Cold weather couldn’t stop another fantastic Winter Carnival at Stanstead College.
Students and faculty eased into the events with “Crazy Days” Monday through Wednesday, messing with hair, hats, shoes, socks and pyjamas. Thursday, we were encouraged to dress in Disney-themed outfits and disguises.
The snow sculpture competition got under way after school Thursday, with work on the structures continuing through Saturday. Again with the Disney theme, the winning sculpture was Davis’s sultan’s palace.
Thursday’s action moved to the Pat Burns Arena, where Team Asia defeated Team Mexico in their annual spill-filled contest. Then it was the prefects’ turn to vanquish the teacher in broom ball, earning a free-dress day for students Monday. The evening ended with skating for all.
Friday saw the entire school trek to Val-Cartier for an afternoon of tubing, returning in the evening for a bonfire and treats.
Saturday’s day of activities began with outdoor games – from human foosball to snow rugby to volleyball. Students also enjoyed hot chocolate, beaver tails in the wood oven and a bread bar. All-Campus broom ball filled the afternoon, followed by the always-competitive lip sync contest, this year won by Webster House.
Sunday saw a crew play paintball in North Hatley, varsity hockey in the arena, night skiing at Bromont and a Super Bowl party in the student centre.
The carnival week wrapped up Monday morning with a sleep-in and an advisee breakfast, followed by Lunar New Year celebrations in the Student Centre.
Thanks to Director of Student Life Keri Reynolds for overseeing all the organization of the events and everyone who pitched in to supervise, lend a hand or participate.