61st Bon Soo Winter Carnival officially opens

Hundreds of Sault and area residents poured into the Canal District and Machine Shop to celebrate the official opening of the 61st annual Bon Soo Winter Carnival.

With above-seasonal temps and a nice sunset(!) conditions were just about perfect for an opening night.

A fireworks display and the appearance of Mr. Bon Soo highlighted the evening.

Bon Soo’s featured event today is Snowspike…like volleyball, only colder!

There’s also a Glow Skate! set for the Downtown Plaza tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

For a complete list of Bon Soo events for Saturday, Feb. 3 and beyond, be sure to visit bonsoo.on.ca.


  • Ron Jokelainen

    Ron has returned to writing and reporting after 27 years with Ontario Lottery & Gaming. He began as a staff writer with OLG in 1994 before moving to Sports Marketing in 1997. He retired as a Senior sports analyst in 2021. Prior to OLG, Ron worked in radio and print journalism in the Sault and Simcoe. Folks may remember Ron "Williams" with CFYN-CHAS in the early 90s A graduate of Windsor's St. Clair College Journalism program, Ron lists drumming, gardening and walking among his favourite hobbies.

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2 thoughts on “61st Bon Soo Winter Carnival officially opens

  1. Not so nice an experience when two junkies were trying to shake me down. I told them I would gladly go get them a sub if they were hungry, but they wanted no part of that, just cash, which they did not get. I told them to move on or I would summon security.

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