Winter Carnival begins in Rossland

Winter Carnival got off to an early morning start today, as at least a couple hundred people gave up sleep for a chance to be on national TV

Despite the early morning hours

Winter Carnival got off to an early morning start today, as at least a couple hundred people gave up sleep for a chance to be on national TV.

Starting at 2:30 a.m. Canada AM shot live downtown, interviewing locals and forecasting the weather.

Meanwhile in the background, skiers and boarders showed off their skills on the Rail Jam terrain park, snow carvers worked on the Olaus Ice Palace and people warmed their hands in front of the numerous fire logs.

Canada AM’s sports and weather anchor Jeff Hutcheson interviewed local Rossland residents, such as 84-year-old bobsledder Bobbi LaFond, as well as members of the Spirit of Red, a local society dedicated to preserving the Red Mountain’s history.

Last night, the new exhibit, Objects of Significance opened to the public. The exhibit, located at the Nelson and District Credit Union Rossland Branch, features numerous historically significant artifacts that tell a story of the history of Rossland.

The Variety Show at Rossland Secondary School was last night as well and featured much talent the community.

Tonight, the 116th Rossland Winter Carnival Parade takes place at 6:30 p.m., followed by festivities downtown.

For the full schedule, go to rosslandwintercarnival.com.

To watch the Canada AM broadcasts online click here.

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