Bear River Winter Carnival – Feb 12 – 15.09

2nd ANNUAL BEAR RIVER WINTER CARNIVAL – 2009

photo by Don Rice
photo by Don Rice

  • Free skating behind Bear River Legion Branch #22!
  • Free sledding on Lansdowne and Riverview Roads – look for flags!
  • Contests for best winter dishes, ice sculptures, and snowmen! Prizes awarded!
  • Changing Tide Diner – Specials all Week!

Thursday Feb 12:

5:30pm-7:30pm 
Club 400 Winter Active Team will be on hand with equipment for snowshoeing, kicksledding, Nordic Walking, Kin-Ball and more! By the Bear River Windmill. Contact: Andre Bouchard at: activeliving@annapoliscounty.ns.ca

6pm 
The Lighting of the ice candles! Starts behind the Bear River Legion. Ends behind the Bear River Legion with a candlelight skate. Drop off your ice candles Thursday noon behind the Legion. All welcome. Contacts: Duffer Wilson 467-0233, Carol Dibble 467-3836, Cindy Bowers 467-3154

Friday Feb 13:

3:00pm-5:00pm 
Club 400 Winter Active Team will be by the Bear River Windmill with equipment and activities for snowshoeing, kicksledding, Nordic Walking, Kin-Ball and more! Contact: Andre Bouchard at: activeliving@annapoliscounty.ns.ca

Dusk FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hot Chocolate and Coffee outside Bear River Legion Branch #22

before and after fireworks. Ladies Auxillary. Rain date Saturday eve

9pm-1am 
Valentines Day Dance at the Bear River Legion Branch #22. Admission $5.00 Music by DJ- “High Energy”

Saturday Feb 14:

Judging of the Snowmen and ice/snow sculptures at your homes all day and evening. To enter call Cindy Bowers 467-3154 There will be a map posted of all entries for the public to go and see. Prizes awarded.

10am to 12pm 
Free Cross Country Ski Clinic at Bear River Windmill. Ski’s and Boots provided. Come try it out. Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258

10am – 3:00pm 
Chicken Sh*t Bingo. Two squares for a dollar. In the parking lot behind the B.R. Legion. Contact Jon or Erin 467-0357

10am – 3pm 
Ice Sculpting contest. Blocks small and large of ice will be supplied. Bring your own tools. In the parking lot behind the B.R. Legion. Judging at 4pm. Prizes awarded Contact Jon or Erin 467-0357 or Rick

1pm to 3pm 
Pie sale at New Horizons

1pm to 3pm 
Free Sleigh Rides Meet behind the Bear River Legion. Contact Cindy Bowers 467-3154 or 467-3705

1pm – 4pm
Cross Country Ski Trip. Ski from Victory to Bear River. Meet at Bear River Firehall 1pm. Trip 5.3 miles or 8.53 kilometers. A truck waits at halfway point for tired skiers. Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258

3pm to 5pm 
Best winter drink, bread, desert & casserole/stew contest. First second and third prizes for all catagories. Contact Ladies Auxiliary Bear River Legion Branch #22 Mary Golding 467-3097

5pm to 6pm 
Valentine’s Day Turkey Dinner at Bear River Firehall sponsored by Hillsburgh United Church $10.00 per person. Children under 12 for free. Contact Shirley 467-3655

7:30pm to 10:30pm 
Coffee house at Oakdene Center featuring Caleb Miles! ( Folk /Blues) Admission $8.00, members $6.00, under 12 free. Refreshments offered. Free Trade Coffee. Contact Carol Dibble 467-3836

Sunday Feb 15:

8am – 5pm 
Cross Country ski over 7 lakes (weather and ice conditions permitting) Trip is 10.75 miles or 17.3 kilometers. Bring your own lunch, snacks & don’t forget your water! Meet at the Bear River Firehall @8am. Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258

9am-4:30pm 
ATV and snowmobile “follow me” run. Meet at the powerhouse in Bear River. Contact Cindy Bowers 467-3154 or 467-3705

10am-12pm 
Club 400 Winter Active Team will be on hand by the Bear River Windmill with equipment and activities for snowshoeing, kicksledding, Nordic Walking, Kin-Ball and more! Contact: Andre Bouchard at: activeliving@annapoliscounty.ns.ca

Our next meeting will be January 29, @ B.R. Legion – back room – all welcome!!! Lots of room for more ideas…. This is a non profit event sponsored by the townspeople of Bear River and area.

For general inquiries contact Sue Comeau 467-3258 or Cindy Bowers 467-3154 or 4673705

Come to the meeting and take part in your winter carnival. 🙂

Bear River in winter – video by David Knox.

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