Bitter cold winter fun
Beginning at the end of January and running through February, Winter Fun Days will soon begin taking place in every town in the region. With the aim of encouraging people to get out and enjoy winter, towns organize one or two day events, three days in the case of Magog, full of outdoor activities.
Many of the activities are traditional winter sports like skating, snowshoeing (sometimes under the moonlight), sliding, dog-sledding, hockey, broomball, cross-country skiing and ice fishing, but that is not all! Lots of other interesting outdoor fun has been planned, depending on the municipality and the inspirations of the organizers, like torch walks, bowling on ice, volleyball on snow, campfire storytelling, sleigh rides and more. Campfires, hot food and hot beverages are also part of the fun. Some towns even shoot off fireworks in the evening!
Siberian temperatures didn’t deter these hardy skaters from playing a pick-up game of hockey in North Hatley last Sunday.
The newly-constructed pavilion at Tyler Park is now open and will keep skaters nice and toasty while they put on their skates.