Wednesday, August 5, 2015

‘Snoasis 2’ taking shape

Have you been saving and freezing those two-litre milk cartons?
The “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum” is continuing its plans for a community ice fort to be built at Lions Park during “Snoasis 2” on Saturday, March 15—and support is coming in.

In addition to family and friends of “Friends” members who have been saving their cartons, Rainycrest has donated more than 70, with more being saved up to donate from now until March 15.
The “Friends” also is inviting schools, Community Living, and any other groups to do the same.
As previously reported, the idea is for residents to take empty two-litre milk or juice cartons, put water in them and freeze them, and then bring them to the park on March 15 to build an ice fort together.
The size of the fort—and how many walls it will have—depends on the number of “bricks.”
Everyone is welcome to “personalize” their bricks with food colouring or non-toxic paint, or small items.
“Friends” member Samantha Manty, who conceived the inaugural “Snoasis” last year and is helping plan “Snoasis 2,” is enthusiastic about the bigger, better family fun day next month.
“The event is quickly approaching,” she noted.
“We had really positive feedback for the event last year so we’re excited that this year it’s grown,” she added. “We have a lot more activities.
“It’s going to be a great chance for people to get out and enjoy the winter with their families.”
Other outdoor family fun planned for “Snoasis 2” includes ice-bowling, smoosh races, face-painting, free hotdogs, and fun with the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club.
It will all take place at Lions Park from noon-2 p.m.
Meanwhile, there will be a toonie skate at the Memorial Sports Centre from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. that day, followed by a toonie swim at the pool from 1-3 p.m.
As well, the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will host a “Storytime,” at 2 p.m., with hot cocoa and cookies provided.
Manty noted the “Friends of the Museum” have been raising funds for more than two years, and hosting “Snoasis 2” is a way to give back to the community.
Any questions? Drop the by Fort Frances Museum, call 274-7891, or e-mail

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