It’s that time of year again when hundreds of area residents are digging out their needles and thread – and in some cases staplers, duct tape and paint – as they work to create what they hope will be an award-winning costume at the upcoming 104th Fireman’s Winter Carnival.
Taking place this Saturday, March 16, at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre, the event promises an evening full of family-friendly entertainment.
Deputy fire chief Mike Green, who is one of the organizers of this year’s carnival, said anyone who’s never had a chance to attend the event will be impressed if they make it out this Saturday.
“It’s really quite something to watch,” he said.
Costumes are required for anyone going out on the ice, with a variety of great prizes to be awarded for those judged to be the best, and organizers are strongly recommending helmets be worn.
Admission to the carnival is only $0.50 and additional tickets will be available for a chance to win one of several door prizes.
Green said the top prize this year will consist of a 52-inch flat screen television and a DVD/Blu-ray player, with an approximate value of $2,000.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the theme of this year’s event is Sackville the Future.
This year’s 50-50 proceeds will be going to the family of Brandon Delaney. Delaney has been suffering from recurrent brain tumours.