This is the machine that keeps the snowmobile trails in great shape. It was on dispay at the Dorset Snowball Carnival on Saturday (as was Tony Clement...) (on display that is, strolling main street, with Mr. and Mrs. Snowball) I suspect that Tony never misses a Carnival in this riding... and who could blame him? They are just plain good fun.
There was action everywhere, despite the cold wind. Kids on the kiddy-carts mini-snowmobiles who didn't seem to mind the cold; karoake singers who didn't seem to mind the off-key notes; jugglers; wildlife callers who nailed every call; displays of maple syrup, and pioneer tools -- and then you could move inside for minnow races and soapstone carving and, of course, chili. What winter carnival could be complete without chili?
You could also hitch a ride along the street, behind this great team of Belgians. Or, at the other end of town, watch the snowmobiles congregate on the bay. Plenty of folk were out to enjoy the day.
Next weekend, it's the Dwight Winter Carnival -- with plenty of action and fun (and dog sleds!) so if you missed out on Dorset, you can still come north and catch the Carnival spirit!