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Winterfest at FortWhyte Alive

Posted on January 22, 2019

This past weekend we celebrated all things winter — at Winterfest!

Winterfest featured a wide range of family-friendly activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country ski lessons, ice fishing and tobogganing. Admission and equipment rentals were free all day for this annual celebration.

The weather definitely tested our strength and bravery with -34 wind chills at peak times. Still, over 300 of you spent the day exploring with nature, experiencing winter activities and connecting with community. Amazing!

CancerCare Manitoba was on site speaking with attendees about the launch of 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 we spend being active.

Special thanks to our activity sponsors:

Our thanks to all of you who came out to embrace and experience winter at its finest, and to our fabulous team of FortWhyte Alive volunteers that made the day a success.

Big gratitude to our Winterfest presenting sponsor, The Manitoba Tomorrow Project.

The Manitoba Tomorrow Project is a new long-term health research project — based at CancerCare Manitoba — aiming to learn more about the causes of cancer and other diseases, by following the health of a large group of Manitobans over time. The project will look big picture at all of the factors that influence our health – genetics, environment, lifestyle, behavior and social factors – to better understand how they interact and contribute to the development of cancer and other diseases.

  • They are looking for 10,000 Manitoban residents — aged 35-69, who have never had cancer – to volunteer!
  • Volunteers complete a 45 minute questionnaire (by mail) and attend an optional 45 minute study appointment.

You can learn more and volunteer for the study by visiting The Manitoba Tomorrow Project website.