Approximately eight hours, or about two Harry Potter films long is the travel time to get the snowy cove of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. With just enough snow, and below zero temperatures in Toronto you may very well wonder what brought Heavy Meta to Michigan’s neighbour. The 55th Bon Soo Winter Carnival at The Machine Shop is the answer.
The carnival has been the home to a cornucopia of wholesome family memories, hot chocolate, and bum slides. In it’s 55th year it was the home to Heavy Meta dragon complete with fire, music, and very cold vikings. The only cold part about the weekend was the weather at a whopping -27 for the opening ceremonies but the people of Sault Ste. Marie offered warm smiles,The Machine Shop opened up their indoor restaurant/brewery with a plethora of poutine, and beverages. And in case you thought all the snow and poutine was not Canadian enough Tim Hortons provided free hot chocolate for the many who braved the cold. The entirety of the weekend was filled with activities both warm and cold including a Mario Kart tournament, a snow sculpture contest with a dragon theme, and a fully stocked ice bar.
The dragon is now back at it’s temporary home in Toronto for the Festival of Light in The Distillery District.