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Judy & Rudy perfoming at RJ Waugh after the Parade

posted Nov 28, 2017, 9:03 AM by Kathy Carr
Santa has his sleigh waxed and ready to go for Saturday’s Santa Claus parade here in Carberry.  This year, his beloved partner in matrimony, Mrs Claus, will be at his side helping spread wonder and cheer to the community of Carberry.  
To commemorate the arrival of this beloved ambassador of Chris­tmas holiday spirit the Car­berry Plains Arts Council in partnership with the Carberry Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a performance by children’s entertainer Judy Cook in the gym at RJ Waugh school that starts at 1:30 p.m.
Judy, in addition to performing live with accompanying musician Rubin Kantorovich on guitar and ukulele, has spent many years as facilitator conducting workshops in schools across Manitoba.  The experience she has gained from leading these workshops infor­ms her performance style which is described as an up-tempo good time that involves audience participation from the entire family.  Judy has performed her original songs on television, at children’s festivals, and with symphony orchestras across Canada. 
Cook is also a writer of books for children, she is the recipient of the Bronze Moonbeam Children’s Book Award 2015 for When Dino-saurs Go Dancing which has been described as ‘fun and educational for children as art and science elegantly dance together, sure to inspire many a classroom discussion or bedtime conversation’.  The book is currently available for purchase from Amazon.ca.
Songs from When Dinosaurs Go Dancing and many more will be performed in the gym on December 2nd, Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance.  Parents are welcome to take pictures of their children with Santa and Mrs. Claus during and after the performance, refreshments will be available in the hallway outside the school office.  Entrance fee is not mandatory, we encourage you to make a small donation at the door that will go towards funding future events and programming through the Carberry Plains Arts Council, your connection to community arts.
by Amy Urquhart
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