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2014 WinterFest Snow Sculptures

Snow sculpture 2014 crowd shot
Photo credit for top two images: Epica Pictures

Polar BearsAs part of the event programming during WinterFest at Prince Arthur's Landing (Family Day), the City hosted a snow sculpture symposium for local and regionally based snow carvers. The theme of the competition was "100 Years of Play" to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the City's Playgrounds programs. 

WinterFest is an annual event and includes a new assortment of snow sculptures every year. Artists who are interested in producing a carving are encouraged to check the open call to artists page and to sign up for the City's email notification list for public art competitions. Both new and experienced carving teams are welcome.

Four teams were selected by open competition; three were assigned a 8'x8'x8' block of snow and the fourth was assigned a 16'x8'x8' block.

Carving Teams

Michael O'Connor and Vic Germaniuk sculpted a faceoff between two hockey players, American and Canadian. Their team was selected by their peers as the recipients of the Carver's Choice Award. 

Sarah Anne Eby, Eugene LeFrancois, Matt Marchioni and Judi Vinni of Willow Springs Creative Centre, sculptured an assortment of sports and recreational equipment.

John Books, Damon Dowbak and Angus MacDonald created the sculpture Playing in the Polar Vortex featuring two polar bears and their three cubs. Their team received the People's Choice Award, based on votes received during the event. 

Shayne Ehman and Zoe Gordon sculpted Giant Baby with Remote Control.

  Hockey faceoff  Sports Equipment

Photos by Peter Wragg