Snow King’s Play House Opens Saturday at Noon!

Snow King’s MasqueParade 2012 – Play House Opens This Weekend!

This January and February, the Snow King’s Play House will host how-to sessions to come in and build masques, lanterns, and giant puppets. The six weeks of creative activities will culminate on Saturday evening February 18, 2012 with the Pageant and Parade and dancing in the streets.

Play House Public Times:
Saturdays noon to 5pm
Sundays 1pm to 4pm
Wednesdays 3pm to 8pm

For the second year in a row, the Snow King’s Play House will be located in the old 180 building on 9th Ave. N. across from the Post Office.

The Snow King’s MasqueParade is a community festival that hearkens back to a time when neighbours joined together to make their own entertainment and bring meaning to their lives through home-made celebration.

Masque Parade Ball 2012 PosterBeginning  with “Return to the Snow King’s Castle” in 2007, the communal activities that lead up to the celebration weekend allow us to access the creative part of ourselves that can become dormant in the whirlwind of day-to-day life.  Whether it be lantern making, fire spinning, or decorative masque-ing, much pleasure is had as young and old come together for a common purpose… to create some low-tech but, fantastical magic!

AND… don’t the Masque Costume Ball on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Civic Centre!