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

Identifying Animal Tracks

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Visible animal tracks on fresh snow are a sweet reminder of warmer days to come.

Identifying animal tracks can be tricky, but still a fun activity to do with kids on the last months of winter as we are looking forward to spring.



Snowshoe hare tracks are easy to spot, especially early in the morning. Look for oval shaped four-print patterns.rabbit tracks 2


Ruffed grouse tracks are pretty distinctive and easy to identify, three toes in the front and one in the back.

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You can even tell when animals have crossed paths…

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Red squirrel and chipmunk tracks are common as well. The prints are located side by side.

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Fisher tracks are less commonly encountered, but can easily be identified by their alignment. The prints appear in pairs, like all members of the weasel family.

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Geese tracks are always a pleasant surprise. Some geese choose not to migrate during winter, as long as there is open water nearby.

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Identifying tracks is a fun winter activity for kids and adults.

Follow the tracks and see where they take you 🙂


Looking forward to Spring!



2nd Annual Snowman Contest 2018



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.


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 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.

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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!


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




*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!


The 2nd Annual Snowman Contest is supported by


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


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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!


Best Snowman Contest Winners


The Best Snowman Contest has come to an end!

A big round of applause to ALL the participants. They did an EXCELLENT job!




The Antigonish Snowman Wall of Fame 2017 looks amazing!

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However, we did have to pick 3 winners, and here they are:


1st place winner:

The Sampson family with their 13.5 foot tall snowman! Janko, Alison, Heni and Anika built ‘Frosty the III’. 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 the IIICongratulations Sampson family! You won a $50.00 gift certificate generously donated by the Justamere Cafe & Bistro.


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2nd place winner:

Cohen MacLean and his snowmen Olaf, Frosty and Snowflake!

Cohen MacLeanCongratulations Cohen! You won the Star Wars BB8 foam sled generously donated by the Antigonish Canadian Tire, retail value of $34.99.

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3rd place winners:

Crystal’s after-school program friends and their snowman ‘Big Jim’. Great team work!

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Congratulations! You won a large size pepperoni pizza, generously donated by Snappy Tomato in Antigonish.

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“A huge THANK YOU to the local businesses who donated the prizes for the contest!”