Chatham-Kent seeking names for municipality snowplows

Chatham-Kent has launched another online contest for residents to come up with unique names for the town’s snowplow fleet.

Residents are asked to name the plows in each of the community’s six wards. Last year, the contest attracted nearly 1,100 submissions.

“We were just trying to have a little fun with winter, and that’s where it all took off,” Mayor Darrin Canniff said. “Residents of Chatham-Kent love the contests and I hope we get a good response again.

Submissions will be open until September 25, after which a committee of volunteers and city employees will narrow the list down to 25 potential names.

The list will then be posted on the municipality’s website for the vote. The 12 names with the most votes will be declared the winners.

Last year’s winners were:

  • Anita Shovel
  • Gordie plow
  • Blizzard of Oz
  • Dark Blader
  • Pillsbury Plowman
  • Zepplin Sledge
  • Buzz Ice Clear
  • Qunuk (Inuit word for snowflake)
  • George Flurrious
  • School is not canceled
  • Snobi One Kenobi
  • Sleepwood

Each plow will be branded with its new name thanks to WINMAR property restoration specialists who once again bear the cost of the program.

The municipality notes that names submitted must be family-friendly and free of discrimination to be eligible.

Have a fun idea for a name? You can submit your suggestion on the Chatham-Kent website.

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