Folklore says Wiarton Willie will predict how many more weeks of winter weather there will be Saturday morning.
Wiarton Willie is Canada’s most famous groundhog and if he sees his shadow tomorrow morning, folklore has it he will return to his burrow and we endure another six weeks of winter weather.
Kevin Frankish of Citytv’s Breakfast Television is in Wiarton for the festival Saturday.
Frankish sits on the Shadow Cabinet and is the only person out-of-towner on the stage.
“They don’t ask out-of-towners to be apart of the Shadow Cabinet, so I was honoured last year when they asked me.”
At exactly 8:07 A.M., Willie will be roused from his mid-winter hibernation.
If you believe in the predictions of groundhogs, if Willie sees his shadow, we’ll get another six-weeks of winter weather.
If he doesn’t, it means spring is around the corner.