Morewood kicks off Winter Carnival Season

Left photo, (from left): Rob Sadler (GM ND Rockets), Derek Vingerhoeds (former D for Winchester Hawks), Brent Mcfaul (former D for Winchester Hawks), Mark Mitchell (Former Carleton Place Canadian ), Nik Paas (Head Coach ND Rockets) and goaltender Jon Thornton (Former Winchester Hawk). Nik Paas' team won the A championship in the 3-on-3 tourney at last weekend's Morewood Winter Carnival. The champs beat Ryan Byers and Crew 9-5 and donated the proceeds back to the Carnival committee. Courtesy photo Right photo: Carolyn Moriarty and daughter Lockyn enjoy the activities inside the Community Centre that day. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

MOREWOOD — The local area’s series of winter carnivals got underway this past weekend in Morewood.

The festivities in the North Dundas village included a popular three-on-three hockey tournament on the community’s impressive outdoor rink, wood-cutting and tug-of-war competitions (which also drew members of North Dundas Council), fireworks show, and special meals, activities and silent auction in the Community Centre

More winter carnivals proceed with their schedules this weekend in Moose Creek and Matilda (Dixons Corners) (both starting Feb. 1, Friday night), and Marionville (Saturday).  More fun continues the following weekend in Chesterville, Feb. 8-9, with the 53rd annual Crysler Winter Carnival slated Feb. 13-17.

In the tug-o’-war competition (below), the clip begins with North Dundas Council’s defeat by some strapping lads. The competitions continue with the defeat of Team Carruthers, defending champs, and the ultimate win of this year’s new champs, Team Smirleholm Farms.
Below, hockey action in Morewood.

Participants in the Chesterville Lions-organized euchre tournament. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Katie Lesage, organizer of the silent auction, a fundraiser event for the Morewood Recreation Association featuring many donated items from the local community. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Pals pose in the photo booth at the annual Morewood Winter Carnival. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Below, Mayor Tony Fraser and Councillor John Thompson power their way to a second-place finish in the log-sawing competition.

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