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Festival du Voyageur Opens Applications for Snow-Sculpting Symposium

October 3, 2019 7:01 AM | Entertainment

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Sculptors work on their snowy creations in Voyageur Park on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

There’s snow way the Festival du Voyageur is already accepting applications for their snow-sculpting symposium, right? Wrong!

Western Canada’s largest outdoor winter festival has put the call out for sculptors interested in crafting their frozen masterpieces in February 2020.

“Every year, we see so many stunning snow sculptures come to life in Voyageur Park that people bring their kids to see, share on social media, and take in before wandering to see the next band,” said Darrel Nadeau, executive director at Festival du Voyageur.

“We can’t wait to see what submissions come in this year and from where around the world.”


The International Snow-Sculpting Symposium welcomed teams from as close as Winnipeg, Steinbach, and Saskatchewan, and from as far away as France, Germany, and the Netherlands earlier this year.

Each team is asked to create a piece of art out of a simple block of snow measuring 3m x 3.7m x 3.7m (10’ x 12’ x 12’), inspired by their experience at Festival du Voyageur or simply guided by their own imagination.

Applications for the symposium will be accepted until October 25 through heho.ca.