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Winter fun in Long Johns


The last weekend of March, Easter weekend this year, offered the opportunity to bring the family out to visit the 5th Annual Long John Jamboree on the ice of Yellowknife Bay. Organizers report that this was the most successful Long John Jamboree yet!

Once again, a crew of uber-dedicated volunteers, board members and event organizers worked their long johns off! From playing volleyball in the snow to mini putt on ice, from physically challenging relays to foot-stomping music, from cool ice carving demonstrations to hot varieties of food, the Long John Jamboree included something for everyone.

For the first time this year, an outdoor Curling tournament (The “John”spiel) was held. Sixteen teams of novice and experienced curlers from around the territory signed up for an exciting weekend on a curling sheet expertly built by representatives of the Yellowknife Curling Club.

The board of the Long John Jamboree wishes to thank those who visited; the hard-working and energetic volunteers; the entertainers and musicians who kept things rocking night after night; and, especially, our sponsors who without their generous support, the Long John Jamboree would cease to exist.

Thanks for coming out and let the countdown begin to #LJJ2017! Keep checking our web site, LongJohnJamboree.ca for news about next year’s festival.