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Snowmen Instead of Sandcastles at Snowman Mania 

From Feb.13 to 16, the 10th Annual Snowman Mania will have Wasaga Beach alive with laughter during the Family Day weekend. The Stonebridge Town Centre will host many events.

The official opening ceremonies, parade, roving entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides and more will be held outside the Canadian Tire and the Real Canadian Superstore on Friday Feb.13. The Wasaga Beach Youth Centre will provide snacks for a small fee.

Look out for Saga Sam, the Snowman Mania mascot, and the two Princesses, Anna and Elsa from Frozen appearing at events.

The $2 Snowman Mania gives you access to all Snowman Mania events and Wasaga Transit all weekend. Last year approximately 2,000 buttons were sold. Some events may have fees.

This year the Town expects to see more visitors. “We expect to see an increase this year due to the additional / premium events we have planned,” says Paula Lehr, Snowman Mania, special events coordinator, Town of Wasaga Beach.

New this year is the Youth Ambassador program for teens aged 13 to 17, plus President’s Choice™ Super Dogs at Oakwood Woods on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be a “pat n chat” with the dogs.

Since 2005, the Town has been hosting Snowman Mania: It’s a great community event, it involves many of our non-profit organizations allowing for fundraising opportunities, it promotes economic development and tourism in Wasaga Beach in the winter months,” Lehr adds.

Bean Team 2 2014

Some Stonebridge By the Bay residents entered the Snowman Mania Chili Cook-off in 2014: The Bean team placed first in the North of Mexico Category.

The Chili Cook-Off is a great way to add some heat to this winter festival. To register, contact Doug McCullough, Chili Cook-Off chair, Doug McCullough at 705-429-7075 or dougmccullough13(at)rogers.com.

SMM Ball Hockey 204

The fourth annual 4-on4 Ball Hockey Tournament will be held at the Stonebridge Town Centre Feb. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stonebridge Street Party Feb 15 2015Sunday Night Street Party at Stonebridge Town Centre

On Feb. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Stonebridge Town Centre will come alive with an array of family-friendly activities: Wild Wing Wasaga Beach in the Stonebridge Town Centre will host a wing-eating contest at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. See Live…The Stars of Pop Tribute stars Taylor Swift, Rhianna and Selena Gomez on the concert stage: Dance by Design will perform during the intermission.

 

SMM Fireworks 2014Beavertails and Euro-Lex Bistro & Deli will provide concessions for a small fee. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. will light up the winter sky. Wild Wing will have karaoke after the fireworks. Transit service will be extended until 10 p.m. on Feb. 15.

Public skating, activities for children at Wasaga Beach Public Library, snowshoe demos and winter hikes, a cake decorating contest, a pancake breakfast, cross country skiing (at a discounted rate), a toboggan run, “Art Attack”, the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach & Area Polar Bear Plunge, Rock Solid Wrestling are some of the events revellers can enjoy at Snowman Mania.

Many venues throughout Wasaga Beach are hosting Snowman Mania events all Family Day Weekend: the library, the YMCA, The RecPlex. For a full list of events, dates, times and fees, visit www.snowmanmania.com.