for immediate release: Jan. 26, 2014
Ursula Trudeau named Winter Carnival grand marshal
SARANAC LAKE – 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.
Ursula 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.
She 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 518-891-4367 for more information.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, formally known as the Society for Promotion of Winter Carnival, Saranac Lake, Inc., is a group of volunteers dedicated to organizing an annual mid-winter festival. This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay, where carnival events have been traditionally held for generations. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival website at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. The 2014 Winter Carnival will take place Jan. 31 - Feb. 9.