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Countdown to the 118th Winter Carnival

Is it too early to start thinking about the Rossland Winter Carnival?

Tara Howse

Rossland News

Is it too early to start thinking about the Rossland Winter Carnival?  The Board of Directors doesn’t think so—early planning and preparation is the key to making this event happen year after year after year…for the past 117 years, actually.

Next year marks the 118th Rossland Winter Carnival, a number that makes Media Director Lisa Wegner give a “Wahoo!”  Sharing in Lisa’s enthusiasm, Councilor Kathy Moore happened by and made a point to say that it’s “…a fantastic time and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Running from Thursday, January 29 through until Sunday, February 1, volunteers are critical to making this event a success.  With four spots available on the board, leaders in the community are needed and may attend the public annual general meeting, which is to be hosted soon.

Through an exciting and worthwhile community event in itself, Lisa makes note how much fun the group ends up having…during …planning and preparation stages.  The Board of Directors is seeking individuals who are organized, committed and, most importantly, like to have a good time.

A new event for this year—presently in the planning stage—is incorporating a kids bobsled run.  Not too many details could be provided, but the board is looking into increasing the participation of the ever-popular Bobsled Race, allowing youth to enter. The length and location of the run, and many safety details still need to be worked out, but it appears the Rossland Winter Carnival organizers are keen to make it happen.

Powderhound Sports owners Brian Potter and Vicky Howse are excited about their new partnership with RossVegas Boardshop to jointly sponsor the Rail Jam Competition.

“Expect big snow, big rails, and big fun,” comments Vicky.   RossVegas manager, Justin Cure, reminds the community of the need for help in setting up the competition, stomping the snow and forming the jumps.  “If you can hold a shovel, we can use your help.  I’ve had three year-olds help.”  Contact RossVegas Boardshop if you are interested in volunteering at(250) 362-5858.

With the Rossland Free Bus shuttle confirmed to run again this year, Lisa specifically comments how hard Tourism Rossland worked and how much this positively affects the Rossland Winter Carnival, allowing individuals to safely access events around town and at the resort.

More information for volunteering, sponsoring or general information, please visit www.rosslandwintercarnvial.com.

 

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