The results are in for Jack Frost Challenge | Bougeons en Hiver 2019 and it looks like Manitoba sure got moving.

This year’s challenge saw more people, teams, places, and prizes than ever before!

The 2019 Jack Frost Challenge had:

177 teams

578 registered individuals

481 participants

17 cities/towns across Manitoba

Together, those participants across Manitoba (We even had folks from Ontario get in on the action this year!) logged a total of 15,015 kilometres! Refer to our history page for context. 

Check the results page yourself to see how your team stacked up against the rest.

Check out our Jack Frost Challenge Schools


Our first foray into Winter Walk and Bike events for schools exceeded our expectations. Schools certainly delivered on the goal of getting students active in the outdoors. Let’s recap, shall we

Now, I’m sure many of you took part in Jack Frost Challenge | Bougeons en Hiver to be sustainable, get active, and have fun. So prizes are just a BONUS! Right?

We had an incredible selection of prizes this year, thanks to the local businesses who made incredibly generous donations! Huge thank you to FortWhyte Alive, Natural Cycle Works, Cranked Energy, Oh Doughnuts, Assiniboine Park, The Wrench, McNally Robinson, Float Calm, Chaeban, Windsor Park Nordic, Tiber River Naturals, Verde Juice Bar, Prairie Sky Books, MEC, and Wolseley Kombucha

We also have a very special thanks to manoverboard, our presenting sponsor. 

Without further ado, here are our prize winners:

Most Kilometres (Team)

Awarded to the team with the highest number of logged kilometres during the challenge week. 

Only those teams with 1-5 persons are eligible. 



The winners for most kilometres team are Hiking Vikings with a total of 600 kilometres. 

Congratulations to the Burchill family for another impressive Jack Frost Challenge total! 

Most Kilometres (Individual)

Awarded to the individual with the highest number of logged kilometres during the challenge week.

Only those who registered as solo/unaffiliated participants are eligible. 



The most kilometre individual winner is Remi Dupont, with an impressive 220.7 kilometre total! 

Most Kilometres (Kid Under 14)

Awarded to the kid with the highest number of logged kilometres during the challenge week

Only those who registered as under 14 years of age are eligible. Kids may participate as part of a team or individual/unaffiliated.



The most kilometres kid winner is Damon Wedin, coming in with 36 kilometres at the age of 9 years old! 


Use the sustainable transportation app GoManitoba during the Jack Frost Challenge for an additional chance to win!

By completing actions on the app you will get entered to win a prize. For every 5 actions that you do with the app you’ll be automatically entered to WIN. 



Results will be posted at a later date. Those vying for a GoManitoba prize have the entire month of February to log sustainable commutes for a chance to win. 

Best Team Name

This winning name is determined by popular vote after the challenge is over!

Funny and creative names are encouraged.


  • 2 Day Passes to Windsor Park Nordic with rentals, drinks, and snacks included
  • Tiber River Naturals Prize Pack (hand & body lotion, body butter, foaming hand soap, body sugar scrub, shower shake, body wash, and bubble bath)
  • $20 Gift Card & T-Shirt from Verde Juice Bar
  • Assiniboine Park Art Gallery Books, Leo Mole Paintings, and Postcards


There was tough competition this year for the best team name. We had many clever puns and play on words that it made for a difficult decision to choose just one! 

The Winner is: Heart of Cold (IG Wealth Management)

Honourable Mentions go to: 

  • Snow Stoppin’ Us
  • Frost and Flurrious
  • Snow n’ Steady
  • Sub-Zero Heroes
  • Here to Sleigh
  • Freezin’ for our Region
  • Run like the Winded
  • Snow StormTroopers
  • License to Chill
Social Media Spirit

Social media spirit prizes are awarded to individuals who supply both high-quality photos and the highest quantity of posts – so get sharing!

Share your photos leading up to and during the challenge by tagging @GreenActionCtr or using #JackFrostChallenge on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter — Favourite posts chosen by Green Action Centre staff.

Remember to make your posts public so we can see them!


  1. $50 Gift Card to Prairie Sky Books
  2. Full-Growler of Wolseley Kombucha (refillable!) + Free Admission to Kombucha Workshop
  3. FortWhyte Alive Plaid Hat


Winner #1: Allison Lauree, as a result of this gorgeous morning snowshoe photo

Winner #2: Danielle Moore, for these beautiful frosted eyelashes

Winner #3: Warren du Plooy, as a result of these fantastic winter cycling videos

Honourable Mentions:

Adelle B/@blonde.girl.hikes: For this beautiful photo in front of the river

Teddy Sims/@teddysims: For these fantastic winter cycling selfies

Westman Physical Literacy/@westmanphyslit: For their incredible staff participation and documentation

Candace Rea/@candacerea1: For these amazing photo collages of daily activities

Bruce Krentz/@brucekrentz: For this wonderful video commentary on a winter bike to work

We had fantastic posts all week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Search the #jackfrostchallenge hashtag to see for yourself. 


We will be randomly selecting participants to win prizes! All you had to do was register, move, and log your kilometres.


  • $40 MEC Gift Card – Catherine Carlson from team Sine Timore
  • $40 MEC Gift Card – Darcy Patterson from team What Would Wim Hof Do?
  • $40 MEC Gift Card – Laura Hnatiuk from team UM-Snowstbusters
  • $40 MEC Gift Card – Cari from Team Canola
  • Nalgene Water Bottle – Brad Franck from team Snow n Steady
  • Nalgene Water Bottle – Diane Brine from team too toqued for words
  • Nalgene Water Bottle – Kaitlan Knowles from Team Snowy Leopard
  • Ice Grippers – Chitsimran Kaur from Individual/Unaffiliated
  • MEC Toque – Paul Klassen from team los chidos

Thank you all for the impressive showing throughout Jack Frost Challenge | Bougeons en Hiver 2019. We hope to make it even bigger and better for next year!  

 If you don’t see your name listed as a prize winner, keep your eyes peeled for our random participant prize draws and remember, you still have a chance to win GoManitoba prizes throughout the month of February! 

All prize winners will be contacted directly via email. If you see your name/team listed as a winner but have not received an email from us yet, feel free to get in touch

Thank you all for the impressive showing throughout Jack Frost Challenge | Bougeons en Hiver 2019. We hope to make it even bigger and better for next year!  

You can help us by filling out this quick survey regarding your experience participating in this year’s Jack Frost Challenge.  

All those who complete the survey will be entered into a draw for a $40 MEC Gift Card! 

Countdown to Jack Frost Challenge 2020








We hope to see you again next year.

Let’s keep moving, Manitoba!