2017 Snowshoe Kawartha Snow Day!

Snow Day 2017 with Snowshoe Kawartha

Celebrating THE 1ST KAWARTHA LAKES 5K-10K SNOWSHOE RACE, the village of Fenelon Falls is set to become a special one day winter event.


Get your winter gear ready for Sunday, February 5th. A full day of winter fun has sprung up around the excitement of the 1st ever snowshoe race in Kawartha Lakes, organized by Snowshoe Kawartha and to be held in Fenelon Falls. This race is the first stop in the inaugural Ontario Cup Series and the community of Fenelon Falls has most definitely embraced the spirt of the games.

Rooted in the First Nation tradition of a love of the outdoors and of experiencing the cultural and aesthetic beauty of winter, in addition to Snowshoe Kawartha hosting the 1st Ontario Cup Race of 2017, the day will also feature lots of fun family recreation and sports programming. Along with the 5k and 10k snowshoe races, there’ll be a 1k snowshoe walk with a guest historian, an open-to-all game of curling and an ice fishing demo on Cameron Lake. A full list of events will be available in the coming weeks.


Snowshoe Kawartha’s “Spirit of Snowshoeing” trophy

Snowshoe Kawartha is especially proud to introduce the “Spirit of Snowshoeing” trophy, sponsored by the Fenelon Falls Rotary Club, which will be awarded to the volunteer who best represents the spirit of the Snowshoe Kawartha team.

Many thanks to Log Chateau Park, Young’s Construction, Rockwood Forest Nurseries, Fenelon Falls Rotary, Fenelon Falls Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund, the City of Kawartha Lakes and many more amazing supporters who are making this day possible. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.

Full Event Schedule Announced for Feb 5th!


2017 Snowshoe Kawartha Snow Day


Celebrating THE 1ST KAWARTHA LAKES 5K-10K SNOWSHOE RACE, the village of Fenelon Falls is set to become a special one day winter festival. Rooted in the First Nation tradition of a love of the outdoors and of experiencing winter’s cultural and aesthetic beauty, Snowshoe Kawartha will host the 1st Ontario Cup Race of 2017 featuring family recreation and sports programming.


8:00 am On- Site Ontario Cup 5km/10km Registration

Fenelon Falls Curling Club, 41 Bond Street West, Fenelon Falls

10:00 am Welcome to SNOW DAY!

Race Start – 5km/10km Mass Start

10:15 am Special Events for Younger Outdoor Participants

Tackling Ice Fishing – Bruce Earp noted sport enthusiast leads an ice fishing demonstration – want to learn how the pro’s do it ?

Curling on Ice – Multiple outdoor rinks will be set with lightweight kid-size curling brooms and rocks. Rinks will be about 1/4 size.

11:00 am Special Event – “Putting History on Ice”

The Champlain Walk is a 30 minute walkabout sharing the story of the explorer, his challenges, his discoveries and his accomplishments.

12:00 noon Awards Presentations at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club 41 Bond Street West, Fenelon Falls

For more information about the 2017 Snowshoe Kawartha Festival, to access race registration or to volunteer, please visit
Media contact: Wayne Jolly, Snowshoe Kawartha Race Director
(705) 887-7506 |

Proud Partners

We are proud to announce a partnership with the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program as our designated local charity.

kawartha-komets-logo-2Net proceeds for the event will go to support this league.

The Kawartha Komets exist to provide girls, boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges an opportunity to play the game they love….hockey.

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey program and its staff seek to provide a fun, safe, inclusive environment for all those who wish to play hockey who have never had the opportunity to do so.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved with the Kawartha Komets and we look forward to making a significant donation to their program.”, stated Wayne Jolly, Race Director.

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New Event, New Website

Welcome to our new website –

Many thanks to Shannon Peters Bain for her great work in creating the site.

This event is brand new to Fenelon Falls and the Kawartha Lakes Region for 2017.

A lot of work has been done to date and there is still a lot to do before race day February 5, 2017.

Feel free to browse our site.

Registration is now open. Please go to our registration page to sign up for the event.

If you have questions or comments please contact us directly. Our contact information is shown on the contact page.

We look forward to seeing you on race day.