City of Pembroke announces SnoSpree 2018

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Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018


PEMBROKE - The City of Pembroke is thrilled to announce the return of SnoSpree, Pembroke’s winter carnival.

From Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the season will take place in Pembroke from one end of the city to the other.

This event brings out the best in the community, as the majority of the events are volunteer-driven and led by clubs and organizations stepping up to contribute in whatever way they can.

SnoSpree would not be possible without the work of those groups and individuals, as well as the community partners at HGS, KI Canada, Kings Sports, Pembroke’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

This year will feature a non-stop barrage of activities throughout the week, with plenty to do for people of all ages. Some annual favourites to look forward to include Soup Sensations, the Rotary Club of Pembroke Skating Party, Downtown HockeySpree, the Legion Family Breakfast, the Boys and Girls Club Trivia Night, the Rockin’ the Snowflake Dance, Civitan Club Kids Bingo, the Knights of Columbus and Carefor Sliding Party, and the Polar Bear Dip.

Organizers are excited to bring back SnoSpree Central at Algonquin College on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. which will feature a wonderful collection of children’s games and entertainment, including games and bounce houses from Ry-J’s Climbing Adventures, face painting, balloon twisting from Mr. Dimples, and two comedic performers with a variety of special talents who will excite and entertain the audiences with live shows.

This year, we will be adding the Pembroke Professional Fire Fighters Association Kids Ice Fishing Derby to the schedule. Taking place at the Marina and open to children aged 15 and under, the derby will be free to enter courtesy of the PPFA. Food bank donations are welcomed. Lunch will be provided and prizes are available in an array of categories.

SnoSpree 2018 promises to be another year of festive, frosty fun in the heart of the Ottawa Valley.