FIRE AND ICE: FEBRUARY 13, 2016
The Town of Perth will officially launch its 200th anniversary in a way that celebrates the true Canadian spirit: in the middle of winter!
Fire & Ice is a two-tiered, day-long celebration that focuses on both the family and night-time celebrations.
The Afternoon at Conlon Farm:
FEB 11 Update: We’ll move forward with the afternoon activities – weather forecast and all!
To celebrate our 200th anniversary, the Town of Perth will host a free, fun-filled afternoon of family activities at Conlon Farm on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 1-4 p.m.! Check out the activities we have planned for our special day:
Frolf: Frisbee? Golf? Frozen? We’ll be combining two popular sports into one as we set the stage for a four-hole Frolf Course. You’ll try to get frisbees into custom-made “golf” holes. There is a trophy for the champion!
Ice Canvas Art Wall: We’ll be putting up an ice canvas wall in front of the chalet, where you’ll have the chance to take a paintbrush to ice and create some beautiful art!
Outdoor Bonfire: There’s nothing better than an outdoor bonfire in the middle of winter! We’ll have an outdoor bonfire set up outside the chalet where you can warm your fingers and toes between activities.
Tyke Obstacle Course: Just because you’re tiny doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the snow! We’re putting together a mini-obstacle course for the little ones (ages 6 and under), so they can get a taste of winter fun!
Youth Obstacle Course: Do you love a challenge? Have a competitive spirit? Want to tackle Mother Nature’s offerings? We’ll be hosting a youth obstacle course at 2 p.m. where youth (ages 7-13) will have the chance to complete an obstacle course across Conlon Farm in a timed challenge! Meet at the Chalet at 2 p.m.
Ice Hockey Shoot Out: participants will have the chance to shot a puck through the shootout billboard on the outdoor ice pad. If you get three in, you could win a prize!
Facepainting: Take a long-time favourite festival activity for kids, and bring winter in as the themed creation! From Elsa eyes to snowmen on cheeks, our facepainters will be in the chalet from 2-4 p.m. to give your kids the chance to select a winter-themed facepaint creation.
Capture the Bicentennial Flag: You’re going to have a blast competing in a capture the flag event where you’ll work with your team to get your opponent’s flag with a winter twist.
The Chalet will be open from 1-4 p.m. and the public will have washroom access and the canteen will be open, too! If we lost all the snow, don’t worry! Most of these activities are weather proof, and we’ll still have some events on the go. Here’s a map of the events:
These family activities proudly sponsored by Allan and Partners LLP, Perth Courier Metroland Media and Shaw Direct
Crystal Palace Winter Dance
FEB. 11 UPDATE: The tickets for the Winter Dance have all sold out! Please still come to the Fireworks show, which is put on by the Perth Firefighters’ Association. The Fireworks show will happen at 9 p.m. at the Tay Basin!
Once you get home that afternoon, and eventually tuck the kids into bed, then it’s the adults’ turn for a night out on the town.
Did someone say, Ice Bar?!
That’s right. We’ve got an amazing night planned to officially launch the Town of Perth’s 200th Anniversary Celebrations!
Doors open at the Crystal Palace at 7 p.m., where you’ll hear some sweet tunes coming from the Riq Turner Band.
Inside, you’ll discover a custom-made ice bar with our popular brewers and spirit makers behind the bar – The Perth Brewery and Top Shelf Distillers. Watch them serve drinks travelling down an ice luge and into your glass – it’s going to be an unforgettable showcase of how we can celebrate our climate in a cool setting.
We’ll also have a bonfire going outside of the Crystal Palace and you can get set for a fireworks show, which will take place off the Drummond Street bridge at 9 p.m. (thank you, Perth Firefighters, for all your help!). With the Tay Basin as our backdrop to this event, it’s a special way to launch our milestone year.
Let’s Recap How Your Day’s Going to Go:
- 1-4 p.m.: Family activities at Conlon Farm: tobogganing, outdoor skating, custom-made obstacle course, toddlers’ play area, snolf, official snowball fight facility.
- 4 p.m.: Get home, get changed, feed the kids (or your pets – or both, for that matter!)
- 6 p.m.: Head out on the town and dine at one of our popular restaurants
- 8 p.m. (ish): Head to the Crystal Palace to dance in your winter boots, grab a drink at the ice bar, cozy up at the bonfire and celebrate all things Perth while watching the Fireworks show.
How did this event all happen?! From hours of volunteer work and special support from our Sponsors.
Any questions? Great! Please send us a note through the Contact Us Page.