Rick Harker (left)

Rick Harker (left)

Snowmobilers rally for children

Vernon’s recent Snow Show at Kal Tire Place is making a difference in the lives of kids.

Vernon’s recent Snow Show at Kal Tire Place is making a difference in the lives of kids.

The event raised more than $13,000 for Easter Seals, which is being donated to Camp Winfield.

“We are so honoured to say that the generous community of snowmobilers donated an outstanding amount of $11,406 at the door from the B.C. Snow Show,” said Jackie Moore, event co-ordinator.

The Vernon Snowmobile Association also raised another $1,684.95, bringing the total to $13,090.95.

“This is an amazing amount that will help send children to Camp Winfield and we are so very honored to be a part of that.”

Organized by the VSA, the provincial Snow Show grew substantially this year.

“It was a two-day event and vendors came from all over British Columbia as well as Alberta,” said Moore. “We had just shy of 14,250 people travel from all over the western provinces as well some from the United States.”

Along with the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation and Let’s Ride BC, the VSA presented the Snow Show with a focus on avalanche safety.

The Vernon Snowmobile Association is a not-for-profit organization and is one of the oldest snowmobile clubs in B.C.

The B.C. Snowmobile Federation and its member clubs have partnered with Easter Seals as its charity of choice and Snowarama as their official charitable fundraising event.

This year, the Vernon Snowmobile Association agreed that all proceeds from the admission at the door for the BC Snow Show would go to Snowarama/BC Lions Society.

Snowarama is a family-oriented fundraising event in which snowmobilers organize hill climbs, poker runs, rallies, or scavenger hunts in support of Easter Seal services.