Boo­ming start to Saint-la­zare win­ter fes­ti­val

Pin­court ce­le­bra­tion can­cel­led

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The Fête des neiges de Saint-la­zare ki­cked-off Sa­tur­day with a full day and eve­ning of ac­ti­vi­ties. The fes­ti­val, run­ning through Feb. 5, got un­der way with ska­ting, sled­ding, hockey and more du­ring day­light hours, while scores of re­si­dents bund­led up at night to take in the an­nual fi­re­works dis­play and bonfire, all pre­si­ded over by Saint-la­zare fire figh­ters.

For in­for­ma­tion on ad­di­tio­nal fes­ti­val events, contact the town’s re­crea­tion department at 450 424-8000 ext. 220, or go to ville.saint-la­zare.qc.ca.

Meanw­hile, the town of Pin­court had to can­cel its sche­du­led one day win­ter ce­le­bra­tion due to poor wea­ther du­ring the week lea­ding up to the event. Simon Gre­nier, Pin­court di­rec­tor of re­crea­tio­nal and com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices, said war­mer than nor­mal tem­pe­ra­tures com­bi­ned with 12-hours of rain that fell the day be­fore the event made it im­pos­sible to set up the town’s park. “We would have rui­ned the park if we would have brought in back­hoes to set up 30 pic­nic tables,” he ex­plai­ned. There will not be a make-up date for the fes­ti­val.

PHO­TO DA­NIEL CUILLERIER

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PHO­TO DA­NIEL CUILLERIER

The Fête des neiges de Saint-la­zare ki­cked off last wee­kend.

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