The Prince Albert Winter Festival kicked off Friday evening with the Rock Show Experience at the Exhibition Centre, but there’s lots more to come as the event continues for the next two weeks. This is Bev Erickson’s first year as the festival’s president. She said she’s feeling both frantic and excited. “It started way back when, when winter was long and hard and they wanted to have a weekend, it was just a weekend at that time…where everybody could go out and do some stuff and look forward to spring,” she said. The late Orville Erickson, her father-in-law, was one of the people who created the event. She never got the opportunity to meet him, but continues to contribute to seeing the festival thrive in his honour. Erickson said planning typically begins in the spring with a debriefing session, where the volunteers discuss what went well and what they’d like to improve. “We want to continue to provide youth any opportunity that’s available for them to get out in front of the public, doing drama, singing,” she explained. The Youth Extravaganza, which takes place on Sunday at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre, has over 100 participants. The show is produced by Pamela Cochet and Kayleigh ...