Snow-Naming Contest Returns This Year

Chatham-Kent residents are being asked again this year to “name” snowplows in each of the community’s six wards in an online contest that begins today at

Last year’s contest drew nearly 1,100 submissions.

Names may be submitted until September 25th,  after which a committee of volunteers and municipal employees will narrow the list to 25 possibilities.

That list will then be placed on Let's Talk for voting and the 12 names with the highest votes will be declared winners. Last year more than 5,300 votes were cast.

Mayor Darrin Canniff said he was delighted with the response to last year’s contest. “We were just trying to have a bit of fun with winter, and it took off from there,” he said. “Chatham-Kent residents love contests and I hope we’ll get a great reaction again.”

Last year’s winners were:

Anita Shovel
Gordie Plow
Blizzard of Oz
Darth Blader
Pillsbury Plowboy
Sled Zepplin
Buzz Ice-Clear
Qunuk (Inuit word for snowflake)
Flurrious George
School’s Not Cancelled
Snobi One Kenobi

Each plow will be decorated with its new name, courtesy of WINMAR Property Restoration Specialists which is once again covering the cost of the program. “I can’t say enough about WINMAR,” said the mayor. “We need partners for this kind of initiative and WINMAR came through.” To be eligible, submitted names must be family-friendly and free of discrimination.

For more information contact:

Amy Wilcox
Manager of Corporate Initiatives
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3055