Saturday, Dec. 8, is the kick off to the 38th Annual Polar Carnival followed on Friday, Dec. 14 with the start of the 5th Annual Western Cup of Pond Hockey.
Anyone who complains that “there’s nothing to do in Logan Lake” had better climb out of the hole they’ve been occupying and check last Friday’s Weekender which had an entire page listing both events and times. So, you can’t complain about not knowing something was going to be happening.
Carnival organizers have done an exceptional job of re-working popular activities while adding exciting new ones such as the first Human Dog Sled Races on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. followed by the 5 p.m. Torchlight Parade from the TV Tower to the campground, which will end at the arena for the Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 p.m.
The day wraps up at 6:30 p.m. at the arena with a hockey game featuring an unusual format, which will see local female players teamed up with the guys. Guys can score two goals and then must help one of the women score. The score doesn’t move for a team until a woman scores. Sounds interesting and intriguing, so be sure to mark the time and place on your calendar.
Sunday is Family Day and starts with Polar-A-Thon at 9 a.m., followed by the Fishing Derby at 11 a.m. While there are fees for both these events and participants need to pre-register at the W.H.Y., the rest of the activities are free to everyone, regardless of age, so you can’t use the cost factor to prevent your participation.
The Speed Skating Challenge begins at 1:15 p.m. and is a great event for both participants and those in the cheering section.
When you start to get cold and/or hungry, you’re invited to stroll over to the concession being hosted by members of the 2011 grads to purchase food or a hot drink. Don’t forget that the money raised at the concession will help cover some of the expenses associated with graduation.
From Monday to Thursday, there’s an extensive list of events for both adults and children so check these out.
Tuesday’s Mall Night is always a great time for families and children to take part in a wealth of outdoor activities as well as story time at the library. While the Business Association dishes up hot chocolates and cookies, older children (okay adults) can enjoy the wine and cheese evening at the Seniors Centre spiced up by the music of the ever-popular Dubes.
Wednesday’s International Night begins at 5 p.m. at all of our restaurants and you’re urged to make reservations to ensure you don’t go hungry. At the high school from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. is a teen dance with a Winter Wonderland Theme.
Thursday is Games Night with a Kids Casino at the Elementary School gym and darts at both the Black Bull and the Pick and Shovel.
I hope that the community will buy their Polar Carnival buttons and turn out to support these activities which make Logan Lake such a great place to live, to work, and to retire.