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Revel in winter fun at festival

As severe cases of cabin fever have struck many Edmontonians, the folksfrom Arts on the Ave. have planned some fun to cure the winter blues.

As severe cases of cabin fever have struck many Edmontonians, the folks from Arts on the Ave. have planned some fun to cure the winter blues.

The third annual Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival was announced yesterday to take place on Jan. 9 and 10, snow or shine, at 92 Street and 118 Avenue.

“We just really want to encourage all the community to come out and really enjoy the avenue in the winter time,” said festival producer Christy Morin.

The festival includes a mountain of fun family activities such as skating and curling, and new to the festival this year is the inclusion of street hockey on the avenue.

The outdoor mummer’s play also makes a return to the upcoming festival.

“It is absolutely stunning to have a full moon out and watching a 20-minute theatre play,” said Morin.

Even if temperatures drop to the levels of the deep freeze that Edmonton has seen over the last week, the festival will still go ahead as many activities will take place indoors.

“So bundle up and come out,” said Morin.

 
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