Magical Evening At Ballantrae Park

by · February 29, 2016

 Snowflakes & Starlight Winter Carnival was a success despite spring-like weather

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CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS – Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

It was a “milder” magical evening at Ballantrae Park. The only frozen things at the event were Olaf the Snowman and Princess Elsa. The skating rink built by the Town of W.S. staff was perfect up to the night before the event when it rained. It actually became a dance floor for many, dancing to the “most excellent” music.

Snowflake Ice Sculpture

Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

There were Beavertails, tacos, burgers, hot dogs, fries and all the other great winter carnival foods. Free hot chocolate was enjoyed by everyone courtesy of Tiny Seedlings. All these Winter Carnival goodies could be enjoyed while sitting at one the picnic tables that surrounded the beautiful bon fire at this successful family celebration.

Inside the community centre there was a show by Lofty the Magician, Snowflake & Starlight crafts organized by the W.S. Museum, Face painting and Glitter tattoos.

There were also community tables with information set up by The Dash for Diabetes Run, Water Smart, York Regional Police and The 1st Ballantrae Scouts.

The Stouffville Fire Department and York Regional Police had vehicles set up in the parking lot, people could visit.

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Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

Councillor Maurice Smith put together a fantastic team to make this outstanding event happen…….If he could only control the weather !!!!!!!

Pyro Mario, Ron and Craig put on the best fireworks show in Stouffville history, choreographed to music. It certainly was a blast……a really dynamite presentation ….it blew us all away ….. very explosive !!!!!!


Thank you to the following sponsors for making this incredible display possible


Special thanks to:

  • Tiny Seedlings: Alec, Shana & Darlene
  • Councillor Maurice Smith
  • Town of W.S. staff:  Rob, Bruce, Joan, Julia, Sarah, Jeff, Dan, Vic, Chris & Shaun
  • 1st Ballantrae Scouts : Pierre , Dave & Gang
  • Most Excellent Productions: Mike, Kevin & Josh
  • Cedar Beach Resort : Kyle, Morgan & Janet
  • Musselman’s Lake Residents Association


The Winter Carnival organizing committee is to be thanked for a job well done!