News — 29 December 2017

Published: December 20, 2017

BY JENNIFER PARSONS

As the calendar turns over to 2018 one group of citizens is looking to brighten up the dreary month of February.

Earlier this month organizers for the Red Lake Winter Carnival announced the event would be returning for its third run, encouraging residents to mark their calendars and plan for fun.

“The Winter Carnival brings the community together and promotes health and wellness for all ages,” said Fred Mota this week, while discussing the Family Day event.

“We have continued support from major sponsorships which assists with our financial needs and with community groups stepping forward and volunteering their time,  this creates activities for all to enjoy.”

Mota says the upcoming year is no exception with community groups and businesses stepping up in order to support the event. He says the committee is looking to work with those who are interested in hosting an event during the three-day Carnival that has included both in-door and out-door activities in the past.

Co-organizer Jamie Kristoff says the organizing group this year is very small which means the group will be continuing their tradition of supporting partners in the coordination and marketing of events.

“This year we have a very small group on our committee. This presents challenges for the work involved and organization of the Winter Carnival.”

Looking at ways to bring new experiences to Carnival attendees organizers confirmed a Friday night performance of the Patricia Players is being planned to kick off events at the Legion.

“Pond hockey will continue, as we are currently discussing play some pond hockey games “under the lights” on Howey Bay. We are excited for many other events to occur and with new community groups continuing to come forward each year, this brings excitement for our committee,” adds Mota.

Applications to host events and activities will be required this year, say organizers and will be made available in the New Year.

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