The Pincourt Winterfest, open to all residents, will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Olympique Park on Jan. 28. And making an appearance will be two characters Marshall and Sky - from the popular animated Canadian children’s TV series Paw Patrol. Another unique event highlight will give visitors the chance to play pool-soccer, a hybrid game combining components from the sport of soccer and others from billiards, which sees participants use soccer skills while playing on a giant pool table. In addition, organizers say there will also be dogsledding teams available to transport younger participants, inflatable games, pedal go-karts, a mini farmhouse, animation, and more. Food trucks and an onsite sugar shack will be available to feed guests for additional fees.
And a new addition to the 2017 festival will be the inclusion of a dedicated action and energy zone that will allow people to become gladiators, or to show off their basketball or strength skills. Meanwhile, members of the Pincourt Volunteer Firefighters Association will be on hand to participate in downhill snow tubing with local kids.
HUDSON SHIVER FEST
The Hudson Shiver Fest will run from Feb. 3 - 11, with one event being continued on Feb. 15. Many events will be held at Benson Park including: A chainsaw wood carving demonstration and a carving for kids event, as well as a Canadian Ninja Winter Warrior event (Feb. 4), and an old fashioned skating party (Feb. 5). The Canadian Ninja Winter Warrior theme will continue with a moonlight snowshoe ramble and bonfire on Feb. 11.
Community events taking place at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre will include the following: A family dance on Feb. 3, family bingo on Feb. 4, extreme puzzle competitions on Feb. 8, 10 and 15, a Shiver Fest sugar shack breakfast on Feb. 11 and Stitch for a Cause on Feb. 11. For information on event times, contact the town’s Parks and Recreation Department at 450 458-6699.
Anyone going to the Jan. 28 Pincourt Winterfest can try their hand at playing soccer-pool, a game combining soccer skills with a giant billiards table.