North Gower's 55th Winter Carnival is on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre. Here is a detailed schedule of events:
Friday – Feb. 3rd
6 pm – Dinner and Show, Presented by the Anglican Parish of North Gower, will be a Chicken Dinner followed by Comedians. Mike Beatty is very clever, offbeat and funny. He has performed hundreds of shows for audiences coast to coast spreading his skewed world view. Mike has been featured on CTV's Comedy Now and has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. He can also be heard on XM's Laugh Attack and CBC radio's Definitely Not the Opera, Madly off in all Directions and The Debaters.
Matt Carter is a veteran of the Just For Laughs Comedy festival, and Canadian Comedy Award Nominee. In 2016, he won Absolute Comedy's Prove You’re a Headliner Competition. He has performed with the likes of Bowser and Blue and Gavin McInnes. Matt Carter, as funny as he is charming and as charming as he is colour blind, he will have you rolling in the aisle or the tiny spaces between tables depending on the venue.
Tickets for the dinner and theatre presentation are $25/person and must be pre-purchased. Dinner by Grill Master Catering will include 1/4 BBQ chicken, dinner rolls, baked potatoes, vegetable, and assorted dessert squares. For families with children - Extra plates and cutlery will be available for those wanting to share their dinner. Tickets available from: Floral Reef Designs - 2333 Church St. and Perkins Lumber - 2338 Roger Stevens Dr. Cash Bar will be open.
7:30 pm - Pick Up Broomball Tournament – on the rink
Saturday, Feb. 4th
8 – 10:30 am - Pancake Breakfast – pancakes with blueberries, sausage or ham, coffee, tea, juice (Adults- $5.00, Children under 10 -$2.50)
9 – Noon - Bake Sale - hosted by Holy Trinity Anglican Church
9:30 – noon - Snowmobile Rally Registration – Rideau Snowmobile Club
Contact Wayne Avery (613)489-3265 for more info
Event is weather permitting
10:00 am - Magic Show
Diego has been amazing audiences with his incredible magic for quite a number of years. He is a master of sleight of hand and mind reading to stage Illusion and hypnosis. Diego's friendly and sometimes outrageously comical approach to his interactive magical performances is what brings crowds to theatres and auditoriums.
11:00 – 4pm - Activities – Shoot to Win Game, Toboggan, Skate, indoor Penguin Race, cookie decorating,
1:30 – 4 pm - Euchre Tournament – registration 1:30
5 pm - Talent Show- all ages welcome (call 613 489-4208 to register)
5:00 – 7 pm - Buffet Dinner – Pulled pork and Pulled Chicken, rice, salads, buns, dessert, coffee, tea or juice (Adults- $10.00, Children 6 – 12 -$5.00, Children under 5 - free). Cash Bar will be open.
6:30 pm - Grateful We are not Dead - A Country Party Band with ribald sense of humor and a social conscience. Four musicians from the Ottawa area: Gord Breedyk, Al Owler, Bruce Penniston and Don White. The Band enjoys performing senior-related Comedy as well as classic country, rock and blues.