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Frosty final weekend for Fête des neiges de Montréal

The fourth and final weekend for the Fête des neiges de Montréal soldiers on despite cold weather, although not the coldest the event has faced this year.

While the polar vortex, which has caused unseasonably cold and complex weather this winter, led the festival to suspend activities on Sunday, Jan. 20, the rest of the festival has been going strong, says Société du parc Jean-Drapeau spokesperson Véronique Caissie.

Although an Environment Canada weather alert is warning of more snow and heavy winds Tuesday and Wednesday, this final Sunday is sunny with a high of -8 C.

The 2019 edition of the winter event wraps up Sunday with a visit by players from the Montreal Alouettes.

“I’ve heard that they will be giving out gifts as well,” Caissie teased.

Performing Sunday will be the a cappella group Qw4rtz. Singer Alexis Arbour will be performing as well, plus the usual outdoor fun activities, including snow sculpture, axe throwing and dog-sled racing.

In its 36th edition, the four-weekend snow festival attracts approximately 100,000 visitors year in, year out, organizers say.


from Montreal Gazette

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