A Poplar River couple is making the trek to Winnipeg by winter road in memory of their late son.

Verle and Bradley Bushie lost their son Bradden Bushie at the St. Vital Bridge in Winnipeg in 2013.

The couple and a few others are walking to honour Bradden and raise money for Drag the Red.

The group braved cold temperatures and left Poplar River First Nation Monday, and after 24 hours of walking passed Berens River First Nation Tuesday afternoon. They are now on their way to Bloodvein First Nation and then to Winnipeg.