The National Capital Commission (NCC) welcomed today the Ice Hog family, Winterlude’s official mascots, to Canada’s Capital Region. Papa and Mama Ice Hog and their twins Nouma and Noumi arrived at the Capital Infocentre accompanied by their winter friend from Québec City, Bonhomme Carnaval.
“The reunion between the Ice Hog family and Bonhomme Carnaval reflects the spirit of collaboration that has existed for several years between two major Canadian winter celebrations,” said the CEO of the NCC, Marie Lemay. “This reunion also demonstrates the strong relationship between members of the Canadian Urban Winter Festivals Coalition.”
“The Québec Winter Carnival is proud to have created a coalition comprised of dynamic and professional people who want to focus on raising Canada’s visibility around the world,” said Jean Pelletier, Executive Director of the Québec Winter Carnival. “The Canadian Urban Winter Festivals Coalition is an integral part of our desire to promote the development of powerfully attractive Canadian tourism events.”