Sun, Feb 09



Poker Run

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Poker Run

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cochrane, Cochrane, ON, Canada

About The Event

This year the winter carnival committee will be holding the first ever Carnival Poker Run! While the Poker Run is designed for snowmobiles everyone is welcome to enter and either walk, bike, drive or participate with any type of transportation. The goal of the Poker Run is to go to each of the five locations listed and collect a playing card. Cards can be collected from each location between 11:00am and 4:00pm. After a card has been collect at each location the participants then bring all 5 cards to the Tim Horton Events Centre by 5:00pm before the arena closes. The player or team with the best poker hand wins! The rules are as follows:

  1. Only one card can be collected from each location. The cards will be marked to differentiate them from each location.
  2. A poker hand will be made up of one card from each of the five locations. If you are unable to go to each location bring in the cards you do collect as it still could quality as a high scoring hand (for example, a pair or three of a kind).            You can go to each location in any order. There is no set route. 
  3. You cannot select with card you receive. Cards will be handed out blindly at each location.
  4. Cards can be collected on Sunday February 9th from 11:00am-4:00pm.
  5. Poker hands must be handed in at the Tim Horton Events Centre before it closes at 5:00pm on Sunday February 9th.
  6. The winner will be the person or team with the best poker hand.
  7. An additional prize will be given to the person or team who has the best social media engagement at each location. Checking in to locations via Facebook, posting entertaining photos or videos at each location on the Carnival Facebook page, etc.

Card Locations 

Abitibi Campground

RR #2, Con 1, Lot 27, Kennedy Twp., Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

Canadian Polar Bear Habitat 

517 ON-11, Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

Floods Landing * Clute Leitch Boundary Line, Frederickhouse, ON P0L 1K0

Girard Esso 19 HWY 11 S, ON P0N 1J0

North Adventure Inn

517 ON-11, Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

Please Note: cards can be collected in any order. 


1st Place

1 Night Stay in Cochrane Prize Bundle 


1 Night Stay at North Adventure Inn

Meal for 2 at Terry's Steak House (drinks not included)

$25 Gas Card from Canadian Tire

2nd Place

Tool Organizer Prize Bundle includes

Martel's Tool Organizer

$25 Gas Card from Petro Canada

3rd Place

Movie Night Prize Bundle


4 Movie Passes to Empire Theatre

Best Engagement

Polar Bear Season Pass Bundle


One Seasons Pass to Canadian Polar Bear Habitat 

Stuffed Polar Bear

* Road conditions vary. 4x4 or AWD needed to access driveway. 

**Prizes not finalized and subject to change.