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CELEBRATE THE JOY OF SNOWMOBILING AT THE 19th ANNUAL GRAND PORTAGE LODGE AND CASINO SNOWARAMA FOR EASTER SEALS KIDS
Thunder Bay, ON, January 18, 2024 - Snowmobilers will hit the trails on February 10, 2024 for the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids. Once again, the Thunder Bay Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids will head south of the border to Grand Portage, only 45 minutes from Thunder Bay, attracting snowmobilers from across northwestern Ontario and Minnesota to enjoy some of the finest groomed trails in northern Minnesota.
“For over four decades, Easter Seals has proudly worked with local partners to continue this time-honoured community event started by famous wrestler and dedicated Easter Seals champion, Whipper Billy Watson,” says Kevin Collins, President & CEO, Easter Seals Ontario. “We are grateful for the continued dedication and participation of the Thunder Bay community and surrounding areas. Through your generosity, we are able to grow this legacy together and continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of Easter Seals children and families.”
All Snowarama participants will enjoy a complimentary dinner and live Saturday night entertainment, featuring live entertainment. Snowarama is truly a family event: participants can enjoy the trails, a bonfire, and prizes throughout the weekend. Minnesota trail permits are $51 (available at Ryden’s 66) and will be required for those riders who venture off the Grand Portage Reserve trails. The event is generously sponsored by Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, the Grand Portage Trail Riders, and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. To celebrate the 19th year at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, with every $100 participants raise, they will receive a ballot to win Snowarama prize packages.
Over the past 18 years, the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama has raised over $575,000 for children and youth with physical disabilities. Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids would not be a success without the support of the local snowmobiling community. Together we are helping kids BE KIDS. For more information, to register or to donate, visit Snowarama.org.
2024 SNOWARAMA KICK-OFF AND PHOTO OPP:
- WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 2024
- TIME: 1:30 p.m. CST
- WHERE: Grand Portage Lodge and Casino
- Photo and interview opportunities with Easter Seals Ambassadors and Grand Portage representatives.
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Rhonda Harrison, Manager, Community Engagement, Northern Region
Easter Seals Ontario
Office: 807-345-7622 Cell: 807-621-4750
Easter Seals Ontario has been a leading provider of programs and services for children and youth with physical disabilities since 1922. The organization is a registered charity committed to empowering individuals with physical disabilities to reach their full potential and make their own positive impact on the world. Easter Seals offers a wide range of programs and services, including mobility and accessibility equipment funding, fully accessible summer camp, post-secondary scholarships, youth ambassadors, and advocacy and public awareness. Easter Seals is only able to provide these programs thanks to the generous support of its donors and sponsors. For more information or to donate, visit EasterSeals.org or connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn