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Winterloo | February 16-18, 2013

Post #2106
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Formerly UpTown Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival
February 16-18, 2013
Waterloo Public Square
Post #35725
01-28-2012 11:28 AM
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Hamlet Member
Uptown Waterloo
Joined Jan 2012
8 posts
Ticket sales have started for Mardi Gras North! It's a fundraising gala taking place at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery on Saturday February 18th from 8 to midnight. Thanks to our sponsors Red Condominiums & Sports Properties International. Hope to see you all there!

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Post #35969
02-07-2012 02:38 PM
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Joined Jan 2012
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Ice Dogs Festival Welcomes All

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The 9th annual Ice Dogs Festival is right around the corner. Waterloo’s premier outdoor winter wonderland welcomes people and pups to participate in 2 days full of fun.

Committee members met Friday to discuss final details, and the project is smoothly on track. Feb. 18-19 the public is welcomed to gather at Waterloo Public square where all the activities can be accessed by foot.

The family friendly events include a petting zoo, an ice slide, dog sled rides, face painting, hockey, ice-skating, ice carving, mini putt and much more.

The unique and exciting feature of the festival is that the whole family is welcome, Rover too! Seeing all the breeds of dogs is an event in itself. Committee member Patti Brooks says seeing all the breeds is her favourite part of the event.

“It’s amazing to see the different breeds that come in, how they interact with each other. It’s the most beautiful display of any dog breed you could possibly imagine,” said Brooks.

And if you think your doggie is the cutest out of the bunch, be sure to enter him or her in Snap Waterloo’s Ice Dogs Festival Photo Contest. Snap is looking for creative pictures of your pet enjoying their time in the snow. You could win a grand prize of $250.

You can even get a professional photo taken with your pup to commemorate your memories at the 2012 festival for only $7.

To bring the heat, new to this year will be a chili cook-off. Have a bowl to warm up your day at the festival.

Things will get a little spicier the evening of Feb. 18 at the New Orleans themed Mardi Gras benefit. The gala benefits The Humane Society and next years Ice Dogs Festival. The evening will offer the 19+ crowd drinks, tapas style appetizers and a silent auction.

You can dance the night away to the Red Pepper Band, a Dixie style jazz band. Masks and beads will be available at the event. Tickets are still for sale at the BIA office at Waterloo City Hall. Use the family and friends codeword “Jester” for a special price of $75 for 2 tickets.

Despite the weird weather we’ve had this year, Brooks assures that no matter the weather, Ice Dogs will go on. So bundle up and enjoy a beautiful winter’s day in Wonderful Waterloo Feb 18-19.


Visit the Ice Dogs website: http://www.icedogsfestivalwaterloo.ca/

Volunteers are still needed. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Sheila at http://www.snapkw.com/?option=com_sngevents&id=360063
Post #36160
02-15-2012 03:06 PM
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Hamlet Member
Uptown Waterloo
Joined Jan 2012
8 posts
Come to the Chainsaw Chili Contest this Saturday!

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There's also a student/youth rate of $25 for Mardi Gras North, just enter promotional code "partytime". http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/2750136733
Post #36225
02-18-2012 12:39 PM
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Hamlet Member
Uptown Waterloo
Joined Jan 2012
8 posts
With the snow we got, it's perfect weather for this weekend's festival. There's lots of events for all to enjoy so make sure to stop by the UpTown Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival!

Download a program guide here.

Post #36286
02-22-2012 01:16 PM
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Joined Dec 2009
5630 posts
Ice Dogs Festival 2012

Chainsaw Chili Contest



Seven Shores and Princess Cafe (Judge's Choice Winner)

The Bauer Kitchen

The Embassy (People's Choice Winner)


Whole lot-a gelata


Rope Board

Thanks for looking

Walter Pfefferle
Beachville Ont