2010-INFORMATIONS-Compétitions nationales/National competitions

EQUIPE NB TEAM Snow HACKERS

Bonjour! / Welcome!

Par la présente, je souhaite vous communiquer que mon équipe, Monette Léger, équipe du N.-B., maintenant sous le nom des Snow Hackers, fut sélectionnée pour faire partie du volet canadien Édition 2010 de l’International de sculpture sur neige du Carnaval de Québec les 29, 30 et 31 janvier 2010.

Mon œuvre intitulée L’Acadie dans l’âme (12’x8’x8’) fut choisie pour représenter notre belle province, le Nouveau-Brunswick, cet hiver au Carnaval de Québec et c’est avec beaucoup d’émotion et de fierté que j’ai accepté ce défi très important dans ma carrière d’artiste. Je suis honorée et confiante que je pourrai être à la hauteur pour représenter ma province.  De plus, l’équipe fut aussi sélectionnée à compétitionner à un autre concours: “le Concours national de sculpture sur neige” au Carnaval d’hiver Bal de Neige avec l’oeuvre Moment magique (16’x12’x12’). C’est au merveilleux Domaine des flocons Sun Life du parc Jacques-Cartier, à Gatineau, que se déroulera l’évènement du 9-13 février 2010.

Les immenses blocs de neige feront partis du plus grand musée en ce genre en Amérique du Nord. Plus de 1, 000,000 de visiteurs feront leurs tournés à ces compétitions pour découvrir et admirer les sculptures de neige des 13 équipes de chaque province. De plus, nous avons été invités au carnaval d’Halifax, le ‘’Waterfront Winterfest 2010″, pour faire deux autres sculptures sur neige du 26-28 février 2010. ..visitez leur site: www.waterfrontwinterfest.ca

I wish to inform you that my team, Monette Léger, TEAM NB, now under the name of Snow Hackers, was selected to represent the province of New-Brunswick at the International Snow Sculpture competitions at Quebec Carnival on 29, 30 and January 31, 2010.

My work titled Soul of Acadia (12’x8’x8 ‘) was chosen to represent our beautiful province of New Brunswick this winter in Quebec and it is with great emotion and pride that I accepted this very important challenge in my career as an artist. I am honored and confident that my team and I will do our best. In addition, the team was also selected to compete in another competition: the “National Snow Sculpture Competition” at the Winterlude Carnival with work Magical Moment (16’x12’x12 ‘). This major event will take place at the Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, and will be held from Feb.9-13 2010.

These huge blocks of snow will be part of the largest museum of its kind in North America. More than 1, 000,000 visitors will make their way to discover and admire these  snow sculptures made of 13 teams (one/province). In addition, we were invited to the carnival in Halifax, the Waterfront Winterfest 2010, to make two more snow sculptures from Feb. 26-28 2010. .. Visit their website: http://www.waterfrontwinterfest.ca to learn more…

Photos

Equipe NB Team

On est prêt! / Ready for competitions!

photographe Paula Lirette photographer

Equipe NB Team 2010

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MAQUETTE / SMALL SCALE VERSION / Quebec

L’Acadie dans l’âme (12′ x 8′ x 8′) Soul of Acadia

DESCRIPTION

Peuple sans frontière, marqué d’empreintes et d’émotions.
Épanouie par les arts et la culture,
Fier de notre identité, l’âme réside dans nos cœurs,
Notre langue et notre héritage sont l’Acadie.
  • Les trois personnages en mouvement représentent les couleurs du drapeau acadien, un peuple en action.
  • L’étoile portée par les mains symbole de foi et d’espérance
  • Le violon, musique qui rassemble, témoigne notre joie de vivre.
  • Mer, bateau et poisson pour les ressources naturels

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Cette maquette de l’équipe NB, fut choisie pour représenter notre belle province cet hiver au Carnaval de Québec du 29-31 janvier. Celle-ci sera sculptée dans un bloc de neige 12’x8’x8′

This small version of L’Acadie dans l’âme (Soul of Acadia) by Team NB was chosen to represent our beautiful province this winter at the Quebec winter carnaval from Jan 29-31st. It will be carved out of a 12’x8’x8′ snow block


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MAQUETTE / SMALL SCALE VERSION / Gatineau


Moment magique_ébauche (12’x12’x18′) Magical moment_sketch
DESCRIPTION
MOMENT MAGIQUE

L’hiver est arrivé…la magie est dans l’air…célébrons notre première neige!
Flocons qui tardaient à venir…enfin!… le sol s’habille de son manteau blanc!
Plaisir partagé en pensant au premier bonhomme de neige, la saison prend vie en créant cet homme géant…délice d’enfants!

Interprétation du thème « Plaisirs d’hiver »

Pour moi, les plaisirs d’hiver font référence aux souvenirs d’enfance. Pour les familles au revenue modeste, c’était une occasion de jouer sans dépenses supplémentaire. Cette activité incitait tout les enfants du cartier à se rassembler…c’était la fête!

L’ancêtre des sports d’hiver…cet activité physique est encore magique pour les petits et les grands…

MAGICAL MOMENT

Winter has arrived…magic is in the air and time to celebrate our first snow!

Finally, flakes are coming down and the ground gets covered with a white coat!

Thinking of the first snow, shared pleasure will take life by creating a gigantic snowman, a children’s delight!

Interpretation of the theme Winter Fun

For me, winter fun refers to my childhood memories. For low income families, it was an occasion to play without any additional expenses.

This activity would gather children from my neighbourhood and it was a celebration

As a traditional winter sport, this physical activity is still magical for young and old alike…


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Cette ébauche par l’équipe NB, fut choisie pour représenter notre belle province cet hiver au carnaval Bal de neige à Gatineau du 9-13 février 2010. Celle-ci sera sculptée dans un bloc de neige 12’x12’x18

restez branché…VISITEZ NOTRE BLOGUE!

This sketch of Magical moment by Team NB, was chosen to represent our beautiful province this winter at the Winterlude carnival starting  Feb 9-13th in Gatineau. It will be carved out of a gigantic 12’x12’x18′ snow block.

stay tune for more….KEEP VISITING US ONLINE!

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Voici l’info pour la ville de Halifax concernant l’évènement… (version française à venir…)

Website: www.waterfrontwinterfest.ca

The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing will be hosting ‘Snow Sculpture’ demonstrations during the Waterfront Winterfest.

Friday, Feb 26th – Sunday, Feb 28th – Waterfront Winterfest 2010

Watch the magic unfold as professional sculptors reveal the art of sculpting snow at Bishop’s Landing. The Snow Hackers team will create two large snow sculptures on the Halifax waterfront.  With snow blocks at 8’ tall and 10’ tall, the Snow Hackers will use chain saws, shovels, machetes and ice chisels to carve these masterpieces into Olympic themed snow sculptures. Don’t miss the 3-day breath-taking transformation.

Snow Sculpture Demonstrations (please note that the sculptures will be made of snow not ice)

We’ve hired a team of snow artists from New Brunswick. Here is a bit of background info for you to share.

Monette Léger is a multidisciplinary artist from Shediac, NB. Her team “Snow Hackers” consists of herself as team captain, Raymond Nadeau, Kyle Murray and Charles Léger. They will be creating two large masterpieces on the Halifax Waterfront at Bishops Landing during Halifax Winterfest 2010.

For the second consecutive year, Snow Hackers will be participating in two major snow sculpting competitions. The first one will be at the 2010 International Snow Sculpture Competition at the Quebec City Winter Carnival; the second will be in Ottawa at the Winterlude Carnival in Jacques Cartier Park. From here, the team will be heading to Halifax where they’ll participate in the first ever Waterfront Winterfest!

Snow Hackers did well last year in the national competition; they placed third in Canada at the Winterlude event. Monette Léger was the only female carver competing in 2009 making this feat quite a rewarding experience for her. Monette has competed in several snow sculpting competitions at winter carnivals in the region since the early 1990s, competitively and as a competition judge.

Raymond Nadeau is a new addition to the team this year but will already have 2 snow sculptures carving events under his belt by the time they arrive in Halifax. Raymond is now retired but has been in construction for a number of years and has turned to art as one of his main passion and hobbies.

Kyle Murray attended Saint Mary’s University back in 2006-2007 and now works for Acadia Fire and Water Restoration in Moncton, NB. Kyle likes the outdoors and has had an interest in snow carving since he was a young boy. He was part of the team last year when they finished 3rd in Canada at the Winterlude Carnival in Ottawa.

Charles Léger has been in the potato industry since a very young age and now has his own business in Grand-Barachois. He has been carving wood (trees) for 5 years and truly loves it. He also likes to make rustic wood furniture out of logs as well as carving in snow and ice. Charles was also part of the team last year when they finished 3rd in Canada at the Winterlude Carnival in Ottawa.

For more information, or to follow the Snow Hackers progress, visit their blog at www.equipenb.wordpress.com.

The snow team will carve TWO snow sculptures.

1. Block one will be of three Olympic themed visuals combined together as one unit. This sculpture will be constructed from an 8’ wide x 8’ long x 10’ high snow block. Estimated carving time is 2 full days.

2. Block two will be 6’ wide x 6’ long x 8’ high. Design will be based from a child’s drawing which the team will receive 2-3 weeks prior to the event. Estimated carving time is 1-2 full day’s dependant on child’s drawing.

As agreed, it will be arranged for the selected child to be on site and participate with the sculpting alongside the team for the day on Sunday.

When the project is complete, a photographer will take a photo of the team, along with the child, drawing and sculptor to be published in the local newspaper.

P.S. Updates will be posted on regularly so keep checking for more…;-)

NOTER: Des informations seront misent à jours régulièrement… 😉

3 responses

  1. Merci pour votre intérêt!
    Thanks for your interest!

    25 January 2010 at 1:30

  2. Jacinthe Baril

    Superbes les photos de tes maquettes et l’information qui vient avec
    Merci aussi pour les détails de l’autre évènement à Halifax.
    Peut-être tes amis des Maritimes pourront-ils planifier de t’y joindre avec ton équipe?
    Bonne fin de semaine à Québec
    On va te suivre à distance….

    28 January 2010 at 20:42

  3. Jacinthe Baril

    Hey Monette…comment ça va au Carnaval de Québec?
    Vous allez bien vous reposer ce soir…
    J’ai hâte de voir la photo de votre sculpture fini….
    Avez-vous eu des médailles.
    J’attends votre retour au pays patiemment.
    LOVE YOU ALL

    31 January 2010 at 21:34

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