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Plenty to do in the great outdoors today

Five-year-old Owen Edmonds plays in a pretend cage made of sticks in the woods at Assiniboine Park Saturday. The structures were made by children and child-care workers in the early childhood education program as part of an initiative to get kids playing outside and creating things with nature.

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Five-year-old Owen Edmonds plays in a pretend cage made of sticks in the woods at Assiniboine Park Saturday. The structures were made by children and child-care workers in the early childhood education program as part of an initiative to get kids playing outside and creating things with nature. Photo Store

A forecast for sunny breaks and warming temperatures to -16 C, this afternoon will come as welcome news for all the hardy souls outdoors Saturday.

The Ice Donkey Winter Adventure will include five-kilometre obstacle challenge heats every 10 minutes at the University of Manitoba. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Southwood Golf Course.

If you want to bundle up -- the windchill is -24 C this afternoon -- and watch someone else take a plunge into a bin of ice water for charity, then head to the North End's Indian and Metis Friendship Centre between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Lots of folks, including Winnipep Police Inspector Cam Baldwin, will take the Polar Plunge into a BFI container to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Indoors, there's a craft sale for lovers, with handmade soaps and feel-good body care products. That's at Grace Point Church, 137 Euclid Ave., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Later this afternoon, skies cloud over and the evening could see a few flurries and temperatures down to -22 C. Overnight, we take the plunge to -29 C with windchills of -40 C. The rest of the weekend is much the same for weather: Sunny breaks and a chance of flurries, less than one centimetre Sunday with a high -22 C and a low -29 C.

Monday's forecast calls for sunny breaks, no snow, and a high of -20 C and a low -30 C.

Tuesday we cloud over under a forecast of two to four centimetres of snow and a high -16C.

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Updated on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM CST: photo added

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