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IN PHOTOS: Alberton Winter Carnival makes the most of the season

Tucker Strongman, 2, pushes older brother Wallace on the outdoor rink behind the Alberton Fire Department on Feb. 13. Dad James Strongman said the rink “is the best thing that’s in Alberton this year.”
Tucker Strongman, 2, pushes older brother Wallace on the outdoor rink behind the Alberton Fire Department on Feb. 13. Dad James Strongman said the rink “is the best thing that’s in Alberton this year.” - Alison Jenkins

Alberton Recreation hosted a winter carnival Islander Day weekend, Feb. 13 to 15, with events all over town for all ages.

Weekend events included a family car rally won by Leanne, Allan and Aleisha Meggison in 57 minutes.

Preston Gaudet, left, and buddy Drake Harper shovel in tandem to clear snow form the outdoor rink behind the Alberton Fire Hall on Saturday Feb. 13. Carter Adams practices his moves on the ice near in the background. - Alison Jenkins
Preston Gaudet, left, and buddy Drake Harper shovel in tandem to clear snow form the outdoor rink behind the Alberton Fire Hall on Saturday Feb. 13. Carter Adams practices his moves on the ice near in the background. - Alison Jenkins

 

A pickleball doubles tournament was held at Alberton Elementary School and was won by Samantha Noye and Katie Hardy.

Barb Watson serves the ball to Samantha Noye, back left, and Katie Hardy at the Alberton Winter Carnival Pickleball Tournament Saturday afternoon. - Alison Jenkins
Barb Watson serves the ball to Samantha Noye, back left, and Katie Hardy at the Alberton Winter Carnival Pickleball Tournament Saturday afternoon. - Alison Jenkins

 

A “Find the Fox” scavenger hunt began with a list of clues that, when solved, revealed the location of the fox, hidden somewhere in town.

The winners were Charlee, Ethan and Addison Rafuse with the help or parents Lisa Gallant-Rafuse and Kyle Rafuse.

Rayah Barbour takes to the ice in Alberton on Saturday. - Alison Jenkins
Rayah Barbour takes to the ice in Alberton on Saturday. - Alison Jenkins

 

A free skate at the fire hall’s outdoor rink was jazzed up with lights and music with hot chocolate and hotdogs for all who attended.

There was hot chocolate at a community snowshoe event as well. A children’s sports night was fully booked and the town also hosted two movie nights.

Jessie Barbour gets help with his skates from mom Cindy Doyle at the outdoor rink behind the Alberton Fire Hall on Feb. 13. - Alison Jenkins
Jessie Barbour gets help with his skates from mom Cindy Doyle at the outdoor rink behind the Alberton Fire Hall on Feb. 13. - Alison Jenkins

 

An escape room adventure was held at the Alberton Town Hall and was open to teams of two.

Folks looking to chill joined an Art After Dark session and two free yoga classes were open for everyone.

Blair Duggan returns the ball as wife Vicky looks on at the Alberton Winter Carnival Pickleball Tournament Saturday.  - Alison Jenkins
Blair Duggan returns the ball as wife Vicky looks on at the Alberton Winter Carnival Pickleball Tournament Saturday. - Alison Jenkins

 

On Monday, horse and sleigh rides started in the field behind the Home Hardware.

Barry King sends the ball back over the net next to teammate and wife Donna at the Alberton Winter Carnival Pickleball Tournament Saturday. - Alison Jenkins
Barry King sends the ball back over the net next to teammate and wife Donna at the Alberton Winter Carnival Pickleball Tournament Saturday. - Alison Jenkins

 


Alison Jenkins is a local journalism initiative reporter, a position funded by the federal government.

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