Bit­ter cold win­ter fun

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

Pho­tos Stanstead Jour­nal

The newly-con­structed pav­il­ion at Tyler Park is now open and will keep skaters nice and toasty while they put on their skates.

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