February is the month when Canadians have most of their winter fun, as lots of events and festivals take place across the country. Indoor, and especially outdoor activities highlight Canada’s cultural, artistic, and culinary diversity, and most of them are free and take place everywhere.
Before the ice
age month will come to an end, we decided to go for a drive in the country side, enjoying another sunny and beautiful day.
Winterlude is one of the biggest and most popular winter events in Canada, unfortunately the 2022 edition has been cancelled in Ottawa, due to Covid 19 concerns, and most probably because of another ongoing event: the Freedom Convoy. But who cares about Winterlude these days, when Ottawa has so many and more pressing issues on the Parliament Hill?
But the life goes on, and other events, like PolarFest took place, nevertheless. An exciting family festival for three days, Polar Festival is for the little ones, as well as everybody else. For the ones willing to go for a challenge, there was a snowman building challenge, and for the brave ones a virtual polar plunge.
Candlelight skate was made available to delight the skaters, and Ice people were invited to reveal their skills and talent while enjoying carving a piece of ice from Chemong Lake.
The township of Selwyn was full of life this past weekend, some sculptures being finished by the time we stopped by, others were in progress.
Gryffindor’s sword handle was in the middle of the grinding process in Lakefield,
while an eagle was getting ready to take off with its open wings in Bridgenorth.
But hey, more ice carvers are wanted, are you willing to give a try?
Hmm, not right now.. maybe next year😊