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Fundy Winterfest aims to help beat the winter blues

By Regis Phillips Feb 1, 2024 | 2:00 PM

Residents across the Saint John region can enjoy indoor and outdoor winter activities at this year’s Fundy Winterfest.

Greg Cutler, growth coordinator with the city, said Winterfest is an effort by some of our municipalities to create events in the middle of winter.

“We all like Canada and Saint John and our area but it does get tough to be active in the wintertime, so the neighbours sort of got together to provide scheduled opportunities for people to get outside and engage in the community,” said Cutler.

“So it is an effort to get people out in the dead of winter.”

Fundy Winterfest events will take place in Rothesay, Quispamsis, Saint John, Hampton, St. Martins, and Grand Bay-Westfield.

Cutler said the events taking place in certain communities won’t overlap with other events in the region.

“We do make an effort to make sure if we’re planning a special event in Saint John that we don’t do it a time Rothesay or St. Martins are doing something so we can kind of work with each other that way so where not dividing the crowd,” Cutler added.

Some major events taking place in Saint John include:

  • Trolley rides, live music and fireworks at Rockwood Park on Saturday, February 3.
  • Saint John Sea Dogs’ second annual skills competition on Tuesday, February 6.

Other events include snowshoe trails, a Chinese New Year gala, studying Ukrainian culture and traditions, and the St. Martins Polar Dip.

Some events will be accepting donations of non-perishable food.

Fundy Winterfest will run until March 10. More details can be found on the event’s Facebook page by clicking here.