The 2010 Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival was a big success, featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, taffy on the snow, a pancake breakfast, outdoor hockey tournament and much more at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park and the Samuel Moskovitch Arena over the Valentine’s Day Weekend. In fact, the fun continues on Saturday evening, February 20 (7:30 p.m.) at the Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium (7500 Mackle Road) with the second annual “Dance to the Oldies But Goodies,” with music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Tickets are $18 (in advance only). Call 514-485-6806 for details.
Congratulations to our Parks and Recreation staff and event co-chairs, Councillors Mitchell Brownstein and Allan J. Levine.
The fun all began on Friday, February 12 with the beginning of the Peewee ‘A' invitational outdoor hockey tournament. Eight teams from various communities participated. On Saturday, February 13, there was a special public skating session at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena., with all proceeds from the entrance fees going to Manoir Ronald McDonald ((www.rmhc.ca). The latter, located in Côte des Neiges, offers an affordable and comforting home away from home for families who have a child hospitalized for a serious sickness in a Montreal hospital.
On Sunday, February 14, a hot pancake breakfast was served in Chalet 1 of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park.
The breakfast was sponsored by McDonald's franchisee Pierre Brunet. I had a chance to chat with our most beautiful police officer, Station 9’s Marie Christine Nobert, who is always on hand for our events to lend a hand. Over the course of the afternoon children got to enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, balloons, hot chocolate, cider, taffy on snow, inflatable activities, horse-drawn carriage rides and skating on Centennial Lake. Luc Carnival, the event mascot, was busy making the rounds.
I also had a chance to view the magnificent figure skating club exhibition and take part in the presentation of trophies.
Following this we had the pleasure of presenting a cheque of $3,000 to Le Manoir Ronald McDonald de Montréal, increasing the figure of $2,500 from last year.
Public skating was free of charge from for one hour and that was followed by the Youth Hockey all-star game...
Event sponsors included The Suburban, Domino's Pizza, IGA Pagano, Qualitifruits and Infusion Catering.