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County celebrates World Snow Day at Bear Lake

by Miranda L'Hirondelle several rides. A close second was trying out the People also enjoyed drinking hot chocolate,
cross country skis. Although we only rent adult roasting marshmallows, and making S'mores over
Yellowhead County celebrated World Snow Day sizes, several of the kids strapped on the big boots the fire.
at Bear Lake Park on Sunday, January 21. It's a day and were able to go for a short ski," said Materi. "We were able to reach a whole new group of
to appreciate snow and all the activities that come "I thought this event was a great success. Our people and let them know that Yellowhead County
with it. winters are long and cold here in Alberta and it's offers rentals of both snowshoes and cross country
The event began at 1 pm and many residents and great to offer residents the chance to get outdoors skis so that the public is able to experience these
kids turned out to enjoy some great outdoor winter and enjoy some of the activities that make winter winter sports without having to purchase expensive
activities and to celebrate all things snow! so fun," said Jina. equipment," said Materi.
This is the second year that the Yellowhead
County Parks and Recreation Department
organized the day of fun, and well over 100 people
showed up to enjoy the various outdoor activities
that were available.
“We saw about double the number of participants
from last year to this year, and we hope to continue
to see the event grow in the years to come,” said
Jina Materi the Recreation Coordinator with
Yellowhead County. "The warmer weather made it
easier for families with young kids to come out and
spend a few hours in the snow. I think if it had been
a cold day our numbers would have been much
The family friendly event offered activities for all
ages. There were snowshoes and cross country skis
available to enjoy, along with free refreshments.
Setzer's Sleigh and Wagon Rides were also out
giving people free sleigh rides around the
"The favourite activity for the kids was definitely
the sleigh rides, quite a few of the kids went for
Setzer's Sleigh and Wagon Rides were out at Bear Lake on January 21 for the
County’s World Snow Day event. Leading the horses was Doug Setzer and enjoying
the sleigh ride was Roxanne, Reegan, and Josi Setzer.

The Stewart family, Vayda (9), Gloria, Thomas (12) and Troy were getting ready to do
some cross country skiing at the County’s World Snow Day event that was held at Bear
Lake on January 21.
Stefanie Watts, Emma Watts (2½), Anna Veenstra, and Zoey Veenstra (3½) were
photos roasting marshmallows over the fire during the County’s World Snow Day event at
Miranda L'Hirondelle Bear Lake on January 21.


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