Winterfun coming back to Charlottetown

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Festival will run indoors during Islander Day weekend; Jack Frost to run Feb. 28-March 2

Oscar Cormier took part in the Winterfun Festival reading event in 2013. The City of Charlottetown is bringing Winterfun back for 2014.

Due to popular demand, the City of Charlottetown is bringing Winterfun Weekend back.

Winterfun was created to celebrate Islander Day in the capital city last year in the absence of the Jack Frost children’s winter festival.

Jack Frost is returning this year, Feb. 28-March 2, so the city will run a scaled-back Winterfun weekend.

The city isn’t hosting any outdoor activities for Winterfun this year because it doesn’t want to take away from the Jack Frost. The city is one of the sponsors for the Jack Frost festival.

The three-day Winterfun Weekend will begin on Saturday, Feb. 15 and conclude on Islander Day, Monday, Feb. 17. A variety of free family activities will be offered including: pancake breakfast, puppet plays, fire and police programs, bowling, family swims, seniors ceilidh, family skates and much more.

Mayor Clifford Lee said the city is hosting Winterfun again because the public wants it to.

“We had such a positive response from last year’s activities that we once again wanted to offer something fun for Island families,” Lee said.

The full schedule of events is included on the city’s website under the winter activities button on the homepage.

“The schedule is packed full with over 13 venues and 25 activities taking place over Islander Day weekend,” said Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen, chairman of the city’s economic development and culture committee. “There truly is something for everyone and we are looking forward to a fantastic weekend.”

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Iceland

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