Winners of the National Snow Sculpture competition

Photo: Danielle Burns

First Prize and the Mention d’excellence du Carnaval de Québec and Mention du public COMINAR went to the trio from Montérégie for the sculpture Fleur d’érable or Maple Flower. The description of their sculpture reads: “The maple flower is incredibly rare. It comes to light only once every 150 years and only in optimal conditions that none but the keenest observer could notice. It hides in groups of three among the lilies so commonly seen in Quebec, yet it has found a place in our hearts and on the Canadian coat of arms. Can you find the maple flower?”

The winners of this year’s National Snow Sculpture competition, based on the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary, are no strangers to success. The team from the Montérégie region of Quebec represented Canada last year in the 2016 International Snow Sculpture competition and won multiple prizes, including first prize for their work, The Puppet.