Annual Winterfest returning to Yahk

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Calling one and all to come to Yahk on Jan. 29 for a day of great food, outdoor fun and entertainment. There will be something for all tastes and ages.

The day starts with a pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Free outside games start at 10:30 and will include contests for children, such as snow angels and snow painting contests.

There will be an exciting “smooshing” contests, with teams challenging other teams to see who is the most energetic and co-ordinated. Bring your skates, as there will be free skating on the beautiful outdoor rink. Later on, the rink will be free for “coffee can” curling. All you curlers out there should try it out. You may find it more fun than regular curling. Free broom ball and snow bocce will also be happening during the day, as well as a pickup hockey game.

There will be snow races and other fun events for the children, including face painting, and this year we have a clown to entertain all. Another event is our horse drawn hay ride. It has proven to be a favourite with the children and seniors to whom it brings back memories of past times.

A concession will run outdoors from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. featuring our terrific sirloin burger, hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate.

From 2-5 p.m. there will be another favourite — our international food tasting booths. Buy your set of tasting tickets and try out wonderful ethnic foods such as perogies, curried chicken, borscht, Swedish meatballs and many others. A returning favourite of the children and everyone is the chocolate fountain with fresh fruit dipped in chocolate.

Entertainment will start at 5:30 p.m. with Peanut Butter and Jam, a group from Creston that brings smiles when it performs. An open jam will follow, so bring your instruments and join in.

For those who come late or still have a hunger pang there will be a supper of meat or vegetarian lasagna and salad served from 6-7 p.m.

If you’ve been before, come again. If you have never attended, plan on it this year and there will be an enjoyable treat in store for you.