This weekend as our community is gathering many of us will be thinking about our friend and neighbor Michael Vagnini. Join us on Thursday after the Carnival’s Opening Night as we share together our hope for his safe return. Let’s light the way home for Michael!


Thursday February 8th

8:00 – 8:30 pm (after the Carnival fireworks)

TM Davies Community Centre Upper Lot

Update at Tuesday Feb 6 4pm: We expect the arena parking lot to fill quickly. Additional Parking will be available at Walden Day Care 515 Niemi Rd and at Anderson Farm, a short walk from the Upper Lot. There will not be parking on Main St.

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Organizers of the Walden Winter Carnival have added an important event to the weekend plans – a candlelight vigil for the safe return of missing Ward 2 councillor Michael Vagnini.

Following the close of the official opening night events, the community is invited to gather at the Carnival’s bonfire site at the upper lot of T.M. Davies Community Centre for a candlelight vigil. Start time is expected to be 8pm.

“It’s a message of hope,” said spokesperson Richard Eberhardt.

“We are coming together as a community while someone important to us is missing. This is our chance to express how much we want to see Michael back home with his family.”

The event is expected to last until 8:30 pm.