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SLC Civil Eng Tech students beat Queen's at the snow sculpture competition at Feb Fest 2015


They wanted it to be safe and fun for kids to play on. They wanted to design something that was reminiscent of Sir John A. Macdonald’s anniversary and so they chose to replicate the old steam engine sitting in front of City Hall…. only they made it out of ice and snow for the annual 24 Hour Snow Sculpture competition at Winterfest. AND …they won!

Iain McNaughton and about 30 other Civil Engineering students from St. Lawrence College took up the ice sculpture challenge, competing against Queen’s and came away with “The Golden Shovel” prize and a cheque for$500!

Iain organized student meetings and recruited second and third year Civil Engineering Technology students who showed up with shovels, picks and the pre-constructed form work needed to begin and City crews provided recycling bins, a water supply and a huge pile of snow!  With cheering College supporters for the whole 24 hours, the train was finished on time and looked awesome.

It was creativity, entrepreneurship, the use of Engineering Principals, Sportsmanship and Team spirit.

Iain McNaughton says St. Lawrence takes annual winter this challenge seriously, got organized early and kept everyone focused on the goal. Sir John A would have loved it!.... that’s saying “hello future!” at St. Lawrence College.