Crockicurl: A new outdoor sport at Dunvegan Carnival on February 3

The organizers of Dunvegan’s 2018 Winter Carnival are hoping for favorable weather on Saturday, February 3. This year sees the addition of a brand new outdoor sport: Crockicurl. First introduced at the Forks Plaza in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2016, the game is a mash-up of ice curling and the board game crokinole. The result is a life-sized version of crokinole that’s played on ice with light plastic curling rocks instead of crokinole “buttons.”
Crockicurl will join a raft of outdoor activities for the whole family… all held at 19314 County Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the top of the list are the horse-drawn sleigh rides that meander through the back bush. Then there’s fresh-air skating on the frozen pond and sledding and tobogganing down the hill on to the pond ice. For younger carnival-goers, there’s our popular Backwoods Scavenger Hunt. This year the theme is equestrian and promises a special surprise ending. And don’t forget the 8th annual Snow Volleyball or “Snollyball” tournament or the First Nation reenactor, Carole Paigé, and her campfire stories of native folklore.
As a break from the outdoors, everyone is welcome to head to the farmhouse and warm up by the wood cook stove and enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and oven-fresh rolls. All of the outdoor activities and refreshments are free … and all are welcome.
To build up strength for all this outdoor fun, everyone is invited to start the day with a Country-Style Buffet Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Dunvegan Recreation (DRA) Hall, 19053 County Road 24. Featuring crispy bacon, succulent sausages, fluffy scrambled eggs, stacks of flapjacks drenched in real maple syrup, the meal is a great way to beat the mid-winter blues at only $8.00 (children 5 to 12 – $5.00).


Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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