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Each year, the Truro Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture hosts and partners on numerous special events, including festivals, dances, movies and more.

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Winter Festival Brochure 2016
 

February 1-7, 2016
Truro Winter Long John Festival

 Monday, February 1

1:15-2:15 p.m. Free Pre-schooler Skating at Colchester Legion Stadium. Helmets are mandatory.
2:30-3:30 p.m. Free Seniors’ Skating at Colchester Legion Stadium. Helmets are mandatory.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Community Outdoor Skating Party at Victoria Square with free hot chocolate. (Weather and ice permitting). Helmets are encouraged.

Tuesday, February 2
10:00-11:30 a.m. Adult Recreational Skating at Colchester Legion Stadium. Special $2 Festival rate per person. Helmets are mandatory.
3:30-5:00 p.m. Free Adult Recreational Pickleball at the Douglas Street Rec. Centre.
7:00-9:00 p.m. Free Adult Recreational Pickleball at the Douglas Street Rec. Centre.
7:00 p.m. Guided Snowshoe Walk in Victoria Park with Daisy Roberts of Hub Cycle. Meet in the Truro Junior High parking lot. Contact Shannon Jarvis for snowshoe rental (902)893-6093 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
~8:00-9:30 p.m. Free Adult Co-Ed Recreational Basketball at Truro Elementary School

Wednesday, February 3
6:30-7:30 p.m. Free Adult Women’s Basketball at Truro Junior High School.
7:45-8:45 p.m. Free Adult Recreational Badminton at Truro Junior High School.

Thursday, February 4
9:30-10:30 a.m. Free Seniors’ Skating at Colchester Legion Stadium. Helmets are mandatory.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Free Pre-school Skating at Colchester Legion Stadium. Helmets are mandatory.
7:00-8:00 p.m. Free Adult Soccer at the Cougar Dome.
8:00-9:30 p.m. Free Recreational Badminton at Truro Elementary School.
8:00-9:00 p.m. Free Ultimate Frisbee at the Cougar Dome.
8:00-9:30 p.m. Free Adult Recreational Ball Hockey at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre.

Friday, February 5
1:15- 2:40 p.m. Adult Recreational Skating at Colchester Legion Stadium. Special $2 Festival rate per person. Helmets are mandatory.
6:00 p.m. Winter Walk. Grab your long johns and flashlights for a family outing. We’ll walk from the Douglas Street Recreation Centre, through Victoria Park and back to the centre.
6:30-9:30 p.m. Community Swim for $3, at Wilsons Aquatic Centre, Rath Eastlink Community Centre.
7:00 p.m. It’s Fan Appreciation Weekend for the whole family with the Truro Junior A Bearcats at the Community Credit Union Arena, Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Friday and Saturday. See back of brochure for more details.

Saturday, February 6
All-day Free Long John Festival Ice Ball Challenge: a one-day, co-ed ball tournament hosted by the Truro and Area District Mixed Slo-Pitch League and being held in Truro at the Stadium Fields.
To register a team, contact Jason Roberts at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 902-899-0010 after 5 p.m. See back of brochure for more details. Registration is free. Minimum of seven males and three females per team. Teams and fans are encouraged to wear long johns. No storm date.

10:00 a.m. More Snowshoeing with Daisy. Break out your snowshoes and enjoy a guided, group snowshoe walk in Victoria Park with Daisy Roberts from Hub Cycle. Meet in the parking lot at the top of Wood Street. Bring your own snowshoes as no equipment will be provided.
7:00 p.m. It’s Fan Appreciation Weekend for the whole family with the Truro Junior A Bearcats at the Community Credit Union Arena, Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Friday and Saturday. See back of brochure for more details.

Sunday, February 7
10:00 a.m. Winter Fat Bike Ride with Daisy Roberts from Hub Cycle. Meet at the top of Wood Street. No equipment provided. Please contact Hub Cycle at 897-2482 for bike rental information.
2:00-4:00 p.m. Coasting Party for the entire family at the Centre Communautaire francophone de Truro (Francophone Centre). Free hot chocolate will be provided!
3:00-5:00 p.m. Community Skate for $2.00, or a food donation to the Colchester Food Bank, Community Credit Union Arena, Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Helmets are mandatory.

 

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