Celebrate family fun, Canadian winter at 19th annual Winterfest

Guelph, On, January 29, 2014 – This Sunday, February 2 enjoy the Canadian winter as neighbourhoods and community groups celebrate Guelph’s 19th annual Winterfest, sponsored by the City of Guelph and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph in motion.

Schedule some family time, put on your warmest hats, scarves and gloves, bring your sense of adventure, and join in the fun. Winterfest events, volunteer-led and organized by community and neighbourhood groups, take place throughout the afternoon and range from tobogganing to ice sculpting. Admission is free. Visit guelph.ca/winterfest.


Winterfest 2014


  • Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group
    Brant Park, 601 Woodlawn Road East
    Brant Avenue Public School, 64 Brant Avenue
    1-3 p.m.
    Seasonal outdoor games and activities.
  • City of Guelph
    Centennial Arena, 376 College Avenue West
    1-3 p.m.
    Free family skate.
  • Downtown Neighbourhood Association
    Market Square, 1 Carden Street
    Ice rink
    1-4 p.m.
    Winter community engagement and celebration with hot chocolate and cookies.
  • Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group
    Exhibition Arena, 70 Division Street
    1-3 p.m.
    Free family skate from 1-1:50 p.m. Entertainment, crafts, games, refreshments and visiting with your neighbours until 3 p.m.
  • Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group
    Peter Misersky Park, Auden Road
    1-3 p.m.
    Tobogganing, outdoor games, hot chocolate, pizza and prizes.
  • Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Group
    Jean Little Public School, 56 Youngman Drive
    1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Skating, sledding, snow painting, bird watching workshop, indoor crafts, wieners and beans, and refreshments.
  • Kortright Hills Neighbourhood Group
    Mollison Park, 85 Downey Road
    1-3 p.m.
    Ice skating, scavenger hunt, snow/ice sculptures, snowman building, snow painting and hot chocolate.
  • Our Three Bridges
    Royal City Park, 139 Gordon Street
    Ice rink at Water and Mary streets
    1-3 p.m.Skating, games, hot chocolate and cider.
  • Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group
    Gateway Drive Public School, 33 Gateway Drive
    2-4 p.m.
    Indoor crafts and games, refreshments and lots of outdoor winter fun.
  • Sunny Acres Park Ice Rink
    Sunny Acres Park, 45 Edinburgh Road North
    1-4 p.m.
    Barbecue, apple cider and hot chocolate, skating and games. Please bring a donation for the food bank.
  • Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group
    Lyon Park, 299 York Road
    1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Nature walk, ice sculpting, skating and hockey, snowshoe, ski races, ice painting, hot chocolate and fun.
  • Waverly Neighbourhood Group
    Waverly Drive Public School, 140 Waverly Drive
    Waverley Park, 76 Balmoral Drive
    1-3 p.m.
    Winterfest fun, games and refreshments.
  • West Willow Wood Neighbourhood Group
    Westwood Public School, 495 Willow Road
    1-4 p.m.
    Snacks and warm drinks, indoor and outdoor games, skating and tobogganing.


Various neighbourhood locations throughout the city


Sunday, February 2, 2014

For more information

Kelly Guthrie
Community Engagement Coordinator
Community and Social Services
519-822-1260 extension 2677