Get ready for Winterfest

Christina Lake Winterfest 2015 is gearing up to be a fabulous event this year

Christina Lake Winterfest 2015 is gearing up to be a fabulous event this year. Mark those calendars, get those ball teams together, plan to stay at the lake for a great weekend of winter fun!

This year’s theme is “Fire and Ice.”  From ice sculpting to fire dancing, this is going to be one memorable year!

Winterfest kicks off Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., at the Christina Living Arts Centre with youth talent  and open mic nite.

Friday night at the Community Hall (6 – 9:30 p.m.), youth and adult ball hockey will be on the slab, snow-pitch begins on the ball diamond under the lights with movie, games and crafts inside the Community Hall.

Saturday’s events begin with pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the hall, with a day full of activities to follow. Kids games, ball hockey and the snow-pitch tournament continues.

Of course the ever-popular “Minute 2 Win-It” will be played and will include an adult series of the game this year.  Ollie’s Pie and Chili Contest is on, so get those recipes ready, we will look forward to tasting!

The 2015 Winterfest Photo Contest begins! Send Digital images to HYPERLINK “mailto:cindy@christinalake.ca”cindy@christinalake.ca ($3 fee applies for printing) no later than Jan. 28 at 10 a.m., or drop off enlarged 8×10 hard copy to the Welcome Centre.

The longest icicle contest is back again. Bring your icicle on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m .for judging. There will also be a concession and barbecue during the day to keep you going.

There will be something for everyone with a participation draw for all who attend, so get involved in the games or  be a spectator, chill back and enjoy this action-packed day!

The fun keeps going with a spaghetti dinner, fire spinning on the field,  and a “Snowball Dance” to end the night .

Tickets for the dance are available at the Welcome Centre and Thistle Pot Gifts.

Sunday’s events begin in the early afternoon with the polar bear dip. A warm fire and hot chocolate will be waiting for you all behind the Welcome Centre where the outdoor fun begins.

Don’t miss the human dog sled races, fire and ice sculpting, and meet the minis from Owl Mountain Ranch. Crib and Poker tournaments will be held inside for those who want to stay warm.

Top the weekend off at our Winetrfest Super Bowl Party at The Crow and Bear.

Volunteers and suggestions always welcome. Please call to register your ball teams (250-447-6161).  Check us out on Facebook: Christina Lake Winterfest, and watch for our schedule of events coming soon!