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Annual Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids
February 7 - February 8
Fundraiser hosted by Grand Portage Lodge & Casino
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 17th 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.
Event includes a bonfire on the trail, a fabulous dinner and live music. Prizes are awarded for the top fundraisers, as well as additional prizes throughout the weekend. Winners announced at the Saturday night awards ceremony.
Choose from two routes, both starting from the Casino; a long distance full day ride of ~120 miles, and a short “local ride” through the reservation of ~35 miles.
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.
A minimum $100 in pledges is required to participate and includes awards dinner.
Band, Blue Collar Cocktail, plays in the Event Center at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino from 9 pm – midnight on Saturday after the awards ceremony.
Music is free for anyone ages 21+, please–no outside beverage containers allowed.
For a full schedule, registration details, room reservations* and more contact Jean at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino 1 (800) 543-1384 ext. 2914.
*Grand Portage has rooms reserved exclusively for participants of Snowarama 2020. Please contact Jean for details.
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.
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.
“Easter Seals is our preferred charity and we strongly encourage all OFSC permit holders to sign up for a Snowarama in their area this winter,” said Remi Sauve, OFSC president. “This Go Snowmobiling event is a great way for everyone to get outdoors for a worthy cause.”
For more information please contact Rhonda Harrison at 807.345.7622 or by email at email@example.com.
Blue Collar Cocktail
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