Ever since I was a little boy growing up in Côte Saint-Luc I have looked forward to our winter carnival. As a father, I got to experience it from a parental perspective when my daughter was young. Today, it still is a lot of fun and for the 2019 edition the weather was pretty good considering what we have become accustomed to these last few months.
All of the action took place at Trudeau Park. There was the traditional pancake breakfast sponsored by McDonald’s franchisee Pierre Brunet at the Lawrence Bergman Chalet, horse drawn carriage rides, taffy on snow, face painting, ice sculpture activities, public skating, hockey games, a figure-skating exhibition, and more. Throughout the Carnival, we accepted donations for the Ronald McDonald House. Including proceeds from the tournament, we raised $8,000 this year.
Councillors David Tordjman and Mitchell Kujavsky co-chaired Winter Carnival festivities this year. Along with Councillor Ruth Kovac, who oversees the Parks and Recreation portfolio, Liberal Member of Parliament for Mount Royal Anthony Housefather and Elisabeth Prass (representing D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA David Birnbaum), I took part in an awards ceremony for the Côte Saint-Luc Figure Skating Club.
Congratulations to our Parks and Recreation staff for another great job! It was so enjoyable seeing all of the families with young children enjoy themselves so much.