This year marks the tenth annual Snowman Mania event, which is taking place in Wasaga Beach from Feb 13-15 during Family Day weekend!
Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate their anniversary with a vast array of contests and activities taking place throughout the week leading up to the official opening ceremonies, parade and festival on Friday, Feb 13 in the Canadian Tire/Super Store parking lot.
This exciting family event began in 2005 with a community snowman-building contest and has since grown into a large event with all kinds of fun activities taking place. “This festival is a true demonstration of what can be achieved when our community comes together with pride, enthusiasm and dedication,” says Wasaga Beach Event Coordinator, Paula Lehr.
The festivities begin with the Wasaga Beach Rotary Club Dance on Feb. 7th and continue through the week with activities including the Recycled Snowman contest, Art in the Library, and crafts and activities at the Ontario Early Years centre.
To mark this special occasion, the Snowman Mania planning committee will be introducing the first ever Snowman Mania Youth Ambassador Program. The committee will carefully select 1-2 youth, ages 13-17, to represent the community during the event. The Youth Ambassador will attend the various Snowman Mania events including the opening ceremonies on the 13th as well as accompanying the Snowman Mania mascot – “Saga Sam.”
Great partners like Service Clubs, the Chamber of Commerce, Stonebridge Town Centre and the Town of Wasaga Beach make this event happen each year, of course! It wouldn’t be such a fantastic event without the support of the community and tourists.
Purchase your Snowman Mania Snowman Mania Button now for only $2 and help support this annual event! Each year’s button is unique and available only in limited quantities so they have quickly become collector’s items.
In addition to showing support for Snowman Mania, the button gives the wearer:
- Free admission to the Opening Ceremonies, The President’s Choice Super Dogs Show, The Stonebridge Street Party and Concert, the movie “Big Hero 6”, Snowman Mania Slam-A-Rama and the YMCA Family Swim
- Free use of Wasaga Beach Wave – Transit during Family Weekend
- Admission to many other Snowman Mania events (some events may have an additional fee and concessions will have a small fee
Drop in at the YMCA; grab your button and head on down to partake in the fun festivities!
See the Events Calendar for more details.