Family Day WinterFest South Huron schedule announced
The 2017 Family DayWinterFest South Huron combines the return of popular events along with exciting new additions such as interactive fencing, instructed by Canadian Olympic athlete Melanie McCann. Also new in 2017 is fun with martial arts for youths ages 4 to 12 with Sensei Peter Becker.
McCann was born in Clinton andMount Carmel is her hometown. She made her Olympic debut at London 2012 and her 11th place finish there was the best- ever Olympic result by a modern pentathlete representing Canada.
She finished 16th at the Rio 2016 Olympics and was in third place heading into the combined event.
WinterFest chairperson George Finch said the schedule of events for the Holiday Monday in February is growing and changing but currently planned events are now posted online at familydaywinterfest.ca. The wide range of Family Day events is only possible because of local businesses and service clubs and other generous donors along with volunteers, according to Finch. He encourages people to support the businesses and organizations listed on the eventwebsite. For the current schedule of events including registration details, and to find out which events are free and which events have prices, visit familydaywinterfest.ca.
Events are to take place in Exeter and some surrounding SouthHuroncommunities.
At Stephen Arena inHuron Park, Healthy Kids Community ChallengeHuron is offering skating and other fun and active events for children and youths, including healthy snacks.
About five miles east of Exeter, popular horse-drawn wagon rides are returning, sponsored byMiller’s Country Store.
Exeter- based event s include the Exeter Lions Club Family Breakfast.
Face painting; children’s activities; a demonstration from Dance Techniques; free family snowshoeing; instructional darts and free billiards; Pickle Ball; Indoor Archery; a big-screen G-rated movie at Exeter Elementary School, and more.
Some events are at South Huron Recreation Centre and some events are at MacNaughton Park as well as other Exeter and area locations. Most events are free. Visit familydaywinterfest.ca to find out about new events as they are added, to find out times and locations, for registration details, and to find out which events are free and which ones require admission.
From left, Brian Barrette, Cathy Barrette and Shawn Barrette.
Friends of the South Huron Trail volunteers brave the cold temperatures each year to provide free family snowshoeing at Family Day WinterFest South Huron. The intrepid volunteers include Past Chairperson Linda Wilhelm; Carol Rideout; ChairpersonDave Frayne; Terry Wilhelm; and Lorne Rideout.