February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

Making Tracks 2018

Snoman was pleased to host this year's Making Tracks ride along with the Brokenhead Trail Blazers Power Toboggan Club Inc. This year we had 5 MLAs out riding including Shannon Martin, Wayne Ewasko, Sarah Guillemard, Bob Lagasse and Greg Nesbitt. We were also joined by the RCMP, Tonya and Danny Kemball, and Mel Darroch. We had Barry Malcolm out as leader joined by our president, Alan Butler, who gave the safety briefing, and his wife Linda. Fun was had by everyone as evidenced by the smiling faces in the photos. A big thanks goes out to our sponsors Enns Brothers, Headingley Sports Shop, and FXR. In addition, we would like to thank Lance Thomson for all the great photos.

Annual Sneak Peek

Come out to the Red River Exhibition Park and be one of the first ones to see the new 2019 sleds straight from the manufacturers. See the new Polaris, Yamaha, Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

February is National Snowmobiling Environment Month

Press Release
February 1, 2018
Snoman celebrates National Snowmobiling Environment Month

Manitoba - Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. and the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) reminds riders to keep nature beautiful as we celebrate National Snowmobiling Environment Month during February. Through the Snowmobile Responsibly campaign introduced by CCSO, Snoman encourages everyone to take personal responsibility for their decisions and actions on the snow this winter.

"Every day, riders make many important, snowmobile-related decisions that can impact their personal well being, that of others and of the natural setting in which they ride," said Yvonne Rideout, Executive Director, Snoman. "Decisions should be based on obeying applicable laws and rules, using good common sense, riding with care and control, and making smart choices." Some of the key messages touted by snowmobile organizations are respect sensitive areas, stay on the trail, no trespassing on private property, protect wildlife, embrace new technologies, maintain your sled and leave tracks, not trash.

"Snowmobiling is a good news story because snowmobiles have improved continuously thanks to oil injection, sound reduction measures, variable height exhaust valves, direct injection, on-board computers, and new 2-stroke and 4-stroke engine technologies that comply with EPA requirements," said Alan Butler, President, Snoman. "We ask snowmobilers to refrain from using after market pipes that increase noise and annoy others."

Keeping nature beautiful during each and every ride depends primarily on the personal decisions and actions of each rider, so choose to Snowmobile Responsibly this winter.

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.

Excellence Awards

Don't forget to get your nominations in for the excellence awards. The categories are:

  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Dealership
  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Organized Snowmobile-Related Company
  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Club
  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobile Family
  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Snowmobiler
  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Groomer Operator
  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Support by a Non-Snowmobiling Related Business
  • The Snoman Excellence Award for Outstanding Youth Contribution Towards the Continued Development of Family Snowmobiling

The link to the form is found on our website: https://snoman.mb.ca/awards.php.

Snoman Scholarship

It's that time of year when high school students start applying for post secondary school. Did you know that Snoman Inc. has a scholarship? If you or anyone you know is about to graduate high school why not give them a head start and get them to apply for a scholarship from Snoman. If you are a member of a snowmobile club in one of Snoman's regions then don't hesitate, apply now. Applications and more information are available on our website at www.snoman.mb.ca or click the button below. In addition, there are some regions that have their own scholarships and some clubs too. Check with your club president to see what scholarships are available in your area.

Scholarship Information

Snoman Snow Scooters

If you or someone you know is between the ages of 14 and 18 and is looking to get out and be part of something great you should consider joining our newest member, the Snoman Snow Scooters Youth Club. For more information contact Snoman at 204-940-7533 or Tonya Kemball at 204-340-5417.