The Rossland Winter Carnival is fast approaching and events are already moving into position. This year is the 116th anniversary of the first carnival, first held in Rossland back in 1897.
Organizer Lisa Wegner said this year will also be special because of the downtown revitalization, which will make more room for both the spectators and participants of events like the Winter Carnival parade.
This year the Winter Carnival also has a new website. The site was put together by Rossland’s HLF Images.
Wegner said the carnival is also looking for volunteers and the website provides links to sign up.
“Volunteers this year are getting a buff,” she said. In recent years, volunteers have received tuques and scarves for their hard work.
The statue of Olaus Jeldness, a Winter Carnival Legend, will be unveiled at the event as well.
“We’re pretty excited about the unveiling of the statue, this is a big event and will be tied in with fireworks this year,” she said.
Wegner had good news about the Rail Jam, as Rossvegas will continue putting the spectacle on in downtown Rossland.
“Rail Jam is alive and well, we haven’t lost that.” Wegner enthused.
The new website is www.rosslandwintercarnival.com.