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Victor Post
  • Ganondagan Winter Games win big with area families

  • A wintergame festival at Ganondagan Historic Site in Victor drew hundreds on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

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  • Event highlights
    1- A chance to try Native American games and traditions like snowsnake, snowshoeing and dogsledding.
    2- Opportunities to hear traditional storytelling in the bark longhouse, make crafts, and build a bird feeder.
    3- Taste-testing pancakes, corn muffins, and hot chocolate.Seeing how maple syrup is made.
    Overheard at the event
    "We loved the snowsnake best — it was really fast. And we had our pancakes, saw maple sugaring, and the dogsled dogs — they were friendly.  We also had corn muffins and hot chocolate.”
    —Julie Locke, Farmington
     
    "The best thing is just to be together and enjoy each other, and the fresh air, and enjoy some of the activities that are going on — with no TV. The fire in the long house was nice and cozy. We even tried snow shoeing today.”
    — Ted Locke, Farmington
    "It’s great just being outdoors after feeling like you've been hibernating for months on end. It's beautiful outside and we're with a bunch of friends and their kids."
    — Cheryl Walker, East Rochester
    "We came out here with my son Josh just to show him some of the games and the Native American things. We've seen the dogs and the sleds. We made a bird feeder. Now we're heading over to the long house."
     —Jay Verna, Irondeqoit
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