Ber­wick cel­e­brates an­nual win­ter car­ni­val

Some can­celled events may be resched­uled

Annapolis Valley Register - - COVER STORY - BY ASHLEY THOMP­SON KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA BER­WICK ath­omp­son@kingscountynews.ca

The weather may have re­sulted in a few changes, but the Ber­wick Win­ter Car­ni­val still at­tracted an ex­ited crowd.

Held Feb. 11 in Ber­wick, the car­ni­val kicked off with a hot break­fast at the Ma­sonic Lodge and wrapped with a free skate at the Kings Mu­tual Cen­tury Cen­tre.

The Ber­wick fire hall was a hub of ac­tiv­ity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Fun Fair spon­sored by the Ber­wick and District Nurs­ery School.

The nurs­ery school’s par­ent­coop planned the event - com­plete with a bounce cas­tle, food and chil­dren’s games – to raise money for the school.

“It helps with the main­te­nance of the build­ing and the pro­gram­ming at the school,” said par­ent Susie Bond, who was thrilled with the turnout.

The fluffy snow and sub­zero tem­per­a­tures were not ideal for the planned Build a Snow­man com­pe­ti­tion and sled­ding party at Grand View Manor, but Town of Ber­wick recre­ation co-or­di­na­tor Carol Boy­lan-hartling hopes for op­por­tu­ni­ties to resched­ule both of th­ese events.

“Some­times the weather doesn’t co-op­er­ate,” said Boy­lan­hartling, who ex­plained that the snow at the sled­ding hill was too patchy to have sev­eral kids slid­ing at once.

“Safety comes first. We’ll get the word out when we can do it again when it’s safe.”

Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing if the can­celled events are resched­uled can keep up to date by fol­low­ing the Town of Ber­wick’s Face­book page.

De­spite the weather-re­lated can­cel­la­tions, Boy­lan-hartling was pleased to see sev­eral peo­ple come out to en­joy the rest of the ac­tiv­i­ties the win­ter car­ni­val had to of­fer.

“The win­ter car­ni­val brings ev­ery­body out to have fun in the win­ter. This is good for the young fam­i­lies,” she said. fol­low us on Twit­ter @Kingsnsnews

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Three-year-old Kel­cey Weir of Kingston could hardly de­cide which sweet treat to taste test first.

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Liam Koz­era of Ber­wick con­tem­plates his best move at the sucker pull sta­tion set up for Ber­wick’s win­ter car­ni­val fun day.

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Three-year-old Zaxy Baker of Waterville poses for a photo with her face-paint­ing artist, Bekki Ged­des.

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