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Winterfest 2018

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.

Led by Nicole Gale (red jacket) a cadre of local kids and even a few mutinous members of Kenora’s 116 Independent Field Battery take on the regional reserve gunnery unit in an old fashioned tug of war during Dryden’s Winterfest activities, Saturday at Van Horne Landing. From ice fishing to dog sledding, Dryden residents took advantage of the bright sun to get outdoors and enjoy our winter wonderland.  Photos by Chris Marchand and Michael Christianson

Hanging out during the ice fishing competition, Monday.
Bright sun, cool wind on your face and the steady pull of sled dogs.
What would Winterfest be without a horse-drawn sleigh ride?
A young Winterfest enthusiast shows some fierce spirit in a tug of war battle with member of Kenora’s 116 Independent Field Battery who made Dryden’s Winterfest a chance for some cold weather training and public outreach over the weekend.
Oops! Canadian Forces Reservists to the rescue. Demonstrating the one-armed technique while armed with a rubber replica rifle.
Fun on the sliding hill

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