The annual Ethelbert Country Christmas Celebration goes on this Saturday.
Organizing committee member Angie Seminuk says it is the second year for the event.
"There are three volunteers in total. Two of us started it last year, and we now have another one helping us. It is our second year. The first year we had a phenomenal turnout because it was after COVID and the community came together very well, and we are expecting the same thing this year."
Seminuk says they have a full day of activities planned.
"We are going to have our Christmas Market during the day from 9 until 5. We have 15 home-based vendors, and we are also going to have a 50/50 and a raffle. it will be held at the Drop-In Centre with all of the proceeds going to the Ethelbert School Breakfast program. And then we will have our parade of lights beginning at 5 pm, which will go through downtown. And after the parade, everyone can meet Santa at the Drop-In Centre for their treat bags as well as sugar cookies and hot chocolate."
The day will wrap up with an evening bake sale starting at 6 pm, and chip bingo starting at 7, both at the Ethelbert Parish Hall and both sponsored by the local Ukrainian Dance group.
Anyone wanting to enter a float can do so before Friday by caallng Angie at 204-572-6209.