This year’s Denare Beach Winter Festival brought revellers from around the area to the village last weekend. A number of outdoor and indoor events, including the annual Turkey Curling World Championships, were held, prizes were won and smiles were easy to find.
A fireworks display kicked off the Denare Beach Winter Festival on Feb. 22, bathing Shwaga Bay with light. - PHOTO BY ERIC WESTHAVER
The customary horse-drawn sleigh rides around Denare Beach were a hit with young and old alike. - PHOTO BY DANIELLE YUNGWIRTH
Julia Norman plays a ukulele during the kids’ talent competition Feb. 22 at the Denareplex. - PHOTO BY ERIC WESTHAVER
Cory Norman aims for the button during the Turkey Curling World Championships at the Denareplex bunk Feb. 22. - PHOTO BY ERIC WESTHAVER
Turkey curling can mean a lot of slips and falls, as Jen Hysert shows after chucking her bird. - PHOTO BY ERIC WESTHAVER
Six-year-old Isla Magee was one of the big winners at this year’s fishing derby, taking home a pop-up fishing tent as a prize. - PHOTO BY DANIELLE YUNGWIRTH