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PolarFest Event Updates & News

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2020 PolarFest
Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2, 2020

For a full list of events please see the PolarFest Guide.

EastlinkNorth Stair Fireworks

Opening Ceremonies: January 31 at 6:30pm at the Bridgenorth Community Hall located at 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth. Join us at the opening ceremonies where Eastlink, our Presenting Corporate Sponsor, has kindly sponsored a fireworks show brought to you by North Star Fireworks Entertainment Inc!


 

Friday January 31, 2020

Snowman Challenge PosterIf you think you can build the best snowman in Selwyn Township, then we have a contest for you! Snowman Challenge! Make sure your snowman is ready for PolarFest weekend and take a picture of your awesome snowman and upload to Facebook, be sure add #snowmanchallenge #polarfest to your post. Don't have Facebook? No problem, email photo to tjacobs@selwyntownship.ca A prize will be awarded to the best, most creative snowman!

Youth Shinny 9 am - 12 noon
Ennismore Community Centre
$5.00 per person, full equipment is mandatory
9am-10am for ages 8 and under
(Novice & Tyke)
10am-11am ages 9 to 11
(Atom & Peewee)
11am-12noon ages 12 and over
(Bantam & Midget)

Opening Ceremonies 6:30 pm
Bridgenorth Community Hall - 836 Charles St., Bridgenorth
Help kick off the 14th anniversary of PolarFest. Join us at the opening ceremonies where Eastlink, our Presenting Corporate Sponsor, has kindly sponsored a fireworks show! Fireworks show will be put on by North Star Fireworks!

Lakefield Trail Night Hike 7:00 pm
64 Hague Blvd. Marshland Centre, Lakefield
Join the Lakefield Trail on their annual Night Hike around the marsh. Derek & Sheila Potter will lead the hike and explore local wildlife. There will be lots of educational fun, stories and games! The hike returns to the beach where you will be welcomed by a toasty campfire for campfire songs with the Girl Guides, roast marshmallows and warm your insides with a cup of hot apple cider. Be sure to dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Hike is about 30 minutes.

Card and Game Night 7:00pm
St. Paul's Church - 4 Reid St., Lakefield
Join us for a Card and Game Night on Friday night for PolarFest! Contact Rick for any questions or information 705-957-5900 


Events: Saturday February 1, 2020

Don't forget to build a snowman for the Snowman Challenge! Make sure you upload your picture to Facebook #snowmanchallenge #polarfest for a chance to win prizes!

 

Causeway Christian Assembly Free Pancake Breakfast 9:30am
1307 Yankee Line, Ennismore
Come out and enjoy a free pancake breakfast at the Causeway Christian Assembly located at the top of the hill above the causeway. Event is free but doantions are welcome  www.causewayassembly.com

Lakefield Ice Sculpture

Ice Sculpture Competition and People's Choice Awards 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cenotaph Park . Lakefield

Lakefield is celebrating its 16th Anniversary of spectacular ice sculptures sponsored by the Lakefield Village Merchants. Cenotaph Park will sparkle with exquisite ice sculptures created by talented chefs. Cast your ballot for the People's Choice Award and hang on to your ballot stub, it's a valuable discount coupon. Bring the children out and enjoy crafting statues out of ice provided for you in the ice garden. 

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides approx time 11:00 am 
Isabel Morris Park, Lakefield
Weather permitting (calm day with no wind). View the region from the sky in a hot air balloon. Tethered Hot air Balloon Rides. If there is any wind balloon will NOT be onsite.

Ice Sculptures 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chainsaw ice carvings by the Ice People in Heritage Park in Bridgenorth!

Little Chippers 11:00 am - 3:00 pmLittle Chippers
Bring the kids out and let them get creative with ice. Children are invited to create their own ice sculptures. Ice People will be on hand to offer instructions. Heritage Park in Bridgenorth.

Public Skating 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lakefield-Smith Community Centre Sponsored
by Nexicom

Nordic Day 12 - 3:00 pm
Ontario Speed Skating Oval
Enjoy the great outdoors and experience a day of Nordic sports. Adventure Outfitters will be at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval with a selection of cross country skis and snowshoes available to the public. Try your hand at speed skating or take a trip around the oval property on groomed trails!

Library Lego Play Drop-In 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lakefield Library Centennial Room, 8 Queen St.
Visiting the ice sculptures in the park?  Warm up with us and build with LEGO to your heart's content. Children attend with a caregiver www.MyPublicLibrary.ca.

Polar Paddle 1:00 pm
Queen Street . Lakefield
Who would be crazy enough to paddle a canoe down the middle of a downtown street? We are! And we do it every year! Register a team or come out and watch as teams of six push or pull canoes down Queen Street in Lakefield. The canoes will be on wheels and participants will be dressed in costumes. Sponsored by the Lakefield Pantry.
Registration information will be provided soon, make sure to check back for details!

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Ennismore Community Centre
Sponsored by the Ennismore Optimist Club. Free Hot Chocolate.


Bridgenorth United Church Spaghetti Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
832 Charles Street, Bridgenorth
Join Bridgenorth United Church at the Polarfest Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday February 1 which will include musical entertainment with guest musicians and singers! Dinner to be served from 5 PM through to 7 PM, the whole event being from 5 PM to 8 PM. Adults, $10, children 7 and under, $5. 

Candlelight Skate 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ontario Speed Skating Oval (next to the water tower).
Skating is Free and rental speed skates will be available. Bring a flashlight to guide your way down from the parking lot. The light from hundreds of candles will guide your way around the 400 metre Oval!


List of Events for Sunday February 2, 2020

Don't forget to build a snowman for the Snowman Challenge! Make sure you upload your picture to Facebook #snowmanchallenge #polarfest for a chance to win prizes!

Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Park . Ennismore
The Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Club of Canada will be at PolarFest again in 2019, this will be their 13th year! There will be a display of snowmobiles from days gone by at Rotary Park in Ennismore. All vintage snowmobile enthusiasts are welcome to come out and display their snowmobiles. All snowmobiles Welcome! Display sponsored in part by R.J. Brown Insurance Brokers. Contact Alex Lamore at alamore@bell.net or call 705-775-0141.

Ice Sculptures 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Displayed throughout Selwyn Township
Lakefield: Cenotaph Park
Bridgenorth: Heritage Park

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides approx time 11:00 am
Rotary Park . Ennismore
Weather permitting (calm day with no wind). View the region from the sky in a hot air balloon. Tethered Hot air Balloon Rides. Rotary Park, Ennismore.

Free Public Skating 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ennismore Community Centre
Sponsored by: Brad Sinclair from Royal LePage

Polar Plunge 2:00 pm
Chemong Lake at Rotary Park, Ennismore
Join BEL Rotary for the 40th Annual Polar Plunge on Sunday February 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Come early and enjoy a RE/MAX tethered hot air balloon ride, test your luck at lake curling or check out the Antique Snowmobile Show. Visit www.belroraryplunge.com 

"Freezin for a Reason" Come out and support this great event!

Plunge

 

Come chill with us at PolarFest... relaxing family fun!

 

A BIG Thank You to out 2019 PolarFest Sponsors:

 

Precision Sunrooms

EastlinkCommercial Press

Lakeridge

 

Herald

 

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