For the fifth year, the Carleton Place Winter Carnival returns to the community on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park, Carleton Place High School and the Canoe Club. This free day of family fun is made possible each year by a dedicated team of volunteers and community sponsors. The festival will welcome back Chilly the Penguin and with him a new year of entertainment, games and trolley rides! The 2017 carnival will celebrate it’s fifth year in unison with Canada’s 150th by throwing an epic birthday party for Chilly. Chilly has sent out invites to all his friends in the mascot world and RSVPs are already rolling in. Jolo the Wolf, some super hero friends, a handful of princesses and maybe even Olaf and a Patrol Pup will be popping in to wish Chilly well.
There will be many of the familiar favorites – games, balloon twisting, face painting, an interactive Photo booth, the Winter Market and some new surprises. There will be furry friends to learn about and visit with all day, and free candy and cake too.
Each year this event welcomes over 700 people. It’s a chance to go play outside all day and start thinking ahead to spring, not to mention enjoy the natural beauty that Riverside Park and the Mississippi have to offer.
The Carleton Place Winter Carnival Committee hope that each year this event continues to grow and welcome new friends from other communities to come and join in the fun. Residents and businesses are invited to be a part of the event by volunteering for the committee board, as a Carnival day helper (running games and activities, set up and clean up) or by sponsoring various activities and entertainers.