Events

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Big Foot Race
Join us in front of the stage for a big foot race. It's similar to a three legged race, but it requires three people working together using a single pair of long feet.

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Carnival Button Draw
Help support your Winter Carnival by purchasing a $2 souvenir button. Buttons can be purchased  at the Mill Pond during Carnival. Each Carnival button has a

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Carnival Welcome Ceremony
We kick off the 50th annual Winter Carnival with a trip down memory lane and messages from our sponsors and local dignitaries

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Climb Aboard A Fatbike
Fatbiking is fueled by adventure and fun. It can transform your favourite sport into a year-round family activity!

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Colouring Contest
The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival Committee has two colouring pictures for students. You can choose which one you want to colour! If you do both, only one will be judged. If you'd like, you can choose to draw your own Carnival Ookpik picture instead! Each artist must attend a school in Richmond Hill and be in either Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3.

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Dog Trick Show Featuring Your Dog
Enter your dog in the Winter Carnival Dog Trick Show. All tricks are welcome. Prizes for all dogs who participate.

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Elementary School Hockey Medal Presentation
We will be presenting the Junior and Senior Elementary School Hockey Tournament winners at the stage.

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Elementary School Hockey Tournament
Each year, the Winter Carnival organizes and runs a hockey tournament for the elementary schools in Richmond Hill. The schedule below has all the Junior and

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Get Your Picture Taken With Ookpik
The Richmond Hill Camera Club will be set up in the tent to give you a chance to have your picture taken with our beloved mascot, Ookpik! Come and have a family or individual picture taken with Ookpik.

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One Man Band Kevin Foster
Kevin plays a nine pedal acoustic drum kit while playing guitar and singing. Everything Kevin plays is live, no looping.  Kevin might be the only

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Ontario Craft Beer Tasting
Our Ontario Craft Brewery Beer Tasting event is back for its fourth year. Enjoy local flavours from Ontario Craft Breweries: Black Oak Brewing Co. Spearhead

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Pancake Breakfast Feast
There is no better way to celebrate a Sunday morning in February than joining us for our famous Pancake Breakfast in the big tent. Pancakes, sausages, peameal bacon, hot chocolate and coffee. Generations of Richmond Hill residents have made this an annual event, so come on and join the fun. Served up fresh by the Richmond Hill Rotary Club.

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Road Hockey Tournament
Welcome to our first Road Hockey Hockey Championships! Sponsored By: King Henry's Arms There is an Entrance Fee of $100 per team. Limit of 8 teams, each comprised of 6 players. Players must be a minimum of 19 years of age.

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Scouts – Winter Camping Survival
The Scouts will be at the Winter Carnival and will be setting up a winter outdoor campsite on Friday night through to Sunday afternoon. Stop by and see what fun it can be to camp in the winter. Check out their culinary specialties - monkey bread anyone?

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The Great Canadian Lumberjacks
The Great Canadian Lumberjack Show is a showcase of both traditional and current loggersports events.  the two lumberjacks take turns demonstrating various disciplines. The events include: chair carve, axe throw, underhand

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The Lou Moore Band
Local legend Lou Moore Band is back for our 50th annual Carnival. Lou plays and the band play bluegrass and country music.

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The WoofJocks Canine All Stars
The WoofJocks Canine All Stars are a skilled group of dogs and handlers who stage an exciting, educational, and fun variety show.

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Wing Eating Contest
Eight hungry attendees will be selected from all of the applications submitted by noon on Saturday, February 2rd, 2019. Be sure to get the info and register ahead of time! All contestants must 19 years of age or over.

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Times and events are subject to change.