Photo Courtesy of the Town of Sylvan Lake Website.

Sylvan Lake’s new colourful event with kites to celebrate end of winter Saturday

The first ever Kites on Ice is March 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Park

Sylvan Lake will celebrate the end of winter with a new colourful event Saturday.

Kites on Ice is a festival of colour and culture that runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at Centennial Parkin Sylvan Lake.

Joanne Gaudet, communications coordinator with the Town, says they were looking for something “unique” when they came up with the event.

“We want to really actually commit to this brilliant all year idea of ours, so we noticed March and April would be a good opportunity to host something because it’s still essentially winter,” said Gaudet, adding the event came from the idea of wanting multicultural activities and kite flying.

The event will include hot air balloon demonstrations and walk-in, kite flying and making, kite workshops, a parachute candy drop, kite surfing shows, Treasure in Ice, Rainbow Golf Putt, colour throwing parties, and a Hindu Holi festival inspired Holi Colour Party with a DJ.

Three colour throwing parties will be held throughout the afternoon at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and colour packets will be available for purchase on site for $5.

Gaudet says the Town recommends participants wear older clothes they don’t mind getting stained and some sort of eye protection.

There is no registration required for the event and is free of cost for the most part.

Aside from the colour packets for the throwing parties, there will also be children’s packages available for $15, which include a streamer, face mask and kite kit.

“I would say this is one of those events where I think anybody can be able to get in on the fun,” said Gaudet. “Kite flying certainly isn’t just for children, the colour party and the DJ and that sort of thing are certainly something anyone can enjoy.”

As an outdoor event it is up against the element of weather.

In the event it is too cold or there is no wind, some events may be limited, but the event will run regardless.

“We’re hardy Canadians, as long as we’re prepared anything is possible,” said Gaudet, adding they will have the colour and the celebration, and all they need is everyone come out to enjoy it and have fun.


Follow Kaylyn Whibbs on Twitter

@kaylynwhibbs
kaylyn.whibbs@sylvanlakenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

WATCH: UCP leader Jason Kenney makes stop in Red Deer

A rally was held in the north end of the city Saturday afternoon

Good-bye ice and snow, hello potholes on Red Deer roads

City workers will be spending 20 hours a day on various road repairs

Fog advisory in effect for Red Deer, central Alberta

Heavy fog is affecting visibility for central Alberta drivers Saturday morning. A… Continue reading

Climate change’s impact on outdoor hockey discussed in Red Deer

Red Deer River Watershed Alliance held a forum Friday at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Collision between Red Deer transit bus and truck investigated by RCMP

No one on bus was hurt, truck driver had minor injuries

WATCH: Fashion show highlights Cree designers

The fashion show was part of a Samson Cree Nation conference on MMIW

Montreal priest stabbed during mass leaves hospital; suspect to be charged

MONTREAL — A Catholic priest who was stabbed as he was celebrating… Continue reading

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $35.7 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $35.7 million jackpot… Continue reading

New report details impact of proposed NS spaceport in event of explosion or fire

HALIFAX — The head of a company proposing to open Canada’s only… Continue reading

Quebec man convicted in Mafia-linked conspiracy deported to Italy

MONTREAL — Michele Torre, a Quebec man convicted in 1996 for his… Continue reading

Republican Karl Rove says conservatives need more than simplistic slogans

OTTAWA — Legendary Republican campaign strategist Karl Rove, known for his no-holds-barred… Continue reading

B.C. hospital’s use as shelter ‘clarion call’ about housing crisis, says mayor

The 10-bed regional hospital that serves the medical needs of 5,000 people… Continue reading

Puddle splashing: A rite of spring

Is there anything more fun than driving through water-filled potholes in the… Continue reading

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk… Continue reading

Most Read