In 1968, a group of neighbours who lived near the Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill, at the corner of Trench and Mill Street, decided to hold a “Winter Carnival” at the Mill Pond Park. Forty-eight years later, a group of community volunteers known as the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival Committee are committed to sustaining the original dream of that group of neighbours…. to bring together the community for a weekend of family fun and celebrate the great Canadian tradition of WINTER!
In the intervening years, the Carnival has grown from a one day event to a full weekend of family fun in February. The Winter Carnival provides a full program of entertainment from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon, the main theme of the event has never changed… a community coming together to celebrate winter.
As always, the Winter Carnival is an open event with no admission charge. Activities at Carnival include Pony Rides and a Children’s Midway, a Viking Show, a Wildlife Show, a Pancake Breakfast on the Sunday and a Craft Beer Tasting on the Saturday night, hamburgers and fries, great live music, and many more family oriented activities to enjoy.
Whether Mother Nature (or El Nino) provides us with a frozen Mill Pond or not, the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival weekend will give everyone an opportunity to connect with our amazing community and have some winter fun. So gather up your family and your friends and come down to the Mill Pond Park to have some old-fashioned winter fun on February 5th, 6th and 7th, 2016.
For more info visit www.wintercarnival.net