By Stan Ashbee
Sunny South News
Coaldale’s Community Fest returns Feb. 15 with a great schedule of family-fun activities set for the 12th annual event.
“We have the usual suspects such as the pancake breakfast with proceeds going to the Coaldale Food Bank, a crib tournament, public skating, hayrides, target shooting, go fish, and the fun-filled activities over at the Coaldale Mennonite Church,” said Town of Coaldale Community Services Manager Stephanie Wierl.
New to the schedule this year, Wierl noted, is the Coaldale Mennonite Church has added a Pinata and the Coaldale Youth in Action Committee will be hosting a youth street hockey game at Eastview Park from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. “We are also happy to report face painting is being offered again this year, all thanks to volunteer support of the Coaldale Youth in Action Committee and the funding support of the Coaldale Kinettes,” Wierl explained.
According to Wierl, the town is very excited to be taking the lead in organizing this year’s event and the town would also like to thank the efforts of the volunteers over the past 11 years to ensure the event became a staple in the community.
“Hosting an event such as Community Fest is important as it brings families, neighbours and the community together. The event began back in 2004 to celebrate the Family Day holiday and bring people together. This year’s event is no different,” she added.
Each year, Wierl said, the community grows and each year events such as Community Fest grows.
“The town has made great strides in offering community-based events and programs over the last few years and we look forward to ensuring these events build momentum and become annual events the community can look forward to.”
Community Fest and other similar events are not possible, Wierl said, without the support of volunteers, sponsors and town staff — helping to build this and other events year after year.
“Thank you for all you do and for the continued support,” said Wierl.
For a related story on Coaldale’s Community Fest check out this week’s “Talk of the Town” and for a schedule of events and for more information see inside.