If you’ve ever wanted to name a snowplow, now is your opportunity.
The municipality of Chatham-Kent is launching a contest to name six of their snowplows via the community engagement tool, Let’s Talk Chatham-Kent. Nominations will be accepted until November 12.
Residents will have a chance to suggest their most unique and creative names. Once submitted, the municipality will review the suggestions.
Officials will narrow the list to 25, and the public will help choose the top six names, one for each ward across Chatham-Kent.
Rules state that suggested names must be family-friendly, not include foul language, and be free of discrimination.
Each plow will be decorated with its new name, courtesy of WINMAR Property Restoration Specialists, which covers the program’s cost.
According to Amy Wilcox, Manager of Community Initiatives, the contest has received more than 500 name suggestions.
“We have a very creative Chatham Kent,” said Wilcox. “I had the opportunity to quickly review, and I was blown away by the creativity of some of these names. They’re just phenomenal.”
Mayor Darrin Canniff agrees and said the number of snowplows being named would likely be increased.
“I think we’re gonna have to name some more than six,” said Canniff. “There’s a lot of really good names out there.”
Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News