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All hail the Snowking
YELLOWKNIFE in March is marked by returning daylight, clinging
cold and in 2008, the 13th annual Snowking's Winter Festival.
Frozen amid Great Slave Lake's rainbow cluster of houseboats,
a snow-and-ice castle built by Yellowknife resident, and Snowking,
Anthony Foliot (right) is the hub of the month-long party, which
is delightful for children yet edgy enough for adults. Each weekend
throughout the month offers various kid-friendly daytime
events, such as puppet shows and hockey games, and evening
festivities, such as an in-the-castle film festival featuring
quirky local shorts, dance parties with live music, general
carousing and — picture it — limbo in giant parkas.
Snowking's castle features a Dead Man's Slide, a slick
skating rink and a Snow Chapel for weddings and general
quiet contemplation. Visit www.snowking.ca
for more details.
— Jasmine Budak