November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter

Snoman Celebrates 40 Years!

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On November 7th, our member clubs and partners joined us to celebrate 40 years. The annual general meeting, workshops and awards banquet were well attended. The following awards were presented:
  • Brad Wall-  For dedication and service to recreational snowmobiling and to Snoman as an Eastern Region Director from 2012 to 2015.
  • Sobetski Enterprises- Outstanding Snowmobile Dealership
  • Interlake Snow Trackers- Outstanding Snowmobile Club
  • The Wiebe Family- Outstanding Snowmobile Family
  • Richard Marks- Outstanding Snowmobiler
  • Kelsey Generating Station- Outstanding Support by a Non-Snowmobile Related Business
  • Connor Yarema- Outstanding Youth Contribution Towards the Continued Development of Family Snowmobiling
Snoman has implemented a club recognition program which is based on a points system with clubs earning points for meeting dates and by participation in Snoman Programs.
The Club recognition program winners were:
  • Eastern Region- South East Sno-Riders with 260 points
  • Interlake Region- Interlake Snow Trackers with 210 points
  • Northern Region- Kelsey Trail Sno Riders with a perfect score of 270 points
  • Western Region- Thunder & Ice Snowmobile Club with 224 points and Snowtraxx Snowmobile Club with 227 points
The awards banquet included Comedian Jon Ljungberg, the band O.K.D and a snowball fight.

Get Your Snoman Vehicle License Plates!

The Snoman plate is available at Autopac agents throughout the province.
The Snoman plate costs $70, with $30 of that going to Variety, the children's charity.

Ready for Powder!

Welcome to a fun snowmobile season!
As we get ready for a busy season, Snoman will be putting some focus on promotion of our organized recreation.  We want to engage the general public and non-snowmobilers to introduce them to one of the few outdoor winter activities that support healthy living.  Embracing nature and discovering various parts of our province that I haven’t visited before is on my priority list.
Snoman would like to recognize and thank its many volunteers who maintain, sign and groom the trail system- approximately 12,000 kilometers in Manitoba. With fifty-one clubs in the province, the work of volunteers is crucial to the trail system to provide safe conditions for recreational snowmobiling as well as maintain the shelters and supply firewood. We are dedicated to providing strong leadership and support to our club members to develop safe and environmentally responsible trails which are the safest option for riders. So when you see a volunteer say thank you for all that they do.
Snoman reminds riders to practice safety this season, stay on the trail system and don’t trespass on private land.  It is crucial to respect private landowners’ properties. Remember to respect sensitive areas and wildlife and carry out what you take in.
Ride safe and see you on the trails!

A Day on the Trails!

Make sure you get a copy of "A Day on the Trails". A fun way to teach your child how to ride safely and foster their love of snowmobiling!
This great children’s book is available from the Snoman office as well as Blaine's Books located in the McIvor Mall on Henderson Hwy. Get yours today!

Mark your Calendars!

February 13-15, 2016 is Manitoba’s Louis Riel Day Long Weekend! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to break out the snowmobiles and join us for a ride during the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Free Ride Weekend! That’s right, FREE.  For the first time ever, you can ride the Snoman Trails at no cost for the long weekend. All you need to do is go to after December 1st, and register to receive your temporary trail pass.