The day was a family affair. Pictured here enjoying the pancake breakfast are: Jack, Broden, Meredith and Eloise Westenbrock, Maureen Horan, Kinsey and Hewitt Westenbroek and John Fletcher. Morin photo

Talented Harlynn Baldwin belted out a few tunes at the carnival on Sunday with the help of Rock My House. Morin photo

DIXONS CORNERS – The Matilda Winter Carnival had the benefit of great weather for its traditional car and snowmobile rally.

The two-day carnival held at Matilda Hall on Sat., Feb. 8 and Sun., Feb. 9 had a slightly different look this year.

The organizers took a chance and substituted the dinner and dance portion of the carnival on the Saturday evening, with a dinner and comedy night.

The switch to a comedy night was a big hit with fun performances from guest comedians, David Brennan, Casey Corbin and Wafik Nasralla from Mathew Watson Comedy.

Carnival organizer, Tracy Yalden said the feedback from the comedy night had been very positive.

“We wanted to change it up and see what would happen,” said Yalden of the new event.

Saturday at the carnival featured the two rallies as well as a chili lunch and music by Rogue; the comedy night followed a chicken dinner.

The winners of the snowmobile and car rallies were: Monica Farrell in the car rally and the snowmobile winners were: Jenn Disheau in first, Erin Fawcett in second and Lily and Deegan Disheau in third.

On Sun., Feb., 9 the carnival focused on children.

The day got off to a tasty start with a pancake breakfast followed by an afternoon of fun with Rock My House, with a silent auction running all weekend.