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Snowarama for Easter Seals coming Saturday to Grand Portage

Feb 03, 2019 06:55AM ● By Editor

Photo:  Easter Seals of Ontario

From Boreal Community Media - February 3, 2019

Snowmobilers from across Ontario are revving up their engines for the annual Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids events taking place across Ontario. This unique fundraising experience combines thrilling snowmobile riding with an opportunity for snowmobile clubs and snowmobilers to join in the camaraderie of family activities to help children and youth with physical disabilities.

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Grand Portage Lodge and Casino
Grand Portage, Minnesota

Follow this link to read the brochure… Thunder Bay Snowarama Brochure 2019

Enjoy a full day of fun with your family and friends and help kids with physical disabilities succeed!

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, snowmobilers from across Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Minnesota are invited to hit the trails for the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids and become part of the most successful winter fundraiser for Easter Seals Ontario. Now in its 16th year, the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids has raised more than $450,000 in support of children and youth with physical disabilities in the community.

Minimum $100 is required to participate and includes dinner and live entertainment.

To celebrate our 16th year at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, with every $100 in pledges you raise, you will receive a ballot to SPIN THE WHEEL to win 1 of 10 Snowarama prize packages, including TWO TRIPS TO LAS VEGAS!

The event includes a bonfire on the trail, a fabulous dinner and LIVE entertainment on Saturday night featuring Rage N Country. There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as additional prizes throughout the weekend. A minimum of $100 in pledges is required to participate. The more pledges you bring in, the more chances you have to spin the wheel to win prize packages. This year, participants can also register for the event and collect pledges from friends and family online.

Grand Portage Lodge has reserved rooms for the weekend for Snowarama participants only. Please call Jean at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino at 1.800.543.1384 ext. 2914 to book a room reserved for Snowarama participants.

Snowarama has two routes to choose from at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino: A long ride that is approximately 120 miles and a short ‘local ride’ on the reservation that is approximately 35 miles. Trail permits will be required for those riders that venture off the Grand Portage Reservation trails at a cost of $51 USD. Minnesota trail permits are available at Ryden’s 66.

Funds raised at this event help provide financial assistance for children with physical disabilities for essential mobility and communication equipment and fully accessible summer camping opportunities. Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids would not be a success without the support of the snowmobiling community. We sincerely hope we can count on your support and participation again this year.

For more information please contact Rhonda Harrison at 807.345.7622 or toll free at 1.800.267.3778 or by email at [email protected].

Thank you to our sponsors

Gichionigaming Grand Portage Chippewa Grand Portage Lodge and Casino
Grand Portage Trail Riders Association
Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
The Chronicle Journal

Dougall Media

Taking place on OFSC trails, Snowarama challenges winter enthusiasts in communities all over Ontario to raise donations for Easter Seals. Whipper Billy Watson originally conceived the event in 1975 and so far OFSC clubs have helped raise more than $16.3 million in over 20 communities.

Ontario Federation of Snow Mobile Clubs

Donations to Snowarama directly assist financing for vital mobility equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs and communication devices and summer camp. Easter Seals owns and operates two fully accessible camp properties and is recognized as an industry leader in providing specialized camping experiences for kids with physical disabilities.

For more information and to register for a ride, follow this link to the snowarama website. 

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