‘Channel your flannel’ at Sunnidale Winterama

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The theme at this year’s Sunnidale Winterama, New Lowell’s annual winter festival taking place from Feb. 1-3, is ‘channel your flannel’.

The weekend kicks off with the annual spaghetti supper at the New Lowell Legion from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Children five and under eat for free; ages 6-12, $5; 13 and up, $10), where the winners of the new beard contest will be announced. The dinner and firefighters’ silent auction is followed by the Burning of the Green, skating and fireworks at the park. 

Cap off the night with Yuk Yuk’s comedy night at the Legion. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Admission costs $10 at the door. 

Fill up with a pancake breakfast, prepared by New Lowell United Church members, at the Legion Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Children five and under eat for free; ages 6-12, $4; 13 and up, $7). 

The opening ceremonies are Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Lowell Recreation Park but there are events all day beginning with a sno-pitch tournament at 9 a.m., silent auction at the fire hall with proceeds going to burn victims at Camp Bucko, bed races and parade at 10:30 a.m., followed by children’s games, log sawing competition, and axe throwing.

There is a craft sale at the church and the library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The annual Soup’er Bowl is the hottest event during the Sunnidale Winterama,” said organizers. 

People are encouraged to whip up a batch of their best soup and bring it in a crockpot for the masses to sample and decide who is champion.

There is no cost to enter. Advance registration is encouraged. Please call Alicia Appleby at 519-357-8701.

On Saturday night there is a Lumberjack’d Dance at the Legion with prizes going to the best-dressed Lumberjacks and Jills. There will be live music, and pizza at midnight. Tickets for the dance cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at town hall in Stayner.

There is another big breakfast at the Legion on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon, for $7 per person. Register for the Taylor Morgan Memorial Snowmobile Fun Run at the Legion from 10 a.m. before joining the Barrie Snowmobile Club for a ride through Clearview.

Food will be for sale Saturday at the pavilion. 

Admission to many of the events is included in the $2 event button. Tickets and buttons can be purchased at the New Lowell Legion and at the Clearview Administration Centre, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner.

Visit www.facebook.com/sunnidalewinterama. 

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