Time to ‘take the roof off win­ter’ and bun­dle up for fun

South Shore Breaker - - Wheels - CON­TRIB­UTED edi­[email protected]­breaker.ca

“Em­brace win­ter, en­joy the snow and cel­e­brate this spec­tac­u­lar sea­son with the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of the District of Lunen­burg!”

It’s our mis­sion to get peo­ple of all ages out­side and mov­ing! Don’t hi­ber­nate — come out and en­joy the win­ter won­der­land with us. It’s one of the best ways to keep a smile on your face, even dur­ing the dark­est months. Put on your hat, scarf, and a cosy pair of mit­tens and come join in on the fun and ad­ven­tures we have planned for you. Best of all, most ac­tiv­i­ties are free!

It’s time to “take the roof off win­ter” and make mem­o­ries skiing, snow­shoe­ing, hik­ing, sled­ding or play­ing in the snow at the MARC (Mu­nic­i­pal Ac­tiv­ity and Recre­ation Com­plex) in Dayspring on Satur­days. We have free cross-coun­try skis and snow­shoes for ev­ery­one to use. Take a break and en­joy some hot choco­late, served up by our staff. When con­di­tions al­low, we’ll be or­ga­niz­ing sur­prise pop-up ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a snow-sculp­ture con­test. Join us ev­ery Satur­day ( Jan­uary 19 through Fe­bru­ary 23, 2019) from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Camp­fires aren’t just for the sum­mer months! On Jan. 19 (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Jan. 26 (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at the MARC, Sam Wentzell of Sam’s Wood­land Tours will demon­strate how to start a fire us­ing a bow drill. Then we’ll roast some yummy ban­nock on a stick (camp­ing bread) and en­joy hot choco­late made on a “Cana­dian Can­dle” – one of the most ef­fi­cient ways to cre­ate a con­tained camp­fire. There will also be pop­corn and roasted marsh­mal­lows, mmm!

On Feb. and Feb. 9, join us at Maple­wood Maple Syrup & Christ­mas Tree Farm for free wagon rides at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tour the 350-acre farm, rooted in Cana­dian tra­di­tion, and ex­plore more than 3,400 maple taps. Stop by the su­gar shack to sam­ple maple syrup taffy and other treats, sip on some hot choco­late by the camp­fire and learn how the Veinot fam­ily keeps the land healthy. Reg­is­ter early by call­ing (902) 541-1343, as this will surely fill up quickly.

Don’t miss the 2nd Miller Point Peace Park Gi­ant Tiger Photo Con­test! Pho­tos can be en­tered from Jan. 1 through Nov. 4, 2019. Get out your cam­eras and cap­ture a spe­cial mo­ment at

Miller Point Peace Park. There’s noth­ing like trees dusted in snow. Choose a cat­e­gory and get started! Full con­test rules avail­able at www.modl.ca/recre­ation.

Have you al­ways wanted to learn how to cross-coun­try ski? Learn the ba­sics with Jill Swaine at the MARC. All equip­ment pro­vided. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired. The adults les­son takes place Satur­day, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m., and the fam­i­lies les­son (ages 9+) runs Satur­day, Feb. 3 from 9:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

Join us for snow­shoe­ing or hik­ing all win­ter long. We have the gear for you!

• Osprey Ridge Golf Course: Sun­day, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Ernst Prod­ucts Wood­lot : Sun­day, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Miller Point Peace Park: Tues­day, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• In­dian Path Com­mon: Sun­day, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Bo­li­var Farms, Baker Set­tle­ment: Sun­day, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• River Ridge Com­mon: Sun­day, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• MARC Trails: Satur­day, March 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (in­cludes chili)

Never tried snow­shoe­ing? Now’s the per­fect time to try it, es­pe­cially if you’re look­ing for some­thing fun to do dur­ing the day. Come join Jan­ice Rand for an in­tro­duc­tory snow­shoe­ing ses­sion at Miller Point Peace Park on Tues­day, Jan. 15 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All equip­ment pro­vided. Don’t for­get to reg­is­ter by call­ing (902) 541-1343.

Make the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of the District of Lunen­burg your win­ter des­ti­na­tion for out­door fun! Call (902) 541-1343, email recre­[email protected], or like us on Face­book for more de­tails.

Sue Deschene

Goulden’s Shell’s “Char­lie Brown Christ­mas” float placed third in Shel­burne’s Christ­mas pa­rade on Nov. 24.

Sue Deschene

Santa Claus waves to the crowd dur­ing Shel­burne’s Christ­mas pa­rade on Nov. 24.

Con­trib­uted

Make the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of the District of Lunen­burg your win­ter des­ti­na­tion for out­door fun.

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