WinterFest postponed to 2023
Family Day WinterFest South Huron postponed to 2023
One-day event cancelled, for 2022, to help keep people safe during current pandemic
The Co-Chairs of Family Day WinterFest South Huron say the one-day community festival is postponed to 2023.
Co-Chairs Jeff Musser and Dave Frayne say it’s disappointing to cancel the event for 2022 but they say it’s the right thing to do. They made the decision in order to help keep people safe during the latest wave of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and in light of the impact of the recent world-wide spread of the Omicron variant.
Family Day in Ontario is Monday, February 21, 2022. The WinterFest Co-Chairs encourage individuals to observe direction from public health authorities as they celebrate Family Day in their own family circles this year.
Family Day WinterFest South Huron began, as a partnership of community groups and activities, in 2011, and continued for ten years.
More than a dozen community groups worked in partnership, between 2011 and 2020, to create this single-day, family-friendly winter carnival for Exeter and area. The event drew thousands of people to the area with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. The Co-Chairs say now is not the right time for an event of this size.
The Family Day festival (familydaywinterfest.ca) could be back in 2023 if an improved pandemic situation makes it possible to hold the event safely.