From Feb.15 - 27, snowmobile enthusiasts from all over Saskatchewan participated with excitement in a great cause to raise funds for individuals experiencing disability.
Snowarama is a fundraising event that combines winter fun and community spirit in support of Easter Seals™ Saskatchewan.
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, Yorkton and the province have come through once again to support Easter Seals," said John Denysek, Regional Director of SaskAbilities, Yorkton Branch. "We are overwhelmed and so thankful for the efforts of the 150 riders/pledge raisers, the corporations that gave financial support and prize donations, the volunteers that gave their time, and the media who helped to spread awareness. The funds raised will help children and youth experiencing disability enjoy Camp Connected – Camp Easter Seals virtual camping experience. Local children will be able to access Summer Fun day camp and many individuals will benefit from Adaptive Technologies improving their quality of life.”The top three fundraisers are;
1) Kenn Propp raising $40,653
2) Lynn Schmidt raising $5,811
3) Bruce Peppler raising $4,015
Platinum sponsors of the event include Yorkton Co-op, Yorkton Sno-Riders, Fox FM, GX94, CTV, Yorkton This Week, The Marketplace, the Saskatchewan Snowmobiling Association, 92.9 The Bull, 98Cool FM, CJWW 600
The Easters Seals™ Snowarama funds three programs that are offered and operated by SaskAbilities: Adaptive Technology Services, Summer Fun, and Camp Easter Seal. The programs provide self-confidence, independence, and recreational opportunities for individuals experiencing disability in Saskatchewan.