While visiting his girlfriendâ€™s family in Edmonton, Alberta, Daniel Gray was set a difficult task by his girlfriendâ€™s mother, Brigid Burton . In order to keep Daniel from “twiddling his thumbs” during his whole stay in Canada, Brigid asked him to build an igloo. Brigid had been collecting cartons for months, filling them with water and food colouring, and freezing them. Then Daniel and his girlfriend Kathleen Starrie set about building the coolest igloo youâ€™ve ever seen.
Daniel used what he termed “snowcrete”. A mixture of snow and water used as a cement to hold the blocks together.
These are all the cartons that Brigid had been collecting in anticipation of Danielâ€™s visit. Here they are unthawing them so they can be refilled and frozen again.
Kathleen and Daniel pose with their completed project.