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2016 Long John Jamboree Event Schedule
March 22, 2016 | YELLOWKNIFE, NT
It’s almost here! The ice of Yellowknife Bay will be home this weekend to music, games, food and a whole lot of fun for the family at the 5th annual Long John Jamboree.
Here is what we have in store for Year 5:
This year we are proud to present our first Curling tournament, the “John”spiel! Teams will be experiencing curling on a frozen bay while dressed in costume. You’ve never seen curling like this before! Also making its debut this year is the Northern Putting Challenge where Ice Hockey meets Mini-Putt. Happy Gilmore would be in his element! Speaking of hockey, we’ll also be featuring a 3-on-3 Hockey tournament. Our snow stage will also be home to Jiu Jitsu demonstrations and you can relax as well with Snow Yoga.
Returning for another year are the Trivia Challenge, Float Plane tours, Ice Fishing, our Kids’ Tent, Carnival games, Snow Beach Volleyball, Skijoring and Terriers & Tiaras! An event schedule can be found on our website at longjohnjamboree.ca.
Our music tent features all local performers this year with acts such as “Double Treble”, “Rebels Without Applause”, “Kevin and Noha” and we conclude on Sunday afternoon with Canada’s house band of the north, “Welder’s Daughter”.
This year’s “Fire and Ice” event begins Saturday evening at 6 in the music tent with Yellowknife favourites “The Sociables”. Then it’s the annual Burn On the Bay by the YK Burners at 8pm followed by a special performance on our Snow Stage at 8:45. The night concludes back in the music tent with a performance at 9pm by “3 Across Dee Eye”. Due to budget cutbacks, regretfully we announce that fireworks will not be shown this year.
To reduce traffic on the ice, we do encourage visitors to take public transportation, walk or carpool to the Long John Jamboree site.
The 5th Annual Long John Jamboree – Yellowknife’s Celebration of Winter on Ice takes place March 25-27th on the ice of Yellowknife Bay.
For more information, contact Michelle MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Big Guys Fry’s
Juicy Sausage Truck
Starving Marvin Bistro
One of a Thai
Great Slave Lake Delights
North of 60 Billiards Association
Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited
Ray Mc Swain
Good Times Soap
NWT Brewing Co.
Hoar Frost Organics
Polar Bear Creations
Jake Olsen/YK Gold & Silver
Tangle Tree Enterprises Inc.
Black & White Bindery
Long John Jamboree
Advanced Tickets Are Also Available – these can be purchased by calling ATL Reservations @ 669-8205 or at the Air Tindi Scheduled Services building. Book early so you won’t be left disappointed!
Schedule for each day:
Friday: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00, 4:00 p.m.
Cost of Tickets:
Kids (2-11) $25:00
Under 2 1 Free (with 1 paying adult)
The “John”spiel Curling Tournament will be a three day event where competing teams will enjoy a unique experience of curling on a frozen lake! This is a fun opportunity for both beginners and experienced curlers. Customs and extravagant team names are encouraged. You will be required to bring your own footwear and warm clothes. All other curling equipment will be provided.
For full details, rules and how to submit your team, download the PDF here.