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Winter Carnival planning underway

Doreen Burton is one of the organizers of the Port aux Basques Winter Carnival.
Doreen Burton is one of the organizers of the Port aux Basques Winter Carnival.

Planning is underway for the Port aux Basques Winter Carnival, and a few events are already on the schedule for the March 11-19 celebration.

In addition to the pageant for high school students on for the carnival's opening day, there will be a junior pageant for four- to eight-year-olds.
Lions Club president Doreen Burton said a date for the junior pageant hasn't been set yet, but the two pageants wouldn't be held at the same time.
Burton said there will be a boardwalk in Grand Bay West, with a date still to be confirmed.
"We're hoping to have a fishing derby," she said.
Other events planned include a brunch at the Lions Club on March 13, potlucks throughout the carnival and St. Paul’s will hold a carnival day concert sometime during the week.
Burton said the organizers are working with St. James Elementary School on a contest to come up with a slogan for the carnival. It will be open to students in Grades 4 to 6.
The Bruce II Sports Centre and the library will also hold events through the week.
A Facebook page has been started for the carnival for people to keep up to date on the carnival.
Burton said the organizers also want the public's input on who should be chosen as the carnival patron. Those ideas can be submitted through the Facebook page.
bryan.tait@tc.tc

In addition to the pageant for high school students on for the carnival's opening day, there will be a junior pageant for four- to eight-year-olds.
Lions Club president Doreen Burton said a date for the junior pageant hasn't been set yet, but the two pageants wouldn't be held at the same time.
Burton said there will be a boardwalk in Grand Bay West, with a date still to be confirmed.
"We're hoping to have a fishing derby," she said.
Other events planned include a brunch at the Lions Club on March 13, potlucks throughout the carnival and St. Paul’s will hold a carnival day concert sometime during the week.
Burton said the organizers are working with St. James Elementary School on a contest to come up with a slogan for the carnival. It will be open to students in Grades 4 to 6.
The Bruce II Sports Centre and the library will also hold events through the week.
A Facebook page has been started for the carnival for people to keep up to date on the carnival.
Burton said the organizers also want the public's input on who should be chosen as the carnival patron. Those ideas can be submitted through the Facebook page.
bryan.tait@tc.tc

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