22 Feb 17
February 22, 2017
A resurrected Inkerman Winter Classic for 2017
Carolyn Thompson Goddard
INKERMAN – The warm weather on Sun., Feb. 19, softened the ice at the rink in Inkerman, but that didn’t soften the support for the 2017 edition of the Inkerman Winter Classic Carnival.
Organizers seemed pleased with the turnout as the event opened around 1:30 p.m. with “Inkerman Tails” provided by Winchelsea Events and hot chocolate courtesy of Cup of Jo’s (both of Winchester) providing carnival goers with tasty treats while waiting for a turn at a fishing game or perhaps for a horse-drawn ride or waiting for a special appearance by Inkerman Rocket team member Percy Armstrong.
Armstrong was greeted by well-wishers before entering the rink clubhouse to autograph specially designed hockey pucks donated by the Inkerman Winter Classic Carnival Committee for members of the public. In the clubhouse, there were guessing games, pick a prize raffle and an opportunity to purchase a DVD of the documentary about the Inkerman Rockets.
North Dundas Deputy-Mayor Gerry Boyce commented he was happy to see the carnival happening again and thanked the numerous volunteers who resurrected the event. There were numerous community businesses and individuals who provided support to this well-attended carnival.