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The Grand Festival of Sleighs 2009 
"The Grand Festival of Sleighs", an event accompanying the downhill rides, was staged for the second time on the 14th of March 2009









Photo: Bartosz Lipiński, Andrzej Weinke



The Grand Festival of Sleighs 2008 
"The Grand Festival of Sleighs", an event accompanying the downhill rides, was staged for the second time on the 8th of March 2008






Photo: MOK Kowary



The Grand Festival of Sleighs 2007 

"The Grand Festival of Sleighs", an event accompanying the downhill rides, was staged for the second time on the 10th of March 2007.











Foto: Ewa Kubarko

Information Centre in Cerny Dul 
The Kowary Town Office organised an exhibition launched on the 8th of August 2006 at the Information Centre in Cerny Dul. The employers of the Tourist Information Centre of this mountain town in the Czech Republic provided substantial support in the organisation of this project. The exhibition under the Czech title "Sane Rohate v Krkonosich. Historie - tradice - zimni atrakce" was previously organized at the Local Centre for Culture in Kowary under the title "The Horn sleigh in the Karkonosze Mountains. The past, tradition and a winter attraction". The exhibition featured a collection of prints and photographs from the Karkonosze Museum at Jelenia Góra. The event at Cerny Dul lasted until the 9th of September 2006.








Photo: Andrzej Weinke

Local Culture Centre in Kowary 
An exhibition organised by the Town Office at Kowary was launched on the 2nd of June 2006 at the Local Culture Centre in Kowary. The event was entitled "The Horn sleigh in the Karkonosze Mountains. The past, tradition and a winter attraction". The event featured a collection of old postcards and prints from the Karkonosze Museum and individual collectors focused around a common theme of downhill rides on horn sleighs in the 19th and 20th century.










Photo: Andrzej Weinke

The Grand Festival of Sleighs 2006 

"The Grand Festival of Sleighs", an event accompanying the downhill rides, was staged for the second time on the 4th of March 2006. All competitors were given small gifts and the winners received brand new sleighs and backpacks. There was also a barbecue for people willing to have some hot sausages.


This year’s event attracted a huge number of people, numerous families from Kowary came to Podgórze in order to take part in snow games, see the famous horn sleighs and listen to live music from this year’s star of the event, the band GOYA.


 


 
 

Photo: Andrzej Weinke

Brochure, folder, postcards, map, boards, banners 
As part of the project entitled "International Horn Sleigh Downhill Ride: rebirth of traditions practiced by Polish and Czech highlanders in Karkonosze", the Kowary Town Office issued the following:


1) An information brochure titled "The Horn sleigh in Kowary - a Snow Time Machine".
16 pages, circulation: 1,000 copies.





2) A folder titled “The Horn sleigh in Kowary - a Snow Time Machine".
Circulation: 1,000 copies.






3) Reproductions of 19th-century postcards with rides on horn sleighs as the main theme
.
4 versions, circulation: 250 copies per version, a total of 1,000 copies.





4) A tourist map entitled "Kowary" featuring a route for downhill rides on horn sleighs from the Okraj Mountain Pass to Kowary.
Map scale: 1:25,000, B3 format, circulation: 1,000 copies.






5) Two information boards with symbols.
Each board measures 150 by 150 cm, located near the roads entering Kowary (ul. Jeleniogórska and Okraj Mountain Pass). The boards show active forms of leisure available in town.






6) Three banners (two versions) advertising the town of Kowary.









7) The website you are currently visiting: www.sanierogate.kowary.pl .




15 replicas of horn sleighs 
Additionally, the Town Office purchased 15 replicas of horn sleighs thus allowing people that do not own their sleigh to participate in the International Horn Sleigh Downhill Ride.



Photo: Mirosław Górecki, Andrzej Weinke

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