Frosty fun this Saturday
It’s time to prove, once again, how ‘Canadian’ you are by bundling up with your hats, scarves and mitts and heading over to Beebe Memorial Park, this Saturday, to spend the afternoon in the great outdoors. Stanstead’s Plaisirs d’Hiver will run from noon to 4:00 and has fun for all ages, most of it free.
“There will be three inflatable games for the kids and animators from the CAB Rediker will organize games for toddlers. Two of the town’s mascots will be there: Sparky from the fire department and Frontiero from the Jardin-des-Frontieres school. We have a small hill for sliding, unless we get more snow, then it will be bigger,” said Marise Trepanier of the Stanstead Recreation Association, the group that is organizing the event.
A pre-organized broomball tournament will take place on the ice as well as a pick-up hockey game for all. People can also take part in the Chuck-a-Puck fundraiser for the Recreation Association. “People buy a puck and then they will get the chance to throw the puck at a target. Whoever’s puck lands closest to the target wins,” explained Ms. Trepanier. And don’t forget to bring your snowshoes for the snowshoe races that councillor Wayne Stratton will be running.
There will also be sugar on snow, a campfire with marshmallows, low-priced hot dogs, soup and hot beverages, and horse and pony rides with the Tiltons for a small fee. The final of the broomball tournament will be held at 3:30 while the Chuck-a-puck competition will take place at 4:00.