All aboard the carousel

Earlier, we reported on Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon's appreciation extravaganza at Conservative Senator Gerry St. Germain's ranch. And now we've learned Forests and Range Minister Rich Coleman has sent out invitations to his own backslapping event, scheduled for September 10. Featuring a photograph of Minister Coleman in his barbequing best, the invites fellow travellers for a "day of fun; food and games" featuring a "scavenger, hunt, pinata, face painting, balloons, trampoline, colouring and crafts." There's also a host bar and free chicken dinner for the kids. The event is being held at the residence of Carousel Farm Thoroughbred Partnerships founder Roy Jacobson. Astute Public Eye readers will remember Mr. Jacobson's wife Dixie as being the president of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (British Columbia Division). The society - as well as the Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association and Hasting Entertainment Inc. - gave Minister Coleman (who was then the solicitor general) a $500 Swarovski horse back in 2004.

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