Congratulations to the Parks and Recreation staff of the City of Côte Saint-Luc, our Volunteer Citizens on Patrol, Public Works and everyone else who worked so hard for our 2018 Winter Carnival. Activities kicked off at the Aquatic and Community Centre on Feb. 10 with the annual Valentine’s Dance. On Sunday, Feb. 18 weather conditions were ideal for a day of fun outdoors at Trudeau Park.
There was a pancake breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s, horse drawn carriage rides, taffy on snow, face painting, ice sculpture activities, public skating, hockey games, a figure-skating exhibition, and more.
It was wonderful to see so many young families enjoying our wonderful activities. Rookie City Councillors Oren Sebag and Mitch Kujavsky were co-chairs of the event.
Mayor Brownstein, members of council and Mount Royal Liberal MP Anthony Housefather were pleased to preside over a ceremony in the arena at which time we presented a cheque of $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House,, a temporary home away from home for out-of-town (more than 70 km) families of children with critical illnesses who must travel here for medical treatments. Côte Saint-Luc funded a room there.
There was lots of action outside, including a very tall ice princess, the team from The Beat 92.5 FM playing music, a marshmallow roasting corner, tobogganing on the hill and much more. It brought back such nice memories when my daughter was little and we would take her there.
I enjoyed some of those McDonald’s pancakes, with syrop. Reuben Goodman was serving up warm hot chocolate while just outside the Lawrence Bergman Chalet was reliable Mark Bessner making cotton candy for the kids.