Spirit of Winnipeg Award Winner!

Posted on Jun 23, 2023 by The Forks Market

The Nestaweya River Trail presented by The Winnipeg Foundation is one of Winnipeg’s winter treasures. It’s also a winner in the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Winnipeg Awards!

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L-R Ellowyn Nadeau, Winnipeg Construction Association; Hannah Turner, The Forks; Quinn Monkman, Fete Jockey; Aby Doerksen, BDO

Spanning an average of 6km on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, the Nestaweya River Trail provides a free and unique perspective of Winnipeg as an active transportation trail, a venue for public art and events, and an opportunity to embrace winter. The Trail is a low cost and low barrier way to enjoy winter in Winnipeg and is available to everyone, regardless of age or ability.

From Warming Huts to Windsocks, fantastic rentals and the inaugural Night Light event, there’s always a lot to see, explore, and experience on the frozen ice of the Trail.

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Photo from The Winnipeg Foundation

The Forks is honoured to have the Nestaweya River Trail presented by The Winnipeg Foundation recognized for the award in the Design and Building category. We couldn’t create this winter playground that welcomes visitors to skate, walk, bike and cross-country ski without the hard work of Fête Jockey and their River Crew Staff. We’re also grateful to The Winnipeg Foundation for their ongoing support of the Trail and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce for the recognition.

Another big thank-you to the approximate 180,000 people who use the Nestaweya River Trail by The Winnipeg Foundation, accessing it through stairs at The Forks Historic Port, Hugo Docks, and Osborne access points! We can’t wait to hit the Trail again this coming winter.

Congratulations to all the Spirt of Winnipeg award winners and nominees!

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L-R Nolan, The Winnipeg Foundation; Quinn Monkman, Fete Jockey; Hannah Turner, The Forks; Cynthia, The Winnipeg Foundation; Shauna, The Winnipeg Foundation


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L-R Hannah Turner, The Forks; Quinn Monkman, Fete Jockey

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