Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dwight Winter Carnival Events

39th Annual Dwight Winter Carnival
February 26 – 28, 2009
Find the Carnival Bear! Watch the Dwight News and our website for clues!


Thursday, February 26
Princess Pageant*
Dwight Community Centre from 6 pm – 8 pm
Healthy snacks supplied by The Moose Café
Age Groups: 3-5 years – Snowflake
6-9 years – Snow Princess
10-13 years – Snow Queen
Advance registration required (forms available on website above)

Friday, February 27
Kids Capers*
Irwin Memorial Public School from 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Healthy snacks supplied by Nor’Loch Lodge. Fun, fun, fun for parents and children! Ages – 10 & under

Night Time Shinny*
Dwight Gardens (Dwight Rink) at 7 pm
Hamburgers, hot-dogs & hot chocolate will be available. Hot chocolate prepared by Dwight Coffee Shop. Join in or simply watch the game!

Saturday, February 28
Indoor Events
Pancake Breakfast
Dwight Community Centre from 8 am – 10:30 am
Cost is $7/adult and $3/child

The Ben Show*
Dwight Community Centre from 9:30 am – 10 am
A high energy comedy stunt man who performs daring juggling, unicycling and other incredible circus feats.

Awards Presentations*
Dwight Community Centre at 10 am
Bob Palmer Award, Fishing Trophies, Carnival Bear

Story time with Phynix and Anansi*
Dwight Community Centre from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Glenn Copeland/multi-media story telling

Pie Baking Contest & Auction*
Dwight Community Centre from 11:30 am – 11:45 am

Indoor Horse Racing*
Dwight Community Centre starting at 12:30 pm (Post time very ½ hour)
Fun for all ages!

Minnow Racing*
Dwight Community Centre starting 12:30 pm (between ‘Horse Races’)

Outdoor Events
Horse Drawn Rides*
Dwight Community Centre from 10 am – 3 pm

Pavey Tree*
Dwight Community Centre from 10 am – 3 pm
Showcasing the Spiderlift and chainsaw safety

Muskoka Pro Chainsaw Carving*
Dwight Community Centre at 10:30 am

Dog Sled Rides*
Dwight Community Centre from 11 am – 3:30 pm

Re/Max Balloon*
Irwin Memorial Ball Diamond from 11 am – 3 pm

Dwight Idol: Karaoke in the Snow*
Dwight Community Centre from 11 am – 2 pm

Meat & Vegetarian Chili/Soup Bar
Dwight Community Centre from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Log Sawing and Nail Driving*
Dwight Community Centre at 11:30 am

BBQ Lunch
Dwight Community Centre (outdoors) from 11:30 am – 3 pm
Try the delicious pea meal on a bun with fried onions with some hot chocolate. Nobody will go hungry at our Carnival!

Family Fun and Frolics*
Dwight Community Centre at 11:30 am
Scavenger Hunt, 3-Legged Race, Sack Race, Egg Race, Obstacle Course, Pudding Contest – lots of prizes!

Radar Shoot*
Dwight Rink at 12 pm

The Ben Show*
Dwight Community Centre (outside) from 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Icecapades at the Rink*
1 pm
Turkey bowling, curling & fun!

Moose Tongues
All day at the Dwight Community Centre
Enjoy a Muskoka treat!

Tea Making*
Dwight Community Centre at 2 pm

Carnival Dance
Dwight Community Centre starting at 8 pm
$5/person – must be over 18 years of age

Visit www.dwightwintercarnival.com for more detailed event listings!

Admission to Carnival events requires a Carnival Button – cost is $3. All events marked with an * are included with the purchase of a Button.
Buttons available at Dwight Library, Dwight Garden Centre, Post Office, Dwight Market, Dwight Coffee Shop, Hillside Country Store and Webster’s Beacon.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please email info@dwightwintercarnival.com or call 705-635-2431.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Snowshoeing - Hints and tips

Here's a great article all about snowshoeing from the basics to providing hints and tips.


We have lots of trails and places to go snowshoeing in North Muskoka.

Friday, February 13, 2009

February Winter Carnivals - Dorset and Dwight

It's winter carnival time again with endless fun in the snow. Some highlights of this long time tradition are Pancake Breakfast, Fishing Trophies, Pie Baking Contest, Children' Entertainers, Indoor Horse Racing or maybe minnow racing, Dog Sledding, Chain Saw Carver, Log Sawing, Karaoke and a community dance. The whole community welcome you to to join in for the cost of a Carnival Button purchased around the village. Come and join in the fun in the sun and snow!