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Ice sculptures, virtual family feuds and puzzle contest highlighted East Ferris centennial celebration

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Ice sculptures, virtual family feuds and puzzle contest highlighted East Ferris centennial celebration

By Dave Dale, Native Journalism Initiative ReporterBayToday.ca

Wed., Feb. 17, 20212 min. read

Early Newspaper

Community spirit turned into once alive and smartly in East Ferris on the weekend as the Winter Family Fun Occasion brought out the finest within the municipality no matter the COVID-19 restrictions.

Several contests had been organized for the Family Day weekend to support brand the 100th anniversary of the township and steal the sting out of now not being ready to withhold 50th annual East Ferris Winter Carnival. They even borrowed the Bonhomme outfit and conceal for a Centennial model of the poplar character performed by a familiar volunteer, Will Ball, published on the match conclusion Monday.

A virtual ‘Family Feud’ sport tournament took dispute by Zoom and stay-streamed on the East Ferris YouTube channel and there beget been 15 participants within the ice sculpture contest. On Lake Nosbonsing, a four-kilometre inappropriate-country snowboarding circuit turned into once save up, on the side of a snowshoe oval of one kilometre with community trivialities questions posted in intervals.

“It turned into once a terminate sport,” Mayor Pauline Rochefort talked about of the virtual Family Feud final the save the Cornick group topped the Giroux entry. Rochefort turned into once impressed with the Cornicks’ lively spirit with group participants carrying costumes and wigs. And she credited the moderators and technical talent of Nancy Finest, Kim Rose, Joanne St. Denis and Councillor Rick Champagne for making it profitable.

Doug Howe, of Astorville Freeway, took the tip dispute among the many ice sculpture contest participants along with his fire-preventing thought that featured a hydrant related to a coupler by a 30-foot hose.

“It turned into once perfect, he added coloration and very appropriate detail,” Rochefort talked about Tuesday. Placing 2nd turned into once the Trahan/MacKenzie family with the Weiskopf/Tran clan taking third. Honourable level to went to the McEachern submission.

No longer placing within the tip three turned into once the St. Thomas D’Aquin Parish, even supposing its nice, long mural bought quite a bit of attention.

A puzzle contest turned into once won by the Melanie Corbeil family whereas the Keats took 2nd and Wozney clan third.

Rochefort talked about they also unveiled Boutique 1921 on the community centre beside the Canada Put up workplace. Hoodies, cups, toques, pins and quite a bit of collectibles with the contemporary East Ferris logo, apart from the Corbeil and Astorville history books, are on the market Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. For photos of the items and hours of operation, ogle the East Ferris web build.

The iciness carnivals truly started within the 1960s and had been held in both Astorville and Corbeil sooner than combining to be the East Ferris match foundation in 1971.

Dave Dale is a Native Journalism Reporter with BayToday.ca. LJI is funded by the Government of Canada.

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Ice sculptures, virtual family feuds and puzzle contest highlighted East Ferris centennial celebration