Usually at this level within the winter, organizers of the Jack Frost winter pageant could be laborious at work getting ready websites and hoping for good climate.
The annual weekend-long pageant attracts hundreds of individuals, coming from throughout P.E.I. and the Maritimes.
However the pageant will not be continuing this 12 months because it has in previous years. COVID-19 has created an excessive amount of uncertainty.
As an alternative, the organizers are operating a month-long occasion referred to as Jack Frost Presents: Ice Metropolis.
“We thought it was vital to maintain the model alive with out the complete publicity and the danger of earlier years,” stated John Cudmore, chair of Capital Metropolis Occasions, the organizers of the pageant.
Beginning Feb. 12, Charlottetown can be decked out in full winter-festival theme.
Every weekend, Islanders can count on signature occasions like a comedy weekend, music weekend and an out of doors market.
Tubing on the Jack Frost Winterfest on the Charlottetown Occasion Grounds was a giant attraction in previous years. (Jack Frost Winterfest/Fb)
Cudmore stated ice sculptures and different acquainted touches from the Jack Frost pageant may also be positioned across the metropolis.
“We’re really doing one thing a little bit completely different with a vendor setup within the Queen Parkade,” he stated. “We’re calling it Queen Avenue Market.
“And we’re hoping with the type of indoor-outdoor exercise across the space … we are able to set distributors up there practising social distancing and promoting their wares and make it a little bit little bit of enjoyable.”
For Cudmore, it was vital to run some form of an occasion to assist companies within the downtown space.
“It is key that we hold Islanders out and round. There is a pent-up demand, we really feel, for actions for younger individuals and for adults alike.”
“However we’re ready both approach,” he stated.
Extra from CBC P.E.I.