TISDALE — One Tisdale resident is creating a challenge for the community to build the best snow fort in town, and raise a little money for the Salvation Army.
Todd Munro said he thought it might be a nice winter activity that allows community members to get out and do things as a family.
“I’m bored at [home because of] COVID, because I’m retired, so I thought I would build a snow fort for old times’ sake,” Munro said, adding that back when his children lived at home they would build snow forts each year.
“So I’m doing it, and then it just kind of came to me ‘Might be a good idea to have a fun competition and raise some money at the same time for Salvation Army.’”
From this, Munro created the competition, encouraging people to participate through Facebook.
Since posting it to local Facebook pages, Munro said he has had about a dozen residents sign up to participate.
Munro will be judging on a loose format, based on which structure he favours the most.
“I’m not going to be in the competition myself, because I had a few days head start,” he said. “I got one that covers half my backyard here at my place right now – just kind of making a little village.”
While heavy machinery like loaders are allowed, Munro recommends using a shovel as it gives more of a challenge.
“I was going to make some rules about not being able to use machinery and all that, different things,” he said. “I’m hoping people do that, but I didn’t want to make it complicated for the first year.”
Anybody interested in entering can contact Munro by email at email@example.com or text at 306-852-7127.
Munro said he will collect the money raised at the end of the day and deliver it to the Salvation Army.
“I haven’t made it a formal thing, I don’t know if I should or not. I just thought, what the heck? Just have some fun and take some money into them.”
The competition is restricted to residents of the Town of Tisdale.
While there is no prize, Munro said the winner gets bragging rights for the rest of the year.
“Maybe it could become a yearly thing,” he said. “Maybe we could challenge other towns and whatnot, start something here, who knows?”