I have been a bit slack in promoting #GoodNewsSackville of late but this gem is just too good to not to share. Anyone who grew up here in Sackville during the 70’s and 80’s will likely remember the massive winter carnival that we used to throw. If you are feeling a little foggy on the whole thing maybe these photos will help jog your memory.
This event was so much fun. I don’t think I have talked with anyone that remembers it that didn’t mourn its loss and wish for its return.
On Tuesday afternoon its return, or perhaps it would be better to say its reboot was gleefully discussed at a meeting hosted by the Sackville Business Association. Sitting around the table were representatives of various groups in Sackville. Some businesses, some service clubs, some representatives from the HRM, some churches (like yours truly) and we all agreed, it is high time that Sackville see a new Winter Carnival.
Now seems like a great time to begin. February 2015 will have a brand new (to our province) family oriented long weekend. A weekend that has no standing events or traditions one that people are not already used to traveling away for,or normally engaged in other events. This gives us a year to ramp up and plan out Sackville Winter Carnival 2015!
Everyone on Tuesday agreed so much has changed since the last time Sackville hosted this event. The town has grown incredibly. That tight knit community feeling is a little harder to come by. So it would be impossible to replicate the old carnival completely. But that doesn’t mean we can’t create a wonderful community event for the entire family. With so many people ready to come to the table to make it happen I am positive it will be a great one for sure.
What do you think all you Sackvillians out there? Are you ready for a new winter carnival in 2015? If so what do you want to see happen? What events do you want to attend? And what do you remember most fondly from previous carnivals? If there was one thing that you could bring back what would it be? I am meeting with the group hoping to pull this off again in a few weeks and I would love to come armed with suggestions and memories!
Also do you have any old photo’s of winter carnivals gone by? Why not send them along I would be happy to share those too.