The Downtown Moose Jaw Association (DMJA) will begin a tradition this year with the first Snowtorious Family Day on February 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Crescent Park, in front of the Moose Jaw Public Library.
“It’s the Downtown Moose Jaw Association’s first-ever Snowtorious Family Day, and we’re doing that actually on Family Day, on Monday, Feb. 20 in Crescent Park,” said Craig Hemingway, the DMJA’s marketing co-ordinator.
“Most of the events are going to take place in front of the library and the museum and art gallery, but we will have horse-drawn wagon rides that will go through the rest of Crescent Park as well.”
Sponsors of the event include the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club, who are paying for the wagon rides, the Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Tim Horton’s, the Moose Jaw Co-op, and the City of Moose Jaw itself.
“We’re going to have all-ages street hockey on Langdon Crescent,” Hemingway continued. “In front of the library, we’re going to have some snow painting and other outdoor games there.
“We’re going to have free hot dogs from the Moose Jaw Co-op from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tim Horton’s is providing free hot chocolate. Indoors, there’s some entertainment from the Moose Jaw Public Library and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery … They’re going to have 3D printing and short movies, and the MJMAG has a new exhibition.”
The public library and the MJMAG would not normally be open on Family Day, but they have decided to open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to help with the Snowtorious Family Day.
The Moose Jaw Warriors will be visiting the park on the day, and the Moose Jaw Fire Department will be on hand to visit and help manage the fire pits that participants will be able to warm up around.
“Hopefully it’s not too cold, but you never know,” Hemingway said cheerfully. “We thought it’d be nice to have a winter event for families, and having something free, well, it’s always nice when you can do that.
“We also like to showcase all of our downtown assets, and Crescent Park can sometimes be forgotten, as close as it is to Main Street. We want people to rediscover the park that day and show that it’s a beautiful place to be even in winter!”