Winter Carnival planned
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org