Bouncy castles and games mark the kickoff of 2018 Frost Fest
Frost Fest 2018 kicked off with the ever-popular children’s carnival as well as the teen and adult carnival.
Town of Slave Lake program co-ordinator Jill Shepherd reports that the carnivals are just as popular as they were last year.
Approximately 400 people attended the children’s carnival. The teen and adult event saw about 20 people attend. This is about the same attendance as 2017.
Both took place on Feb. 10 at the CNRL Field House.
There was a new development this year. The bouncy castles were installed through a different provider, River City Events. The change was necessary because the previous provider, Teebreeze Entertainment, was not able to confirm availability for the necessary date.
Because of the change, there were fewer bouncy castles this year.
“People had commented on that (less boucy houses)but it was our first go around with these guys (River City Events),” she says.
Shepherd hopes that next year more can be brought in but feels it still was a successful kick-off to Frost Fest 20181.
Jayde Grychuk decorates a heart-shaped cookie with both icing and frosting at the cookie-decorating event at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library on Feb. 16. This was part of Frost Fest 2018.
Jordan Kanzig, of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council, led a family paint night in the lobby of the MRC on Feb. 15. The families painted the branch of a cherry blossom. Over 30 people were in attendance.
Time for tacos
The Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre served Indian tacos on Feb. 14. Many people turned up during the noon hour to get their fill of the food in the Friendship Centre hall.
Several kids ran through this inflatable obstacle course at the Feb. 10 children’s carnival at the CNRL Field House. This kicked off the 2018 Frost Fest.
Several kids climbed onto the Hippo Chow Down bouncy castle at the Frost Fest 2018 Children’s Carnival on Feb. 10 at the CNRL Field House.
Into the woods
Participants in the Frostfest Moonlight Cross Country Skiing event line up for a photo before heading off into the darkness at the Nine Mile Recreation Area south of Widewater on Feb. 15. Left to right are Joe McWilliams, Tim Horsman and Stephen Willis.
Photo courtesy Christopher Brown