Winter Carnival

2019 Espanola Community Winter Carnival

Espanola's Community Winter Carnival
Feb 8-10th

Snowshoe lending available @ Rec Complex
Outdoor Rink Open pending weather & ice conditions

Capture Our Community 2019 Winter Street Banner Contest
Make Winter Carnival your inspiration for winter design submissions!
Full rules & guidelines here

News: Boogie Mountain Ski Hill Becomes Outdoor Epi Centre for Winter Carnival

Boogie Mountain Ski Hill
926 Mead Blvd
Espanola, ON P5E 1P9
Phone: 705-869-1740

Friday February 8th 2019

Family Movie "Lady Bird"
Snacks available for purchase
Hosted by the Espanola Public Library

Chili Luncheon
$8 per person Chili, bun, dessert & beverage
Hosted by Espanola Masonic Lodge
Upstairs @ Rec Complex

Afternoon Escapes
Family Movie "Lady Bird"
Snacks available for purchase
Hosted by the Espanola Public Library

38th Annual Spaghetti Supper & Elimination Draw
Knights  of Columbus  Hall
Cash Draw 1st prize $1000, over $1700 in total prizes
Dinner & Elimination Draw - $15
Supper only - $10.00, Children under 12 - $5
Tickets available from Marc Paquette 705-869-0692 or at the KC Hall between 4pm – 6pm

Teen Munch to the Movies
Movie "Tag"
Snacks available for purchase
Hosted by the Espanola Public Library

Meat Roll-Off & 50/50 Draws
Espanola Royal Canadian Legion

Hockey Game
7:30pm Puck Drop
Espanola Express VS Blind River Beavers

Saturday February 9th 2019

Carnival Skate Exchange
Drop off or pick up gently used skates
Hosted by Public Health Sudbury & Districts and the Espanola & Area Family Health Team
@ the Rec Complex

Bake Sale
A fundraiser for Dansations Competitive Dancers
@ Rec Complex Lobby

Free Pickle Ball
Free Lessons*No experience required*Equipment lending at Rec Complex
Espanola High School

Family Yoga & Playgroup
For caregivers with children up to 6yrs/at least one child must be 6 or under.
9-10am Yoga followed by playgroup. Yoga mats available. Bring a bottle of water
Hosted by Our Children Our Future
@ Sacred Heart School (entrance at the gym door)

The Boomer Big Air Event
In honour of Brandon Boomhower's passion for jumping & rails.
$20 (under 18 requires parental consent)
9:30-11:00am Registration
10:30-11:45am Practice
12-1:30pm Contest
@ Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Book Reading + Signing
Join Kathy Carré, children's author of The Victoria Story Series, for a book reading and signing.  Includes a draw for a free book!
Espanola Public Library

Paint S-Capes with Christine Mick
Stained-Glass-Effect Painting Workshop
$65 person /All materials supplied including final glaze & frame
Must be Pre-Paid by Feb 7th (purchase tickets via e-transfer to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Contact 705-929-2352 for password or to arrange for cash payment)
First 10 paid registrants accepted - bring a lunch/snacks
Espanola Complex Lobby

Family Movie
Movie "Smallfoot"
Snacks available for purchase
Hosted by the Espanola Public Library

Ball Hockey Tournament
@ DFR Sports Bar Parking Lot
4 on 4/15 min games
$10 a person–registration goes to prize pool
Bring your own stick
Food bank donations appreciated
Teens & Adults Welcome/Food & Drink available
Registration & payment at DFR before Feb 7th call 705-583-3663

Espanola Coffee Roasters
Full of beans & flavor!
Bring your own mug for a 50 cent discount
Bring a blanket or lawn chair & sip by the fire!
@ the Boogie Mountain Outdoor Warming Station

Warming Station
FIRE! Don’t be alarmed!
The Espanola 3rd Cubs & Scouts keep the fire burning at the warming station.
Marshmallows & hot dogs for roasting available at the chalet canteen.
Bring lawn chairs & blankets for the fireside!
Sponsored by Carlyle Construction

Free Professional Face Painting
Get animal!  Transform into your favourite pet or wild animal!
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill
Sponsored by Gray Street Veterinary Services

Free LIONS Swim

Radar Run
$10 for 3 runs (all ages welcome)
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Outdoor Family Games & Fun @ Boogie Mountain Ski Hill
Bubble Soccer
Players are surrounded by a Giant bubble for games of 5 on 5!  Bring your friends, team, employees & family for a friendly bubble bump challenge (participants must be 4 feet tall or over)

Snow Ball Toss 
Playfully throw a phony snowball into the Character “Olaf’s” mouth and make him eat snow

Slap Shot Wall 
Put on your game face; assume the stance; grip your stick & snap or slap the puck – hit the 5 hole or top shelf and score

Stick Handling 
One on One challenge  for the young & young at heart.  Show off your stick handling abilities as you skillfully manoeuvre the puck away from your opponent

Stefano the Magician
Watch for Stefano the Magician as he mingles through the crowd & works his magic.
Card tricks, mind reading, escapes & much more
If you can’t find him, he’ll find you
@ Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Word of the Mayor, followed by,
The Opening of Boomer Park, followed by
Word from the executive board members of Boogie Mountain
@ Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Meat Roll-Off & 50/50 Draws
Espanola Royal Canadian Legion

Strings Dinner Prelude with Espanola Strings
Warm hearted music for a February chill
Admission with ticket for the Paul & Hester Zahorec Memorial Supper
Upstairs @ Recreation Complex

Prize Presentations
Big Air & Radar Run Prize Presentations
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Paul & Hester Zahorec Memorial Supper
You must have a ticket to attend.  Tickets available at the Senior’s Club, Cinder’s Naturals Health Food Store & through Lions Club members.
Call 862-0244 for free transportation.  Reception starts at 4:30pm & dinner served at 5:00pm.
Sponsored by the Espanola Lions @ Recreation Complex

Chalet Chili Dinner
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Starlit Guided Snowshoe
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Hockey Game
7:30pm Puck Drop
Espanola Express VS Powassan Voodoos

After Party
Licenced event
The Hardwood Boys
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Sunday February 10th 2019

41st Annual Snowarama for Easter Seals
Registration 9-10am at Tim Hortons in Espanola
Ride begins at 10am to the Red Dog Grill in Whitefish Falls for lunch followed by dinner & awards at the Eagles Club in Webbwood at 5:30 p.m.
Advance dinner tickets only - available until Feb 6th, $12
For info call Gaetanne Sokoloski 705-869-3509  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-566-8858
Sponsored by CTV, Mid North Monitor, Moose FM, Around About/Paper Works, My Espanola Now, Tim Hortons, Red Dog Grill

FREE Races
All ages Registration from 12-12:30pm    
Races 12:30–2pm
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Anti-Bullying Workshop & Pro-Wrestling Extravaganza
Canadian Wrestling Federation presents: Anti-Bullying Workshop & Pro-Wrestling Extravaganza
FREE (open to all). Doors Open at 12:30pm.  Bring Your Signs! *Photo release forms to be signed upon entry
1-2pm – Anti-Bullying workshop provided by pro-wrestlers.
3pm – LIVE PRO WRESTLING featuring former WWE talent & future stars.
Sponsored by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre in partnership with the Town of Espanola
@ Espanola High School Gym

Who's Crafty KIDS Snowman Craft    
FREE create your own unique snowman!  Children 4- 12 yrs (all materials provided) Have fun crafting with Who’s Crafty KIDS! 705-500-4221 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sponsored by Who’s Crafty 
Rink side auditorium @ Rec Complex

Kids Slopestyle
$5/up to 14 years
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Kids Slopestyle Prizes
Boogie Mountain Ski Hill

Hockey Game
4pm Puck Drop
Espanola Express VS Elliot Lake Wild Cats

Who's Crafty Valentine's Decoration & Card Making Event
An evening of laughter, fun &  crafting.  Create a beautifully rustic block Valentine's Day decoration & one of a kind card for your special someone!  Ages 12 & up/All materials supplied.  Bar available. 
Special carnival price - $35 or bring a friend for $60! Advance registration required 705-500-4221 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sponsored by Who’s Crafty
Rink side auditorium @ Rec Complex

Pumpkin & Fibre Art Photos


2016 Promo Video

Fibre Art Coral Reef Project


Festival Testimonial

Had a blast at the festival! I came home with lots of yarn, new skills and inspiration:) thanks to all the organizers for putting on a great event! I highly recommend making the drive and (never thought I would say this) staying in Espanola to get the most out of both days. Everyone is friendly and it's a beautiful area:)

- Crystal Majury


Markus Schwabe’s Giant Pumpkin (46 pounds) finds a new home in Espanola! We’re plumping up for the 4th Annual Pumpkin & Fibre Arts Festival!


Mayor Piche and Giant Pumpkin




 2013 Pumpkin and Fibre Festival

 2012 Pumpkin Festival

2012 Pumpkin Decorations

Pumpkin Trail Map

FESTIVAL GET’S DOWN TO BUSINESS with Pumpkin Promotions!

Download Pumpkin Trail Map (pdf) <-Updated September 23

*Cortina Pizza enjoy pumpkin/squash ravioli

*Espanola Home Hardware redeem the coupon on the pumpkin trail map for 20% off the Gourmet Shop Espanola Mall

*Cinder’s Naturals Health Food Store enjoy pumpkin spice frozen yogurt

*Jean Country redeem the coupon on the pumpkin trail map for 20% off!

*Pet Valu redeem the coupon on the pumpkin trail map for 15% off over dozens of pumpkin products for pets

*Rustie’s Café enjoy Pumpkin Poutine & Pumpkin Cream Cheese filled muffins


The Town of Espanola & Dynamic Earth cross-promote on Pumpkin events!






Pumpkin Festival

PumpkinFestSept web


Be a part of the community celebration!


Fibre Arts Festival
October 17-21

Visit for a complete listing of Fibre Art Events and Workshops

Pumpkin Festival Sponsors

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Schedule of Events

Sat Oct 19th 2019

8-11:30am Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast
$8 adults/$6 children 5-12yrs/free under 5 yrs with purchase of an adult breakfast
Upstairs @ Rec Complex
Hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary

8am-4pm Tribute Car Visit
See the tribute car one last time this year
8am-11am: The car will be parked at the Espanola Recreation Centre entrance for photo opportunities.
11am-4pm: The car will be parked near the beer tent, live band, and food vendor. Rides may also be available.

9am Blessings
Blessings from Brenda Roberts of Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Rec Complex Upstairs at Pancake Breakfast

9-11:30am Pumpkin Games for Families
5 pumpkin themed activities for a chance to win a prize!
Rec Complex Track & Field
Hosted by Our Children Our Future

9am-4pm Fibre Arts Festival Makers' Market
$2 admission
NEW LOCATION: Elks Hall (539 Second Ave) & Espanola Legion (370 Annette Street)

9am-2pm Farmers' Market
NEW LOCATION: Elks Hall (539 Second Ave)

9:30-11am Cultural Craft (18 yrs +)
Cultural Craft with Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Make tobacco ties & receive a traditional teaching with Jennifer Marenger & Brenda Roberts
For info (705) 869-1564 ext 4262 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rec Complex Lobby

10am-4pm Hydro Information Session
(Sign up for AFT)  Visit Espanola Regional Hydro to find out how to reduce your electricity bills.
Spin the wheel for a chance to win a FREE LED night light, keychain flashlight or light bulb!
Outside at Rec Complex

10am-4pm Quilt & Stitchery Show
Saturday and Sunday, $8 admission includes tea and sandwiches
128 Park Street

10:30am-12pm Indigenous Games for Youth
With Dakota from Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Registration required at 705-869-1564 ext.4263 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Track & Field at Rec Complex

11am-12pm Pumpkin Contests
Biggest Pumpkin weighed-in
Smallest Pumpkin weighed-in
Weirdest pumpkin
Best carved or decorated (adults & children categories)
Leave pumpkins for display til 4pm to show them off!
Outside @ Rec Complex
Sponsored by Tim Hortons

11am-2pm Domtar Fun Tent
Join Domtar for a Spider Scavenger Hunt, Fiber painting activity and free Halloween hot chocolate.
Complex Track and Field
Sponsored by Domtar

11am–2pm Holiday Movies
It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown & Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
(alternating movies each 25 minutes in length)
Library Conference Room

11am–4pm PUMPKIN BREW-Ha-Ha Tent
Carve out time for a pint (featuring Manitoulin Brewing Company) & the sounds of Sarah Craig with Jean Yves Bégin for a sultry mix of Jazz & Reggae
Music from 11am-1:15pm

Showponies: The duo of Steve & Sarah Lachance performing easy on the ears music from current pop hits to country classics
Music from 1:45-4pm
Sponsored by Town of Espanola & Rainbow Concert Series
Outside @ Rec Complex 

11am–4pm Pumpkin Pie Poutine Dessert  
Sarah's Food Truck on-site at the Beer Tent
Outside @ Rec Complex

12pm–4pm Face Painting
Face Painting with Caitlin Christakos
Rec Complex Lobby

12pm–4pm Bubble Soccer
Meet your match for a 5 on 5!  Challenge your friends, team or work mates to some friendly body bouncing! (Suitable for persons at minimum 4 feet tall & over)
Outside @ Rec Complex

12pm–4pm Bouncy Castle
Fun for kids of all ages & stages!
Outside @ Rec Complex

1–2pm Free Lions Swim
@ Rec Complex Pool

1-2pm Boogie Mountain & Elite Great Pumpkin Challenge
Race your pumpkin thru the obstacles and take it to the mountain!  Prizes & gourds of fun!
Adults 1–1:15pm
Teens 1:15-1:30pm
Lil pumpkins 1:30-1:45pm
FREE entry/sign a waiver at the start
Hosted by Boogie Mountain & Elite

3-4pm Tea at 3
Enjoy pumpkin treats with traditional tea service & coffee
Admission by donation
Library Meeting Room
Hosted by Save A.B. Ellis Committee

Fibre Arts Workshops
Visit for a complete listing of Fibre Art Workshops available by pre-registration



Al Secord Fitness Trail & Clear Lake Beach

Follow the paved Al Secord Trail along Highway 6 to Clear Lake Beach, where you can spend a fun-filled afternoon with family and friends.  Clear Lake Beach features a sandy beach, a playground, a beach  volleyball area, picnic tables and public washrooms. The Al Secord Trail begins at Queensway Avenue near Tim Horton’s and Clear Lake Beach is visible from Highway 6 at Foster Drive, in the south end of town.

Trail of Distinction

Waterfront Regeneration Trust is honoured to announce that the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as offering the very best that Ontario trails have to offer. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we congratulate our amazing partners for this recognition because you make the Trail possible.

See the Interactive Trail Map here
Download the Espanola Map (PDF)
Read more about the trail here

 GLWT Badge TOD9

Al Secord Fitness Trail Sign

clear lake path 2 beach path

Espanola Heritage Park

To commemorate the Town's 50th anniversary, the Espanola Historical Society in partnership with the Town of Espanola dedicated a heritage mural to depict our rich history.

The mural recognizes our early settlers, fur traders and loggers.  Our pulp and paper mill history includes a Prisoner of War Camp, housed within the mill during the second World War.

The project was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Domtar Community Investment Fund and personal sponsorships from residents and local businesses.  The park is located at the north entrance of the town, behind Cambrian College at 91 Tudhope, near the "welcome" sign.

The mural is approximately 5 feet tall, with stainless steel plates as the photos.  It features engravings related to the following displayed photographs:
• Origin of Espanola's name
• Early natives
• Early settlers and fur traders
• Early lodging
• Pulp and paper mill history
• Prisoner of War Camp for Germany during World War II
• Sports and other cultural events over the years



Espanola Heritage Park
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