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Candlelight snowshoe, ski outing Feb. 1

MORE THAN 500 luminaries will line Niagara Riverside Trails for the Niagara Area Business Association’s annual candlelight snowshoe and ski event Feb. 1. Register on Active.com or go to niagarawi.com for more information and a printable form. (Cheryl Beauchamp photo)

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Business Association will host its sixth-annual candlelight snowshoe and ski event Feb. 1 on the Niagara Riverside Trails.

The event starts at 5:45 p.m. for skiers and 6:15 p.m. for snowshoers and features more than 500 candlelit luminaries along a 1.5-mile loop in the woods.

Participants will enjoy a bonfire, chili, hot drinks and a fun time for the entire family. A warm-up shack with hot drinks, music and snacks will be at a stop along the trail. Snowshoes or skis are not necessary for the event–winter boots work well.

“This is our sixth year and we are looking forward to a huge turnout,” said Daniel Freeman, NABA president and marketing manager at mPower Innovations. “Last year, we had a lot of first-timers, and we are hoping for the same this year. If you haven’t been to something like this, it is a unique experience you don’t want to miss out on. We have people travelling from four hours away to take in the beautiful trails lit by over 500 candles. It truly is breathtaking.”

Registration is available online on Active.com. There also is a printable registration form at niagarawi.com. Pre-registration is $10 per person. Event-day registration is $15 per person.

Sponsors of the event are the Great North Bank, mBank, Maryhill of Niagara, UP Rehab, Auntie M’s Childcare, and mPower Innovations. All proceeds stay local and go toward maintenance for the Niagara Riverside Trails and to local charitable organizations.

The Niagara Area Business Association is a group of businesses that aim to support and enhance the local community. For more information, go to www.niagarawi.com.

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