Digging the Deep Freeze | S04E08

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This time of January is typically cold. And even a city with a Winter City Strategy needs to work hard to get people out of doors. Enter the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival, with its ice sculptures, curling, and this year: cowboys!

Scott and I sat down with one of the festival organizers, Cadence Konopaki to find out what this six-year-old festival brings each winter to Alberta Avenue. Peep the breakdown:

0:00: Intro – Resolutions in the Calgary Zoo’s Polar Bear Exhibit
0:55: Welcome to a new year, kids!
1:30: Cadence Konopaki from the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival
9:19: Andrea Peyton from WeeHelp.ca
12:47: Russians and Ukrainians at the Deep Freeze Festival
27:40: Dramatic Reading: A synopsis of the first ten volumes of Sweet Valley High
35:38: Finding out how Deep Freeze “goes”
40:16: The Fast Fifteen with Cadence Konopaki

Image by Brittney Le Blanc on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.


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    […] The Unknown Studio interviewed one of the festival organizers,┬áCadence Konopaki, to get some info on the festival and its history. […]