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Winter Fun Fest takes place in Salmon Arm Feb. 18 and 19

Winter fun in the Shuswap

Salmon Arm will be hopping with things to do this Family Day long weekend

The Winter Fun Fest takes place Feb. 18 and 19 at the north Salmon Arm Fairgrounds.

The family-friendly festival provides two days of a free events promoting the joy of outdoor winter activities in the Shuswap through the blending of sport, recreation, arts and culture.

“The festival has something for all ages and we are excited that our programming is put on by local artists, musicians and businesses," said Jim McEwan, festival organizer.

“There is definitely a strong appetite within the community to experience the range of winter events that the Shuswap has to offer. We really wanted to bring a free, family festival to Salmon Arm that would exceed expectations and give visitors and the community something new to look forward to every year.”

Downtown Salmon Arm is getting in the winter spirit with a Hot Chocolate Trail.

The inaugural event will have Downtown Salmon Arm’s finest local hot chocolate crafters create a unique hot chocolate that will tempt taste buds and awaken senses.

Tickets are limited and are available online.

The festival will feature Christine’s face painting, Maggie’s balloon art, Kiki the Eco Elf and the Winter Queen is scheduled to make an appearance.

There will also be live music from Green Room, Blu & Kelly Hopkins, Kiki the Eco Elf, Hat Trick Band, In My Orange Kitchen, Shuswap Pipes and Drums, Shuswap Dance Centre and the Canoe Rockers.

There will also be a bevvy of food from Biggz BBQ, Mystic Pizza, Arma Greek Food, Momma’s Bannock and hot chocolate from the Girl Guides. The marketplace will feature 28 local vendors

In keeping with tradition, there is a Winter Fun Fest Parade scheduled for Feb. 18 starting at 5 p.m.

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