Celebrating the season
Sun shines on Kentville’s Weekend of Winter celebrations
Kentville residents don’t have to travel far to find venues for outdoor fun in the winter.
The Town of Kentville hosted its annual Weekend of Winter celebration this past weekend. The festivities kicked off with a sledding party under the lights Friday evening, followed by family fun activities at Miner’s Marsh and a mannequin challenge on Saturday and, lastly, a guided snowshoe hike at the Kentville Ravine Feb. 19.
“We wanted to remind people that we have fantastic facilities and parks and trails in Kentville, and you can get out to have a really good time even though it’s cold out,” said Jennifer West, communications and resource co-ordinator with the Town of Kentville’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
The town originally intended to host a pond hockey tournament at the marsh during the Weekend of Winter celebrations, but it was cancelled due to ice conditions following the snowstorms that hit the Annapolis Valley in the week leading up to the event.
Miner’s Marsh was still a hub of activity Feb. 18 as at least 50 people came out to build snow creations or give the kicksled a try in the sunny weather.
“People are just so happy to get out,” said West, who noted the Town of Kentville and Municipality of the County of Kings both offer free snowshoe rentals throughout the winter.
“It’s just another reminder that there’s tons to do in Kentville.”
Lilly Campell leaps into the air in hopes of landing on the “jump slide” she made at Miner’s Marsh as part of the Town of Kentville’s Weekend of Winter celebrations Feb. 18.
Three-year-old Sam Deluca, Judith Puetz, Sarah Surette and Tessa Deluca work together to build a snow fort at Miner’s Marsh as part of the Town of Kentville’s recent Weekend of Winter celebration. Sam could be seen taking brief breaks from packing snow to take tiny bites out of the fort.
The kicksled was a popular attraction at the Weekend of Winter activities hosted at Miner’s Marsh Feb. 18.