Winter fun at Lowville Park
Personally, I think winter and fun together in the same statement can never happen but even I’ve got to admit that Lowville Winter Games will take full advantage of all this year’s blast of winter has to offer. All this winter fun is being planned for Sunday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lowville Park (6207 Guelph Line, eight kilometres north of Dundas Street).
The conditions are looking good for traditional winter favourites such as skating and tobogganing. There are many other great activities to try, that don’t rely on wintery conditions. Probably the most unique thing the event offers is a Human Gyroscope and a Body Zorbs race track. These odd activities have been on hand for a few years now and people love them! Other annual activities include the Conservation Halton Mountsberg Birds of Prey, a horse-drawn wagon ride and the event’s mascot, BurBear.
There are some pretty cool (no pun intended, I promise!) things that are new this year. In celebration of the Winter Olympics, Women’s Olympic Hockey Team great Becky Kellar will be on hand to sign autographs from noon to 2 p.m. And with the PanAm Games in the area in 2015, we’re honoured to have the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee’s Community Tour participate in the Winter Games.
If you’re not much of a winter person, there are indoor activities! Our friends from Momstown Burlington will be leading an awesome snowman craft (no actual snowmen will be injured in this activity) and delicious pancakes from the Sunset Grill (Fairview & Maple location) will be the feature of the pancakes eating contest. Have you had the pancakes from the Sunset Grill? They are delicious…definitely worth eating as many as you can! And don’t forget to stop by the Burlington Events photo booth to commemorate your day (and stay in the nice warm School House as long as possible).
If pancakes aren’t your thing or you still have room afterwards, visit one (or all) of our food truck friends. Gorilla Cheese, S.W.A.T. (Sandwiches with a Twist), Portobello Burger, Beaver Tails and Pappas Greek on Wheels will be serving up their specialties! The Lowville United Church will also hold their annual BBQ.
Parking is limited at Lowville Park so why not leave the country winter driving to our talented friends from Burlington Transit. We’ve covered the cost so the shuttle from the Halton District School Board parking lot (2050 Guelph Line near Upper Middle Road) to the park is free. Regular shuttles run to and from the park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All the details about this fabulous frosty festival can be found here or call the Events Hotline at 905-335-7766. The event is free and all you have to do is bundle up and show up!
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