Crysler ready to rock as community’s Winter Carnival continues

Francis Briere (foreground) and brother Tony Briere Jr. (beside him) were among the participants in the rock-a-thon held in honour of their late father, Tony Briere, at the 2017 Crysler Winter Carnival. The 2019 rock-a-thon resumes Feb. 16 as part of the 2019 Carnival, now ongoing. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CRYSLER — This community’s 53rd winter carnival continues this weekend, animating the Crysler Community Centre and surrounding environs with a flurry of activities.

A meet and greet supper goes ahead 5 p.m. this evening at the Centre.

This is followed by — apropos of Crysler’s cultural make-up —  a French Canadian evening where Pourquoi Pas will break out the fiddles and other traditional music at 7 p.m. At the same time, Crysler’s impressive outdoor rink (and yet covered) will host a Rock and Skate.

Saturday’s featured activities include a J-Glow kids’ dance at noon and cupcake decorating. At 1:30 p.m. the Crysler Citizen’s Committee will lead a snowshoe walk down the Lagoon Trail.

And Crysler’s firefighters will hit the rocking chairs yet again this Saturday evening, for the 24-hour ‘Tony’s rock-a-thon’ to raise money for the outdoor rink.

Saturday night’s featured event is a “Threads from the Heart” to benefit Victoria’s Quilts Canada, providing handmade quilts to people living with cancer across the country.

Check out horse-drawn sleigh rides and the community’s famous “north vs. south” hockey games on Sunday.


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