Morewood Winter Carnival a success despite cold weather


Extreme cold weather wasn’t enough to stop North Dundas families from having fun last weekend. Events at the Morewood Winter Carnival, held from February 3 – 6, proceeded as planned even as temperatures were colder than -20 degrees Celsius for much of Friday and Saturday. Morewood Fire Chief Ken Byers told the Times that he thought the turnout at the carnival was great. “The community and businesses are great supporters,” he added. 

Chief Byers said that he believes only the hockey tournament had to be cancelled due to the cold weather. The Morewood Winter Carnival is an event packed with family fun including skating, tobogganing, face painting, log sawing, family bingo, and a tug of war. There was also a firefighters’ breakfast on Saturday morning, and a spaghetti supper on Saturday sponsored by Camouflage Property Maintenance. 

Councillor John Lennox and his oldest son, Blake were the first to arrive at the firefighters’ breakfast on February 4

Chief Byers explained that the money raised from the family bingo activity and the firefighters’ breakfast is used to help pay for fire department equipment that is not foreseen at budget time. 

An event such as the Morewood Winter Carnival is not possible without the generous support and hard work of local community members and businesses. Chief Byers had specific words of thanks to provide. “I would like to thank the Morewood Recreation Association for the support and the generous people that donated to the bingo and their winnings back to the fire station,” he said. “Also, I would like to send a special thank you to Dan Pettigrew of Winchester Foodland for his generous donation, and to people who attended the breakfast.” 

Chief Byers further extended a thanks to Councillors John Lennox and Matthew Uhrig for attending the firefighters’ breakfast and family bingo. “Nice to see some support from the Township,” he added. It is clear that cold weather can’t get in the way of North Dundas people supporting their community!


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