Spirits high at Soiree
The 19th Cuper’s Cove Soiree was held on Pointe Beach in Cupids Aug. 17-19, and organizers say it was a success. The Soiree has been plagued by inclement weather on many occasions over the years, but it has not dampened the spirits of organizers. True to form, the festival opened with heavy rain on Aug. 17, but the weather improved for the remaining two days. There was plenty of music, food and entertainment for all ages. Here are some scenes.
Maia Roache of Brigus enjoys a ride on the “Tubs of Fun.” Maia is from Thailand, and is the adopted daughter of John and Rhonda Roache. The fiveyear-old has enjoyed an eventful few months, having received her Canadian citizenship in May, and travelled with her parents to Disney World in August.
The Cuper’s Cove Soiree was certainy a family affair. Seen here are, from left, Donna Linthorne of Cupids, who is carrying her grandson Owen Mugford, Ottawa resident Philip Wall, Andrea Mugford of Makinsons and 13-month-old Callum Mugford, Katelyn Mugford and Darryl Mugford.
Soiree volunteer Kip Mitchell scoops up a bucket of ice to ensure the drinks are cold.
Accordion player Wilbert “Wib” Dawe of Cupids is seen performing with a group called The Affections.
Mary Byrne (second from left) of Marysvale is seen here trying her luck with pull-tab tickets as her daughters Patsy Byrne (left) and Nancy Rose, and her son-in-law Ron Rose, look on. Mary won $1.
Dylan Butler of Cupids turned a few heads with his cycling creation at the Soiree. The 13-year-old modified a youth bicycle by adding an adult-sized front fork and tire. The cycle may look unwieldy, but Dylan had no problem zipping along, though the rear tired could have used some air.
Committee members Ivy King (left) and Shari Porter consult to make sure things are moving ahead as planned. King is secretary, while Porter is the Soiree chairperson.
Volunteers Bernadette Mugford (left) and Karen Dawe sell entry bracelets at the Soiree.