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Winter Carnaval d’Hiver gets warm reception despite lack of snow

'It’s such a fun way to get people out to enjoy these winter-ish events,' says organizer of event in Tiny Township

No snow? No problem at this year’s Winter Carnaval d’Hiver.

Tiny Township had a not-so-tiny turnout as lots of locals enjoyed the festivities, which included snow tubing, games, volunteer vendors, family activities, and more, at Perkinsfield Park.

“I’m super excited even though there isn’t any snow. It’s such a fun way to get people out to enjoy these winter-ish events,” said event organizer Grace Beaman.

Twenty-three volunteers came together to help make it a high-spirited event.

“The volunteers make the event so enjoyable for the community because they are a part of it and they know what the people are looking for,” said Beaman.

Wyevale resident Andrew McKnight, his wife, Kim, and their sons, Lucas and Brady, heard about the event from friends and family. They attended for the hay bale hockey, s’mores, fire trucks, and this year’s new not-so-snowy tubing.

People gathered around bonfires to share s’mores and bannock, conversation, and to keep warm. Free pancakes were served for lunch with maple syrup supplied by local business Maple Lee Farms, accompanied with free hot chocolate and coffee.

“I love that it gets us out of the house to be a part of the community, meet others, and it’s a fun thing for the kids to do on a Saturday,” local resident Kimberly Clayton said about family members Logan, Calvin, Iris and friend Anabelle. “We come every year.”

After lunch, people gathered for a fire show performance by Bex in Motion.

“I’ve been performing in Midland and Tiny for years. The events are super well put together for families and people,” said Bex, who warmed up the crowd with quirky jokes and flaming hoops. “I love how family oriented it is and how much energy Tiny puts into their activities, vendors and events.”