2017 Dorset Snowball Events

Robinson's General Store Snow Sculpture

Muskoka Chair by Bowes & Cocks Real EstateReeve Rabjohn's Snow Sculpture

Several community members in and around Dorset spend the entire week leading up to Snowball constructing amazing snow sculptures in their own backyards (weather permitting). Why not try one yourself? Hint: mix snow with water, wear rubber gloves and mold. Start with a base and add to it each day until frozen. Avoid extending limbs which seem to fall off easily.

Due to conditions and low participation in the past couple of years, the contest will not take place this year but please feel free to create your own sculpture - take some pictures and send them in - we'll upload them on the website for you!

On Friday evening at 6 p.m. there is a skating party with music for children and adults and this event has become a tradition as a family outing for several residents of Dorset. Great music - great skating! There will be hot chocolate and hot dogs by donation around the rink for those who want to warm up or get hungry after all that skating. DJ KJ Chris is providing music not to be missed! Because of bad weather and poor ice conditions in 2011 the party was moved into the Rec Centre for the 1st ever Snowball Family Dance Party. Be assured, we take our "no matter the weather" statement seriously and all events are a go!

Saturday's events begin at 8am with an all you can eat pancake breakfast provided by the LOB Holler Social Club. It's a great breakfast and wonderfully delicious including homemade pancakes, bacon, link sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and real maple syrup! The breakfast runs from 8am to 10am. The LOB Holler Social Club is a group of friends from Dorset that are donating their time to keep this tradition local. Proceeds will be donated towards Snowball 2018.

Snowball ParadeAfter the breakfast, everyone heads outside to see the Dorset Snowball parade. The 2017 Theme is "Canada's 150th"! Wear red & bring a flag! Anyone can be in the parade and they all meet at the designated time (10:45 a.m.) at the Dorset Garage. Organizers are challenging all local businesses to enter a float in the parade - no float is too big - no float is too small! Call the Rec Centre at 705-766-9968 for more information. The parade proceeds down Main Street, over the single lane bridge, past Robinson's General Store and on to the Recreation Centre where the parade wraps up. The official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting then takes place where the parade ends.

Penguines in the Snowball Parade getting ready for the Snowball Parade