Local children enjoyed arts and crafts during the Griz Kidz Winter Carnival held last Saturday. For more photos and the full story

Local children enjoyed arts and crafts during the Griz Kidz Winter Carnival held last Saturday. For more photos and the full story

A rainy day to celebrate Griz Kidz

Local kids and their parents headed up to Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) on Saturday, March 14 for the annual Griz Kidz Winter Carnival.

Local kids and their parents headed up to Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) on Saturday, March 14 for the annual Griz Kidz Winter Carnival.

Though some adjustments had to be made to bring the carnival inside due to a downpour, the most important carnival guests, kids, didn’t seem to mind.

“The thing with kids is that they’re so resilient and they don’t really seem to care about that stuff. They’re still having a great time,” said FAR Events Coordinator Jeni Pearson.

Among the activities offered were face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, Twister and a crafts table. Sweet treats like carrot cake and popcorn were also available during the free event.

“It’s a really great opportunity for local families to come up to the resort,” said Pearson of the event. “It gives parents a chance to bring their kids up to the hill, show them the skis and they can learn about the resort and encourage them to take part in winter activities like skiing.”

Pearson said that in the past approximately 300 kids took part in the carnival.