Crabbe Mountain Celebrates Spring with Reggaefest

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Event to raise funds in support of Capital Region for Disable Skiers/Snowboarders

unnamedCrabbe Mountain and the UNB Ski & Board Club are pleased to host the 5th annual Reggaefest from March 27-29, 2015. This event is the biggest event to hit the slopes of Crabbe Mountain and features three of the Maritime’s favourite reggae bands.

The event kicks off on Friday March 27th at the Cellar (UNB Campus) with the Halifax band, Dub Kartel. Admission is $5.00 at the door.

On Saturday, March 28th, there will be beer garden & reggae tent at Crabbe Mtn. from 11:00AM to 11:00PM. Bands start playing at 3:00PM and feature King Richard, Dub Kartel & Fredericton’s own Dub Antenna. Admission by minimum donation of $10.00 to CRADS (Capital Region for Disable Skiers/Snowboarders).

“We are pleased to be the charity of choice for this event,” said CRADS President, Joseph O’Donnell.  “We have been working with the organizers to ensure that this event is a success.”

Proceeds from this event and other fund raising activities will go towards a magic carpet ski lift which will allow all beginner skiers, disabled & able bodied, to get to the top of the beginner hill.

“This is a huge undertaking,” says O’Donnell, “but we believe that it will improve everyone’s initial ski experience and make for a more robust disabled Ski organization.  We serve a number of special groups such as the Para Sport group, Stan Cassidy, CNIB, Shouldering On, Autism, Neil Squire etc., and this magic carpet will make a big difference to them. The cost of the complete magic carpet is $250,000.00 but we will most likely have to purchase it in stages unless we have a generous donation.”

Event continues on Sunday March 29th at 2:00 PM with Dub Kartel. Admission is free on Sunday afternoon.

The ski hill is open from 9:00AM to 6:00PM and there will be reggae tunes playing along the chair line all day.

“Bus tickets are available for $20.00 round trip and leave from the UNB Student Union Building at 11:00AM & at the Riverside Resort at 11:30AM on Saturday morning, returning on Saturday evening at 11:00PM,” said James Young, event co-ordinator. “We wanted to give participants a way to and from the ski hill so that they would not have to drink and drive. Tickets can be purchased at National Bank Financial 551 King Street or at the Radical Edge 129 Westmorland Street.”

National Bank Financial 5th Annual Reggae Fest | Crabbe Mountain | March 27-29, 2015 | View Facebook Event 

Sponsors for this events include: National Bank Financial, Bud Light, Radical Edge, Crabbe Mountain, Tim Hortons, Riverside Resort, Ernst & Young, Northrup Homes, Gorham Real-estate, McInnis Cooper, Fairview Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Docu-Tek, Startup East and Simms Home Hardware.  
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