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Hearty Winnipeggers were enjoying outdoor activities despite temperatures that hit a skin-stinging -40 C with the wind chill on the weekend. The events included Snow Trek at Living Prairie Museum, Special Olympics Manitoba’s Polar Plunge at the Indian Metis Friendship Centre, and the Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel at The Forks.

  • Owen Edmonds, 5, growls as he pretends to be a bear while playing with Jessie Reid, 5, and his sister, Alice Edmonds, 3, in a pretend cage made of sticks in the woods at Assiniboine Park Saturday morning. The structures were made by children and childcare workers in an early childhood education program as part of a initiative to get kids playing outside creating things with nature.

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    Owen Edmonds, 5, growls as he pretends to be a bear while playing with Jessie Reid, 5, and his sister, Alice Edmonds, 3, in a pretend cage made of sticks in the woods at Assiniboine Park Saturday morning. The structures were made by children and childcare workers in an early childhood education program as part of a initiative to get kids playing outside creating things with nature.

  • Darren Anderson does a cannonball jump into a BFI bin filled with water at the Indian Metis Friendship Centre Saturday afternoon as part of the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Manitoba.

    Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Darren Anderson does a cannonball jump into a BFI bin filled with water at the Indian Metis Friendship Centre Saturday afternoon as part of the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Manitoba.

  • Police officer Cam Baldwin braces himself as he takes the plunge Saturday afternoon. Baldwin raised $2,875 in pledges, the most raised by a single individual for the event.

    RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Police officer Cam Baldwin braces himself as he takes the plunge Saturday afternoon. Baldwin raised $2,875 in pledges, the most raised by a single individual for the event.

  • A contestant screams as she braces herself before jumping into the cold water at the Friendship Centre Saturday.

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    A contestant screams as she braces herself before jumping into the cold water at the Friendship Centre Saturday.

  • Mitchell Braun of the Short and Curlies curls against the Tequila Shots at the 13th annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel at The Forks Saturday.

    JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Mitchell Braun of the Short and Curlies curls against the Tequila Shots at the 13th annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel at The Forks Saturday.

  • A curler throws a rock during the Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel at The Forks.

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    A curler throws a rock during the Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel at The Forks.

  • The Short and Curlies curl against the Tequila Shots at the Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel.

    JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    The Short and Curlies curl against the Tequila Shots at the Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel.

  • People enjoy a free outdoor screening of eight short films during the sixth annual Canadian Sport Film Festival at The Forks Saturday.

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    People enjoy a free outdoor screening of eight short films during the sixth annual Canadian Sport Film Festival at The Forks Saturday.

  • People watch a movie during the Canadian Sport Film Festival.

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    People watch a movie during the Canadian Sport Film Festival.

  • A cross-country skier takes part in the fifth annual Snow Trek at Living Prairie Museum in Winnipeg Sunday. Participants came out and enjoyed cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, geocaching and snow art.

    JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    A cross-country skier takes part in the fifth annual Snow Trek at Living Prairie Museum in Winnipeg Sunday. Participants came out and enjoyed cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, geocaching and snow art.

  • Riley Dudych takes a spill during Snow Trek at Living Prairie Museum.

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    Riley Dudych takes a spill during Snow Trek at Living Prairie Museum.

  • Colby (left) and Jesse Squires roast marshmallows at Snow Trek.

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    Colby (left) and Jesse Squires roast marshmallows at Snow Trek.

  • Cross-country skiers hit the trails during Snow Trek.

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    Cross-country skiers hit the trails during Snow Trek.

  • David and Zinnia Popoff were out snowshoeing during Snow Trek.

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    David and Zinnia Popoff were out snowshoeing during Snow Trek.

  • Janelle (front) and Rebecca enjoy cross-country skiing with Lacy at Snow Trek.

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    Janelle (front) and Rebecca enjoy cross-country skiing with Lacy at Snow Trek.

  • A member of team Badder than Rams smiles at the start line of the Ice Donkey Winter Adventure run at the University of Manitoba Sunday.

    TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    A member of team Badder than Rams smiles at the start line of the Ice Donkey Winter Adventure run at the University of Manitoba Sunday.

  • Participants make their way over the Tower of Power obstacle during the Ice Donkey event.

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    Participants make their way over the Tower of Power obstacle during the Ice Donkey event.

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