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A selection of photos from the annual Wakamow Valley celebration of the season

There was plenty of family fun to be had on Saturday afternoon at the Kiwanis River Park Pavilion as Wakamow Valley Park hosted their annual Winterfest celebration.

The annual event saw a stready stream of bundled-up kids and parents as they took in a host of activities ranging from marshmallow toasting over a campfire, snowshoeing, wagon rides, skating on the oval and even a Christmas tree toss and axe throwing.

There was plenty to do indoors as well, including an arts and crafts station to make birdfeeders to hang in the park as well as storytelling sessions with Cree storyteller Barb Frazer.

Temperatures were actually relatively co-operative this year, floating in the minus-15 to -18 C range through the early afternoon – a far cry from the bitterly cold temperatures last year and stunningly warm weather two seasons ago.

Winterfest organizer Trish German with the Wakamow Valley Authority said the event acts as an opportunity for park patrons to check out the many winter activities in the area as well as a chance to simply celebrate the season with a host of fun family activities.



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