Winter Carnival set to entertain

Despite some unseasonably warm weather and even a little rain this week the 2016 Winter Carnival is a go this weekend.

Despite some unseasonably warm weather and even a little rain this week the 2016 Winter Carnival is a go this weekend.

“We’ll be fine,” says an optimistic committee chair Darrick Boyes.

There may be bare patches around the park where the snow has melted but in the key areas where it is needed the base in there, Boyes says.

He says the city brought in 10 dump-trucks of snow and there is a foot to a foot-and-a-half base to work with.

He is also pleased with the weather report calling for cooler temperatures and snow for Friday.

“We’ll make things happen,” Boyes says.

The Winter Carnival takes place in Boitanio Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31 and will include all sorts of outdoor activities provided free of charge (equipment included) such as sledding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Saturday there will also be free skating next door at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

There will be face painting, karaoke, performances by magician Jesaja Class, First Nations cultural activities in a teepee, maple syrup candy making, chili cooking contest for amateurs and professionals, children’s games, mini-petting zoo, snowman art contest, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a bonfire and more to enjoy.

People will also be able to purchase breakfast cooked by the Lions Club and international dishes on offer by various food vendors.