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Truro Long John Festival being held Feb. 15-18

Truro Mayor Bill Mills gets his thermals out for the Truro Long John Festival each year.
Truro Mayor Bill Mills gets his thermals out for the Truro Long John Festival each year. - -File photo
TRURO, N.S. —

A variety of winter activities will be offered during the 2019 Truro Long John Festival.

The event begins Friday, Feb. 15 and ends on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 18.

Friday, Feb 15
All Day- Mayor’s Challenge: Wear your Long Johns to work
Curling Junior Slam Series February 15-17 at the Truro Curling Club
Noon-2 p.m. -Free adult pickleball/ Douglas Street Recreation Centre
1-2:30 p.m. -Free adult recreational skate/ Colchester Legion Stadium
5-8 p.m. -Free Long John Festival Kick-Off at the Civic Square

The kick-off includes musical entertainment, horse and wagon rides, refreshments and skating.
6-7 p.m. -Free family skate at the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex, Brookfield
6-10 p.m. - 2nd Annual Inglis Street Invitational Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam
7 p.m. - Truro Bearcats Game against Summerside/Rath Eastlink Community Centre - Buy a ticket to Friday night’s game and get a free ticket for Saturday night’s game
7:30 p.m. - Carson Downey acoustic show at the Marigold Cultural Centre - Doors open at 7 p.m. - Tickets are $32


Saturday, Feb.16
10-11:30 a.m. -Free intermediate snowshoeing/ Meet at Truro Junior High
10 a.m.-noon – Free archery 3D shoot/ Millbrook Gym
10 a.m.-noon – At the Civic Square - Free wagon rides, entertainment, skating, snow sculpture building, refreshments
2-4 p.m. – Free rock climbing at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre
7 p.m. - Truro Bearcats Game against South Shore/ Rath Eastlink Community Centre - Free Memorial Skate with the Bearcats following the game

Sunday, Feb. 17
10 a.m.-noon -Group Fat Bike ride/ Meet at Railyard
10:30-11:30 a.m. -Seniors snowshoe- Meet at Truro Junior High
1-2:20 p.m.. Free family skate/ Colchester Legion Stadium - Free hot chocolate provided by Third Place Transition House for Family Violence Prevention Week
1-3 p.m. -Free family skate/ Rath Eastlink Community Centre
1-3 p.m. -Free snow snake game/ Millbrook Powwow Grounds
3-5 p.m. -Free archery/ snowshoe biathlon/ Millbrook Powwow Grounds/ John B Trail - Pre-registration is required - Contact Gordon at 902-986-8447 to register
4-5 p.m. -Free family skate/Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex
8-9 p.m. Learn to Skate/ Colchester Legion Stadium - $5 drop in

Monday, Feb. 18
10 a.m.-noon- Free sledge hockey drop in/ Colchester Legion Stadium
10 a.m.-noon – Free family swim/ Rath Eastlink Community Centre - Available to the first 150 swimmers
11 a.m.-1 p.m.- Free sledding party/ Legion Hill
1-2 p.m.- Free preschool skate/ Colchester Legion Stadium
2-3 p.m. – Free seniors skate/ Colchester Legion Stadium
2-5 p.m. – Free Cougar Dome open house/ Cougar Dome

Some activities are weather permitting.

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