Look up, look way up

Huge snow­man in Hal­i­fax be­com­ing a star

Cape Breton Post - - COMMUNITY/PROVINCE - BY CODY MCEACH­ERN METRO NEWS

A group of kinder­garten kids stood in shock as they stared into the sky from the side­walk of Con­nolly Street.

In front of them stood a 15 -foot snow­man dec­o­rated with a cus­tom scarf, a py­lon nose, and hockey puck eyes.

“His name is Chubby. Chubby the snow­man,” said Stephen Flynn, one of the builders of the snow­man, which has taken Hal­i­fax by storm.

Built over the week­end, Chubby the snow­man has be­come a vi­ral hit on so­cial me­dia, and with a con­stant stream of peo­ple stop­ping by to take pho­tos with it, it has be­come the new­est at­trac­tion in Hal­i­fax.

Ini­tially, Chubby’s cre­ation was just a way to get rid of snow and pass time, but it quickly be­came an­other video project for Flynn and his fi­ancé Co­bie McFal­lon, who host a YouTube chan­nel called This Week­end.

“Each week­end, we do some­thing cool and new, and film it,” said Flynn on Tues­day morn­ing. “It is all about just tak­ing th­ese ideas you thought would be cool to do as a kid, but tak­ing them to a whole new level.”

The whole build­ing process was cap­tured on cam­era, and a video is set to re­lease on their chan­nel this Fri­day.

JEFF HARPER / METRO

Stephen Flynn, Co­bie McFal­lon and Mike Postma pose next to their mas­sive snow­man.

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