Round 2 is underway!

The 2019 SledTown ShowDown is into round 2

by Kyle Born

Fox Creek, Alberta, garnered the most votes in round 1.
Fox Creek, Alberta, garnered the most votes in round 1. Photo courtesy Tyler Ramstead

Round 1 of the 2019 SledTown ShowDown is in the books. The first two weeks of the competition yielded some intriguing results. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • In B.C., Merritt (Coquihalla) edged out Whistler by a single vote—85 to 84. Just another reminder to vote daily for your favourite SledTown. Every vote counts.
  • Fox Creek, Alberta, garnered 399 votes, the most of any SledTown.
  • If early votes are any indication as to how Saskatchewan’s provincial battle is going to pan out, Hudson Bay is going to be crowned king of the prairies. Hudson Bay racked up 171 votes. The next closest Saskatchewan SledTown was Carrot River/Arborfield with 118 votes.
  • Manitoba had two very tight races that went down to the wire. Woodridge & Area (54 per cent of the votes) narrowly defeated Whiteshell Provincial Park (46 per cent of the votes). Manitoba’s Viking settlement, Gimli (55 per cent of the votes), squeezed past Swan Valley (45 per cent of the votes) in another close contest.

The polls are open and it’s time to cast your votes in the 5th annual SledTown ShowDown. You can head over to the main contest page or vote by provincial bracket once a day until the current round closes:

British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba

Round 2 runs October 31 to November 11, 2018.

New to the contest? This is how it works: we start with 16 destinations from each Western province in Canada. Each round, our readers vote for their favourites and the destinations get whittled down. By Round 4, we’ll have our provincial winners, which will go head-to-head until only one town remains to be crowned the 2019 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada.

Here’s what the winner gets:

A shiny SledTown trophy, bragging rights, feature articles and advertising in SnoRiders magazine. Plus, it is a chance to raise positive awareness of snowmobiling and to recognize local clubs for all their hard work.

Social media plays a big role in this contest so be sure to hit “share” after you vote to let your friends know about the contest. You can also follow SnoRiders on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for quick updates during the contest. Feel free to tag us in photos and use the #sledtownshowdown to promote your favourite town.

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Unless you want your favourite SledTown to take a whoopin’, you’d best get to clickin’! Vote now. Vote often. Good luck to you and your SledTown. 

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