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Cornwall Winterfest Carnaval Kicks Off February 18

By Bob Peters
February 15, 2012

Winterfest 2012The Storm Realty Cornwall Winterfest Carnaval 2012 is set to bring laughter and fun to the snow banks of the St. Lawrence River. Taking place over three days from February 18-20, most of the activities take place in Cornwall's Lamoureux Park.

"Winterfest is a huge thing for our community," said Jason Mitchell, Festival Chair. "It brings together the community as we celebrate family on Family Day weekend."

"There's a lot of activities going on, new vendors, new entertainment - it is bigger and better than ever before," added Mr. Mitchell. "Everybody is welcome - and thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers - the cost of admission is free!"

The list of planned events and activities is quite long and includes outdoor skating in Lamoureux Park, children shows, polar bear swim, music, entertainment, snowshoeing, curling, and much more! The only activity that costs money is riding the midway attractions that will be set up in the Complex parking lot. All other activities are free. Here are some highlights:


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH - 6:00PM
Opening Ceremonies, Cornwall Civic Complex

  • Live music featuring the Steve Gardiner Band, Graham Greer, Trench Town Oddities, Elite World Artist, Winterfest All-Star Band
  • Disney Family Vacation Giveaway
  • Skate Canada - Jeff Hough, Samantha Glavine, Morgan McMillan & Sarah Hough
  • Rockstar Party
  • $25,000 Hockey Shot
  • Winterfest Ambassadors Induction

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH - NOON to 6:00PM
Cornwall Civic Complex, Lamoureux Park

  • Winterfest Midway, Civic Complex Parking Lot - 11AM to 11PM
  • Winterfest BBQ, Cornwall Civic Complex Salon Terrace - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Wagon Rides - 12:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Outdoor Skating, Lamoureux Park - 12:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Maple Taffy, Lamoureux Park - 12:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Seniors Skate, Ed Lumley Arena - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Indoor Family Funzone - Complex Salons - 12:00PM to 5:00
  • Live Music - Acoustic Showcase - Complex Hall of Fame - featuring performances by Stephanie Coleman, Keegan Larose, Joel Sauvé & Tommy Healty - 12:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Snowdogs Team, Lamoureux Park - 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Seniors Showase, Civic Complex VIP Concourse - 1:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Kids Inflatable Midway, Lamoureux Park - 1:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Public Skating - Ed Lumley Arena - 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Cornwall Colts Skills Competition, Ed Lumley Arena - 3:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Cornwall Colts Family Skate, Lamoureux Park - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Winterfest Dance Party with DJ XS Featuring EWA, Bandshell - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Team Canada Fireworks, Lamoureux Park - 6:00PM

MONDAY FEBRUARY 20TH - NOON to 6:00PM
Cornwall Civic Complex, Lamoureux Park

  • Winterfest Midway, Civic Complex Parking Lot - 11AM to 11PM
  • Winterfest BBQ, Cornwall Civic Complex Salon Terrace - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Wagon Rides - 12:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Maple Taffy, Lamoureux Park - 12:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Outdoor Skating, Lamoureux Park - 12:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Polar Bear Swim (Indoor), Aquatic Centre - 12:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Seniors Skate, Ed Lumley Arena - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
  • Public Skating - Ed Lumley Arena - 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Indoor Family Funzone - Complex Salons - 12:00PM to 5:00
  • Live Music - Acoustic Showcase - Complex Hall of Fame - featuring performances by Roxanne & Marc, Tracey Lalonde, Joel Oulette, Lovesick Mistress w/ Scott McNish, Chuck Leclair - 12:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Kids Inflatable Midway, Lamoureux Park - 1:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Winterfest Dance Party with DJ XS Featuring EWA, Bandshell - 5:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Team Canada Fireworks, Lamoureux Park - 6:00PM

Cornwall Transit will be providing free bus service to the park on Sunday February 19th and Monday February 20th.

Storm Realty Cornwall has been announced as the Winterfest Title Sponsor for the second year in a row.

The twelve member volunteer committee has been hard at work with all the last minute details in making this year’s Festival the best yet!  Members include: Chair Jason Mitchell, Vice-Chair Jason Setnyk, Treasurer Jessica Adams, Councillor Syd Gardiner, Lucie Hart, Davey Bedard, Kimly Thivierge, Rodney Rivette, Martine Leroux, Gary Samler, Helene Paquin and Kent Dechaines.

Winterfest organizers invite people to visit www.cornwallwinterfest.com for up-to-date news and info pertaining to this year’s festival!

Category: Arts and Entertainment