February 1, 2014
Saturday • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
* The activity, reserved for persons 16 years and over, requires participants to wear any type of helmet and safety eyewear (for example: safety or ski goggles, bike or construction helmet).
Plains of Abraham
Québec , QC
The Carnival is asking Québec’s population to participate in the world’s biggest snowball fight! The goal is 6,000 participants! The activity, meant as a salute to the cult film La Guerre des Tuques, will be held on the first Saturday of the Carnival, in other words on February 1st, from noon to 4 p.m., on the Plains of Abraham. To truly uphold the 80s theme, participants will be invited to let loose and show up wearing their fluorescent one-piece snowsuits or vintage fur coats and to let their inner child shine through during the construction of two forts and a snowball fight! Animation and DJs will spice things up and amplify the festive mood.
For the activity to be held, the Carnival must ensure that the population will participate in large numbers. In this regard, the organization challenged itself to collect at least 1,500 registrations in advance on the La Ruche website. Registration costs $15 (price of the Effigy), and each participant registered on the day of the event will receive an Effigy.
Value Village, which presents the activity, will have 500 entry tickets for the activity. They will be given to those who bring the equivalent of two grocery bags of donations to one of the four stores located in Sainte-Foy, Lebourgneuf, Québec and Trois-Rivières. This gives participants the opportunity to nab a vintage accessory for the fight in store!