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October 27, 2017 6:58 pm

Prepping for the Carnival

Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 5:55 AM

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.


Well it looks like there snow wish came through. Should be a good time.

Did they say goodies and a beer at the Legion? I’m in!

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