWorks

Don Smirl – Canada Life/Canada Vie

Prize #2: Swag Bag from including; hoodie, socks, and local gift cards to The Forks and Woodcock Cycle

Katrina Armstrong – University of Manitoba

Prize #3: FREE 90 Minute Float Session at Float Calm

Brad Pluta – City of Winnipeg

Transit Trooper Prize

Prize #1: $50 Gift Card to McNally Robinson

Haley Stasiuk – Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Social Media Mogul Prize

Prize #1: 1 Year Family Membership to FortWhyte Alive

Dawne Prairie for the fantastic family cycling photos

Prize #2: FREE Night’s Stay at Fairmont Hotel Winnipeg

Lisa Marie for the beautiful photos along their daily commute

Prize #3: $100 Gift Certificate to Natural Collective CSA

Michael Conway for capturing the wildlife on their ride to work

Workplace Prizes

Prize #1: A Workplace Cycling Tool / Repair Kit

  • Multi-Tool
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Levers
  • Floor Pump
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Bike Lube

Awarded to Hatch

Prize #2: A FREE Bike Skills or Bike Maintenance Workshop (winners choice)

This workshop will be lead by Dave Elmore, a bike commuter for over 30 years! Dave is a certified CAN-Bike Master Instructor (Cycling Canada’s Knowledge and Skills program). He is a founding director of Bike Winnipeg, Chairperson of Bike Week Winnipeg, and a volunteer bike mechanic at the Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH).

Awarded to Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

*Winners will be contacted shortly* 

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