Bear River Winter Carnival- Feb 11,12,13,14


FEBRUARY 11,12,13,14

photo courtesy of Don Rice

Free skating behind Bear River Legion Branch #22

Free sledding and New this year a “Luge” on Lansdowne Road

Contests for best winter dishes, chili cook off, ice sculptures, and snowmen! Prizes awarded!

Build a snowman or snowsculpture in your yard and win great prizes. Call Bear River Legion 467-3705 or

Cindy Bowers 467-3154 to enter. A photographer will come and take a picture right away.

With your permission, you will be put on our snowsculpture map so the public can come and take a look. The maps will be

available at the Bear River Legion or Cherry Brook Grocery.

Thursday Feb. 11Th:

5:30pm-7:30pm Club 400 Winter Active Team will be on hand with equipment for snowshoeing, kicksledding,

Nordic Walking, & Kin-Ball. By the Bear River Windmill. Contact: Andre’Bouchard at:

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 behind the Legion. Prizes awarded, 1st,2nd & 3rd. All welcome.

Contacts: Duffer Wilson 467-0233, or Bear River Legion 467-3705.

Friday Feb. 12Th:

Build your own snowman behind the Bear River Legion and enter the contests!

5:30pm -6:pm Best Winter Food Contest Four catagories: 1.Drink or Appetizer 2. Bread 3. Casserole/Stew 4. Dessert. First second & third prizes for each catagory. Entries dropped off @ Bear River Legion Br #22 , from 5:00- 6:00 judging at 6pm. A dozen roses is just one of the many prizes. Contact Ladies Auxillary or Verona 467-0166

7:30pm to 10:30pm Coffee house at Rebekah Music Hall featuring “Harvey Marcotte” and “Caleb Miles!”
( Folk /Blues) $10.00 free will offering is suggested. Refreshments offered. Contact: Erin or Jon Welsh 467-0357

Saturday Feb.13th:

8am to 4:30pm Build your own snowman behind the Bear River Legion and enter the contests!

9am – 3pm Ice Sculpting contest. Blocks small and large of ice supplied or bring your own. In the parking lot behind the B.R. Legion. Judging at 4pm. Prizes awarded Contact: Rick 247-3385

10am to 12pm Free Cross Country Ski Clinic at Bear River Windmill. Ski’s, poles, and Boots provided. Come try it out. Just show up or 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

1pm to 3pm Pie sale at New Horizons.

1pm to 3pm Free Horse Sleigh Rides!!!!!

1pm – 5pm. Cross Country Ski Trip. Ski from Victory to Bear River. Meet at Bear River Firehall 1pm. Trip 5.3 miles or 8.53 kilomerers. A truck waits at halfway point for tired skiers. Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258

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

Dusk FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot Chocolate and Coffee outside behind the Bear River Legion before and after fireworks. Rain date Sunday pm.

Judging of the Snowmen and ice/snow sculptures at your homes all day and evening. To enter call Cindy Bowers 467-3154, or Bear River Legion 467-3705 Prizes awarded!

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

Sunday Feb 14th:

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! Hot coffee and tea provided at lunch time. 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 Bower’s 467-3154 or Bear River Legion 467-3705

1pm to 4pm Chili Cook Off contest upstairs at the B.R. Legion Branch #22 all entries welcome.$6.00 admission at the door. Admission includes two food tickets which will purchase chili or chips & salsa, or chips with refried beans.

Registration deadline is Feb 7th. Two categories of chili, 1. Heart smart, vegetarian or wild game or chicken cooked with no animal fat. #2. Not-So Heart Smart = good old fashioned chili. Prizes awarded! To enter contact Jeff Knorek-Onysko @ or 467-0268.

This is a non profit event sponsored by the townspeople of Bear River and area. For general inquiries contact:

Sue Comeau 467-3258 (answering machine will say All-Ways Gardening) or Cindy Bowers 467-3154 or Bear River Legion 467-3705

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