All together now – smile
It took a bit of effort to get everyone looking in one direction and smiling at the Embrun Winter Carnival’s Optimist Brunch at the community centre on Sun., Jan. 21. In front, at left, is current Optimist Club President Annick Turpin. Vetter photo
EMBRUN – The first weekend of the Embrun Carnival got off to a great start. There was plenty of participation among competitors in the many tournaments, and lots of visitors to the carnival.
Several tournaments began last week, including hockey, bean bag baseball, pool, darts and whist. This upcoming weekend will feature the end of the tournaments, with most finals on Sat., Jan. 27 or Sun., Jan. 28. This week and on the weekend there will also be ongoing free public skating, children’s games and activities, dinner, dancing, pub night, and on Sunday, the firefighters’ brunch and closing of the carnival.
Over 40 volunteers with the Embrun Optimist Club fed an exceptional brunch to about 300 people last Sunday and more are expected for the closing brunch on Jan. 28.
The carnival is a cooperative venture of the Embrun Community Association, Embrun Optimist Club, Embrun Firefighters, Junior B Hockey, Knights of Columbus, Tuque de Broue, Etienne Brule Brewery, Cassel Brewery, Hotel du Village, several other businesses and sponsors, and hundreds of volunteers.