And the duchesses of the 63rd Winter Carnival are….

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The newly-named duchesses of the 63rd Winter Carnival posed for the first of many group shots with Bonhomme: Sabrina Lachance (Beauport), Claudine Julien (Charlesbourg), Steffy Theege (Cité-Limoilou), Justine Leblanc (Haute-St-Charles), Ann-Julie MacDonald (Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap Rouge), Marie-Laurence Nolin (Lévis), and Gaël-Anne Grenier Lavergne (Rivières).

Crowds gathered at Laurier Québec shopping centre on October 6 for the presentation of the duchesses of Quebec City’s 63rd Winter Carnival. Outgoing duchesses and Amélie Godin, the Queen of the 2016 Winter Carnival, were living the final moments of their reign before passing on Carnival arrowhead sashes to their successors.