February 17th & 18th, 2023

Family Day Weekend in February!

Annual Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival!

For more information call the
Dorset Recreation Centre
(705) 766-9968
or send us an email

Entry to the carnival area requires the purchase of a Snowball Button - same low price for adults and children $5 per button (buttons not required for children 2 years and under).

‪Congratulations on another job well done! Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made the 30th Annual Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival held on Friday and Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2020 such a great success!‬

Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKyAs0OuwKE for a slideshow of photos from rec centre staff and another slideshow from Mark Sanche can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FulcE2C2JUw&t=4s

Pictures from the 2018 Photo Booth by Debbie Bradley Photography can be accessed at http://www.debbiebradleyphotography.com

If you have any Snowball pictures or stories to share, please email them to recreation@algonquinhighlands.ca and they may even appear on the Snowball website!

Have a look at this great video of Snowball 2014 from Elizabeth Aubin - thanks Liz! http://youtu.be/mjMzddFZXto

And here is a link to the 2015 Snowball Video from Elizabeth Aubin and Fred Heinzler. All video footage and pictures were taken by Elizabeth Aubin and the YouTube video was edited and produced by Fred Heinzler. Thank you! http://youtu.be/ewMkZ0cxLZY

Another great video from Mark Sanche:


And a cool one from Highlander TV https://vimeo.com/120944512

Snowball is an award winning celebration!

On March 29, 2008 at the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce gala, Haliburton County Warden Eleanor Harrison presented Jim Jones, chair of the Dorset Snowball Committee with her Warden's choice "Award of the Year for 2007". "The entire village of Dorset deserves the accolades" she said. Everyone in Dorset rallies behind the event which has something to offer for people of all ages, indoors and out.