Celebrate winter at Manotick’s Shiverfest next weekend

by DaniGirl on January 19, 2012 · 2 comments

in Postcards from Manotick

I read somewhere in the Ottawa media recently that today, January 19, is the official “dead of winter.” Today is the date with the lowest average daily temperature of the entire year, and the average daily temperature creeps upward from here. So now we can officially say that winter is more than half behind us.

I was trying to pacify myself with that thought as I scraped that merciless ice off my windows at sparrow’s first fart yesterday morning in the rampaging wind. Summer is coming!!

Since winter is on it’s last legs (heh, maybe a little too optimistic?) you might as well get out and enjoy it during Manotick’s official winter carnival, Shiverfest! It runs next weekend, January 27 through 29.

Snowman sledding

There will be horse-drawn sleigh rides, a chili-cookoff, a photography contest, a trivia night, bands, reptiles, a kids’ play area and more! You can check out this PDF for details on the full weekend of activities.

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1 CoCo January 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Hot chocolate by the fire is more my style….I am sure you and your men will have a great time.

2 Wendy [mapsgirl] January 20, 2012 at 7:47 am

That sounds like it will be a lot of fun!

How did you get a person to dress up as a snowman and sled down a hill? That photos is great!!

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