Snowman Wall of Fame 2019

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Here are the latest snowmen to enter the 3rd annual Snowman Contest 2019.

Her name is “Daisy May” and she was made by the children at Childrens Place Learning Centre (in Antigonish). She is 100% hand made by paper mache. 
His name is Frosty and he is waiting for some spring flowers to pop up. Submitted by the Macfarlane family (Antigonish).
Spring Snowbunny submitted by Darlene Van Oirschot.
Spring ball cap snowman submitted by the Vaughn family.
Snowmen family submitted by the Corkum family (St. Andrews). This is their ‘Snow Family Goes to the Beach to Look for Treasures’. “They are on the sand with their little son who also likes to dab! Sun protection is also important! Beach combing in the spring is something we like to do as a family to see what the ocean has tossed up after the winter”.
‘Building a snowman on a spring-like day’ submitted by the Bell family.
Irish snowman submitted by Catherine Sorrey
Ronald and Finlay enjoying their #readyforspringtocome snowman!
Shawnn and Flynn with their sweet Spring snowmen cookies!
Kennedy and Hallie Rose with their sweet Spring snowmen treats!
St. Peters’ Richmond Villa residents along with recreational director Karen Budden, recreation worker Martha and volunteer Paula, created these wonderful spring snowmen for the contest – “The residents had such an awesome afternoon with this project, which are currently displayed in the great Room for everyone to see.”
Bria sharing her sunglasses with her spring snowman.
“A Springy Birthday” by Lilien Gilham
“Spring friends” by Franky Gilham
Wood Ridge Spring Blossom snowman submitted by Johnny MacIsaac

3rd Annual Snowman Contest 2019

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Are you ready snowman builders? The 3rd annual Snowman Contest has begun!
This year’s theme: Spring

Send in your snowman picture to enter the contest for a chance to win great prizes and have your snowman featured on the Snowman Wall of Fame 2019.
Participating snowmen will not be judged, as all snowmen are awesome in their own unique way! Instead, we will draw the names of 3 lucky winners.

To Enter the Draw:

1. BUILD a snowman between January 7 and March 31, 2019. Make sure to use the theme SPRING to qualify for the draw.
The snowman can be traditional (made with real snow) or of any variety (drawing, cookies, craft). Anything goes! The snowman can be built by individuals or groups. Make it a collective effort! Include your family, business, organizations, club, school, youth group, non-profit or sports team.

2. SUBMIT your snowman photo* by email to countryparent@gmail.com by March 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  Email must include “Snowman Contest 2019′ in the subject line. You must also include your locationanda Spring-themed title for your snowman. You, your family, or friends can be in the picture too! NOTE: Photos might be featured in the Snowman Wall of Fame 2019. Participants names will be included in the photo descriptions unless requested otherwise.

3. LIKE & FOLLOW the Country Parent FACEBOOK PAGE !

And to increase your chances for winning…

Get up to 6 additional entries!

Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, below.
2. Share this post (through Facebook and/or Tweet)
3. Follow @countryparent on INSTAGRAM
4. Follow @countryparent on TWITTER
5. Follow @countryparent on PINTEREST
6. Sign up with Country Parent for a weekly blog post – this also helps us contact you directly if you win, especially if you do not use social media

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This contest is open to Nova Scotia residents only and will take place March 31 at 5:00pm EST.

The lucky winners will be announced on the Country Parent Facebook page and contacted by email (with 24 hours to respond).

Draw Prizes Include:

♦ $25 gift card for Tim Horton’s

♦ $25 gift card for Cineplex

♦ $25 gift card for Dairy Queen

Good Luck!

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*Disclaimer: By entering the contest, you hereby authorize and consent to the use of your photographs, in connection with this website and other websites, newspaper stories, social media, and other types of publicity through Country Parent and its affiliates.

2nd Annual Snowman Contest 2018

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Join in on the fun with the 2nd Annual Snowman Contest! A little something to keep your spirits up while looking ahead to all the snowmageddons and consequent snow days we will be getting this winter.

 

 

 

January 18 is the official World Day of the Snowman. So get your mitts ready and celebrate this day by making your own wonderful snowman, then enter the draw below for a chance to win great prizes!

…and have your snowman featured on the Snowman Wall of Fame 2018.

The snowmen will not be judged – because we believe that all snowmen are awesome in their own unique way. Instead, we will draw the names of 3 lucky winners.

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To Enter the Draw:

1. BUILD a snowman between January 18 and March 31, 2018. The THEME is Nova Scotia.
The snowman can be traditional (made with real snow) or of any variety (drawing, cookies, craft). Anything goes! The snowman can be built by individuals or groups. Make it a collective effort! Include your family, business, organizations, club, school, youth group, non-profit or sports team.

2. SUBMIT your snowman photo* by email to countryparent@gmail.com by March 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Email must include “Snowman Contest” in the subject line. You and your family, or friends can be in the picture too! NOTE: Photos might be features in the SNOWMAN WALL OF FAME 2018. Participants names will not be included in photo descriptions if requested.

3. LIKE & FOLLOW the Country Parent FACEBOOK PAGE !

 

And to increase your chances for winning…

Get up to 6 additional entries!

Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, below.
2. Share this post (through Facebook and/or Tweet)
3. Follow @countryparent on INSTAGRAM
4. Follow @countryparent on TWITTER
5. Follow @countryparent on PINTEREST
6. Sign up with Country Parent for a weekly blog post – this also helps us contact you directly if you win, especially if you do not use social media

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This draw is open to Nova Scotia residents only and will take place March 31 at 5:00pm EST.

The lucky winners will be announced on the Country Parent Facebook page and contacted by email (with 24 hours to respond).

 

Draw Prizes Include:

♦ $25 gift card for Tim Horton’s

♦ $25 gift card for Cineplex

♦ $25 gift card for Subway

 

Good Luck!

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Click HERE to view the Snowman Wall of Fame 2018, where all the participating snowmen are featured!

The 2nd Annual Snowman Contest 2018 is supported by

 

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*Disclaimer: By entering the contest, you hereby authorize and consent to the use of your photographs, in connection with this website and other websites, newspaper stories, social media, and other types of publicity through Country Parent and its affiliates.

Snowman Wall of Fame 2018

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Welcome to the Snowman Wall of Fame 2018!

 

Grab some hot chocolate and browse through the wonderful creations submitted to the 2nd Annual Snowman Contest.

 

 

Click on the images below to get the full pictures and the details on the snowmen.

Click HERE to find out how to submit your own snowman picture for a chance to win prizes!

 

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To browse through more pictures scroll down the post!

 

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Maleigha made this upside down snowman. Got flipped over by the strong Nova Scotia winds!

 

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Mama Snowman and her baby

 

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Johnny Miles running snowman

 

Chillin’ Highland Snowman

 

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Donna made a melted beads snowman, Guysborough

 

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Cohen and Sherry made a Tartan proud snow-person representing Cape Breton!

 

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Bridget’s NS version of Scotland’s “Nessie”, a snow Loch Ness Monster

 

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Paris, Sophia, Julia and Sophie. Julia is an international student visiting from Brazil. This was her first time building a snowman!

 

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Finlay and Ronald with their happy family snowman.

 

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Samantha & Sabrina built this snowman: Mary, with her baby Patti snuggled in a toque.

 

 

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Madeline built this adorable little snowman in Sydney.

 

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The Blais’ family “little” snowman

 

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St. Joseph’s 4H Club members with their beautiful snowmen masks!

 

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Frosty the illuminated 3D yarn snowman!

 

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Catherine and Emily (pictured) built their family! The youngest is sitting on her Daddy’s head 😊

 

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Ellie and Jack with their snowman!

 

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Lillian’s and her grand daughter’s adorable snowman, Hants County

 

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Madison and her beautiful snowman Gregg!

 

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Jacqueline’s adorable tin snowmen from Cape Breton.

 

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This magnificent snowdragon was built by the Pinch family: Matthew, Stacey, Sylar and Dalton. The snow creature, built in three days, was inspired by Autism Nova Scotia who set up a program for Dungeons & Dragons to help people with autism work on their social skills.

 

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Lucas and his two wonderful snowman friends!

 

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Gina’s adorable spare sock snowman.

 

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Nora’s take on a traditional summer treat with a snowman twist: the Snowsmore!

 

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A worried snowman and an angry snowman made by Donavan and Keagan Gillis in their Lapland 4-H club!

 

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A Nova Scotia snowduck

 

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A Nova Scotia snowshark

 

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Bridget (from Bayfield) and Buckie (from Afton) made a colourful snowman family!

 

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Ronda Boudreau who loves snow made these two snowmen!

 

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A beautiful Nova Scotia snowman dreaming of sand and sun!

 

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Lauchie, Duncan and Adrienne with their happy hockey player snowman!

 

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A lovely tall snowman and his friends.

 

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Sheila’s beautiful tartan snowman!

 

 

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Abby’s colourful SnowFish!

 

 

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Lauchlin, Jack and Sophie from Afton built a StFX Xmen Snowman. They’re cheering for the XmenHockey team who are in Fredericton competing for the AUS cup. Go X Go!

 

 

Dani and the snowman she made in her backyard.

 

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Snowsisters built by Isla and Harrison.

 

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Lucy’s Easter snowbunny hopping over to wish you a hoppy day!

 

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Matthew with his lovely colorful snowman!

 

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Lucille’s ‘Upside down kinda day in Antigonish’ snowman!

 

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Owen’s little snowmen – small but mighty!

 

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Daniel and Thomas’ beautiful snowmen “Edith and Marjorie”!

 

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Cecy’s beautiful snowman!

 

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Happy tall snowman and his friends 🙂

 

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Scarlett’s 1st Snowman!

 

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A wonderful recycled tire snowman!

 

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Livia’s mini-snowman built with very limited amount of snow!

 

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Jeff and Kylee made this snowman. The snowman is sad cause he will be leaving soon (but will be back next year).

 

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Havre Boucher 4-H Club had a great time building 3 snowmen and a fire!

 

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Huggable snowman and his friends.

 

 

Click HERE to find out how you can submit your snowman picture for a chance to win prizes!

 

Antigonish March Break Activities

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So March break is right around the corner. If you are staying in the Antigonish area throughout the break and looking for things to do, here are a few ideas:

 

 

Programs your kids will love

 😀 At the Library

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) offers many free activities during the break! Make sure to register early as some programs are space limited.

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 😀 Science fun

The StFX Chemistry dept. offers the X-chem Outreach Science Club.

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For more children activities click on the following links (which can also found under the Antigonish Kids Corner tab in the main menu).

 

Outdoor activities

 😀 Hit the trails

Explore the numerous trails in our area. Enjoy the fresh air whether it’s hiking, coasting, skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing.

No equipment? No worries, the Town of Antigonish Recreation department loans recreational equipment throughout the winter months.

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😀 Identify animal tracks

Animal tracks are easy to find in the snow, especially early in the morning. Snowshoe hare, squirrel, grouse, deer, raccoon and mice are some of the most common animal tracks you might encounter.

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Hare tracks and grouse tracks

😀 Build a snowman

Although the Snowman Contest is over, you can still submit your snowman pictures to countryparent@gmail.com (subject: Snowman) to join the Antigonish Snowman Wall of Fame 2017!

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Indoor activities

 😀 Swimming and skating

Take advantage of the free skates and free swims offered by the Town of Antigonish until March 19.

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 😀 Bowling!

Enjoy a game of bowling, day or night, at Pins Bowling Center.

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😀 PC Cooking school

Family cooking classes are offered at the Atlantic Superstore.

 

 😀 Spring cleaning?

Why not. Get an early start on your spring cleaning and get the kids to participate too! Now is the perfect time to go through last year’s summer clothes, which they have probably outgrown. You can drop off clothing and footwear in the designated Canadian Red Cross bins closest to your area.donation boxes

 

Happy March Break!

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Best Snowman Contest!

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Celebrate winter this year by making an awesome snowman, and while you’re at it, enter the contest below for a chance to win great prizes!

 

 

 

 

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Contest Rules:

  1. MAKE a snowman. It could be a real snowman made out of snow, a craft, a drawing, snowman cookies, marshmallows, etc.
  2. SUBMIT your awesome snowman picture by email to countryparent@gmail.com by February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  Email must include “Snowman Contest” in the subject Line. You and your family or friends can be in the picture too!
  3. As always… please SHARE this post, LIKE the Country Parent Facebook page and SUBSCRIBE to Country Parent to receive a weekly blog post by email and automatically be added to future Facebook contests.
  4. This contest is open to Antigonish residents.

The winners will be announced on our Facebook page on March 1st and contacted directly by email.

Although the top 3 winners will have earned unlimited bragging rights, we thought it would nice to throw in a few cool prizes too!

Prizes include:

  • $50.00 gift certificate generously donated by the Justamere Cafe & Bistro
  • A cool sled generously donated by the Antigonish Canadian Tire
  • A large pepperoni pizza, generously donated by Snappy Tomato

Good Luck!

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The Snowman Wall of Fame!

 

Cameron, Owen and Jack Bell

Cameron, Owen and Jack Bell with their snowman

 

Jaelynn, Laken and Ava Rogers

Jaelynn, Laken and Ava Rogers with their snowman

 

Katie MacNeil

Katie MacNeil’s snowman

 

Cohen MacLean

Cohen MacLean made Olaf, Frosty, and their little friend Snowflake

 

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Pinevale snowman

 

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Lauren Doiron

Lauren Doiron’s snowman

 

Bria Doiron

Bria Doiron’s snowman

 

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Connor’s ‘Bulldog’ Snowman

 

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Snowman ‘Big Jim’ and his friends

 

Frosty the III

The Sampson family and Frosty the III who is 13.5’ tall! Janko, Alison, Heni and Anika built Frosty the III over the weekend. Her hat is a garbage can with a plywood brim. Her eyes, mouth and buttons are painted plywood, her nose is a pylon and her scarf was custom made by Anja Sampson. Frosty III lives on Fernwood Drive in Antigonish.

 

Abby's snowman family

Abby Griffiths built her family out of snow

 

Lindy and Snow dog Medo

Lindy Fraser and her snow dog Medo (Pictou County 4-H member)

 

Byron Fraser and snow turtle

Byron Fraser and his snow turtle (Pictou County future 4-H member)

Colourful Snowman

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Did you know that January 18 is World Day of the Snowman?
The number ‘8’ represents the snowman and the ‘1’ represents the stick or broom he holds (source: http://worlddayofsnowman.com/).

 

 

 

We decided to make our snowman colourful this year. It’s easy. All you need is some food colouring and a spray bottle.

 

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  • Dilute the colours in cold water
  • Spray the water colours on your snowman

 

We gave ours a striped snowsuit and rosy cheeks!

 

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Celebrate World Day of the Snowman this year by making your own awesome snowman, and while you’re at it, enter the contest below for a chance to win great prizes!

 

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Contest Rules:

  1. BUILD a snowman (Jan. 15 to Feb. 28, 2017)
  2. SUBMIT your awesome snowman photo by email to countryparent@gmail.com by February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  Email must include “Snowman Contest” in the subject Line. You and your family or friends can be in the picture too!
  3. As always… please SHARE this post, LIKE the Country Parent Facebook page and SUBSCRIBE to Country Parent to receive a weekly blog post by email and automatically be added to future Facebook contests.
  4. This contest is open to Antigonish county residents only.

The winners will be announced on our Facebook page on March 1st and contacted directly by email.

Although the top 3 winners will have earned unlimited bragging rights, we thought it would nice to throw in a few cool prizes too!

Prizes include:

  • $50.00 gift certificate generously donated by the Justamere Cafe & Bistro
  • A cool sled generously donated by the Antigonish Canadian Tire
  • A large pepperoni pizza, generously donated by Snappy Tomato

Good Luck!

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