Close to 110,000 visitors - Outstanding results for Fête des neiges 2012

MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Organizers of the 29th Fête des neiges de Montréal report outstanding results for this year's edition of the Montréal family event held at Parc Jean-Drapeau over the last three weekends. The purpose of the annual outdoor festival is to encourage people to enjoy winter to the fullest.

"Families responded to our invitation in even greater numbers this year,'' stated Société du parc Jean-Drapeau spokesperson Nathalie Lessard. "Despite the whims of Mother Nature, total attendance for the Fête is estimated at 109,174 visitors, compared to 60,000 in 2011.''

During the three weekends of this winter celebration, the Parc Jean-Drapeau team brought joy to people of all ages with the many activities which included: the tube slide, skaters' path, zip-line, dogsled and horse-drawn sleighrides, introduction to downhill skiing, cross-country ski trails and, of course, the new Snow Village. "The Parc Jean-Drapeau staff and the hundreds of volunteers should also be singled out for their efforts in ensuring visitors' safety and providing them with a warm welcome on site," remarked Ms. Lessard.

"There is no doubt the population recognizes the quality of our event and the efforts that are expended to provide a top-notch product," said Christian Ouellet, Executive Director of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau. "The Fête des neiges de Montréal has become a must-attend event and has a special place in our development plan, one of the objectives of which is to make Parc Jean-Drapeau a first-rate recreational destination 12 months a year. We are already looking forward to the 2013 edition, when the Fête des neiges will be marking its 30th anniversary."

Meanwhile, in a new development winter this year, winter is continuing beyond the Fête des neiges at Parc Jean-Drapeau with a program consisting of a dozen activities and three special events every weekend until March 11, 2012.

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