Win­ter Fun in Stanstead this Satur­day

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

The Stanstead Recre­ational As­so­ci­a­tion has or­ga­nized an­other ac­tion-packed day of ac­tiv­i­ties for ev­ery­one, this Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 12th. Win­ter Fun Day or Plaisirs d’Hiver will take place be­tween noon and 4:00pm, in Beebe Me­mo­rial Park, and al­most all of the ac­tiv­i­ties are free.

Ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages have been or­ga­nized. There will be in­flat­able struc­tures for the young ones and the pop­u­lar me­chan­i­cal bull, for teenagers and adults, is back. Slid­ing will take place on the big hill again and peo­ple are be­ing asked to bring their crazy car­pets in­stead of sleds, if they have them.

The “po­lar plunge” competition is back, start­ing at 2:00, along with a few cash prizes. Three judges will be taken from the crowd to de­cide which three plunges have the most en­ter­tain­ment value. If you want to take part in the plunge, or the new gi­ant foozball game at 1:00 or the kin­ball game at 2:30, you must first reg­is­ter at the can­tine.

Tick­ets for the dog sled rides and the pony rides, the only ac­tiv­i­ties that aren’t free, must also be bought at the can­tine.

“This year they are build­ing a big igloo. Last week, the town and Syl­vain Matte were cut­ting blocks out of packed snow to build it,” said A.J. Bedard, the pres­i­dent of the Recre­ational As­so­ci­a­tion.

A hockey game, fea­tur­ing a shoot-out af­ter each pe­riod, will be played at the rink in Beebe Me­mo­rial Park at 12:30, be­tween the 40 plus team and the ju­nior team from Stanstead Col­lege, but don’t show up empty-handed! “The ad­mis­sion for this game is one non-per­ish­able food item which will be given to the CAB Rediker,” said A.J.

The Stanstead Cul­ture and Re­cre­ation Cen­tre will be hold­ing a fundraiser at the rink af­ter the hockey game. For $5, adults can com­pete in a shoot-out with the chance to win $50, and chil­dren can com­pete in an ac­cu­racy shoot­ing con­test, for $2, with the chance to win a hockey stick.

One of the Cul­ture and Re­cre­ation Cen­tre’s course in­struc­tors, Julie Chau­vette, will con­duct a work-out session to demon­strate what her course is all about.

To keep ev­ery­one warm there will be a bon­fire all af­ter­noon. The can­tine on site will be sell­ing hot soup, hot­dogs and bev­er­ages. The Lal­ib­erté Farm will also be there sell­ing maple syrup prod­ucts and mak­ing taffy on snow at 12:30.

Any­one who would like to help or­ga­nize events like this one or who has ideas for events should feel free to talk to any one of the As­so­ci­a­tion’s mem­bers dur­ing the Win­ter Fun Day. They are al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers.

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