Bon Soo revellers take on the Polar Rush
After a very cold – but well-attended – opening night on Friday, Bon Soo 2023 was in full swing Saturday.
Sault Ste. Marie’s annual winter carnival is back following its pandemic slumber, with a number of activities and events happening throughout the city. That includes a brand new event that is sure to test people’s endurance.
The event is called the Polar Rush, an obstacle course that will take participants through Bellevue Park.
“It’s about two-and-a-half-kilometre loop through a series of different obstacles,” said Alana Kenopic with Sault Tourism.
“They come out at the end, usually out of breath.”
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The popular Bon Soo Bum Slides were also open Saturday, drawing large groups of children.
Saturday at Clergue Park were the pony rides, taffy making and a unique game called Crokicurl, which combines curling and crokinole on a large outdoor rink.
While temperatures have warmed up since Friday’s frigid conditions, low-hanging clouds and snow forced the postponement of the Bon Soo helicopter rides; organizers said Great Lakes Maskwa Aviation expects to start the rides on Sunday.
A full schedule of events can be found here and more information on the carnival and its history can be found on the Bon Soo website.
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