B.C. Snow Sculpture Contest carves out fun

Results are in from a fun, fierce and frosty 48 hours

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Participants talk snow sculpting 101

It may have been cold–it may have been damp, but that didn’t stop these hearty souls from participating in the BC Championship Snow Sculpture competition last weekend at SilverStar Mountain Resort near Vernon.

Under the theme, Wonderland, this year’s group of contestants were asked to create their Wonderland fantasy using only water and snow.

The competition draws snow carving teams from around the world, and each team is given two days and two nights to complete their works of art.

Teams began at 10 a.m. Friday morning, starting with enormous blocks of snow that have been cured during the week. Spectators watched the huge snow carvings come to life Friday and Saturday, with final judging taking place on Sunday morning.

First place goes to team Snow FX for their creation Bot and Paid….FOUR by David Durault, Bruce Waugh and Roger Chaisson of North Vancouver, Langley and Nanaimo. Their entry was accompanied by the following:

“Wonders of the Whirled

Outcase from the media.

Master of the Oh cult

Will that be.

Un, Trump, or the two?”

Second place is awarded to The Three Amigos for My Cup Runneth Over by Alex Avelino, Serjio Santos and Brenardo Andrade e Castro – all from Nelson.

“The Cup that holds, a love so true, the cup that we share, me and you.”

Another Nelson team, Chaos, Eh? took third place for Drink Me – by Stevennina Drassinourer, Carter Balzer and Matt Holman.

“Our sculpture depicts a classic scene from the story of Alice in Wonderland. On a table, appears cake and a drink labelled “Eat Me” and “Drink Me.” Alice does, and begins to shrink to 10” tall, and grows until she fills the entire room. A very late rabbit looks on from around a corner.”

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Erin Christie

Morning Star Staff


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Clinton Fitzpatrick carves out the teeth of the Cheshire Cat (to go with the Vernon Winter Carnival Wonderland theme) at the Snow Sculpture Competition last weekend at SilverStar Mountain Resort. While it was Fitzpatrick’s team’s first time competing in the provincial event, others have been carving out a name for themselves for the last five years - check out a video of a couple of competitors online at vernonmorningstar.com, where the results are also posted. (Anna Zeitner/Black Press)

Nas Bifano and Clinton Fitzpatrick begin their snow sculpture at SilverStar Mountain Resort’s annual Snow Sculpture Competition Friday afternoon. The contest began Friday morning at 10 a.m. and concluded Sunday morning at 10 a.m. (Erin Christie/Morning Star)

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