Winterfun Weekend begins Saturday in Charlottetown

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Renae Perry (actor), Donna Hurry (organizer), Charlottetown Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen (chairman of the Winterfun Weekend) and Alanna Jankov, executive director with The Guild welcome the public to experience some live theatre during Winterfun Weekend. The show, The Messy Bedroom in Adventures in LaLa Land, will follow six-year-old Max who has lost his first tooth and is waiting for a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

WinterFun weekend returns to Charlottetown to celebrate Islander Day this year.

The three-day event begins on Saturday, Feb. 15 and wraps up on Islander Day, Monday, Feb. 17.

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A variety of free family activities will be offered, including a pancake breakfast, puppet plays, Kid Smart fire and police programs, glow bowling, family swims, seniors ceilidh, family skates, storytelling, live children’s theatre and the Ripped Paper Cover Band.

Mayor Clifford Lee and Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen will join Charlie Town, the city’s mascot, to kick things off at the pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Parkdale-Sherwood Lions Club.

“Winterfun weekend offers a chance for our community to come together to enjoy a variety of fun, free activities,’’ MacFadyen said. “What a great way to spend the long Islander Day weekend by partaking in activities in so many different community venues.’’

A new partner this year is the UPEI Panther Academy, which will highlight offerings from the upcoming March Break camp for children.

All scheduled activities are free with some activities offering advance ticket pickup options.

Organizations: Charlie Town, Parkdale-Sherwood Lions Club, UPEI Panther Academy

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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