KILLALOE – The usually quiet town of Killaloe was bustling with Snofun activities from February 1 to 5.
The action kicked off on Feb. 1 with a ham and bean supper along with a youth Snofun talent show where local performers had the chance to showcase their talents.
The next day, nine elementary schools from Eganville to Combermere hit area rinks to battle it out in the 35th annual broomball tournament.
Schools that participated in the day included St. Andrews Catholic School, Killaloe Public School, St. James Catholic School, St. Casimir’s Catholic School, George Vanier Catholic School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Palmer Rapids Public School, St. John Bosco Catholic School and Eganville District Public School.
Games were split between three rinks, one in Killaloe, one in Wilno and one in Round Lake Centre.
Like years past, the finals were played at the Killaloe rink. The top winners of the day were the students from Palmer Rapids, who took home the coveted ‘A’ Trophy. They were up against St. John Bosco, but took the game with a final score of 2-1.
The winner of the ‘B’ finals was St. Casimir’s. The school played St. Andrews but won by a landslide 5-1.
Eganville District Public School won the ‘C’ finals. The students were up against those from St. James in Eganville as well. The final score was 3-0.
The broomball tournament was sponsored by the Killaloe O.P.P. detachment and the Killaloe Lion’s Club. Constable Darcy Nichol said she would like to thank Gerry Boyer for scheduling the games, and for the countless volunteers who made the event possible.
Friday continued with other events, including a children’s skating party sponsored by the Killaloe Firefighter’s Association.
On February 3, a well-attended pancake supper was held at the St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, followed by a children’s costume contest at the Killaloe rink. A handful of children won prizes for their creative outfits, ranging from unicorns to turtles and everything in-between. Games were also held at the rink, where three younger children would sit on a sled, and an older child would pull it, skating around the rink. Whoever crossed the finish line first, won.
This story continues in the February 9, 2012 issue of The Valley Gazette.
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