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Ramsay Winterfest 2014 Schedule and Details

January 19th, 2014

Update: Shinny will be replaced by another activity

Ramsay Winter Festival 2014

Saturday, January 25
noon – 4pm

Ice Worm Hunt

Hints posted every hour until it’s found

Shinny Games with Inglewood

All skill levels welcome — these are friendly, fun games

  • Kids at 1pm
  • Adults at 2pm

Ramsay Olympics 2pm

  • Group X-country skiing
  • Curling (closest to the button)
  • Snowball toss
  • and more

Lots of other activities planned

  • Snowshoes
  • Kickball Course
  • Tug of War
  • and more

Free chili and buns

Served all day (while supply lasts)

Ramsay Winterfest 2014, Saturday January 25

January 10th, 2014

Get ready for the Kids’ Snow Olympics at this year’s Ramsay Winterfest!

Saturday January 25


At the Ramsay Rink

Winterfest 2014 Poster

Food, Fresh Air and Family Fun at Ramsay Winterfest this Sunday

February 15th, 2013

Ice Sculpting!

Mac and Cheese!



Ice Worm!


Snow Volleyball!

Ramsay Winterfest will take place at the Rink from noon to 4pm this Sunday (Feb 17).

Are you a Big Cheese?

February 8th, 2013


Mmmm. A mac and cheese competition!

Bring your gooiest, your creamiest, your cheesiest to the Ramsay Winter Festival on Sunday, February 17 at noon. Food celebrity Julie Van Rosendaal and Ramsay’s reigning Iron Chef Wade Paterson will be judging the dishes and awarding one winner the coveted title of Ramsay’s Big Cheese!

The creator of the tastiest mac and cheese will be rewarded with a great prize package including gift cards and other surprises sure to thrill any foodie! Your recipe will be featured in the upcoming Ramsay Cookbook but best of all, you will hold the title of Ramsay’s Big Cheese!

All competitors should arrive at noon because judging begins at 12:30 p.m. sharp! Our judges will taste each entry so if it’s important that your dish remains warm, make sure you bring it in a crock pot or chafing dish. Immediately following the competition, we’ll put your dish out for all Winter Festival attendees to enjoy along with complimentary pulled pork, buns and coleslaw.

See you at the 2013 Ramsay Winter Festival (at the rink) at noon!





Ramsay Winter Festival, Sunday Feb 17

February 6th, 2013

Ice Goalie

Ramsay’s popular Winter Festival is coming February 17! The outdoor fun includes skating, shinny, snow volleyball, ice sculpting and more! Solve the clues and be the first to find the shy and mysterious ice worm! What do you get when curling meets shuffleboard? Try the Cur-shuffle game!


Bring your winning Mac & Cheese dish! Julie Van Rosendaal and reigning Ramsay Iron Chef Wade Paterson will taste, judge and reward. Will you be Ramsay’s Big Cheese and win a great prize? Plus, we’re serving up complimentary BBQ pulled pork with buns and slaw! Hot chocolate and other beverages will be available for purchase at the canteen.

Ramsay Winter Festival is happening at the Ramsay rink from noon to 4pm, Sunday, February 17! Come out for this fun, free community event.


Winterfest 2013, Sunday February 17

February 1st, 2013

Winterfest 2013 will be happening on Sunday February 17 (12-4pm) at the Ramsay Rink.

Details coming soon…

Winterfest 2012 Highlights, part 2 of 2

March 4th, 2012

More highlights from this year’s Ramsay Winterfest. You can also view Part 1.

Chasing Rockets

“Fire in the hole!” shouted the kids as Scouter Rick used science to make magic on his Rocket Table.

Who’s going to catch the rocket?

Chasing Rockets


Sundae Tasty Sundae

“Let me get this straight. I can put whatever I want on my sundae? Yes, please!

My Sundae


On The Ice

The pleasure rink was the place to be for families and ice sculptures.

Putting on the Skates

On the Ice

Ice Sculptures


The Game

The brave and loyal Ramsay team did their best to vanquish our neighbours from Inglewood. There’s always next year.

Ramsay Team

Ball Hockey Action


A Mighty Thanks

The recreation committee made a valiant effort to keep the ice in shape between the endless Chinooks this winter. To make the rink safe for our “Chinook Shinny” with Inglewood, a team of volunteers took on the disheartening task of getting rid of the ice on the rink.

Thanks to Josep, Maurice, Levi, Liam, Jesse, Ian, Willem and Ben for sacrificing homework time to help out. Shannon, Allison, Marc, Alison, Dave, and Caroline salted, smashed, and supervised.

Winterfest 2012 was awesome. See you next year!

I heart Ramsay

Winterfest 2012 Highlights, part 1 of 2

February 21st, 2012

Ramsay Winterfest 2012 was a great neighbourhood party. Here are some of the highlights.

Fresh Calzones

The day before the event, the Winterfest team got together to make delicious calzones. Wade Paterson generously donated the use of his professionally-equipped kitchen for the occasion.

Making the Calzones

From left: Wade, Allison, Shannon, Carolyn. Not pictured because she took this photo: Nancy.

Fresh Calzones

Fresh out of the oven


 Ice Goalie

Frozen Memories provided the ice, tools and oversight for the ice sculpture contest. Their expert carver Julian started by turning this unassuming block of ice:

Block of Ice

into a glacial guardian of the net:

Ice Goalie


Chipping Away

Then it was time for everyone to join in the ice carving fun.

Ice Sculptors

Carving is Fun

Julian was impressed with the talent on display in Ramsay, including Bill Hornecker’s prize-winning ice fish:

Bill's Ice Fish

To be continued…