The 2019 edition of Snowarama was a success in spite of the very cold temperatures that greeted participants Saturday.
The event still has 156 riders braving the frigid conditions, combining to raise $141,000.
The always popular snowmobile trail ride attracted snowmobile enthusiasts from all over Saskatchewan, and from as far afield as Alberta all joining forces for a great cause-to raise funds for children and youth experiencing disability.
Snowarama is a fundraising event which combines winter fun and community spirit in support of Easter Seals™Saskatchewan.
“We are absolutely thrilled about the support we received this year from the 156 snowmobilers that raised money and showed up despite the cold weather, the corporations that gave financial support and prize donations , the volunteers that gave their time, and the media who helped to spread awareness,” reported Aleks Hoeber, Program Manager of SaskAbilities, Yorkton Branch in a release Monday. “The funds raised will help children experiencing disabilities make lifelong friendships while experiencing all the joys of camp without limitations at Camp Easter Seal. Local children will be able to access day camp at a fraction of the price and many individuals will benefit from adaptive technologies improving their quality of life.”
The top three fundraisers for 2019 were; first, Kenn Propp raising $15,325, followed by Lynn Schmidt who raised $6031, and Bruce Peppler raising $5270.
Platinum sponsors of the event include Yorkton Co-op, Yorkton Sno-Riders, Yorkton This Week, The Marketplace, the Saskatchewan Snowmobiling Association, Fox FM, GX94, and CTV.
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.