The Byward Market area has for years featured one or two snow sculptures during Winterlude. This year it's a large one, done by three carvers: Jocelyn Galipeau, Sebastien Gaudy, and Mowafak Nema. The first two were involved in the snow sculptures I've shown you around the Glebe. As a nod to Canada's 150 years of Confederation, their theme brought together five Fathers Of Confederation into a single snow sculpture, and I'm adding in links for each. Starting at the left, slightly apart from the others, is Louis Riel, the Metis leader and founder of Manitoba who was hung for treason for his role in the Metis uprising of 1885, but has since come to be considered a Father of Confederation. Our first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, is to his right. The Irish nationalist turned eloquent Canadian politician Thomas D'Arcy McGee is next, followed by journalist and politician George Brown. Macdonald's co-premier in the lead-up to Confederation finishes the set, George-Etienne Cartier, with a variation on the Peace Tower at the extreme right.