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Carved Snowflake Kids at the Fireplace Chili Cook-Off Snow Sculptures

Monday, February 19, 2018


CONGRATULATIONS to Snowday 2017's winning sculptures:


Stronger Together  Unrestrained Musing
Who Could Hang a Name on You

People's Choice Award: "Stronger Together" by Michel Chouinard, Lily Chouinard, Celine Laubier and Eugene Lefrancois
SnowDay Award: "Unrestrained Musing" by Vic Germaniuk and Michael O'Connor
Carvers Choice: "Who Could Hang a Name on You" by Shayne Ehman, Zoe Gordon and Axel Ehman

The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce that SnowDay has been named one of Festivals and Events Ontario's Top 100 Festivals! 

SnowDay is a free celebration of all things winter that takes place annually on Family Day, at Marina Park.

SnowDay is centered around outstanding professional snow sculptures and features activities and entertainment for all ages. There are opportunities to participate in uncommon winter sports like kicksledding and fat tire biking, try making bannock over the fire, learn snow carving, play modern and traditional winter games and go skating.

Warming activities and craft demonstrations take place inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre and Mariner’s Hall. Spectator opportunities throughout the event include music performances, buskers and demonstrations by community groups.

There is also great local food and drink like bannock and hot chocolate - and you can taste and cast your vote for Best Chili at the Chili Cook-Off, a fundraiser in support of Empty Bowls Caring Hearts that showcases some of Thunder Bay’s premier restaurants and chefs.   

Thunder Bay celebrates winter with SnowDay on the shores of Lake Superior!

For more information, call Community Services Reception at (807) 625-2351 or email Calla Sampson, Recreation & Culture Programmer at

FEO Top 100 

NEW Sponsors are always welcome to join THE SNOWDAY team!

If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for this memorable event or others, please call Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor, at (807) 625-2487 or email