By Daniele Iannarone
Get ready! The city of Pointe-Claire in the West Island will be hosting its annual Winter Ice-Breaker event this weekend!
At 3:00 PM this upcoming Saturday, January 19th, residents of Pointe-Claire, along with all other Montrealers, will be invited to Northview Park to celebrate the winter season.
“Everyone is invited to take part in this popular annual event that brings together families, friends, and neighbours to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities,” said the mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere.
The event will include a wide variety of family activities for all ages, such as inflatable games, face painting, dog sled rides, and ice sculptures. There will also be pre-novice hockey matches taking place throughout the afternoon on the local skating rink. Spectators will, of course, be able to cheer on their favourite young athletes.
After the sunset, at 6:30 PM, guests will be invited to go snowshoeing at Terracotta National Park with a biologist. This is the second year the event will be featured. Last year, winter trails were developed in the park and are now accessible to the public with a low environmental impact. Of course, don’t forget your snowshoes, your flashlight and your thermos!
Make sure to bundle up, and wear all of your snow gear! Saturday is expected to be cold and snowy. Don’t let the weather deter you, though, as free hot chocolate will be provided throughout the entire event. There will also be food stands on site to please your palate!
To find out more about the annual Winter Ice-Breaker Event on the City of Pointe-Claire’s website here: https://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/activite-brise-glace-2/. Have fun!