If you scrape beneath the irony that the Capital Commission is making fake snow for a celebration that purports to be about winter, you reach even higher levels of absurdity. The CBC is reporting that the Capital Commission is preventing kids from playing in the fake snow:
“It’s amazing how many people have come down and looked, and kids… we’ve been having to chase them away because they’ve been wanting to come down and play in the snow,” says Green.
“We need the snow white and clean of debris, so we’ve been chasing them away continuously from the snow. It’s the snow and just the marvel of being able to make snow on the waterfront that’s attracting a lot of people.”
So not only is the Capital Commission hijacking winter with their fake celebration and their fake snow, but they’re preventing children from playing in the fake snow because they “need the snow white and clean of debris.”
What would good old Charlie Town think about all this? The mind boggles.