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Fenelon Falls Winter Games

February 14, 2022

Al Finney, centre, helping to pull the 1942 Fire Truck at the Fenelon Falls Winter Games

Memories of the annual winter carnival were still fresh for many local residents when a volunteer committee launched the Fenelon Falls Old Fashioned Winter Games in 1995. This annual event had something for everyone: broom ball, bed races, hockey, skating, curling, playing cards, singing on sleighs, incredible feats of strength like pulling a firetruck and a parade. Community churches hosted suppers, and anyone who enjoyed five of them also received a medal. Erik Watson won the competition to name the penguin mascot “Fenigan,” while Ellie Arscott designed the logo.

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