The Rossland Winter Carnival board met for its annual general meeting on Thursday

Planning for Rossland Winter Carnival well under way

The Rossland Winter Carnival board met for its AGM on Thursday, Oct. 22 and then discussed event plans for the 2016 carnival.

This winter’s Rossland Winter Carnival, which will be held Jan. 28-31, 2016, will feature not one, but two nights at the Ice Palace.

The winter carnival’s board met for its annual general meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Alpine Grind and then discussed event plans for the 2016 carnival, including new plans for the Ice Palace.

Friday night the Ice Palace will feature Best Of, and Saturday night is a double act with Rossland’s own John Lee’s Hooker opening, and Edmonton band Wet Secrets headlining.

Both performances are also part of Blizzard Fest, which is now its own non-profit organization.

So far the line-up for the festival also includes Shred Kelly, HUMANS, Bend Sinister, Steph Cameron, Ben Rogers, Van Damsel, DJ Fresh Cut Melon, and local band The Dead Strings.

Early bird three-day passes are already available for $85, and single tickets can also be purchased at blizzardmusicfest.com.

The bobsled races, with a calcutta, and the rail jam will once again be big downtown events, expected to draw in plenty of festival goers.

To make those and other fun events happen, the board relies on plenty of volunteer support, and is looking for Rosslanders to help make the 2016 event a success.

Volunteers receive a piece of Winter Carnival swag for their efforts, such as toque or scarf. Those interested in helpong out can email volunteer@rosslandwintercarnival.com.

 

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