Category Archives: Past Posts

Today’s bonfire and marshmallow roast…

For those of you out there who refuse (like us) to be put off by damp weather – the Friends of Ellenwood will be out at the Park this afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00. A  warm welcome awaits you down … Continue reading

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March 25th update…

Well… it’s the first weekend of spring.  How are you liking it so far?  It also happens to be the last weekend of March.  Remember that whole, “In like a lion, out like a lamb” business?  The next few days … Continue reading

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March 18th update…

It’s a case of too much yet too little.  Too much snow on the ground preventing our Hunt for Gold to take place, but too little snow for getting out the skis.  A soggy combination.  As the sun hits the … Continue reading

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March 11th update…

Baby, it’s c-c-c-COLD outside!  Bundle up if you head out to the Park for a walk this weekend.  No snow means no skiing (…not enough glide;-) so the ski cabin will be closed while we c-c-c-continue to wait.

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March 4th update…

Cold enough for snow, but that’s about all. That means the ski cabin will be closed for ski loans again this weekend. Oh well… it’s still early in the month so by all means count your chickens, but not before … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Hunt for Gold

On Sunday, March 19th bring the wee folk out to Ellenwood where they can hunt for the gold coins that those mischievous leprechauns leave behind in the Park every year.  Afterward, they can trade all that gold for fun loot … Continue reading

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Last weekend in February…

March arrives on Wednesday. Can you believe it?  Where did February go with all its deep, fluffy snow and fabulous skiing?  There’s an old saying that March comes in like a lion, but goes out like a lamb.  Whereas, Ethel … Continue reading

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Heritage Day at Ellenwood…

As of 10:30 this morning, the ski trails around the Park are crusty, partially ice-covered and FAST!  Definitely NOT for novice skiers.  In the interest of safety, the Friends of Ellenwood Park will not be loaning equipment to anyone without … Continue reading

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Heritage Day long weekend update…

Did you know it is estimated that over 3.5 million Canadians own cross-country equipment, of whom almost 2 million ski once a week or more during the winter months? Cross-country skiing is a great Canadian heritage just like hockey and … Continue reading

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Would you wear a bathing suit to the symphony?

I thought that would grab your attention;-)  If you think you’re ready to try skiing, you will need to DRESS APPROPRIATELY in order to stay warm while you ski or snowshoe. Staying warm extends your time outdoors and feels a whole lot nicer … Continue reading

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