Bondi Resort Blog

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Carnivals are for the Young at Heart

 There was broomball on Friday night, and a costume dance on Saturday for the 'grown-ups', but Saturday itself at the Dwight Winter Carnival was pretty much all about the kids. Which is just fine. There was certainly no shortage of small people there having a great time!

Here's a batch of photos from the day...  From Bob Barnhardt receiving the Bob Palmer Award for Volunteers -- and Scott Hayden reading out the nominating letter, right through the afternoon.
 Prizes were handed out for the best snow sculpture -- the turtle won!

Everybody gets a kick out of meeting Frosty, and shaking his hand (surprising warm, given he is a snowman). He had a big Fan Club, of all ages.

 Speaking of Fan clubs, Sparky was there too, representing the Volunteer Firemen, giving Marie a big hug, and handing out Firemen's hats and high fives to the kids.
 There was a real live Mad Scientist on hand, who attracted a passel of people, all getting down and dirty with an array of experiments.  I wonder, though, how many people realized that the snake peeking out of her lab coat was the Real Deal?  I know one of two folk who have a snake phobia and might have cleared the room.  He was a cute little boa, though, who came and went around her neck and helped out with some of the experiments!

The indoor Bouncy Castle was a big hit -- after they got the power source sorted! This is what happens when a castle blows a fuse...   it settles softly around its bouncing people!  No worries, however, nobody gets flattened by a deflating castle, and it was soon back up and running!

There was no big team of Belgians pulling a wagon this year. Instead, there was a team of tiny ponies, taking the tiny kids around the parking lot.

It wouldn't be a Carnival if it didn't have Moose Tongues!  Linda got a great one, even if it did seem to have an excess of syrup. Who could possibly complain about an excess of maple syrup???? No -one !!

 Food is always part of a Carnival -- in addition to the lunch available, there was the pie tasting contest.  Now, that's a tough job...

 Outside, the Zorb track was set up and ready for action in the afternoon.  Of course, if you'd had too many moose tongues, it might not have been the best plan! Kids and adults alike have a blast.
 The firemen were on hand with their Rescue truck, answering questions and letting kids climb around the truck and blow the siren.
 Log sawing, canoe races, snowshoe races and karaoke kept people busy outdoors all afternoon.
And the Algonquin Snowmobile club was on hand with their trail groomer. If you've ever wondered why we have the best trails up here -- this is the answer!

A great job from all the Carnvial Volunteers for working so hard for the community! Well done.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a lot of fun!

    And the Moose Tongue looks rather similar to the Beavertail pastry....