2020 SledTown ShowDown: And the winner is . . .

Flin Flon, Manitoba, is SnoRiders’ 2020 SledTown ShowDown Champion

by Kyle Born

Flin Flon, Manitoba, is the 2020 SledTown ShowDown Champion.

Congratulations to the SledTown ShowDown Champion of 2020: Flin Flon, Manitoba!

This historic conquest is the first of its kind for Flin Flon. They now sit alone on the iron throne of victory. The triumph puts Flin Flon in exclusive company as only the second winner to emerge from Manitoba since Swan Valley won the contest in its inaugural year back in 2015.

During Flin Flon’s successful campaign, they dispatched Russell, Pinawa, Snow Lake and Thompson to earn the distinction of SledTown ShowDown Provincial Champion of Manitoba (for the second year in a row). During Round 5, Flin Flon leaped over their prairie provincial rival by moving past Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. Then, for the sixth straight round, Flin Flon (62% of the votes in Round 6) tallied the most votes of any SledTown to overpower McBride (38%), B.C., a previous SledTown ShowDown winner back in 2018.

Flin Flon is certainly worthy of praise and adoration. We here at SnoRiders are proud to crown your 2020 reigning, defending, undisputed SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada: Flin Flon, Manitoba!

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s SledTown ShowDown. It was another fantastic season of engagement from our loyal readers of diehard sledheads. Thank you for your participation. SledTown ShowDown wouldn’t be the prestigious contest that it is without your support. You rock!

By the numbers:

Total votes from all provinces in Round 1: 9,578.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 2: 11,041.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 3: 17,745.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 4: 18,153.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 5: 18,195.
Total votes from all provinces in Round 6: 11,644.
Total votes for the entire competition: 86,356!

To check the final tally and see how things went down, head over to the main contest page.

Here’s what the winner, Flin Flon, gets:

A shiny SledTown ShowDown trophy, bragging rights and feature articles on SnoRidersWest.com.

New to the contest? This is how it works: we started with 16 destinations from each Western province in Canada. Each round, our readers voted for their favourites and the destinations got whittled down. By Round 4, we had our provincial winners, which went head-to-head until only one town remained to be crowned the 2020 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada.

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