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Oxbow hosting a winter festival on Family Day

Plenty of activities will be offered for families.
Oxbow is looking forward to its upcoming winter festival.

OXBOW - The first-ever Family Day Winter Festival in Oxbow was such a big success last year that the community has decided to host the event for a second time.

This year’s event will occur on Feb. 20 at the Oxbow Arena and the outdoor rink. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with indoor glow skating, a bake sale, and Just Bread crepes and waffle cones. Proceeds from the bake sale go to the youth drop-in centre, and there will be a freewill offering at the Just Bread booth for the Oxbow Curling Club.

Outdoor snow crafts will begin at noon, and people can enjoy free hotdogs and smores to roast at outdoor fire pits, courtesy of the Southern Plains Co-op in Oxbow.

Shinny with the Oxbow Huskies will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the outdoor rink.

Activities starting at 1 p.m. will be an introductory session for doubles curling, and music by Keith, Vivian and Christina.

Open curling will start at 2 p.m.

The rink kitchen will have food available to purchase, but everything else will be free or by donation.

Treena Mohrbutter, who is the community development officer with the Town of Oxbow, said they had lots of people come out last year, with a good number of people playing street hockey with the senior Huskies.

This year the activities will be at the rinks, whereas last year it was at the hall. And last year the Huskies played street hockey with the kids. This year it will be at the outdoor rink.

The introduction to doubles curling is also new this year.

Mohrbutter said they hope to have nice weather for the outdoor activities, but there will be some attractions indoors. While the event is held in Oxbow, they look forward to seeing people from the surrounding towns, villages and RMs.