Qualicum Beach, B.C. – Qualicum Beach's Fire and Ice event will be back on Saturday, May 3 in 2014 with more food and entertainment choices than ever.
The event will continue its longstanding “fire and ice” theme, but in addition to the traditional chili tasting other kinds of hot foods will be available. Visitors will be able to choose from both chili cups as well as other “hot” food options from local restaurants.
The popular ice carving will return, with additional “ice” activities activities such as ice cream making and new “ice” food options.
On the entertainment side, local musicians will continue to be highlighted, while the overall event will reintroduce a theme concept to inspire costumes and ice carving. The theme for 2014 will be “Pirates of Qualicum Beach”.
The one-year break allowed the organizing committee to consult extensively with local businesses, community organizations and participants. The responses indicated strong support for a continuation of the long standing event, but with more choices and options for both area businesses and visitors to participate in the day's activities.
Jim Lynch, the Fire and Ice Chair for 2014, said “The plan for Fire and Ice in 2014 is to build on the success of the past twenty years, and add even more choices. We are looking forward to working closely with the community over the coming months to bring this family oriented event to our downtown.”