This Sunday (Feb. 9) at 10 a.m., the Green Lake Snowmobile Club (GLSC) will be hosting its annual Winterfest activities, involving its famous 50-kilometre loop Poker Run and open house.
There will be a lot of members present to inform people about the Sunday rides, trails, clubhouse rentals, insurance and plans in store for next year.
Being a club member lowers your snowmobile insurance costs.
Everyone who owns a sled is encouraged to come and join in this race. Registration is at 10 a.m. The first sled goes out at 10.
This is not a race of speed and time is not the factor. The winner will be the one who ends up with the best poker hand from cards collected at each checkpoint along the route.
There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, chili, coffee and hot chocolate to warm folks up. There are great prizes to be won including a 50/50 draw.
Maps and pledge forms will be available at the clubhouse. Children under the age of 16 participating in the ride must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be a lot of games, such as ice sculpting and other activities for children to do, while their parents talk to the members about the club and all the activities they are planning.
“It’s a great opportunity to have some fun with your friends and neighbours on the Family Day long weekend,” says GLSC president Peter McKie.
“Come and join the Poker Ride and donate to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. Last year, we raised $1,800 and our goal this year is $2,000.”
Come see the Bombardier Bombi trail groomer and experience riding on freshly groomed trails, McKie says.
“You don’t have to be a sledder to join the club, so come see our clubhouse, have lunch at the concession and join in the activities for children.”
Folks who have large groups are asked to call McKie at 250-456-6806 or Art Groves at 250-456-2112 in advance if they wish to ride together, or if they have any questions.