Stratford News Stratford Winterfest looking for help from volunteers SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Tuesday, Jan. 8th, 2019 Stratford Winterfest looking for volunteers. Image supplied by Stratford Winterfest. Stratford Winterfest is looking for some help. Organizers of the event say they are looking for volunteers to lend a hand with the family-friendly event on January 19th and 20th. Winterfest began in 1998 as a single-day event and expanded each year to its current format. Events included in this year’s festival include a Night Ice Skate, a Hockey Shootout and Snow Slide Ride. You can visit the festival’s website for more information if you’re looking to help out.