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Yukigassen: snowball fight with rules

Yukigassen event in Edmonton 2011.jpgToday in Thetford Mines, the snowballs will be flying.

Teams of snowball fighters will be gathering in Notre-Dame park as of 9am to play Yukigassen. It's a Japanese sport that seems tailor-made for Canada - and it's catching on here.

This is the second year that the Thetford Mines carnival will feature Yukigassen. But this time, the snowball fights include the kids (which makes sense, doesn't it!).

Daniel Cyr is a founding member of Yukigassen Quebec. He was part of the winning team last year, and he joins Shari Okeke on the line.

(Photo of Yukigassen snowball fight in Edmonth, courtesy of CBC Edmonton)

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