A Townshipper’s snow castle is their home

Geoff Agombar
A Townshipper’s snow castle is their home

They say castles made of sand melt into the sea, eventually. This March break, why not build memories that last well after all the castles have melted?

Just two weeks remain to take part in the 2022 Snow Castle Challenge (Défi château de neige). It is open to all age groups and free to join. Prizes are available, but selected at random.

Fancy architectural achievement will be admired, but is not required. To participate all you have to do is build a snow fort, take a picture and share it on www.defichateaudeneige.ca

Fill an afternoon or a full week. It is a fantastic project to share with the whole family, inspire a group of friends, or activate your organization, school or town’s creativity and cooperation.
Register in one of four categories: family (for everyone), early childhood (daycare services aged 0 to 5), school (primary and secondary schools), and organization/municipality (businesses, not-for-profits and municipalities).

The challenge began in 2011 when two Matagami nurses joined forces with Kino-Québec in James Bay to create a Fort en Famille project. Their goal was to inspire activity among children who are not very active in winter sports. Within two years, the event had expanded to more than 250 families throughout Abitibi-Ouest and has continued grow since.
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