Friday, February 2
6:30-7pm: Lantern Set Up
7:30–8:30pm (trail closes at 9 pm): The Candlelit Walk
Columbus Centre parking lot (Parson’s Court), Goderich
To volunteer, contact: Con Melady 519-524-8730
A 1 ½ km portion of the trail in the Maitland Woods will be transformed by the flickering beauty of candlelight. After the walk, come in to enjoy a hot drink and snack (coin donation). The Maitland Trail Association organizes this annual event as part of the Town of Goderich’s Winterfest, and it is always a magical adventure. Participants can set out from the trail entrance at the east end of the Columbus Centre parking lot (Parson’s Court) anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 pm – trail closes at 9:00 – trail surface and boardwalk conditions vary according to snow or ice accumulations. Everyone who has their own candle lanterns (home-made or bought) is encouraged to bring them and set them out somewhere along the trail, to add to the magic of the experience. Again, THIS YEAR- A procession of lanterns will begin from the hall at 7 pm. Arrive at 6:30 to assemble in the cloak room at Columbus Centre hall. Volunteers are welcome. Call Con Melady at 524-8730 if willing to help light the trail, coordinate lantern procession or assist with serving refreshments.