FAMILY FUN - Kids happily jumped away in a unique life sized snow globe at the annual Winterfest in February of 2016.

Sylvan Lake gearing up for Winterfest

Community members and groups encouraged to host events

Sleigh rides on the lake by day, fireworks by night Winterfest is truly a magical day in Sylvan Lake.

With the Polar Bear Dip kicking off the season family fun filled festival, a host of community groups gather each year to put on a number of activities. The Town of Sylvan Lake is currently putting together their programming and encouraging citizens and community groups to host an activity during this year’s Winterfest, set to take place Saturday, February 18.

Each year thousands venture onto the frozen lake to participate in community bonfires where many s’mores are consumed. Many bring their skates and sleds heading onto the ice to try their winter feet. Horse drawn sleigh rides are annually hosted by the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake with the annual Lions Club Breakfast always being a family favourite as well. Community groups sponsor a number of activities including hot choclate and coffee as well as more interactive exhibits such as the life sized snow globe bouncy castle.

The Town of Sylvan Lake stated they are looking for groups to host indoor and outdoor events throughout the weekend such as outdoor pursuit activities, kids’ game and other family fun.

Family fun is set to take place from 12-3 p.m. on the east side of the pier with the Polar Bear Dip taking place at 1 p.m. and fireworks to cap off the evening of Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

Special events co-ordinator, Michelle Houle, explained she is really looking forward to this year’s event as community participation in the family activities continues to grow each year making the event bigger and bigger.

“We are really lucky to have the community support for this event,” said Houle. “Sylvan Lake is an amazing place to live and visit. We appreciate everyone getting on board and we hope they’ll answer our call out to get involved again this year.”

For more information, to volunteer or to register an activity contact Michelle Houle at 403 887 2199.

 

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