Toboggan Night is a go, as long as there’s enough snow

Cancelled last year due to a lack of snow, Castlegar Family Toboggan Night organizers are gearing up for this year’s party to be big.

There are some patchy spots at the moment but organizers hope the snow conditions will be ripe for Castlegar Family Toboggan Night on Feb. 12.

There are some patchy spots at the moment but organizers hope the snow conditions will be ripe for Castlegar Family Toboggan Night on Feb. 12.

Cancelled last year due to a lack of snow, Castlegar Family Toboggan Night organizers are gearing up for this year’s party to be big.

“It’s a city-sponsored event, and we have businesses that come on board for the community,” Coun. Deb McIntosh, chair of the Community Health and Wellness committee said.

The tobogganing gets underway on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. under the lights at Cone Hill Park. Since parking is very limited at the park, it is strongly recommended that party-goers park at the Community Complex and hitch a ride on one of the buses provided by M.T.I.

For members of the family that may not want to subject themselves to sliding down an icy hill on their behinds, there will be free hot dogs and hot chocolate, as well as fire barrels to warm up around.

The finale will be at 7:30 p.m. with a fireworks display and will feature a longer show thanks to sponsors Trowelex, Splashes Bath and Kitchen Centre and Krueckl Financial Services.

“We hope that people come out and have some fun, it’s a good way to get the community together and interact,” McIntosh said.

And if all else fails, “I think we can get Coun. Chernoff down Cone Hill on a crazy carpet.”

Cone Hill Park is located at 3500 9th Ave. in South Castlegar.

For more information, call 250-365-7227.