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A February Long Weekend

February 15, 2010 — It was a weekend full of fun events across the country and for residents in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan, it's not over yet.

The Vancouver Games may have been the main event this weekend, but winter sports were taking place all over the country. Including in Ontario.

The light snowfall in Haliburton, Ontario made for a picturesque day at the dog sled derby on Saturday.

Meanwhile, in Chatham, residents celebrated the 16th annual Ontario Family Fishing Weekend. People were able to fish without a license as long as they complied with conservation limits.

And the weather conditions couldn't have been better on Mitchell's Bay. The ice was around 25 centimetres thick. Some light flurries hit the area, which was a welcome change. Last week, Chatham was under a snow emergency when around 20 centimetres fell.

People in Ottawa may not have been fishing, but they were sculpting. The winners of the Winterlude National Show Sculpture Competition were announced. The Alberta team took first place with its Snow Skates Design.

Over in Orillia, people were embracing the wintry weather at the Orillia Winter Carnival. Some were even willing to get extra adventurous and jumped into the chilly waters for a polar bear dip. Don't believe us? Check out the brave plungers in the video above.

It's was a very busy weekend, and for some the fun isn't over yet.

Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan are all lucky enough to to have a mid February long weekend.

Most ski resorts were busy the last few days and you can expect the hills to be just as packed today for Family Day.

To find out what weather you can expect today, tune into The Weather Network on TV for your National Forecast at the top and bottom of the hour.

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