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Snowmanmania 2015 (Posted On: Monday, January 12, 2015)

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What better way to spend your Family Day long weekend than taking in Snowman Mania! This fun family event began as a community snowman building contest back in 2005 and has grown into a signature winter event which welcomes residents and visitors to take in a full schedule of indoor and outdoor events! We haven't forgotten our roots there is a "Do you wanna build a snowman" contest this year with great prizes to be won and the best part is residents, businesses and groups can start to build their snowmen anytime between now and the event!

The Town of Wasaga Beach invites you to join us this Family Day long weekend for the 10th annual Snowman Mania winter festival, February 13th - 16th. This event is possible with the assistance and support of many local businesses as well as through the purchase of the famous Snowman Mania buttons! These buttons are available at select locations in Wasaga Beach, on the Wasaga Transit and on site at our events and cost only $2.00. Your Snowman Mania button will provide you with access to many of the great activities we have planned, free services and family swim times at the YMCA as well as no charge to ride the Wasaga Transit all weekend long!

There are events and activities that take place all week long leading up to Family Day weekend! The fun kick starts with the Wasaga Beach Rotary Club Dance on Feb. 7th and continues through the week with activities such as Story time, Recycled Snowman contest and Art in the Library as well as crafts and activities at the Ontario Early Years.

One of the many new components this year is the Snowman Mania Youth Ambassador program. Youth, ages 13-17, are invited to apply. Youth Ambassadors, will attend the various events and act as a representative and they will get to accompany our mascot, "Saga Sam" throughout the weekend.

Snowman Mania officially kicks off Friday night at the Opening Ceremonies celebration being held outside of Canadian Tire and the Super Store. The opening ceremonies will include a fantastic busker style parade through the lot and onto 45th / Mosley St. beginning shortly after 7pm followed by roving entertainment including jugglers, stilt walkers and animated characters. Families can enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides, activities under the heated tent, Maple syrup taffy, face painting and more-our very own Saga Sam the snowman and the two princesses, Anna and Elsa from Frozen will even be there! The Wasaga Beach Youth Centre will be on site with snacks - a small fee will apply.

Saturday events start at 9am and include a ball hockey tournament at Stonebridge or come out to the Oakview Woods for a snowshoe demo, ice skating and snowman building. The Rec Plex will be the talk of the Town as we proudly present the President's Choiceâ„¢ Super Dogs with two shows at 11am and 1pm in Hall 1A! Admission is your Snowman Mania button ($2), seating is general admission and limited, so get there early! There are many other great family event taking place at the all day long at the Rec Plex including; a silent auction, cake decorating, puppet show, 4 Creative Kids camp, and of course the event favorite - Chili Cook off beginning at 2pm!

Sunday events start at 9am and include ball hockey, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Lions Club pancake breakfast starts at 9am. After breakfast you can hop on the FREE shuttle service to William Arnill Park for the toboggan Run, Free Spirit Tours Amazing Race, Art Attack in the Snow and the beloved Rotary Club Polar Plunge. Warm up afterwards at the Rec Plex with indoor laser tag and the movie "Big Hero 6".

Celebrate 10 years with us.; Family Day Weekend, February 13th - 16th, 2015

The fun doesn't stop there! You won't want to miss the Stonebridge Street Party! The fun begins with the Wild Wings, wing eating contest at 6:30 followed by a live outdoor concert featuring Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Rhianna tribute artists at 7pm. The Enjoy local talent with a dance performance of "Do you Wanna Build a Snowman" by Dance Studio! There will also be other great family activities on site! At 9pm the night sky will explode with our spectacular fireworks display!

Family Day, Monday will be the finale of Snowman Mania 2015! You are invited to the Wasaga Stars Arena for our traditional, free Family Skate from noon-2pm. Everyone is welcome to this free event. After skating - Get ready to RUMBLE!!! The Rec Plex will come to life at 3pm when Rock Solid Wrestling will thrill audiences with the first ever live professional wrestling show with some of Ontario's top wrestlers. Don't miss this show - guaranteed to be a great time for all ages! Admission for the show is your Snowman Mania button ($2) available at select locations and at the door. Seating is general admission and is limited for this event so get there early! The Wasaga Beach Youth Centre will be on site with snacks - a small fee will apply. Boston Pizza, Wasaga Beach will be hosting a wrap up party where you will get a chance to meet the wrestlers and even get a few autographs!

We hope you and the family have a fantastic time at the 10th Anniversary of Snowman Mania! See you there! For full event details and schedules we invite you to visit our website or follow us on Facebook for updates! Look for The Official Snowman Mania 10th Anniversary program at select locations and in the Sun newspaper in February!


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