Another great year for the Iceberg Festival
Residents and tourists enjoy vast range of activities
The Iceberg Festival has just completed another highly successful run. The Festival, which ran from June 1-10, brings together communities on the Great Northern Peninsula to celebrate community, culture, art, and, of course, icebergs.
Andre Myers from the Viking Tourism Association says that he has seen a lot of residents and tourists at the wellattended events.
“Attendance has been really great at the majority of events with a good mix of locals and visitors,” Myers said. “The range depends on each event but there are lots of visitors here for the festival again this year. There is a group of 44 people here whose main draw to the province was the festival.”
As always, the committee keeps an eye out for icebergs in the time leading up to the Festival, and once again, the main attractions did not disappoint.
“There are lots of icebergs in our region despite low numbers being reported in southern parts of province,” Myers said. “There are 100 plus icebergs reported for Northern NL now on Icebergfinder.com.”
While all events have their specific appeal, a few events stand out in Myers’ mind for 2018.
“There are many highlights,” Myers said, “But the Folk Night with Fergus O’Byrne and Jim Payne, the Come Wine With Us and Polar Dip events are definite highpoints.”
With the 2018 Festival in the books, everyone can turn their attention to next year’s event which will be held from June 7-16, 2019.
For memories of this year’s event, please visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IcebergFestival/ or the Festival webpage at http:// theicebergfestival.ca/. This group of people dipped into ice cold water during the Iceberg Festival’s Polar Bear Ice Dip in Raleigh on June 11.
Icebergs in Raleigh.
Waiting to take the ice dip.