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Ice on Whyte Festival

Come outside to play and enjoy loads of winter fun at  the 10 day Ice on Whyte Festival!  The 12th annnual event will once again feature a giant ice slide, an Interactive Kids Zone, outdoor games, live music, cultural exhibits, food, fashion, ice skating and of course - the international ice carving competition!

Amidst all the fun and games, YESS will be on site selling hot beverages to all the chilly festival-goers braving the outdoors! Some come down and enjoy some hot chocolate or coffee (by donation) and support local youth-in-need while at it!  You'll find us in the Rogers Entertainment tent as well as in the Kids Program Igloo at the end of Steel Park (Gateway Blvd & Tommy Banks Way).

Event runs Thursday, January 23 - Sunday, February 1.

For more information visit the www.iceonwhyte.com.

Interested in Volunteering in the YESS Cafe at Ice on Whyte?

We are still looking for volunteers to help us serve hot chocolate and coffee at this year's Ice on Whyte Festival! As a volunteer, you'll not only get to enjoy the Ice on Whyte experience from a heated tent, but you'll also meet some other amazing YESS supporters!

The festival is open most days from 10am to 10pm.
*Volunteer shifts will be broken into 4-hour time slots:

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm

*Note: Some dates have shifts that are slightly different. Please refer to event volunteer form for exact shift times.

Its easy to register as a volunteer. 

1. To sign-up and select your shift preference, just click here  or copy the following link into your Internet browser: (https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1053029966).

2.  After you have submitted your application, and our Volunteer Coordinator has processed it, you will receive an email containing login information and a link to log-in to VicNet, our new volunteer scheduling site. Be sure to check your junk mail folder just in case it went there.  Be sure to book mark this link for easy access in the future. The link will also be avaialble on our Volunteer website.

3. Login to your personal volunteer acount and take a look at the Ice on Whyte schedule. All shifts with openings are marked as such, and to sign up you simply click a button!

4. Any questions? Feel free to email our Volunteer Coordinator, Cheryl, at cheryl.edwards@yess.org.