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Snoman and STARS ask that you practice safety

January 19, 2017

Press Release

January 19, 2017

Snoman and STARS ask that you practice safety

Manitoba – Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. and the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Services (STARS) are celebrating International Snowmobile Safety Week January 21 to 28 and encourage all riders to ride safe, stay on the trail, and respect private property. 

“Snowmobile safety has always been a high priority for our organization and we are pleased to be partnering with STARS”, said Yvonne Rideout, Executive Director, Snoman.  “We work closely with our counterparts to bring safety to the forefront and we also offer an online snowmobile safety course and other safety courses.”

“Snowmobile Safety Week is an opportunity to highlight important messaging such as don’t drink and ride, check ice conditions, cross roadways with care, ride to your ability, and make every trip a round trip,” said Cam Heke, STARS Manitoba Communications Lead. “The Snoman trail system is a safe option for riders.”

“With approximately 12,000 kilometers of designated trails, it is essential that all riders practice safety,” said Rideout.  “The best policy is to ride with a friend and let someone know where you are going and when you will return”.

Snoman Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to providing strong leadership and support to its member clubs to develop safe and environmentally responsible snowmobile trails to further the enjoyment of organized recreational snowmobiling in Manitoba.

STARS is dedicated to providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for critically ill and injured.

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For more information:

Yvonne Rideout, Snoman                    Cam Heke, STARS
Cell: 204-990-7411                             Cell: 204-833-4646

 

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