On Saturday Feb. 8 the town of Georgina celebrated its first ever Snowfest. The free event was a day for families to go to the tubing hill and spend the afternoon together.
“It’s not that cold today which makes it that much better because we can come out and have a great time” says Terrie Smith 30, who came with her two children to enjoy the activities.
Snowfest was held at the Recreational Outdoor Campus (ROC) in Keswick, Ontario. There was live music played by local musicians, games for people of all ages, free give-aways, and the tubing hill was free to enjoy. About 200 people, mostly made up of families, came out.
“It’s awesome to get to play music and see everyone enjoy this great day outside,” says Ben Snider, 20, who was one of the few musicians to play at Snowfest.
Volunteers and ROC employes also set-up a food drive where they collected food donations to donate to the Georgina Food Pantry. Snowfest raised around 8-10 bags full of non perishable food.
“It’s never a bad thing to help, by asking for simple donations of food can go a long way if we work together, it’s a great to see everyone who help out,” says Scott Thompson, 19, one of the ROC employees helping with the food donations.