Spir­its high at Soiree

The Compass - - OPINION -

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.

Pho­tos by Terry Roberts/the Com­pass

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.

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