Most of the events for Kenora’s annual Winter Carnival have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but one event will still be taking place on the Greenbelt.

“From our Tourism and Recreation Division, there has been no official word, but the Carnival is not going to happen this year,” says Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard. “We’re a month out. Just with the planning, the health plans in place, the unknowns.”

Even though most of the annual events and traditions won’t be taking place, Reynard says the Lake of the Woods Arts Community’s Snow Sculpture competition on the Greenbelt will carry on.

“So they’ve determined that they still want to go through with the snow sculptures. People really enjoy it, it’s something people enjoy doing, and can be done easily with social distancing and health restrictions in place. But that will probably be it in terms of our normal traditions.”

Kenora’s Annual Winter Carnival typically takes place in early March, beginning with announcing the winners of the Lake of the Woods Arts Community’s Snow Sculpture competition under the Whitecap Pavilion, with a fireworks show by the Kenora Hospitalty Alliance.

Last year’s events included a stunt show, live music, curling, a magic show, a Matiowski Winter Market, wagon rides, public swims and skates, a kids fishing tournament, events at the Mount Evergreen Ski Hill and Mayor Dan’s Free Pancake Breakfast, presented by Q104.

For more information:
Snow sculpture winners announced
Mayor Dan’s Free Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast!