By Kyrstal Cousins
Special to The Gulf News
MARGAREE, NL – Margaree residents celebrating their 25th annual Winter Carnival paid tribute to the event’s founder, Scott Seymour, who first created and organized the carnival in 1994.
Seymour unexpectedly passed away a few short months after the first carnival, but the event has continued on in his memory.
The carnival has changed quite a bit over the years, from a week-long event with many competitive teams to a four-day event with a few organizational teams.
However, for the 25th anniversary participants brought the old flare back, with three competitive teams registered, including the Aches and Pains, Tier 2 and the Rolling Stoners.
These teams helped bring the spirit of winter carnival back with some traditional activities such as the scavenger hunt and snow sculpture contest.