It was a record turnout for the Sunshine Valley’s Winter Fest 2019. The event returns this year on Feb. 16. (Kate Zabell)

Sunshine Valley celebrates decade of fun with Winterfest

Day of fun planned to celebrate 10 year anniversary of Winter Games

An entire day of fun in the snow is planned once again for Sunshine Valley.

Their annual Winterfest takes place Sunday, Feb. 16, and includes a bit of something for everyone. This is the 10th annual event, celebrating 10 years since the 2010 Winter Games and Family Day celebrations held by the Sunshine Valley Ratepayers Association.

The event is free and open to the public, and will include skating, a snow building challenge, snowboard demonstrations, ring toss, free books and even raffles.

Anyone who wears their red mitts and 2010 Olympic clothing is automatically entered into a special draw.

Everyone is invited to bring out a chair and their favourite winter sports gear to join in. There will be free chili with buns, mini donuts and hot chocolate.

The Snowboard Jam at Huckleberry Toboggan Hill runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The Great Snow Building Challenge and the Family both run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There will be prizes for Best Olympic Theme, Best Canadian Snow Family, and Most Unique Winter Sport.

An award ceremony begins at 3:15 p.m. and includes door prize draws.

The event is funded in part by a grant from viaSport BC and the Province of BC, along with the FVRD, ParticipACTION, Sunshine Valley Development and the Sunshine Valley Ratepayers Association. In the event of rain, alternative activities will take place.


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