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Gimli Ice Festival Lands Programming Funding

March 5, 2015 6:59 AM | Entertainment

Gimli Ice Festival

The Gimli Ice Festival is March 7-8. (HANDOUT)

The Gimli Ice Festival will see its fourth year with new funding from the federal government.

The winter festival, running March 7-8, is receiving $5,100 through Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

Organizers Susan and Peter Holfeuer say the ever-growing festival will be facilitated by more than 100 volunteers this year.

Funding will support a variety of activities, including snow sculpting, a community mural, musical performances, storytelling, and a visual arts show.

Other planned activities include First Nations bannock and tea, polar games, kids’ ice fishing, ice golf, frozen fish toss and crazy curling.

About 2,500 people are expected to attend.

— Staff


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