Here are the latest snowmen to enter the 3rd annual Snowman Contest 2019.
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.
Ruffed grouse tracks are pretty distinctive and easy to identify, three toes in the front and one in the back.
You can even tell when animals have crossed paths…
Red squirrel and chipmunk tracks are common as well. The prints are located side by side.
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.
Geese tracks are always a pleasant surprise. Some geese choose not to migrate during winter, as long as there is open water nearby.
Identifying tracks is a fun winter activity for kids and adults.
Follow the tracks and see where they take you 🙂
Looking forward to Spring!
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.
…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.
3. LIKE & FOLLOW the Country Parent FACEBOOK PAGE !
And to increase your chances for winning…
Get up to 6 additional entries!
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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
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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.
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!
Click HERE to find out how you can submit your snowman picture for a chance to win prizes!
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!
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.
Congratulations Sampson family! You won a $50.00 gift certificate generously donated by the Justamere Cafe & Bistro.
2nd place winner:
Cohen MacLean and his snowmen Olaf, Frosty and Snowflake!
Congratulations Cohen! You won the Star Wars BB8 foam sled generously donated by the Antigonish Canadian Tire, retail value of $34.99.
3rd place winners:
Crystal’s after-school program friends and their snowman ‘Big Jim’. Great team work!
Congratulations! You won a large size pepperoni pizza, generously donated by Snappy Tomato in Antigonish.
“A huge THANK YOU to the local businesses who donated the prizes for the contest!”