Laudat group hosts “Winter Wonderland”

winter wonderland

A 13-member group from the Village of Laudat, for the first time, has organized an activity dubbed “Winter Wonderland” at the Fresh Water Lake from December 19th to Sunday 21st.

The activity was organized in order to bring back the feel of Christmas and family togetherness in Laudat, according to organizers.

“It came up as a group idea because we wanted something to do for the Christmas, we realized that persons were really losing the feel of Christmas, or the real essence of what it really means to be together as a family,” General Manager of Fresh Water Lake Adventures, Claudette Rolle told Dominica News Online. “Also it is a part of letting persons know that the Fresh Water Lake exists and there are many things you can do there.”

She continued, “Part of our plans was to put in some day activities including boat rides kayaking, let persons enjoy the ambiance.”

She said the biggest turn-out was on Friday night (December 19).

“The biggest turn-out was on Friday when visitors, as well as villagers, turned out in large numbers to give their support,” she noted.

Rolle stated further that in order to give back to the community, the senior citizens who reside in Laudat was treated to lunch on Sunday (December 21).

“We had a list of 24 persons but I guess because of the age and health some could not show up for the lunch, so we delivered lunch to seven people and about fifteen showed up at the Fresh Water Lake for their lunch,” she stated. “It was nice and you can see the people enjoyed it. They also met friends that they did not see in a long time.”

Meantime, Rolle revealed that because of the just concluded general election and the limitations of sponsors, some of the activities planned were cut out.

“Some of the activities like Santa arriving and giving gifts, we were unable to do that,” she stated.

Additionally lights at the venue were limited because this turned out to be very expensive.

The main sponsors of the activity were DOMLEC and the government of Dominica.

It is expected to be held as a yearly event.

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  1. bush man
    December 28, 2014

    Oh dear, you were all so busy running ya mouth, you forgot to read properly. Her name is Claudette, no Catherine was ever mentioned! and, for all dummies, Laudat is indeed fresh in the winter months for real, just get off your couch, get away from FB and TV and explore your own island.
    with regards

  2. Anthony Ismael
    December 28, 2014

    Great initiative. However, “Tropical Wonderland” would be so much more authentic as we are far away from any type of Winter in these parts.

    Just my opinion.

  3. Dominican2debone
    December 26, 2014

    great initiative . If I was home I surely would have supported

  4. princess y
    December 23, 2014

    it is clearly seen that some of the persons behind some of the comment have never recently been to the facility the weather at the facility is mostly very cold and misty hence the using of the name WINTER WONDERLAND

  5. anonymous2
    December 23, 2014

    Sounds like a good idea to me. Christmas should be about coming together and spending valuable time together. Nothing is cheap in DA except talk.

  6. hmmm
    December 23, 2014

    I was just wondering the same thing. Winter!?? Seriously!! How about a sewenal (spelling) Christmas. I mean unless I missed the memo that it started snowing in Dominica.
    Anyway, good vibe, good initiative– wrong theme.

    • lmckoy
      December 28, 2014

      Leave the Laudat people alone; Winter is defined as ‘— the season between autumn and spring —‘. There is no temperature limit requirement! Instead of knocking them, why don’t you put on your “— sewenal (spelling) Christmas —” and let everyone see what you have to contribute?

  7. Me
    December 23, 2014

    That’s a wonderful initiative but why does it have to be “Winter Wonderland?” Couldn’t it have been “TROPICAL Wonderland” instead? Please ppl, market what we have in our beautiful island and stop copying what others have abroad. We don’t have winter…

    • Fawkes
      December 23, 2014

      Go up Laudat by the Freshwater Lake and feel the “fwaidy” in your bones… The temperatures are almost equivalent to what is categorised as “Winter temps.” I soon imagine snow might start to fall up there.

    • Trolol
      December 23, 2014

      It’s pretty cold up there during December, especially at night! Nothing tropical up there during this time of year. :lol:

      • The Facts
        December 23, 2014

        If you are in Toronto, it is raining. The weather forecast is rain until Christmas Day; no snow. The snow we got is melted away. I hope it remains so. At this time last year we had an ice storm. Most residents were without electricity, some until Christmas Day and thereafter.

    • princess y
      December 23, 2014

      It cannot be tropical wonderland because there is hardly any sun up there and is mostly very cold and very very windy with temperatures around 16 degrees Celsius

  8. Too Hard Too Long
    December 23, 2014


    • The Facts
      December 23, 2014

      It is a change. Maybe the name will be changed next year.

  9. Bouche Cabwit
    December 23, 2014

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahhaahhahahahahhahahahLMAO! amazing I dea for a tropical country! Congrats Cathrine Rolle any artificial Snow? I know Laudat is colder than anywhere else in DA! Oh By Gulley

  10. 4a Xmas Laugh
    December 23, 2014

    We had a list of 24 persons but I guess because of the age and health some could not show up for the lunch, so we delivered lunch to seven people and about fifteen showed up at the Fresh Water Lake for their lunch,” she stated. “It was nice and you can see the people enjoyed it. They also met friends that they did not see in a long time.”
    Nice but 24-7 = 17-15 =2 You and someone else Cathrine made up the other two (2) to balance the equation. Mr .Magloire did not teach you in primary school for sure! guess you were either little ,little or not born when he taught.

    • 4a Xmas Laugh
      December 23, 2014

      joke is on me now lol 24-7=14-15 =-1
      back at U Cathrine lol! Mr.Magloire must be say you doing that to me with your math? John Magloire?? I always ask u to double and triple check ur math lol Mary X-mas cathy it was all a joke until it turned on me lol

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