West Hillhurst Winter Carnival

To activate a space that is typically underutilized during the winter, West Hillhurst Community Association decided to host a winter carnival in early February. Using $750 from ActivateYYC and a $500 sponsorship from Brady Dance Academy, they were able to hold a fun and engaging outdoor event – including sleigh rides, snowshoe demonstrations, giant ski races, toboggan pulls, maple syrup taffy in the snow and potato sack races and hot chocolate – that brought the community together to be active and play together! Around 200 people took part in the activities, which were complete with a fresh dusting of light new snow! To bring this project to life, the coordinators of the event had to interact with the City to book the usage of the field and to borrow some equipment and supplies.