Alterna Savings Crackup Snowmania Challenge 2018

Community, Sports


Lansdowne Park
map-icon 450 Queen Elizabeth Dr

Alterna Savings Crackup comedy festival has returned with it’s yearly snowman building event – the Crackup Snowmania Challenge!

I want to build snowmen. How can I get involved? Register and join a team, or register as an individual, using the links below, or register when you arrive. Then raise funds for the agency of your choice and build as many snowmen as possible! Your efforts will help raise awareness of the need for improved access to mental health services in Ottawa!

Team Beaver – Support All the Charities


Team Wabano

Team Amethyst

Team Dave Smith YTC

Do I have to raise funds to participate? No, but every little bit helps in bringing attention to the cause of improving access to mental health services in our community.

Why raise awareness about access to mental health services? In Ottawa, 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness at some point in their life. Youth are one of the most at-risk groups to experience mental illness and there are increasingly long wait times to seek professional help. About 70% of mental health problems first occur during childhood and adolescence.

Where does the money go? Alterna Savings Crackup has partnered with local agencies that focus on mental health to support those in Ottawa who need it. By participating and fundraising for this event, you are providing vital services that are needed greatly in our city. Thanks to a new partnership with the United Way Ottawa donations will be managed and delivered to the supported charities.

What’s the goal? Our 2015 record attempt resulted in 1,000 snowmen. The following year we built 2,000 snowmen. In 2018 we aim to melt those records by building 3,000 snowmen!

Where is the event being held?  Various locations around Lansdowne.

Should I bring anything? Bring eyes, noses and arms. You can also bring toques, scarves, mitts and other winter wear. No spray paint please! All items left behind will be donated to the Salvation ArmyREGISTER the Crackup Snowmania Challengefor more information!


Date & Time
February 17, 2018 at 11:00 am
February 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Lansdowne Park
450 Queen Elizabeth Dr , Ottawa K1S 5J3