On behalf of City Council and the people of Edmonton, I welcome everyone to the 12th annual Deep Freeze Festival.
For two wintery days each year, 118th Avenue becomes a magical and lively wonderland for children and adults alike, encouraging each of us to embrace both Edmonton’s weather and its cultural diversity. Honouring Ukrainian, Francophone and Indigenous culture, this event creates a stunning and swirling kaleidoscope of colour and energy; with performers twirling fire and carving snow into fantastical shapes in a true winter spectacle.
I thank festival organizers and the many volunteers, sponsors and contributors who make this festival possible each year. Your passion and enthusiasm help to make this city a brighter, livelier and more connected place to live.