Prepping for the Carnival
Peter Vogelaar of the Ephemeral Group, supervises as snow is put in place on what will become a snowslide at Sunday’s event – photo courtesy City of Prince George
Prince George, B.C. – Mother Nature has provided just enough snow to make Sunday’s Downtown Prince George Winter Carnival “wintery” but not enough to spare organizers from having to go to “plan B”.
Event Coordinator, Heidi Martel, says they have sourced some snow that can be used for the Rukkus Rail Jam, and for the snow slide, but there has been a change in the carving plan.
“We are going to see ice sculptures, not snow sculptures” says Martel. Sculptor, Peter Vogelaar is in town , and is helping in the design of some of the features for the event that is set for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 pm.
The event will include road hockey, food trucks, snow slide, snow board event, s’more contest, and indoor goodies at the Farmers Market and the Legion.
Most events are slated to take place in front of City Hall in Veterans Plaza.
The weather has challenged organizers, as it is strange indeed that the lower mainland has been struggling out from under extreme snowfall events, while Prince George, up until yesterday, was clear and cold, and snow had to be sourced from other locations.
The forecast is calling for a milder day on Sunday with a high around plus 4 and clouds.