An annual festival hosted by the Kátł’odeeche First Nation that sees local youth crowned the K’amba Queen, Prince or Princess is set to take place from March 1 to March 7.
The K’amba Carnival, a staple in the community, is returning for its 39th year. The carnival features dog sled races, a snow sculpture contest, a scavenger hunt, and a fishing derby.
Outdoor activities for families will run on March 5, 6 and 7 with a limit of 50 people, organizers said on Facebook.
A talent show involves participants submitting video entries.
Activities for youth include snow snake, snowshoeing, a potato sack race and a log toss, to be held outdoors on March 5 from 1pm until 4pm.
Adult events across the weekend include nail drive, log toss, snowshoe races, axe throwing, tea boiling and archery.
Hay River’s town council has approved a half-day civic holiday on Friday March 5, starting at noon, for families to get out early and enjoy the event.
A parade is set to kick off carnival weekend on March 5 at 6pm, followed by a firework display.
The parade will start at the Dene Wellness Centre and go to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation arbour.