Sunday, March 29, 2015

Jamboree weekend

The annual Long John Jamboree isn't necessarily a sign of spring in Yellowknife. Over the past few years, the temperatures on jamboree weekend have been absolutely frigid. This year, happily, the weather decided to cooperate. I even took my mandatory dog race photos without freezing my fingers!

Held out on the ice of Yellowknife Bay, the event was as well-organized as ever, with crowds coming out to enjoy the art show, kids events, and ice sculpture. This year I even saw people drinking in the beer tent (also known as the Brrr Garden), the nice weather a little more conducive to imbibing a cold beverage. Great fireworks display last night, which I was able to enjoy without even leaving my front room.