By Lawrence Belanger
Local Journalism Initiative
Dragon and snakes and trains, oh my! These are the snow creations being made by some of the people of Richmond, QC. Melissa Cote, a Richmond resident herself, said this is the third year in a row that she’s noticed these sculptures “pop up”, and she wanted congratulate the creators, and share photos of the sculptures, some of which go above simple sculpting of snow to include colour and some impressive detail.
“I saw them working on the dragon last Thursday,” explained Cote. “I decided to take pictures because I thought it was amazing work,” she continued, after seeing it was completed by Monday morning. The sculpture, located on College Street, depicts a green dragon eating a brown snake with pinkish details on its tail. Next to it is another incomplete snake of similar design.
The creators of the animals are unknown. “I’m not 100 per cent sure who lives in that apartment anymore”, said Cote. Reached for comment by email, Marie-Andrée Ménard, the new director of the recreation department in Richmond, said she was also looking for the artist(s) who made the snake and dragon.