Isn’t She Lovely? Donna or Debbie Lowe?


Since the Carleton Place Winter Carnival is coming up I was glad to find this Carleton Place Canadian newspaper clipping at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. After reading it I could not figure who won. Maybe someone out there will help me. Was this 1971?



The newspaper article said that Miss Donna Lowe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Lowe was judged Carleton Place High School Carnival Queen winning over 5 final competitors in the contest. But Debbie Lowe is named in both pictures.

So who was it? Donna Lowe Ward answered:

It was Donna. Why the mixup?

“They never could keep us straight, Linda! My parents named their 3 kids Debbie, Donna, Dale – go figure!!”



The judges were: Dennis Potvin of the Ottawa 67s, Terry Nevin of CJET and Mrs. Jan Schokking, a former model and airline stewardess. Prior to the contest there was a pancake supper and it was mentioned that amazing snow sculptures were carried out outside the school.

But weren’t these gals lovely?


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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