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Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival

We are pleased to announce that the ninth-annual Deep Freeze: Byzantine Winter Festival will be held on January 9 and 10, 2016 and will be situated along four closed blocks of Alberta (118) Avenue between 90 and 94 Streets. This winter adventure celebrates the Russian/Ukrainian “Olde New Year” and embraces the cold northern climate by melding artistic panache with authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun.

The Deep Freeze Winter Festival is a free family event that brings together the Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, First Nations, and Acadian/East Coast communities to revel in the magic and beauty of winter. This year’s theme Fairyland: Fairies and Elves and Ogres…Oh My!! will offer exciting opportunities for both patrons and artists creating unexpected experiences celebrating the community through its urban landscape and exceptional spaces.

Deep Freeze Winter Festival is FREE! Please donate what you can one-time or monthly online at Canada Helps!

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