News Release
Winnipeg – June 5, 2012

Celebrate Active Commuters on Clean Air Day
Sweet treats for green commuters

7:00-9:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6th
Bonnycastle Park (corner of Assinboine Ave at Main St)

Winnipeggers who walk, bike, inline skate, run or use any active form of transportation can stop by Bonnycastle Park on Wednesday morning for a free coffee, juice and cinnamon bun to celebrate Clean Air Day. As part of the week-long Commuter Challenge, Green Action Centre will set up at the corner of Main and Assiniboine to reward active commuters on their way to work.

Says Chelsea May, Commuter Challenge Coordinator: “Clean Air Day on the Bridge is a fun way to celebrate green commuters. Commuters can be extra green and bring a travel mug for their coffee.”

In 2011, over 7,000 Manitobans used transit, walked, cycled, carpooled, telecommuted or used some other form of green commuting in this annual friendly competition. Individuals who use active and green ways to get to work this week, from June 3-9, are eligible to win great prizes!

Winnipeg’s Green Action Centre is your hub for all Commuter Challenge activity. Manitobans can visit to register and log their green km. Winnipeg has won gold for our population category in eight of the last nine years and Brandon was also first in 2011. Workplaces and individuals can still register anytime this week.


For more information, please contact:

Chelsea May, Commuter Challenge Coordinator, Green Action Centre