The action kicks off at the Centre at 275 County Rd 44 on Sunday, February 17, at 12 p.m., and ends at 4 p.m.. The event is being hosted by the Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre [FFFC].
Liza Duhaime, Chair of the FFFC board, says a variety of activities are planned for the afternoon. “The Winter Carnival will take place outside, but there will be a bonfire, snow painting, dance music and snow shoeing to keep people warm,” she said. Horse and wagon rides are also on the agenda.
The Snow Queen will make an appearance, and new this year are face painting, magic shows and, to add a bit of colour and excitement, a carnival cop.
Maple taffy, elephant ears, and hot dogs will be available for purchase, along with complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn and a special snowman cookie.
“It’s free outdoor fun and a great way to enjoy winter,” Liza says. “Our goal is to connect the community with this unique feature of North Grenville, and we’re hoping to catch a break from cold weather.”
The FFFC has partnered with people in the local community to off er the Winter Carnival. Liza commented on the community support the festival has received.
“This event is a wonderful celebration of our community and our beautiful winter wonderland in North Grenville, made possible by corporate funding, FFFC membership fees, support of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation, and donations of products and services by many businesses and organizations, not to mention our volunteers working behind the scenes to make this event possible..”