Win­ter Car­ni­val planned

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

The Compass - - NEWS -

The Carbonear Spe­cial Events Com­mit­tee is fi­nal­iz­ing plans for the town’s an­nual win­ter car­ni­val. The event is sched­uled to get un­der­way Fri­day, Feb. 26.

With slid­ing, snow paint­ing, snow­shoe­ing and snow sculp­ture con­tests among the many events, the com­mit­tee is hop­ing for snow.

But Cathy Bar­ron, pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer for the com­mit­tee ad­mits, “one of the main chal­lenges in plan­ning a lot of events in win­ter, or sum­mer, is our weather, like this win­ter of fluc­tu­at­ing tem­per­a­tures and snow lev­els.”

There’ll also be some school art and win­ter scene pho­tos, Bar­ron says.

But that’s only part of the fun the or­ga­niz­ers have in store for car­ni­val pa­trons.

“ There are chil­dren/ fam­ily events like Frosty’s birth­day party, Wii Bowl­ing; adult en­ter­tain­ment with a dance, bar spe­cials, and the much an­tic­i­pated Belle of the Ball, a male mock beauty pageant, she says.

Thrilled to be Chilled is the slo­gan for the win­ter car­ni­val. Sub­mit­ted by Lacey Mar­shall, a Grade 3 stu­dent at Davis Ele­men­tary, the winning sub­mis­sion was among over 60 stu­dent en­tries from the school.

A pre­sen­ta­tion will be made to the 10 hon­ourable men­tions in the slo­gan con­test, and the win­ners of the colour­ing con­test at the open­ing cer­e­monies, Fri­day, Feb. 26, be­hind the pool.

Every­one is wel­come to the open­ing cer­e­monies for the Win­ter Car­ni­val!

The sched­ule of events will be pub­lished in next week’s Com­pass as well as be­ing avail­able in mail­boxes around town.

En­tries for a lot of the events will be free or at re­duced rates with a car­ni­val but­ton, which will be sold at events, the swim­ming pool, town offices, and Davis Ele­men­tary can­teen.

The first big event for the cal­en­dar year, the an­nual win­ter car­ni­val kicks off a se­ries of spe­cial events spon­sored and organized by the Spe­cial Events Com­mit­tee.

They are also re­spon­si­ble for the an­nual Canada Day con­cert and events in Paddy’s Gar­den, Carbonear Days in Au­gust, host­ing the Guy Fawkes Night bon­fire in Novem­ber, and the an­nual Christ­mas Tree Lighting cer­e­mony at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Af­ter many years of work­ing on the town’s spe­cial events, Bar­ron says the com­mit­tee has been “re­vi­tal­ized this year with five new peo­ple, and some fresh faces were added last year too. There is a good mix of men and women, and we’re looking for­ward to the first event of this cal­en­dar year,” the spokes­woman for the group says.

Rel­ish­ing “ feed­back and ideas from the pub­lic,” Bar­ron en­cour­ages any­one with sug­ges­tions for their Win­ter Car­ni­val or any of the i r eve n t s t o “ please e-mail u s a t spe­

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