Scenes from Feb Fest 2017
Kingston’s winter festival, Feb Fest, took place last weekend in downtown Kingston. While snow was in short supply, there was still plenty to see and do over the four day event. Things kicked off with a public skate set to all Tragically Hip music last Thursday, with the day ending with the annual Carr-Harris Cup at The K Rock Centre (RMC won the game 3-2 against Queen’s). The rest of the weekend included hockey games featuring Kingston’s youngest talent; an appearance and autograph signing by NHL legend Rick Vaive; skating with the Vees and a performance by figure skaters Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier. On Saturday afternoon, the Annual Historic Hockey Series between Queen’s, RMC and RCHA Petawawa took place at Market Square. RMC took this one too, beating Petawawa 5-2 followed by a 4-1 win over Queen’s. That’s 9 wins for RMC over 11 years!
Throughout the weekend, Kingstonians and visitors enjoyed wagon rides, free maple candy, Beaver Tails and a large fire pit for warming up between skating sessions. Needless to say, downtown Kingston was a bustling and welcoming place. How great would it be to see some of these features stay throughout the entire winter season?
If you missed this year’s Feb Fest or had such a great time that you’d like to relive it, check out our photos below.
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