Sunnidale Winterama is a winter-themed festival presented by Clearview Township and has celebrated winter activities since 1975 in the village of New Lowell. Touting itself as "the greatest little show on snow", active volunteers known as the "Friends of Winterama" have organized this multi-day event filled with great family fun!
The Winterama weekend should be February 4 to February 7, 2021. This year's theme is "Stay Home, Stay Cool". All "in person activities" are cancelled. To celebrate the very best of Winterama, new Winterama Family Activity Kits are available at no cost to households in Clearview Township. In addition, the volunteers have new at-home challenges for your household bubble! Check out the details below.
Winterama Family Activity Kits! SOLD OUT! There 150 activity kits available for households in Clearview (ideal for up to 6 people per household). Each kit contains ingredients for a pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinner, children's crafts and games, and some of the "best of" activities from Winterama. Deadline to register for the Family Activity Kit is Friday January 22, 2021. All kits will be delivered by volunteers the week of February 1, 2021.
Get your Buttons! The buttons, a popular collector item since 1975, are now on sale. The cost is only $2 per button. Email email@example.com to arrange to purchase buttons for your entire family! Also available to purchase at Clearview Auto Repair and The Original Life's A Slice in New Lowell.
Get 'Social' with Winterama
The Best Beard Competition returns to Winterama and from the comfort of your own home!
How to participate:
1. Start your Beard or use the one you have.
2. Take a picture on February 5th or 6th, 2021
3. Email your digital photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Beard Growing Contest” in the subject line by Saturday February 6th at 11:59 pm. Please include your name, address and phone number.
4. Beards will be judged on Sunday February 7th. All contestants and the winner’s photos will be posted on Facebook & Instagram, once judging is complete. By entering this contest, you agree to have your photo used for future promotions unless otherwise notified in writing.
Awards for Best Beard and Best Santa Beard
Trophy and bragging rights. Grow on! Let's see the best beards in Clearview Township.
New! The Friends of Winterama want to see as many Snow Sculptures as possible! Gather your household, wear your warmest mittens and get building a snow sculpture. Embrace the Winterama theme "Stay Home, Stay Cool" or incorporate any of your favourite Winterama memories.
How to participate:
1. Build your Sculpture anytime between December 25th and Winterama weekend (February 5-7)
2. Take a picture of your work of snow-art
3. Email it to email@example.com with “Snow Sculpture Contest” in the subject line by Saturday February 6th at 11:59 pm. Include your address, phone number and contact name of at least one family member.
4. Snow sculptures will be judged on Sunday February 7th. All contestants and the winner’s photos will be posted on Facebook and Instagram once judging is complete. Photos will be used for promotional materials in the future, unless otherwise indicated in writing.
Prizes for Top 3 Sculptures! Win one of three $50 gift certificates
New! The Sunnidale Winterama Poetry Contest is new for 2021 and we hope to inspire youth in grades 7 and 8 in Clearview Township.
How to participate:
- Any style of poem on any topic/subject related to Sunnidale Winterama
- Maximum 1 page
- Give your poem a title and include your First & Last Name, Grade and School on each entry.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include 'Poetry Contest' in the email subject line. Entries are due on February 5th at 4:00pm.
- Winners will be announced on Sunnidale Winterama Facebook and Instagram pages.
Categories are open to any student attending a Clearview school or a school-age child that lives in Clearview Township.
Submit a digital copy or photograph by email to email@example.com by Friday February 5th at 4:00pm with "Colouring Contest" in the subject line. Each colouring sheet needs to include the First & Last Name of Child, School, and Grade.
- Categories are open to any student attending a Clearview school or a school-age child that lives in Clearview Township.
- Grades 3 and 4
- Grades 5 and 6
- Grades 7 and 8
- The poster is landscape orientation on the page (long edge on top of page)
- Must include:
- Sunnidale Winterama,
- February 5-7th, 2021,
- The theme is “Stay Home, Stay Cool”,
- 1 penguin
Submit a digital copy or photograph by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday February 5th at 4:00pm with "Poster Contest" in the subject line. Each poster needs to include the First & Last Name of Child, School, and Grade.
Winterama is organized by a small dedicated group of residents in New Lowell known as the "Friends of Winterama" and are supported by staff from Clearview Township. Volunteers are needed to assist with many of the events and tasks.
Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, all in person meetings are cancelled. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Amanda Murray, Community Culture & Tourism Coordinator at email@example.com
Meetings are typically held on Tuesday nights on Zoom from 7:30pm-9pm. Attendance is not mandatory, but encouraged as often as possible. Access to reliable internet, email address and device are required to participate on Zoom meetings.
The Craft Market is cancelled this year. Please continue to support local artisans and small businesses!
The Log Sawing Team Challenge is cancelled this year.
The Winterama Parade is cancelled for 2021.
The Annual Bed Races are cancelled this year.
The annual Soup Off is cancelled this year.
The annual Burning of the Green & Fireworks are cancelled this year.
The Comedy Night and Adult Dance are cancelled this year.
All food events, including the Spaghetti Dinner, Pancake & Sausage Breakfast and the BIG Breakfast are cancelled this year.