Media Release: Stratford Winter Fam Fest Goes This Weekend (February 12, 2019)

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019

Stratford Winter Fam Fest Goes This Weekend  

Stratford, PE – The Town of Stratford’s Winter “Fam Fest” is back in 2019 encouraging residents to get out in our community on the Islander Day long weekend.  The long weekend fair includes activates for winter enthusiasts of all ages. This exciting and fun-filled weekend fair is Stratford’s version of winter carnival, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities. The events begin Friday evening with a Family Fun Evening at the Stratford Youth Centre. This event is free and open to everyone in our community. It will include arts and crafts, coloring, Lego and Play-Doh stations, and even hot chocolate and cookies!

Saturday gets underway with a community favourite – the Stratford & Area Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and the official kick-off to Fam Fest. Also on Saturday is a Build-a-Birdfeeder event, a free skate at the Pownal Sports Centre, a Community Bingo Night and Family Movie Night.

For those who want to enjoy the outdoors on Saturday there will be free wagon rides and a petting zoo at Great Northern Adventures in the afternoon.

Stratford’s Fam Fest Fun Fair will take place from 1:00 – 5:00pm on both Sunday and Monday (Islander Day) at Stratford Town Centre. This two-day event is sure to be a family highlight again this year with activities including inflatables, mini golf, face painting, balloon twisting, Squiggle Brush Craft Room, and visits from costume characters on both days. On Sunday attendees can take in Music Man Michael Pendergast’s performance, the Mr. Magic Show and play bubble soccer! Monday’s activities include a Bunny Trails Pet Ranch and Nerf Wars.

All events taking place in the Family Lounge are free on both Sunday and Monday. Families can purchase a bracelet or individual tickets, with proceeds going to the Stratford Youth Centre for the Par-T-Perfect Fun Zone and other select activities. There will also be a canteen on site both days and attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles which can be refilled onsite.

The Town of Stratford continues to encourage residents to Think Stratford when they shop, play and explore and are pleased to partner with local businesses to offer new activities at their locations during the Fam Fest weekend. On Friday and Saturday a Family Karma Yoga class will be offered at Now n Zen Wellness in support of the Stratford Youth Centre, a Kids Exercise Class at 3rd Degree Training on Saturday which is collecting donations to the food bank and a Physiotherapy Q&A on Monday at Stratford Reactive Health.

The 2019 Stratford Winter Fam Fest has something for everyone. For a complete listing of events, please visit www.townofstratford.ca, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or pick up a schedule at Stratford Town Centre.

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For more information please contact:

Wendy Watts, Community Engagement Coordinator
Town of Stratford
T: (902) 569-1995
E: wwatts@townofstratford.ca

 

Printable version: Media Release – Stratford Winter Fam Fest Goes This Weekend (February 12, 2019)

Media Release: Stratford Winter Fam Fest Goes This Weekend (February 12, 2019)

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019

Stratford Winter Fam Fest Goes This Weekend  

Stratford, PE – The Town of Stratford’s Winter “Fam Fest” is back in 2019 encouraging residents to get out in our community on the Islander Day long weekend.  The long weekend fair includes activates for winter enthusiasts of all ages. This exciting and fun-filled weekend fair is Stratford’s version of winter carnival, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities. The events begin Friday evening with a Family Fun Evening at the Stratford Youth Centre. This event is free and open to everyone in our community. It will include arts and crafts, coloring, Lego and Play-Doh stations, and even hot chocolate and cookies!

Saturday gets underway with a community favourite – the Stratford & Area Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and the official kick-off to Fam Fest. Also on Saturday is a Build-a-Birdfeeder event, a free skate at the Pownal Sports Centre, a Community Bingo Night and Family Movie Night.

For those who want to enjoy the outdoors on Saturday there will be free wagon rides and a petting zoo at Great Northern Adventures in the afternoon.

Stratford’s Fam Fest Fun Fair will take place from 1:00 – 5:00pm on both Sunday and Monday (Islander Day) at Stratford Town Centre. This two-day event is sure to be a family highlight again this year with activities including inflatables, mini golf, face painting, balloon twisting, Squiggle Brush Craft Room, and visits from costume characters on both days. On Sunday attendees can take in Music Man Michael Pendergast’s performance, the Mr. Magic Show and play bubble soccer! Monday’s activities include a Bunny Trails Pet Ranch and Nerf Wars.

All events taking place in the Family Lounge are free on both Sunday and Monday. Families can purchase a bracelet or individual tickets, with proceeds going to the Stratford Youth Centre for the Par-T-Perfect Fun Zone and other select activities. There will also be a canteen on site both days and attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles which can be refilled onsite.

The Town of Stratford continues to encourage residents to Think Stratford when they shop, play and explore and are pleased to partner with local businesses to offer new activities at their locations during the Fam Fest weekend. On Friday and Saturday a Family Karma Yoga class will be offered at Now n Zen Wellness in support of the Stratford Youth Centre, a Kids Exercise Class at 3rd Degree Training on Saturday which is collecting donations to the food bank and a Physiotherapy Q&A on Monday at Stratford Reactive Health.

The 2019 Stratford Winter Fam Fest has something for everyone. For a complete listing of events, please visit www.townofstratford.ca, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or pick up a schedule at Stratford Town Centre.

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For more information please contact:

Wendy Watts, Community Engagement Coordinator
Town of Stratford
T: (902) 569-1995
E: wwatts@townofstratford.ca

 

Printable version: Media Release – Stratford Winter Fam Fest Goes This Weekend (February 12, 2019)

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