Monday, January 14, 2013

Deep Freeze Festival {We Love You}

I am ashamed to say this was our first year attending Deep Freeze.
We spent Saturday afternoon at this Arts on the Ave festival and were absolutely blown away.
This was a really well-executed winter festival.
Finally!

It took me back to my years in french immersion when we celebrated the Carnaval de Quebec.
{On a very small scale.}
I have been longing for a proper Cabane a Sucre for years.
I loved how Deep Freeze seemed to effortlessly blend this year's Western theme with many Native and French Canadian elements.
Best of all Fiona was happy the entire time {minus the mandatory initial toddler shy phase}. 
Honestly, it seemed like everyone was.
This festival had a seriously good vibe. 
There were so many equally fantastic activities that the line ups for all of them were reasonable.
In fact, there were so many that we didn't get to them all.
I had to prompt most but the one post Fiona wouldn't let me whisk her past was the street hockey.
Again, making Daddy and Great-Aunt Julie proud.
 Thankfully the weather warmed a little from the -25 we've had recently.
Still, the warming area was a welcome sight and the music inside was fantastic.
We didn't take advantage of the full concession but spotted others with such amazing fare as tourtiere and poutine.
{It pays to have organized and thoughtful festival companions, thanks Diana and Carly for the refreshments!}
 This festival is now at the top of my favourite list.
We won't miss it again.

3 comments:

  1. WOW! We won't miss it again either! Love that girl with her hockey stick and that smiley boy at the end!

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  2. You know, I've heard of this festival but never knew exactly what it was about and now I do, thank you! I need to check it out!

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    1. No problem Marie. I was in the same boat and am so glad we went!

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