Megan Melnyczik makes the stop for the home team in a Feb. 19 game between the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service and their counterparts from the High Prairie Fire Department. Admission was by food bank donation. The game was in the MRC in Slave Lake, won by High Prairie 14 – 11. Fire chief Alex Pavcek says the two departments try to play each other a couple of times a year. High Prairie has had the edge so far, “but we will come back next time stronger and ready to play!”
Sleigh rides at Big Fish Bay RV Resort in Slave Lake. The event was part of both All-In Slave Lake and Frost Fest. Funds raised went to the Slave Lake Gymnastics Association.
Maple syrup on a stick in front of the Fix in Slave Lake. The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council and the Fix held the free event on Feb. 19. It was originally going to be at Big Fish Bay RV Resort.
Comedian Don Burnstick (left) listens as Ted Nolan tells a bit of his story. Nolan is a former NHL player and coach. Nolan, two of his sons, and two other Indigenous hockey players talked about their experiences. Then Burnstick did some comedy. The event was held at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on Feb. 18.
Scott Sinclair (left) and Travis Stephenson face off at the Indigenous All-Stars vs. Slave Lake Wolves alumni on Friday, Feb. 18. The game was organized by Ice Breaker Hockey as a fundraiser.
Kandace and son Colten Gilpin start out cross-country skiing on the Songbird Loop at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation on Feb. 20. BCBC held a Winter Fun Day as part of Frost Fest. Events included an Olympic obstacle course, fire starting, a hot dog roast, snow painting, free cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals, etc.
A cold front descended on Family Day (Feb. 21), which made the fire a popular part of Frolic in the Park. The annual event is the culmination of Frost Fest. Activities included free toys from Toy Mountain, sledding, skating, and other outdoor fun. It was in Schurter Park.
A snow fort contest was part of Frost Fest, with judging taking place on Feb. 25. We hadn’t heard who won, but the one on 6th St. SE must have been a strong contender.