Ready to serve
Some of the Morewood Staion 1 (North Dundas Fire Services) firefighters gathered for a photo in the kitchen as they were preparing their annual carnival breakfast on Sat., Feb. 3, at the Morewood Community Centre. Missing from the photo is Fire Chief Ken Byers. Carruthers photo
MOREWOOD – The Morewood Winter Carnival was an unqualified success this year, partly due to perfect weather on the Saturday for outdoor winter sports.
The carnival ran from Fri., Feb. 2 to Sun., Feb. 4, starting on Friday evening with outdoor skating and tobogganning, and the Firemen Bingo, which welcomed over 100 people.
The majority of events took place on Sat., Feb. 3, starting with the Firemen Breakfast in the Morewood Community Centre, followed by three-on-three hockey interspersed throughout the day with family skating. Although the ice took a beating with all the activity, cold temperatures and bright sunshine helped rink caretakers keep it in good condition.
Another popular contest to watch was the log-sawing. The team of Casey Doré and Darien Drevniok won the women’s competition and Doug Macgregor and Steve Robinson won the men’s. That event was followed later by a community tug-of-war (won by the Trevor Carruthers and family team), and there were many kids’ activities all day inside (face painting, games and a colouring contest) and outside, including tobogganing and skating.
A new event this year was a cribbage tournament presented by the Chesterville and District Lions Club. There were not many participants, but Carl Robinson, one of the organizers, hoped it would draw more participants in future years. “It takes a while for things to catch on sometimes,” he said.
Other activities that day included a chili supper and a family dance with entertainment by DJ Darren Nurse, which attracted a good crowd, fireworks at 7 p.m., and a silent auction which boasted an amazing array of high-quality donations.
On Sunday, the carnival wound down with a social time and worship service at the Morewood Presbyterian Church.