Colours of fall

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Annual festival draws young and old to Wentworth

WENTWORTH – Well over 2,000 people passed through the doors at Ski Wentworth last weekend for the annual Festival of Colours, held every Thanksgiving at the ski hill.

“People can plan their long weekend around the festival,” said Ski Wentworth manager Leslie Wilson. “We’ve held it every year on the long weekend for the past 10 years.”

On Saturday they had 1,200 people and Sunday brought over 1,000 to the hill, including the Wheeler family, who have made the hike down the hill a Thankgiving tradition.

“We’ve done it for four years now and plan to keep coming every year. We love it,” said Christy Wheeler, who was there with her husband, their two sons and a friend of their sons.

Another trio of hikers on the ski hill included Kris Henderson, who had done the trip last year and thought she would introduce her son, Ian Brown, and his wife, Brenda-Lee Brown.

Chairlift rides ran on Oct. 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weekend also included a pork roast supper at the local community centre and guided hikes to High Head, which is an 11-kilometer hike.

On the weekend of the Festival of Colours, there is no mountain bike access and dogs are not permitted on the chairlift. For more information on the Festival of Colours or any other activities held at Ski Wentworth, you can check out their website at

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