On the move for win­ter fun

Imag­i­na­tion Movers to head­line 2019 Jack Frost Win­ter­fest

Journal Pioneer - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Emmy Award-win­ning en­ter­tain­ers, Imag­i­na­tion Movers, will bring their high-en­ergy, in­ter­ac­tive live mu­sic act to the Jack Frost Win­ter­fest pre­sented by Is­land Coastal, Feb. 15-18, in Char­lot­te­town.

Hailed as the No. 1 rated ma­jor tour­ing act for fam­i­lies based on fan re­views on Tick­et­mas­ter.com, the Movers will have the whole fam­ily danc­ing in the aisles with orig­i­nal mu­sic and an eclec­tic pop sen­si­bil­ity that is as much fun for par­ents as it is for kids. Over the last decade, Imag­i­na­tion Movers have en­ter­tained more than a mil­lion fans in North Amer­ica, Europe and Asia. The Jack Frost Win­ter­fest will be the group’s only ap­pear­ance in the Mar­itime prov­inces.

Now in its 14th year, Jack Frost Win­ter­fest is At­lantic Canada’s favourite fam­ily event and the largest win­ter fes­ti­val east of Que­bec City. Em­brace the Cana­dian win­ter at Jack Frost’s Eastlink Out­door Snow King­dom, an in­ter­ac­tive win­ter play­ground fea­tur­ing snow and ice slides, a moun­tain­ous tube run and in­cred­i­ble ice sculp­tures by the Cana­dian Snow Sculpt­ing Team. New this year, Jack Frost’s Eastlink Snow King­dom will open on Is­lan­der Day - Mon­day, Feb. 18 of­fer­ing an ex­tra day of out­door fam­ily fun for week­end pass hold­ers. Warm up at Jack Frost’s In­door Play­land with a pet­ting zoo, in­flat­a­bles, face paint­ing, fam­ily photo ops and more.

John Cud­more, chair­man of Jack Frost Win­ter­fest, says the event con­tin­ues to bring an es­sen­tial bump to tourism providers dur­ing the shoul­der win­ter tourism sea­son.

“This pre­miere win­ter tourism prod­uct con­trib­utes in ex­cess of 900 room nights alone in Fe­bru­ary, but the ben­e­fits don’t stop at

ac­com­mo­da­tion providers - lo­cal restau­rants, re­tail­ers, fuel providers and Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge all ex­pe­ri­ence the im­pact of Jack Frost fam­i­lies in what is of­ten con­sid­ered a slower visi­ta­tion pe­riod.” Char­lot­te­town MP Sean Casey calls the event “a high­light of the win­ter sea­son for fam­i­lies across

the At­lantic re­gion”.

Mike Duffy, deputy mayor of Char­lot­te­town, agrees adding it gives res­i­dents and vis­i­tors a chance to en­joy live en­ter­tain­ment and high-qual­ity ac­tiv­i­ties in­side and out.

In ad­di­tion, says Tourism Min­is­ter Chris Palmer, it’s a great way for fam­i­lies to en­joy the out­doors.

It is a ‘fun for all ages’ event for the city,” says Dawn Alan, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Down­town Char­lot­te­town Inc.

“We hope ev­ery­one will join us as the Jack Frost Team trans­form the Char­lot­te­town Events Grounds and Eastlink Cen­tre into a win­ter thor­ough­fare, filled with ac­tiv­ity. We are thank­ful to all who are mak­ing it pos­si­ble through their spon­sor­ships, sup­port and en­thu­si­asm, as we em­bark on what we hope will be the big­gest and best fam­ily win­ter fest in all of East­ern Canada.”

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Jack Frost launches ticket sales for the 2019 Jack Frost Win­ter­fest at Eastlink Cen­tre Char­lot­te­town with the help of part­ners, from left, Dawn Alan, Jack Frost Win­ter­fest Vice-Chair, Char­lot­te­town Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy, Chris Palmer, Min­is­ter of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment and Tourism, and Craig Jones, Ho­tel As­so­ci­a­tion of P.E.I. Pres­i­dent.

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