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Ursula Trudeau named Grand Marshal of Carnival Parade

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Ursula Trudeau

— The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Ursula Trudeau as its 2014 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on Feb. 8.

Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the Montreal Ecole des Beaux Arts and painting with the late Hans Hoffman, Stanley Cosgrove, and Alfred Pellan. She resides and paints in the Adirondacks and the Caribbean. She has done a wide variety of freelance commercial art work including visualization, fashion illustration, hand painted billboards, costume and set designing for theatre and television, window displays, child portraiture, teaching children’s art classes and textile designing. She is a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild, and on the Board of the Trudeau Institute. Ursula was a Recruitment Officer for the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, and has attended the Winter Olympics in Montreal, Sarajevo, and Lillehammer. Ursula enjoys travel, and has been to Asia and North Africa, and throughout Europe.

Trudeau has a deep admiration for the efforts of the Ice Palace Workers and their, “can do,” attitude. Her favorite Winter Carnival memory is being a member of the Saranac Lake Clown Band in the parade with Natalie Leduc and others. Ursula is honored to be a part of this year’s Winter Carnival.

The public is invited to meet Ursula Trudeau at the Grand Marshal Reception on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. held at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception is a free event. Snacks will be served and a cash bar will be available. The reception is followed by the Winter Carnival Royalty Dinner at 6:30 p.m. which is by reservation only and requires a meal choice, the cost is $30. Please contact Milt Adams at 891-4367 for more information.

Carnival posters available

Collectible posters designed by “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available for sale. Using the theme “Celtic Carnival,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Duke playing the bagpipes with a winter scene in the background.

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