Sackville Snow Days pin
February 15-18, 2019

Snow Days Festival

The Sackville Snow Days is our annual winter festival that runs during the February long weekend. Led by the Sackville Business Association, countless community groups, organizations, businesses and volunteers come together to create a weekend filled with winter fun for the whole family.

Subject to change. Please note some events are weather dependent.

Schedule of Events 2019

coloring contest
Snow Days Colouring Contest
January 16 – February 14

Show off your artistic ability and be entered to win a $25 Cineplex gift card! Two gift cards will be awarded for each age group: age 5 and under, 5-10, and 10+. Colouring sheets can be printed HERE or picked up at the Sackville Public Library starting January 16th. Completed sheets must be submitted no later than 4pm on February 14th to be eligible for entry. Drop off locations: AA Munro Insurance, 209 Cobequid Road or Sackville Public Library, 636 Sackville Drive.

Brought to you by AA Munro Insurance.

snowman contest
Snowman Contest

The Sackville Snow Days Snowman Contest is now open! You could win one of the following three awesome prizes: 1st place $150 Boston Pizza gift certificate, 2nd place $100 St. Louis Gift Certificate, or 3rd place Cineplex gift pack! Submit your entry HERE. Submissions close on January 31st.

Visit HERE to vote beginning February 1st. Voting ends at 5pm on February 16th and Winners will be contacted via email and announced on our Facebook pageContact: 902-252-3099

Brought to you by the Sackville Business Association with thanks to Boston PizzaSt. Louis Bar & Grill and  Cineplex Lower Sackville

scavenger hunt
Scavenger Hunt
February 15-17

Win a Freeman's Lower Sackville VIP Pizza Party (Value $100). Complete the form online HERE, Scavenger Hunt Clues pdf  HERE or pick up the clues at the Sackville Public Library on Friday, February 15th at 10 am. Completed clues must be submitted no later than 5 pm on Sunday, February 17th. Contact: 902-252-3099

Brought to you by the Sackville Business Association with thanks to Freeman’s Lower Sackville

Thursday, February 14
6pm - 7pm
Winter Wonderland Skate
Sackville Sports Stadium, 409 Glendale Drive | 902-869-4141
FREE

Brought to you by the Sackville Sports Stadium.

Friday, February 15
6:15pm - 8:45pm
After Hours MasterChef Competition
Sackville Public Library, 636 Sackville Drive
| Register: 902-865-3744

Just like the MasterChef TV show, you’ll have a kitchen full of ingredients but no recipe to work from. Bring your creativity and an appetite for this after-hours celebration for teens only.

Ages 13-18. Space is limited. Advanced registration required. To register, call or drop by the library.

FREE

Brought to you by Sackville Public Library 

Friday, February 15
6:30pm-7:30pm
The Ultimate Party & Rental Store Presents: Snow Days Kick-Off Costume Party
Sackville Legion, 45 Sackville Cross Road. | 902-252-3099

Wear your favourite costume and help us kick off the start of Snow Days! There will be fun for the whole family with dancing, treats, childrens activities provided by Via Vita Academy and the Giant Kerplunk provided by the Rotary Club. 

Friday, February 15
7pm-9:30pm
StarKnox Coffee House
Knox United Church Hall, 567 Sackville Drive | 902-865-9216

Music by the band Innapinch.
Refreshments (non-alcoholic) available for a small fee with proceeds going to improving accessibility at the church.

FREE

Brought to you by Knox United Church

Saturday, February 16

9am-11am
Snowshoeing
Kinsmen Community Centre, 71 First Lake Drive | [email protected]

What better way to enjoy Sackville Snow Days than snowshoeing on the beautiful trails of First Lake. If you have your own snowshoes, please bring them. If not, there will be some to borrow. *Limited quantity

Saturday, February 16

9am-11am
Payzant's kids workshop
Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre, 250 Sackville Drive | 902-864-0000

The workshop will involve the assembly of a wooden birdhouse by each child, with their parent's assistance, if required. In addition, there will be an acrylic paint table, should the children like to paint their finished birdhouse. Space Limited.

Register by calling 902-864-0000 or in-store (paint counter)

canned food emoji Non-perishable donations will be collected for Beacon House Food Bank.

FREE

Brought to you by Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre.

Saturday, February 16

10am-6:30pm
Cross-ice 3on3 Hockey Tournament
Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Drive | 902-407-3400

Come out to watch some 3on3 Ice Hockey! 10am - Female Division | 12:30pm - Family & Friends Division (Non Competitive) | 3pm - 40+ Division | 5:30pm - 19+ Division. Teams captain Register Here and send team roster to [email protected]. $150 per team.

FREE

Brought to you by Sackville Minor Hockey Association.

Saturday, February 16
11am
Family Movie
Cineplex Lower Sackville, 760 Sackville Drive | 902-869-2022
$2.99

Brought to you by Cineplex Lower Sackville.

Saturday, February 16
12pm-2pm
Soup & Biscuit Lunch, Museum Tour
Fultz House Museum, 33 Sackville Drive | 902-865-9633

What better way to celebrate Heritage Day than to learn the history of our community. Join the Fultz House Restoration Society for lunch and a tour of the Fultz House Museum. Limited quantity. First come, first served.

FREE

Brought to you by Fultz House Restoration Society.

Saturday, February 16
1pm-4pm
Winter Play Day
Acadia Park, 650 Sackville Drive | 902-869-4200

Join Halifax Parks & Recreation staff! Make a bird feeder. Conduct an ice experiment! Participate in a Minute to Win it Challenge. Roast a Marsh Mellow. Enjoy a snow cone. Oh and don’t forget the free hot chocolate!

Saturday, February 16
1pm-4pm
Crafts & Face Painting
Sackville Library, 636 Sackville Drive | 902-865-8353

Join library staff for Snow Days crafts & movies! Face painting provided by Via Vita Academy. Tickets for face painting will be given out at 1pm. Limited quantity.

FREE

Brought to you by the Sackville Public Library and Via Vita Academy.

Saturday, February 16
1pm
Sackville Greenway Walk
Starting Location: Atlantic Superstore, 745 Sackville Drive (Parking Lot) | 902-220-8203

3 km round trip. Guided walk along the new Sackville Greenway Trail. David Waugh, Member of the Sackville Rivers Association, will talk about restoration of fish habitat, trail development and education opportunities. Parking is available at the south end of the parking lot, near the gas bar.

FREE

Brought to you by the Sackville Rivers Association

Saturday, February 16
2:30pm-4pm
Family Swim
Sackville Sports Stadium, 409 Glendale Drive | 902-869-4141

Limited space. First-come, first-served.

FREE

Brought to you by the Sackville Sports Stadium.

Saturday, February 16
5pm-8pm
Chili Taste-Off
Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Drive | 902-407-3400

The teams of the Sackville Minor Hockey Association will be competing for the best chili and you get to be the judge! Taste each team's chili and vote on your favourite.

FREE

Brought to you by Sackville Minor Hockey Association.

Saturday, February 16
6pm-8pm
Snow Days East Coast Concert
97.5 Community Radio Station, 11 Glendale Avenue. | 902-252-7975

Enjoy some of the East Coast’s best talent. Limited Seating. First come, first served. The concert will be broadcast live on 97.5fm. 

canned food emojiNon-perishable food donations will be collected for Beacon House Food Bank

FREE

Brought to you by CIOE.

Saturday, February 16
8pm
Chuck Wagon Races
Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Drive | 902-407-3400

The Sackville Minor Hockey Association is bringing back a classic Sackville Winter Carnival attraction! You can enjoy watching or competing in this years Chuck Wagon Races! Collect your team of seven and start making your costumes! The chuck wagon will be provided. Teams captain Register Here and send team roster to [email protected]

FREE

Brought to you by Sackville Minor Hockey Association.

Saturday, February 16
9pm-1am
Kinsmen Snow Days Dance
Kinsmen Community Centre, 71 First Lake Drive | 902-483-2640

Dance, prizes and 50/50 Draw. Limited space. Must be 19 years or older. DJ Donnie Allan.

canned food emoji Non-perishable food donations will be collected for Beacon House Food Bank.

FREE

Brought to you by the Kinsmen Club of Sackville

Sunday, February 17
9am-12pm
Lions Breakfast
Lions Club, 101 Old Beaver Bank Road. | 902-789-3973

Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon, beans and toast. Coffee/Tea. Each child will receive a free book.

$8 Adults | $4 Kids 12 years old & under

Brought to you by the Sackville Lions.

Sunday, February 17
2pm-3pm
Free Skate
Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Drive | 902-865-8898

Free Hot Chocolate will be provided.
Please note that helmets are mandatory for both children and adults.
 

FREE

Brought to you by the Lake District Recreation Association.

Sunday, February 17
2pm-4pm
Jamboree
Acadia Hall, 650 Sackville Drive | 902-488-8070

Space is limited.

$7


Brought to you by Acadia Recreation Club.

Sunday, February 17
2pm-4pm
A Wintery Tea and a Tale
Sackville Heights Community Centre, 45 Connolly Road.
| 902-864-6751

Friends of all ages share an afternoon Tea (light refreshments), create a wintery craft, and hear a Tale from Princess Belle of "Little Princess Parties."

FREE

Brought to you by Sackville Heights Community Centre.

Sunday, February 17
7pm
Starlight Walk & Fireworks Display
Kinsmen Community Centre, 71 First Lake Drive | 902-252-2990

The walk leaves Kinsmen Community Centre at 7pm. Followed by hot beverages and treats at Kinsmen Community Centre. Please bring flashlights and help us light up Sackville!

fireworks emoji In celebration of our 5th Annual Snow Days, there will be a fireworks display immediately following the walk. Thank you to the support of HRM Councillor Craig, District 15 & Councillor Blackburn, District 14. 

 

FREE

Brought to you by the Kinette Club of Sackville with thanks to Sackville United Baptist Church.

Monday, February 18
9am-11am
Pancake Breakfast
Freeman’s Lower Sackville, 552 Sackville Drive | 902-865-2555

Includes 3 pancakes, 2 bacon, coffee/tea/juice.

$10

Brought to you by 305 Sackville Sea Cadets.

Monday, February 18
11am-1pm
Kinsmen Sledding Party
Kinsmen Community Centre, 71 First Lake Drive | 902-483-2640

Bring your own sledding equipment.  Helmets are mandatory.
Free hot dogs & hot chocolate. *while supplies last.

FREE

Brought to you by the Kinsmen Club of Sackville

Monday, February 18
12pm-2pm
Free Skate
Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Drive | 902-861-2311 / 902-580-0422

Join M.P. Darrell Samson for a family skate and community gathering! Free chilli, rolls, hot chocolate and treats. Helmets mandatory for adults and children.

FREE

Brought to you by M.P. Darrell Samson.

Monday, February 18
1pm-4pm
Superhero Costume Party
Location: Boston Pizza, 710 Sackville Drive | 902-252-7777

Dress up as your favourite superhero or princess and join us for $4.99 kids meals (12 years old and under). We’ll have crafts, prizes and more!

$4.99 kids meals 12 years old & under

Brought to you by Boston Pizza.

Monday, February 18
2pm
Sackville Snow Days Parade
from the Sackville Legion, 45 Sackville Cross Road to Rock Church, 222 Sackville Drive | [email protected]

Join us for the 5th Annual Snow Days parade! To register a float, Click Here

Road Closure: Please note that Sackville Drive, between Sackville Cross Road and 222 Sackville Drive, will be closed just before 2 pm for approximately one hour. Traffic should expect delays/plan alternate routes.

☕️ Look for the RBC mobile truck parked at Knox Church during the parade handing out free hot chocolate! 
 canned food Sackville Kinsmen will be collecting non-perishable food items for Beacon House Food Bank

 

FREE

Brought you to by the Sackville Community Development Association with thanks 
to Rock Church and Sackville Legion.


Monday, February 18
2:30pm-3:30pm
Snow Days Closing Party
Rock Church, 222 Sackville Drive | 902-252-3099

Join us immediately following the parade to help celebrate the closing of Snow Days! Lots of treats, prizes and Snow Days awards!

FREE

Brought to you by the Sackville Business Association and Rock Church with thanks to Apartment 3 Espresso Bar and The Co-operators .

Disclaimer:
 Participation in any Sackville Snow Days Festival event is at your own risk. Please take care. Neither the Sackville Business Association nor participating buildings, sponsors or event organizers shall be held liable for the death or injury, accident or damage to the person or property (including theft or loss) of any event participant or any guest or any person occurring during or arising from participation in any of the events advertised for the Sackville Snow Days Festival.