Luna, the three-year old husky, impressed the crowd with her tricks. She was put through her paces by owner Shahnoza Ayon.

By Kathy McGrath

Despite wet, foggy weather, residents from our community and beyond gathered at the Port Union Community Centre on Jan. 27 to enjoy Winterfest.  The twenty-fifth anniversary of the event featured vendors, entertainment, activities for kids and yummy treats like maple taffy, burgers and baked goods.

The big draw this year was the Mutt Show, which attracted a crowd eager to see the dogs of all types parade their costumes and perform tricks. The event was sponsored by Muddy Paws in Guildwood. Oven Baked Tradition Dog Food was also a sponsor and supplied free samples. Those outside stayed warm by sipping hot chocolate and hot apple cider.  The 2nd Highland Creek Scouts also kept a bonfire going to help keep the dampness at bay.  

Inside the building, the dance troupes were a crowd favourite. A brightly-costumed group of Hawaiian dancers transported the audience to a tropical island with their swaying dance moves.  Young highland dancers from the Sheryl Joyner School of Highland Dance also brought some joy to an overcast day.  Various musical groups were on hand, providing something for every taste.

Winterfest continues to bring our community together when people are feeling isolated by the Canadian cold.