photo by Tim Wilson, 2010

Bear River Winter Carnival Schedule – Feb 13-15, 2015

Schedule will be updated with new events every Monday until the Winter Carnival.
Please check the date of the post – January 19, 2015

Bear River Winter Carnival Schedule 2015
February 13,14, 15th

FRIDAY February 13, 2015

Anytime till 3 pm Saturday Build a snow sculpture and enter the big prize contest. Anyone can enter and build along the Bear River waterfront. If you live in the area, you can build at your home. Enter on wall map at Cherry Brook Grocery Store, Main St. Bear River.  All welcome to enter! Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258 allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca or Bonnie MacLeod  467-0390

4:00 pm till end of winter Rink Opens. Free skating behind Bear River Legion.

5:00 pm until the end of the Carnival (evening of the 15th.)  Crazy Carpet Castle Opens. Free sledding on crazy carpets or snowsuits only. Crazy carpets provided.  Behind Bear River Legion. Contact Bonnie MacLeod Bonnie.mac@eastlink.ca 467-0390

5:00 – 5:30 p Lighting of the Ice Candles and Ice Candle Contest. Free.  Behind the Bear River Legion. All entries welcome. Enter to win and help by putting your ice candles around the rink or town. Prize presentation @ 5:30 pm.  Contact: Sue Comeau 467-3258 allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca

7:00 -9:00 p Myrtle & Rosies Dinner and Live Music. Reservations: 467-0176. Downtown

Main St. Bear River.

8:00 p Evening Concert at the Rebekah.  Featuring : David Chamberland”. A licenced event, cash bar. Cover charge $5.00

SATURDAY February 14, 2015

Anytime till 3 p Build a snow sculpture and enter the big prize contest. All along the waterfront or at your home Free! Enter at Cherry Brook Grocery Store Main St. Bear River. Open to all!

All Day till 5p Free ice cream coupon @ Myrtle & Rosie’s, for all children who participate in winter carnival activities.

9:00 am – 3:00 p Children s snow sculpting. All welcome! Free! By rink along Bear River Waterfront. Create a snow creature and get a prize!  Contact: Bonnie MacLeod Bonnie.mac@eastlink.ca 467-0390

10:00-11:00 a Cross Country Ski Clinic. Ski‘s poles and boots provided.  Free.  Behind the rink along the Bear River Waterfront.  Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258 allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca

11:30 -  Free hot dog barbeque!  For all who participate in winter carnival activities. Supplied bThe Real Atlantic Super Store.

12:00 – 3:30 p Club 400 Winter Active Team: Free. Along the Bear River Waterfront. Free. Kick sledding, Nordic walking, and snowshoeing. Contact: Brian Orde borde@annapoliscounty.ca In case of rain there will be indoor WII and Xbox activities.  Place to be held will be posted next up date.

12:00 – 4:00 pm Cross Country Ski Trip For Beginners. Free.  Meet at Bear River Fire Hall, 12pm. Contact Robbie Bays 467-3151 or Sue Comeau 467-3258 allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca

1:00 pm Mixed Scotch Doubles: @ Bear River Legion.

5:00 – 6:00 p Ham and Beans Supper with tea, coffee, and apple crisp with ice cream. Upstairs at the Bear River Fire Hall. $10.00 per person, under 5 free. Contact Teresa Dawson 467-4140, teresa.dawson@sky.com

6:30 – 7:30 pm Hot chocolate and cookies free!  Downstairs at the Bear River Legion Branch #22. Supplied by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bear River Legion.

7:30 pm FIREWORKS All along the Bear River Waterfront. (Rain Date Sunday @ 7:30) Contact: Glen Rice 467-3023 or  Sue Comeau 467-3258

SUNDAY  February 15, 2015

8:00 am – 4:00 pm A Gentle Cross Country Ski Over 7 Lakes. Trip 10.75 miles or 17.3 Km Bring your own lunch and water. Meet at Bear River Fire Hall at 8am. Contact: Sue Comeau  467-3258 allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca

9:30 am – 5:00 pm ATV/Snowmobile Follow Me Run. Meet at the Power House in Bear River. Contact Cindy Bowers.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Awards Ceremony. Awards handed out for snow and ice sculptures. At the Bear River Waterfront Park to left of rink. Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258 allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca

– Susan Comeau allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca

photo by Tim Wilson, 2010

photos from past Bear River Winter Carnivals

Dr. F Clarke Fraser 1920 – 2014

Today our community has lost a giant of a man with deep roots in Bear River. Here is a tribute to him by filmmaker Tim Wilson.

https://vimeo.com/personamedia/review/114802681/05e6e6866c

Dr. Fraser was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2012. His acceptance speech, so characteristic of Clarke’s wit, irony and knowledge is read here by his son Noel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFd9IPbCTDg

Here is a short biography about Clarke’s medical achievements.

Our condolences go out to his wife Marilyn Preus, his children and family and his friends.