Last years’ Eriksdale Carnival teen Queen Michelle Larson (midle), with runners-up Emily Weatherburn (left) and Abbey Ryden (right).
By Twyla Siple
The Eriksdale Winter Carnival is a “family fun weekend” according to it’s organizer, Vienna Kinkead, and will take place at the Eriksdale Recreation Centre Feb. 16 to 18.
There will be games to play, a mini-stick tournament, clowns, a fish fry, an ice skating show, and a kids vs parents hockey game.
They are looking for friendly folks who would like to volunteer to work the door, cook, serve food, and help with activities.
As a member of the board of the Eriksdale Community Club, a coach for the Eriksdale skating program, and mother of four, Mrs. Kinkead believes the carnival is important to her community because it helps bring people together.
The carnival will kick off with public skating, stick curling and a movie on Feb. 16, the Eriksdale Fire Department will be serving up pancakes on Feb. 17, and the carnival will end with an Old Time Dance with music by Country Pride for $15, Feb. 18.
The Welcome Earthlings dance will cost $10 and will host the crowning of the Eriksdale Princess, Saturday night.
“We usually have three teens... run for carnival queen. This year... we have three young ladies between the ages of four and six,” Kinkead said.
The carnival itself will cost $5 to attend for a full day, $10 for the whole weekend for an individual, and $30 for a family weekend pass.
All the money raised will go to the Eriskdale Recreation Centre.
To volunteer call Kinkead at 204-739-8276, or message Eriksdale Rec Centre on Facebook.