Elkford residents are preparing for the annual Winter in the Wild event

Elkford preps for Winter in the Wild

The Elkford community groups have big plans underway as preparations for Winter in the Wild are being finalized.

The Elkford community groups have big plans underway as preparations for Winter in the Wild are being finalized. This annual event is one of Elkford’s largest and is something that residents from the community and the Elk Valley look forward to.

Ran solely by Elkford community groups with assistance and support from the District of Elkford, Winter in the Wild not only showcases what Elkford has to offer, but fosters huge community spirit through a weekend filled with family fun.

“We are here to lend a hand and help support this event, but it really is all of our amazing community groups that come together and plan all of these great events,” said Chantel Dawson, District of Elkford Programming and Marketing Coordinator. “Winter in the Wild is such a great thing for our community in many ways – fostering community spirit, showcasing all that Elkford has to offer and just giving everyone a chance to have lots of great family fun in the middle of winter. Our community groups, and all of their volunteers really work hard and have some great activities planned over the weekend.”

Winter in the Wild, set for Feb.12 to 14, will kick off with a walk to raise awareness and money for the Elkford Food Bank. Friday evening will see many winter activities with a spaghetti dinner and silent auction, bonfires, skiing and snowshoeing all highlighted with lighting up Elkford’s winter sky by fireworks. The family fun will continue all day on Saturday beginning the busy day with a pancake breakfast following with an open house at the art studio, cookie decorating, family social, scavenger hunt, a toque competition, hunting film tour and much more as activities roll into and wrap up on Sunday.

Over a dozen community groups will be hosting an event during the weekend ensuring the days will be filled with plenty to do, see and take part in.  The District of Elkford would like to remind all Elk Valley residents that they are welcome to come join the fun during the 2016 Annual Winter in the Wild.