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?