Mount Pearl, NL (January 10, 2019) — Today at its Launcheon (launch + luncheon) event, Wayne Andrews, Chairperson of the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival, officially launched the 37th Annual Mount Pearl Frosty Festival, happening February 6 – 17, 2019.
“We’re so pleased with how the Festival has grown in its 37 years. It’s the largest winter event in Atlantic Canada,” said Andrews. “This year, we’re celebrating our largest Frosty Festival to-date. With over 80 events in 12 days, there is something for everyone.”
During this year’s Launcheon, an exciting new Frosty Festival initiative was unveiled. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to introduce The Mount Pearl Frosty Festival Community Service Scholarship,” Andrews announced.
The Frosty Festival is committing approximately $35,000 over the next 10 years to fund two yearly scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded annually to a student of O’Donel High School and the other to a student of Mount Pearl Senior High.
Scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates enrolled in a first-year program at a post-secondary institution. Applicants will be assessed based on volunteerism, community service, and academic performance.
“Without community spirit and volunteerism, the Frosty Festival would not exist. We rely on volunteers to run each of our events. Because people in our community have given so much to us, we knew it was important to invest in the next generation who hold community close to their heart. We look forward to announcing our first recipients and those for years to come,” said Andrews.
The Festival, a fixture in the City of Mount Pearl, offers a quality package of diverse entertainment that caters to the whole community to encourage maximum indoor and outdoor activity during the winter.
“The Festival is proud to partner with InclusionNL for a second year to ensure our events are as inclusive and accessible as possible,” said Andrews. “I’d also like to add that it’s not just a Mount Pearl Festival, we encourage residents from all our neighboring communities to come out and participate.”
Residents of Mount Pearl and neighboring areas are reminded that the Festival program has been distributed to all Canada Post mailboxes with A1H and A1N postal codes. The Festival schedule and event ticket information can be found at www.frostyfestival.ca. Tickets will be available for purchase starting 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
“If you want to attend Frosty Festival events, be sure to purchase tickets or register early. Our events have sold out in record time in the last number of years,” noted Andrews.
- The Mount Pearl Frosty Festival is a volunteer-driven organization.
- There are more than 500 people and 30 plus community groups who volunteer their time to ensure the Festival is a success year after year.
- The Frosty Festival would not exist without its 50+ corporate sponsors. Please visit www.frostyfestival.ca for a full list of our sponsors for the 2019 Frosty Festival.
- The Mount Pearl Frosty Festival is also supported by all levels of government, including the Department of Canadian Heritage (Government of Canada), the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), and the City of Mount Pearl.
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