The Green Lake Snowmobile Club’s (GLSC) Winterfest attracted 24 sleds and 25 brave riders who rode is one of the coldest days this year to raise $1,000 for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities on Feb. 9.
The previous week’s cold temperatures worried the organizers, but they were determined and waited until it warmed up before sending the riders out on the poker ride.
The first rider left at 11:15 a.m. for a 54-kilometre ride and they started returning around 12:45.
The organizers give a big thank-you to Diane Sullivan for teaching the children how to make marshmallow snowmen and ice sculptures.
“We put in about 100 hours with our new trail groomer just for this event,” says GLSC president Peter McKie.
“Thank you to our sponsors, Rob Williams for the use of the Bombi [for grooming] and everyone who helped make this event a great success. We are also thankful the weather warmed up for us.”
Winter is almost over and there are only a few more Sundays left to enjoy the great weekly rides that Frank Dixon leads on Sundays.
The GLSC’s annual Memory Ride to remember past members who volunteered their time to have a great clubhouse goes on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring a lunch because there will be a bonfire at the ride destination, where folks will share stories of those who have passed on.
People who want to join the ride or get more information about the weekly Sunday rides can call Frank at 250-456-7529.
The club’s annual general meeting will be held on March 3, starting at 7 p.m. The executive hopes to have a good turnout this year.