Get ready for second annual Comox Valley Commuter Challenge

Register to win thousands of dollars in prizes

The second annual Comox Valley Commuter Challenge is happening June 3-9 and residents can win prizes for taking transit, walking, cycling, carpooling, scootering or working from home at least one day during the week.

This national event challenges workplaces across Canada to leave the car at home and think about how they can get to work without driving alone. Last year, the Comox Valley had the second highest number of workplaces registered in B.C., with thousands of dollars worth of prizes given out to participants.

This year, participants can win a $200 gift card to Quality Foods, prizes from local sponsors and a grand prize of a VIA Rail trip across Canada valued at $1,000.

Anyone who registers for the Commuter Challenge will also be entered to win a $20 gift card to a local business.

Besides winning prizes, there are many benefits to participating, such as less traffic congestion, reduced GHG emissions and improving health, not to mention saving money as gas prices keep increasing.

Workplaces are encouraged to register a team for free at www.commuterchallenge.ca

Just track the kilometres commuted and enter them online at the end of the week.

To learn more about the Commuter Challenge visit http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/commuterchallenge

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