Category Archives: Bear River Winter Carnival

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

Schedule will be updated with new events every Monday until the Winter Carnival.
Please check the date of the post – February 13, 2015 – 6pm

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.

4:00 pm till end of winter.  Snowboarding and Sledding down Lansdowne Hill!

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.  (doors open at 7:30) 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

10:00 am – 11:30 am Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class Free. Flow through a series of physical poses. Connect your mind and body with the inhaling and exhaling power of your breath. Build some heat and beat the winter blues! @ Oakdene with Amanda Peck. Bring your own mat and water.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Indoor Flea Market @ Trading Co. Building downtown Bear River. Sponsored by BREDS

11:00 am – 1:30 pm Childrens fishing pond Free with prizes! By rink, along the waterfront. Contact: Louise Wood 467-0142.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm Skafte & Shishkov Come enjoy while they create their painting-poems live and by request at The Rebekah. https://www.facebook.com/SkafteShishkov

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 upstairs at the Legion.

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

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Carnival Cooking Contest Free to enter and open to all. Held where Changing Tides Diner was. 3 Categories: 1. Appetizers, breads, condiments. 2. Soups, stews, or main course. 3. Beverages, and desserts. 12:30 pm Food drop off. 1:00 pm Judging starts. 2:30 pm Prizes awarded. Contact Verona Cybulski 467-0166

1:00 pm Mixed Scotch Doubles: @ Bear River Legion. $10.00 per person, $20.00 per team.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Maple Syrup Snow Sucker Stand Free. Along the Bear River waterfront. Contact Peter and Ann Burrell 467-3340.

5:00 – 6:00 p Valentines 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.

10:30 am -11:00am 5km Walk or Run @ Bear River Fire Hall. Registration 10:30 am. Start time 11:00 am. $5.00 entry fee. Contact: Heather Charlton 467-3269 
cancelled due to storm

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Maple Syrup Snow Sucker Stand Free. Along the Bear River waterfront. Contact Peter and Ann Burrell 467-3340.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cookie Decorating station Try your hand at decorating some cookies! Free. Held where Changing Tides Diner was.

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

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photos from past Bear River Winter Carnivals

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Bear River Winter Carnival Schedule – February 14, 15, 16, 17, 2013

THURSDAY 14

Anytime till 3 pm Saturday.  Build a snow sculpture and enter the big prize contest.   Build along the Bear River waterfront or at your home (to build at your home you must be in the Bear River area.) Free! Enter at Cherry Brook Grocery Store Main St. Bear River.  All welcome to enter!  Contact Sue Comeau 467-3258  allwaysgardening@ns.sympatico.ca

5:30 pm till end of winter Rink Opens.  Free skating behind Bear River Legion.

5:30 until the end of the Carnival (evening of the 17th.)  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

5:30-7:30 pm Club 400 Winter Active team.  Free.  @ Bear River Waterfront Park by rink.  Kick sledding, Nordic walking, and snowshoeing. Contact: Brian Orde  borde@annapoliscounty.ca

6:00 -6:30 pm  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 @ 7pm.  Contact Duffer Wilson 467-0233.   info@plasticweld.ns.ca

FRIDAY 15

Anytime till 3 pm Saturday.  Build a snow sculpture and enter the big prize contest.   Build along the waterfront or at your home (to build at your home you must be in the Bear River area.)  Free! Enter at Cherry Brook Grocery Store Main St. Bear River. All welcome to build along the waterfront!

6:30-8:00 pm. Winter Wonderland Pre-teen Dance.  @ Oakdene Centre. Age primary to grade 6. Cost: $3.00 or $2.00 with food bank donation. Refreshments, prizes and give aways available.  Dances Hosted by 1st Digby Pathfinders.  Contact Heather Charlton 467-3269.

7:00 -9:00 pm  Myrtle & Rosies Open Mike Night.  Free.  Live local music!  Downtown Main St. Bear River

7:00 pm  Love and Monsters Art Show.  @ Rebekah Hall.  Contact: Ken Flett  kenflett@gmail.com

8:30-11:30 pm. Winter Wonderland Teen Dance.  @ Oakdene Centre.  Grade 7 to Grade 12.  Cost: $4.00 or $3.00 with food bank donation.

Refreshments, prizes and give aways available at both dances.  Dances Hosted by 1st Digby Pathfinders.  Contact Heather Charlton 467-3269.

10:00 pm – 1:00 am Winter Carnival Dance.  @ Bear River Legion Branch #22.  Chris James Band. $10.00 at door.  Contact Sue Long 467-3705 or 467-3881.

SATURDAY 16

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

9:00 am – 3:00 pm  Childrens snow sculpting. All welcome! Free! By rink along Bear River Waterfront. Create a snow creature and get a prize!  Contact: Carol Dibble 467-3836

10:00-11:00 am  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

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

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Maple Syrup Snow Sucker Stand.  Free. (Other Maple products available.) Contact Peter and Anna Burrell 467-3340.

1:00 – 4:00 pm Carnival Cooking Contest.  Free. Open to all.  Enter early by phone or at Oakdene from 1:00pm to 1:30 pm. Judging starts at 1:30 pm at Oakdene Centre.  6 Categories: Appetizers, Breads, Chowder/Soup, Desserts, Entree and Other.  One entry only in each category.  Sponsored by Annapolis Highland Vineyards.  Contacts: Verona Cybulske 467-0166,  Joan Smith 467-0440

1:30 -3:30 pm Club 400 Winter Active Team.  Free.  @ Bear River Waterfront Park by rink.  Kick sledding, Nordic walking, and snowshoeing.  Contact: Brian Orde  borde@annapoliscounty.ca

2:00- 3:00 pm Taoist Tai Chi.  Demonstration/Participation.  Free. @Rebekah Hall.  Contact: Linda Mae Findlay 467-3184  lindamaefindlay@bellaliant.net

5:00 – 6:00 pm Winter Carnival Dinner Upstairs at the Bear River Fire hall.  Ham, beans, potato scallops, apple crisp, ice cream, juice, tea, coffee.  $10.00 per person, under 12 years is free.  Contact: Teresa Dawson   467-4140  teresa.dawson@sky.com

7:00 pm Winter Carnival Variety Show. A Historical Society fund raiser.  Home made treats and

Sissiboo Coffee available. $10.00 per person, under 12 years is free.  Contact Jane Kingston 467-0989

7:00 pm Hot chocolate and cookies supplied by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bear River Legion.

7:30 pm FIREWORKS All along the Bear River Waterfront.  See the dragon spitting fire to start  it off!!  (Rain Date Sunday @ 7:30) Contact:  Glen Rice 467-3023 or  Sue Comeau 467-3258

SUNDAY 17

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 467-3154

11:00 am  5Km Walk or Run.  Meet at Oakdene Centre.   More info to follow. Contact Heather Charlton 467-3269

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Maple Syrup Snow Sucker Stand.  Free. (Other Maple products available.) Contact Peter and Anna Burrell 467-3340.

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  or Kerry Simmons 467-3300