2018 Dorset Snowball Events

Robinson's General Store Snow Sculpture

Muskoka Chair by Bowes & Cocks Real EstateReeve Rabjohn's Snow Sculpture

On Friday evening starting at 6 p.m. there is a fun family skating party at "The Dorset Ice Palace" with music that will appeal to all ages. This event has become a tradition as a family outing for several residents of Dorset. Great music - great skating! There will be hot chocolate and hot dogs (donations to cover costs appreciated!) around the rink for those who want to warm up or get hungry after all that skating. DJ KJ Chris is providing music not to be missed! Because of bad weather and poor ice conditions in 2011 the party was moved into the Rec Centre for the 1st ever Snowball Family Dance Party. So be sure to attend to skate or dance ... according to Mother Nature. Be assured, we take our "no matter the weather" statement seriously and all events are a go!

Saturday's events begin at 8am with an all you can eat pancake breakfast provided by the LOB Holler Social Club. It's a great breakfast and wonderfully delicious including homemade pancakes, bacon, link sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and real local maple syrup! The breakfast runs from 8am to 10am. The LOB Holler Social Club is a group of friends from Dorset that are donating their time to keep this tradition local. Proceeds will be donated towards Snowball 2019.

Snowball ParadeAfter the breakfast, everyone heads outside to see the Dorset Snowball parade. Anyone can be in the parade and they all meet at the designated time (10:45 a.m.) at the Dorset Garage. Organizers are challenging all local businesses to enter a float in the parade - no float is too big - no float is too small! A limited number of costumes for children are available at the rec centre first come first serve. Call the Rec Centre at 705-766-9968 for more information. The parade proceeds down Main Street, over the single lane bridge, past Robinson's General Store and on to the Recreation Centre where the parade wraps up. The official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting then takes place where the parade ends.

Penguines in the Snowball Parade getting ready for the Snowball Parade