The annual Québec Winter Carnival includes over 200 activities that range from all ages. This year the carnival was held from January 27th-February 12th, lasting just over 2 weeks. Some of the activities include: ice skating with Bonhomme, the Umprix ice slide (120m long), a national and international snow sculpture contest, Christie’s giant foosball, floor hockey and even a canoe race (“Complete Program”). Bonhomme Carnaval is a snowman who is the official representative of the Québec Winter Carnival. On each opening night of the carnival to confirm Bonhomme as the king of the festivals Québec City’s mayor gives him the key to the city. Bonhomme is so popular that u can even find him on LinkedIn (“Bonhomme Carnaval”). To make all these wonderful events happen the carnival has many sponsors and the main sponsors are SAQ, Hydro Québec, Christie Collection, Vidéotron and Cominar (“Carnival’s Partners 2016”).
I feel like this celebration of winter is so wonderfully Canadian. People from all over the world go to Québec to participate in the carnival and it brings people together. It is so amazimg because it is celebrating winter in Canada and bringing joy to a country. The carnival is like a 2 week vacation full of fun and no stresses or worries. It is what Canada is all about and it is a celebration that's worth celebrating.