Winter Carnival – January 21

Winter Carnival 2023 on Saturday, January 21, at Champlain Park and Fieldhouse, noon to 3pm

It’s back…with hot chili, cool music, and fun sleigh rides! Everyone is welcome to attend the Carnival, whatever the weather. Among the activities:

  • 12:30-2:30: horse drawn sleigh rides
    and outdoor games in the park
  • 2-3 pm: music in the Field house with children’s entertainer Derek McKinley.

Admission, sleigh rides, hot chocolate and coffee are FREE.

Food and Beverages: There will be a Chili cookoff, baked goodies, juice, hotdogs and more for sale in the Fieldhouse kitchen. Please bring a little cash. Debit/credit machines are NOT available.

Volunteers make it happen! We need help with setup and cleanup, lunch counter, ticket sales, and donations of baked goods. Call out for chefs to bring their best chili dish of course! Please contact Erin and Kelly for more info at or 613-799-1770.

Thank you to the Wellington West Business Improvement Area for sponsoring the sleigh ride.

The rink is not reserved for the carnival and no organized activities will be happening on the ice. Rink will be operating as per normal for skating. As an indoor event, organizers urge everyone to mask indoors and follow other public health guidelines.

Great turnout of skaters on Champlain Park rink and skiers on SJAM trail! From Winter Carnival 2019.
Organizers Erin Topping and Kelly Archer display the ten chilis participating in chili cook-off contest! From Winter Carnival 2019.