Bear River Winter Carnival Schedule Feb. 2011

Come out and help to plan the event! Meetings every Sunday @ 5pm at the Oakdene Centre.
photo by Tim Wilson


FEBRUARY 8, 10, 11, 12, 13

Free skating behind Bear River Legion Branch #22

Free sledding and a “Luge”

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

Build a snowman or snowsculpture in your yard and win great prizes.

Call All-Ways Gardening, Sue Comeau @ 467-3258 or 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, Oakdene, or Cherry Brook Grocery.

Tuesday Feb. 8th: (New this Year)

12pm & 7:30pm SNOW & ICE SCULPTING WORKSHOPS Free, behind the Bear River Royal Canadian Legion, come learn a few techniques on how to and how not to build!! Enter your creation in the contests!! Dress warm & bring winter gloves & rubber gloves if you have them. Contact: Sue Comeau 467-3258

Thursday Feb. 10th:

5:30pm-7:30pm CLUB 400 WINTER ACTIVE TEAM The team will be on hand with equipment for snowshoeing, kicksledding, & Nordic Walking. Behind the Bear River Legion, by the rink. Contact: Andre Bouchard at: 532-0286 or

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. Contact: Duffer Wilson 467-0233

6pm -6:30pm ICE CANDLE CONTEST Enter contest from 6-6:30pm Prizes 1st,2nd & 3rd awarded at 7pm Thursday evening.. All welcome. Contacts: Duffer Wilson 467-0233

6pm -7:30pm YOGA WITH JULIE PALMER (New this Year) At Oakdene Center. $10.00 per person, children half price, proceeds donated to winter carnival. Contact: Julie Palmer 467-3151

6pm- “PIRATES & OUTCASTS” An art show, curated by Ken & Jon, at the Rebekah Hall. Contact: Ken Flett 467-0469

Friday Feb. 11th:

BUILD YOUR OWN SNOWMAN Build at home or behind the Bear River Legion and enter the contests!

1pm-2pm SCAVENGER HUNT (New this Year) All ages. Free! Lots of small prizes! Meet by the skating rink. Contact: Noreen Millar 467-3979

2pm-3pm MAPLE SYRUP SNOW SUCKER STAND (New this Year) Free Samples! At the waterfront park. Contact: Noreen Millar 467-3979

6pm-8pm KIDS MOVIE NIGHT At Oakdene Center. $2.00 admission includes popcorn and juice pack. All welcome. Contact: Noreen Millar

7:30pm to 10:30pm COFFEE HOUSE at Rebekah Music Hall featuring Bob Snider, Noel Lucas, Tom Berry, Gary& Gwen Wilson, Tim Wilson and more! $10.00 admission. Homemade treats and Sissiboo Coffee available.

Saturday Feb. 12th:

8am to 4:30pm BUILD YOUR OWN SNOWMAN behind the Bear River Legion and enter the contests!

8am-9am REGISTRATION FOR 5 KM WALK OR RUN at: Oakdene Center. Cost $5.00

10am 5 KM WALK OR RUN Cost $5.00 Start from Oakdene. Different age categories: Junior = 19years & under, Masters =40-49, Senior Masters = 50-59years, Golden Master 60-69years, Platinum 70 years old and up. Prizes awarded. Bring your own water. Contact: Debra Bradley @ 467-0445

9am-3pm ICE/SNOW SCULPTING WITH RICK Blocks of ice and snow supplied, or bring your own. On the Bear River Waterfront behind the Legion. Prizes awarded. Contact Rick 247-3385

10am to 11pm Free CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLINIC Behind the Bear River Legion, just past the rink. Ski’s, poles, and Boots provided. Come try it out. Just show up or contact Sue Comeau 467-3258

10:30-11:30 YOGA DANCE FITNESS (New this Year) A one hour guided movement experience. It combines yoga, dance, & aerobics. Wear loose clothing & bring your own water. Held at Oakdene Center in gym upstairs. Contact: Julie Palmer, 467-3151

(time to be posted) CHICKEN SH*T BINGO Two squares for a dollar. In the parking lot behind the B.R. Legion.

12pm – 4pm. CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRIP Ski from Victory to Bear River. Meet at Bear River Firehall at 12 noon. Trip 5.3 miles or 8.53 kilometers. A truck waits at halfway point for tired skiers. Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258

1pm-3pm PIE SALE New Horizons is having a pie sale with raffle tickets for a beautiful quilt. Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies. Contact: June Milbury

1:30pm-3:30pm CLUB 400 ACTIVE LIVING TEAM The team will be on hand with equipment for snowshoeing, kicksledding, & Nordic Walking. Behind the Bear River Legion, by the rink. Contact: Andre Bouchard at: 532-0286

2pm-3pm TAOIST TAI CHI Demonstration/Participation at the Rebekah Hall. There will also be a demonstration of sabre and other sets. Contact: Linda Mae Findlay 467-3184

2pm-3pm MAPLE SYRUP SNOW SUCKER STAND (New this Year) Free samples! At Bear River Waterfront Park. All Welcome! Contact: Noreen Millar 467-3979

3pm-4pm WINTER CARNIVAL PRINCE & PRINCESS COMPETITION Children compete with winter activities at the Bear River Waterfront park. There will be a fashion show, a talent portion, and an outdoor activity section. The competitors will have to do a short write up on themselves and what they are wearing, which will be read during the fashion show (this should be 1 to 3 minutes in length.) There will be two age groups, 5-9 years old, and 10-13 years old. Contact: Heather Charlton 467-3269

5pm to 6pm VALENTINE’S DAY TURKEY DINNER at Bear River Firehall sponsored by The United Church $10.00 per person. Children under 12 for free. Contact Shirley 467-3655

7:30pm FIREWORKS DISPLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot Chocolate and Coffee outside behind the Bear River Legion before and after fireworks. Rain date Sunday 7:30pm.

Judging of the Snowmen and ice/snow sculptures at your homes all day. To enter call All-Ways Gardening , Sue Comeau, 467-3258

9pm-1am VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE at the Bear River Legion Branch #22. Admission $10.00 advanced, $12.00 at the door. Contact Sue Long 467-3881, or Bear River Royal Canadian Legion 467-3705

Sunday Feb 13th:

8am – 4pm 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! Campfire with hot coffee, tea, & hot dogs, provided at lunch time. Meet at the Bear River Firehall @8am. Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258

9am-4:30pm ATV & SNOWMOBILE FOLLOW ME RUN Meet at the powerhouse in Bear River. Contact Cindy Bower’s 467-3154

12:30-1:30 DRUM CIRCLE Come to the drum circle! At Oakdene Center at the Drum Spirit shop. Contact

1pm FOOD CONTEST! 5 CATEGORIES 1.Appetizers/Beverage 2.Breads 3.Casserole/soup 4.Desserts 5.Seafood Bring your favourite or well-enjoyed creation upstairs to the Bear River Legion by 1pm for registration, judging starting at 1:30pm. Sponsored By Annapolis Highland vineyard, and the Bear River Legion. Contact: Verona Cybulski 467-0166, or Joan Smith 467-0440

2pm-5pm ARTISAN’S AFTERNOON Come experience different artisan’s creating works of art & beauty. Held at the Oakdene Center. Contact: Linda 467-3184

2:30pm- 5:30 “THE GREAT ESCAPE” Come watch the Great Escape starring Steve McQueen. At Oakdene Center. Admission $2.00. Contact: Ken Flett , 467-0469

3pm-4pm WINTER CARNIVAL PRINCE & PRINCESS CROWNED Prizes awarded. Along the Bear River Waterfront Park. Contact: Heather Charlton 467- 3269

4pm-5pm AWARDS CEREMONY The awards for the Snow and Ice Sculptures are handed out by the winter carnival prince and princess. Along the Bear River Waterfront Park.

This is a non profit event sponsored by the townspeople of Bear River and area.

2011 Bear River Winter Carnival Coordinators:

Sue Comeau, 467-3258

Julie Palmer, 467-3154

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