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Winter Carnival 2023 February 10th - 12th

Promote your business or organization by hosting or sponsoring an event! 

Outdoor events welcome at the Lions Oval or at Boogie Mountain - Espanola Ski Hill

Submit event information to include date, time and details by Mon Jan 30, 12pm for inclusion in the Community Carnival Schedule

For Boogie Mountain bookings & info email  For general inquiries contact Cheryl Kennelly – Supervisor of Recreation & Community 805-869-1961 ex 1-2212

For info call the Recreation Department at 705-869-1961Winter Carnival

Schedule of Events (events listed as organizations and businesses submit for the schedule)

Friday February 10th

11am - 1pm Chili Lunch $10 (eat in or take out) @ Rec Complex hosted by the Masons

4:30-8pm Elks Spaghetti Supper, Elimination Draw & Dance $25.00 (dinner, draw & dance included) Extra draw tickets available.                                                                                                                                             9pm-1am Dance with Dj. Cash prizes! Call 705-869-8653 or contact Elks Hall or any Elks Member for tickets.

7 -9pm Moonlight Skate Join Mayor & Council @ the Oval - a torchlit skate with music, fire stations & hot chocolate Sponsored by the Town of Espanola

Saturday February 11th

Boogie Mountain Ski Hill  (705) 869 1740 for info

11am-1pm Big Air Rail Jam ski and snowboard contest @ Boogie Mountain

12- 4pm Human Bubble Balls & Outdoor Games @ Boogie Mountain

12-4pm Free Snowmobile Train for Kids & Hot chocolate sponsored by Northern Life Church @ Boogie Mountain

1-4pm Fun Forest Activities trail exploring*snow painting*scavenger hunts for families with children 0-6yrs hosted by Our Children Our Future

1-4pm POP UP Outdoor play area SNOW MUCH FUN for all ages & stages! Hosted by Mnidoo Mnising Sharing & Learning Centre for All & Teachings by the Fire & Cedar Tea hosted by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre

1-3pm Radar Races (gun speed for ski & snowboard) @ Boogie Mountain

3-4pm Radar Race Prize Presentations @ Boogie Mountain

7-8pm Moonlight Snowshoe (Bring a headlamp) @ Boogie Mountain


12pm Warming & Refreshments 3pm Meat Roll Off Hosted by Espanola Royal Canadian Legion 

3-3:55pm Lions FREE Swim @ Recreation Complex                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Sunday February 12th

8-11am Elks Breakfast All you can eat!  French toast, sausage, yogurt parfait, fruit & beverage $9.95 per plate (pay at the door)

9:30 -10am Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids Registration Tim Hortons, Centre Street 10am  Snowarama leaves Tim Hortons, Centre Street for info contact Gaetanne Sokoloski 705-869-3509 or Sue Belanger 705-869-0179

11am Guided hike around the Black Creek Sno-Shoe Trails.  Bring treats & a camera for the birds & critters!  Bring a thermos, marshmallows or hotdogs for the hook & cook fire!  All walkers receive a free ticket to win Espanola Game & Fish Signature Knives & fishing rods.  For info call Dennis Lendrum 705-869-9135 Cell & Text Sponsored by Autism Acceptance & Espanola Game & Fish

1-3pm FREE Hot Chocolate & Hot Dogs @ the OVAL sponsored by the Espanola Lions Club

1-3pm Camp Fire Safety Around the Campfire Visit with your volunteer firefighters & check out the fire truck!

2pm Free Community Skate Sponsored by the Massicotte Family

5pm Super Bowl LV11 Party @ Espanola Golf & Country Club


Go Carnival Fishing! 
The Ontario Ice Fishing Challenge/sponsored by the Town of Espanola This Province wide event runs all February. Sign up at & use the MyCatch mobile app to record your catch! Lots of local sponsored prizes!

Found Objects Chimes & Mobiles @ the Recreation Complex & Library garden compliments of Creating Espanola