Ring in the New Year in Strathcona County
December 21, 2010
Join the band of pirates for swashbuckling family fun
“Broadmoor Lake Park, Festival Place, Prairie Walk and the Community Centre will be transformed for the largest New Year’s Eve festival Strathcona County residents have ever seen,” says Mayor Linda Osinchuk.
The celebration takes place on Friday, December 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festival goers will enjoy an array of indoor and outdoor activities that will entertain families of all ages.
Participants can enjoy a variety of indoor activities including face painting, treasure hunts, a petting zoo, gymnastics, giant inflatables and more!
Outdoor family favourites include horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing, tobogganing and outdoor skating. Families can warm up by the campfires while they get ready to ring in the New Year. A spectacular fireworks display overlooking the lake launches at 8 p.m., early enough for young children to enjoy.
There will be many performances throughout the evening to enjoy including Hula Dancing, Sherwood Park Figure Skaters, Fire Dancers and Stilt Walkers.
Splash ’N Boots, a group hailed the “Canadian Wiggles,” will take the stage at Festival Place at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. For these performances only, tickets are $5 per person.
Parking is limited. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free Strathcona County Transit Park and Ride. Residents can ride from the Sherwood Park Transit Centre on Ordze Road, starting at 4 p.m. and continuing every half hour. Return trips from Festival Place start at 4:15 p.m. and continue every half hour until 8:45 p.m.
“The New Year’s Eve festival is one of Strathcona’s most popular events – it’s a safe and exciting way for families to welcome the new year,” says Mayor Osinchuk.
This is a free community event, with minimal charges for some activities. The fun continues on January 1, visit www.strathcona.ca/recreation or contact 780-467-2211 for further details.
In addition, Mayor Linda Osinchuk and the other members of Council will host a New Year’s Levee on Sunday, January 16 at the Community Centre in Sherwood Park. Residents are invited to drop in between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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Contact: Mayor Linda Osinchuk, 780-464-8000
Last updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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