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Snow Fever 2022 cancelled

For a second year in a row, the three-day annual winter festival, Snow Fever, will not be taking place.

COLD LAKE – On Jan. 19, organizers of Snow Fever announced that the annual three-day festival would once again not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. 

The winter festival, which offers activities for all ages and is held over the Family Day long weekend and is spread across several locations in the Cold Lake area, was also cancelled last year due to the pandemic.  

There was, however, hope that the event would return following an announcement in early December telling residents in the region to save the date for the return of the winter event.  

Last week, these hopes were dashed once again.  

“Due to provincial government regulations and current COVID-19 concerns, Snow Fever organizers felt it was best to postpone the celebration until 2023,” reads a statement released by collaborators of the festival. 

Although the event has been cancelled, organizers are still encouraging residents to take advantage of activities available in the community over the February Family Day weekend. 

During the weekend of Feb. 19-21, fishing licenses will not be required in Alberta for those wanting to get on a lake and throw a line into an ice fishing hole.  

Kinosoo Ridge Resort will also be open on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The City of Cold Lake will be holding an outdoor winter carnival on Family Day, as well.  

Jazmin Tremblay

About the Author: Jazmin Tremblay

Jazmin completed a minor in journalism at Hanze University in the Netherlands and completed her Communication Studies degree from MacEwan University with a major in journalism.
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