The results are in and after more than 5,300 votes, 12 snowplows in Chatham-Kent will be sporting new names in the new year thanks to a contest sponsored by Chatham-Kent Infrastructure and Engineering Services and WINMAR Property Restoration Specialists.
The winners are:
- Anita Shovel with (436)
- Gordie Plow (400)
- Blizzard of Oz (340)
- Darth Blader (271)
- Pillsbury Plowboy (266)
- Sled Zepplin (256)
- Buzz Ice-Clear (251)
- Qunuk (Inuit word for snowflake) (243)
- Flurrious George (236)
- School’s Not Cancelled (194)
- Snobi One Kenobi (192)
- Sleetwood Mac (189)
More than 1,000 names were submitted by local residents and that number was pared down to 25 for voting purposes.
WINMAR is sponsoring the cost of the signs which will be placed on the vehicles throughout Chatham-Kent in January.
Mayor Darrin Canniff said the public response to the contest was so great that the number of winners was doubled.
“We had originally planned to have one plow per ward but when we saw the interest and the level of creativity in submitting names, we decided to double the number of winners,” he said.