The Winter Carnival will be ready to go on Saturday, Feb. 7 from noon to 5:30 p.m. with more fun and activities for everyone! This community event is hosted by the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Quesnel with the support of many of our local sponsors. A sincere thank you to those sponsors for their support who include A & W Restaurants, Baker Creek Enhancement Society, Fortis BC, Global BC personal Jay Durant, Integris Credit Union, McDonald’s Restaurants, Quesnel and District Arts Council, Save-on-Foods, Shaw, Spectra Energy, Telus, and West Fraser.
A special thank you to the City’s Public Works Department, the Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department and their volunteers for the numerous hours spent on preparing the West Fraser Timber Park for the carnival.
There will be more family fun, more prizes and more fireworks! New this year is a Seniors’ Warming Tent sponsored by Telus and manned by the Lions Club. Seniors can drop in for a hot cocoa and a game of checkers. Lots of opportunities to try cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, pond skating, and back this year is geo caching! You are invited to bring your own equipment or are welcome to borrow ours. The crazy toque is back by popular demand and we will supply the toque, courtesy of Telus.
Everyone is invited to enjoy free hot and cold beverages and popular snacks. Visit with some of our local mascots, Billy Barker, the Root Beer Bear, the RCMP Safety Bear or the Carnival Clown. Be sure to bring your camera.
Pick up your free tickets at the gate from the Miss Quesnel Royalty and Scotiabank folks when you come into the park and drop your tickets off in any one of the eight prize draw barrels around the carnival site. The grand prize this year is a fabulous dinner for eight from Savalas! The day ends with a fireworks display you won't want to miss.
Bundle up, bring your travel mug and we'll see you on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the West Fraser Timber Park for our annual Winter Carnival. This is how Quesnel celebrates winter; in true Cariboo style!
For more information, call 250-992-8200, or check out the Quesnel Winter Carnival page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quesnelwintercarnival