There's so much going on at Winter Carnivals, it can be impossible to take it all in. The 40th Annual Dwight Winter Carnival was certainly no exception -- starting with the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Pee-Wee Rep Team sponsored by Thermoseal, who were madly raising money for their upcoming trip to Lake Placid. Awards were presented to Community Volunteers, winners of the Big Fish contest, the Pageant Princesses...
Vendors had booths set up around the entire room, everything from antiques, local food products, jewellry and hand-made clothing and hats. Although, speaking of hats, nothing could compare with the skunk fur creation sported by Clint!
While the dog sleds and horse drawn sleigh got organized outside, folks could snap up Hot Moose Tongues, or candy apples...
You could bid on the Silent Auction -- luckily I was strongly outbid for the chainsaw carving of the bear and cub that went for $1000!
The Ben Show held the children spellbound with his tricks, juggling and great good humour. Watch him juggle on his unicycle in this video clip! Good fun!
Muskoka Wildlife Centre came with a collection of critters -- including Woodrow (Woody), the famous beaver who has been recently appearing at Vancouver and Whistler promoting the 2010 Olympics. He wasn't wearing a medal here, but we're pretty sure he deserves one!
There was a huge crowd there -- and huge thanks must go to the community volunteers and sponsors who make this event happen.
Several of our guests were there, too -- after all, the Dwight Winter Carnival is just a wonderful place to take the kids for the day, and just one more excellent reason why you should be in Dwight this weekend every winter!