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Frosty fun for Russell Winter Carnival
GREGG CHAMBERLAIN firstname.lastname@example.org
The Family Day long weekend put a bit of a chill on some of the planned activities for Russell’s Winter Carnival. But there were still more than enough things to see and do and enjoy during all of the five days of the Carnival. Russell KinClubmembers, volunteers and supporters kept busy all around the village last week, setting up, managing, and looking after the various events scheduled for the Winter Carnival. KinClub President Doug Anthony reported, during a short weekend chat, that the livemusic shows proved popu- lar as always for carnival goers. The Russell Pub and the KinClub’s own Rockin’ the Night events had excellent turnouts. The extreme cold that hit Eastern Ontario over the Valentine’s Day weekend forced cancellation of a couple planned events with the Castor River Ice Fishing Derby being the big event that had to go by the wayside. Derby organizers decided to cancel the event out of concern for anglers whomight suffer serious exposure or worse out on the ice if they did not have a heated ice hut to take shelter in. Other events like the Amazing Race, the craft fair, the chili cookoff, and the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast carried on as scheduled.There was also a steady stream
Limoges artist Lyne Lavignemanages two creative endeavours at once at the crafts fair with a huge display of her paintings along with a sampling of crochet work.
Chantal (right) and Abby Batchilder with their chili.
of children and a good number of adults into and out of the arena on Saturday to celebrate Hockey Day in Russell. Father Christmas makes the best chili He sometimes shows up at malls or as a special guest in Christmas parades, dressed all in red, a right jolly old elf. But Pierre Al- berti also has a gift for making good chili. “It has to have a little bit of kick,” Alberti said, while spooning out a sample of his prize-winning chili during Saturday’sWinter
Carnival Chili Cookoff in Russell. “Once you eat it, you got to feel a little bit of heat.” Alberti’s entry wowed the judges and ear- ned himfirst place in the competition. Close behind was Winter Carnival mascot Rockin’ Russell, for second place, and Chantal Bat- childer with third. Put seven chili cooks in one room with their slow-cookers and the question of “what makes for good chili?” ends up with seven different answers. Alberti claims giving it
heat makes for the best chili. Rockin’ Russell, through his interpreter-partner Katie Frigon, replied “It’s a secret.” Batchilder claimed good chili depends on “chunky vegetables” for mouth-watering taste. “Chili is an expe- riment in progress,” said Gregory Ball. “You never know what you’ll end up with until after.”“Thick and rich,” said Marie Longtin. “It has to have good aroma and flavour,” said Solie Kimble. “It has to warm you up.”“The right balance of heat,” said Rod Giles.
Pierre “Père Noel” Alberti offersMayor Pierre Leroux a sample of his prize-winning chili.
The Amazing Race was on schedule even with the cold of the day.
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Solie (right) and Jeremie Kimble.
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