In normal times, we would be deep into planning a great Winter Carnival for the community at Maki House and neighbouring park. Alas these are not normal times. There are two big challenges to staging an outdoor event this winter: the variable and unpredictable weather conditions and public health regulations designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. We, however, haven’t given up hope. We are also planning another option — a virtual carnival that could involve a snowman- or fort-building contest, a scavenger hunt based on geocaching, or some other fun activity. We will keep you informed of plans as they take shape, but we also want to hear from you with any ideas. Email us at CBLCAparksandrec@gmail.com.