The volunteer organizing committee has been hard at work planning the third annual Carleton Place Winter Carnival presented by Luxart Homes. This year’s carnival will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 and all activities are free.
“The purpose of the carnival is to create a gathering place where residents and visitors can come together,” says Lisa Strangway, Committee Chair. “We are extremely excited to be able to present this fun filled, family experience to members of our community at no charge thanks in large part to our presenting sponsor Luxart Homes and our media partner Country 101.1.”
Event organizers are currently looking at two major areas of activity. The first area is at Carleton Place High School (CPHS) and will consist of a pancake breakfast in support of the CPHS Band and a merchant market. The second will be at the Carleton Place Canoe Club parking lot (CPCC) featuring an outdoor stage, activities and games for the kids, exhibits, displays, food vendors and horse drawn trolley rides. Chilly’s Fun Land will include daytime stage entertainment such as Eccentric Adam, Zip-E the Clown and Ben the Illusionist. Starting at 5:00 p.m. the stage will be taken over by DJ Rico for the Après Ski outdoor dance party.
“We wanted all of the activities to take place in one area and I think we’ve accomplished that this year. The high school and Canoe Club parking lot are easily accessible and have ample parking spots,” says Strangway.
Schedule of Events
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pancake breakfast in support of Carleton Place High School Band (CPHS Cafetorium)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Merchant Market (CPHS Gymnasium)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chilly’s Fun Land (Canoe Club Parking Lot)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Horse drawn trolley rides (pick-up and drop-off outside Royal Canadian Sea Cadets building, 137 John Street)
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Après Ski outdoor dance party (Canoe Club Parking Lot)
“Luxart Homes is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Carleton Place Winter Carnival! This year’s carnival promises to have all the fun of last year and even more! The wonderful committee of volunteers is already hard at work, and their efforts are so appreciated. At Luxart we have a special appreciation for events like this which bring great communities and families together, and Carleton Place is such a welcoming and family-friendly town. We are happy to be involved!” – Amanda Wagorn, Luxart Homes