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    Oliver Dionne, 7, found the whole festival super fun and one of his favourite parts was the winter games. He sharpened his aim by sling shooting various things, including rubber chickens, onto targets. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Regardless of how you like your chili, the Petawawa Fire Department Chili Cook Off was sure to please. It was a close call between contestants, but Deon Hunt of Firehouse Chili took home the trophy and bragging rights. From left are Bill Tabram, Heather Jobe, Colin Coyle and Hunt. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Renfrew County Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) yearly cupcake campaign ran parallel to Cabin Fever, so organizers decided to combine both events on Jan. 27. Cookie Monster may usually prefer cookies, he didn’t say no to cupcakes. Wearing the mascot suit, Chad Fawcett passed the sweet treats around. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    A bouncy castle was set up in the middle of the soccer field, which Haley Godin, 5, took full advantage of. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The ground may have been slippery, but John Henri, 8, was impervious to any harm while inside an inflated bubble ball. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Cullen and Holly Rey-McIntyre may be tiny, but their enjoyment of the event was large. All bundled up against the cold, they got to enjoy some of the outside activities. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Megane St. Lawrence wasn’t pulling any punches with her inflatable stick. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Penny Cogswell takes a swing. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The snow-pitch tournament was a special play on the typical slow-pitch games. Instead of running on normal ground, the players had to make their way through snow and ice. This made getting from base to base a lot harder for Tim Cole. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    It looks like its incoming fast for snow-pitcher Mandy Fisher. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



Getting frosty with some 2018 Petawawa Cabin Fever fun

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday February 15, 2018

Every year, the Town of Petawawa puts together a festival to get people outside and enjoying the winter. Cabin Fever 2018 started on Jan. 20 with snowshoeing, skating, a snow-pitch tournament, face painting and more. It ended on Jan. 28 with even more skating and a pancake breakfast. In between, festival-goers could enjoy activities like a polar bear dip, bingo, bridge, euchre, curling, a figure skating show, chili contest, trivia, stand-up comedy and dancing as well as outdoor games and activities of all types. Though most of the activities were held in and around the Petawawa Civic Centre, different facilities in the town opened their doors and fields to ensure that this year’s Cabin Fever was jam-packed with wintery fun.