First Round Snapshot: SledTown ShowDown sees over 4,100 votes so far—Sask leads overall voting

Don't miss voting for your favourite riding area in the first round of the SledTown ShowDown sponsored by Polaris.

by Keith Powell

Graphic of the SledTown ShowDown contest.
Voting for the first round of the SnoRiders SledTown ShowDown contest ends on Sunday at midnight, October 25th. Photo courtesy SnoRiders

Don't miss voting for your favourite riding area in the first round of the SledTown ShowDown sponsored by Polaris.

The 2016 edition of the SnoRider's SledTown ShowDown launched last week and round one ends on Sunday at midnight, October 25th.

Will last year's champion Swan Valley, Manitoba successfully defend their SledTown title?  Who is leading so far?  Where are the most votes coming from?  Valemount, last year's runner up, is off to a strong start with 446 votes and 94% lead.

Here's a snapshot of the first week or so of the 2015 SledTown ShowDown:

  • To date (October 21/15) there has been 4,183 votes cast across all four western provinces.  Saskatchewan leads the way with 1,790 votes, followed by BC with 1,292, Alberta 874 and Manitoba 227.
  • Nipawin, Saskatchewan verses Kelvington, Saskatchewan has seen the most voting action in Saskatchewan with a total of 581 votes cast.  Nipawin leads Kelvington 58% to 42%.
  • Alberta sees the most voting activity between Swan Hills (38%) verses Athabasca (62%) -- with total of 303 votes registered between these two popular destinations.
  • British Columbia's vote leader is Valemount (94%) verses Nelson (6%) -- again with a total of 446 votes placed between these two.
  • Manitoba has seen the lowest number of votes so far with a total of only 227.  Swan Valley (last year's overall winner) is at 88% compared to Dauphin and District at 13%.

So how is your favourite riding area doing?  Don't let the first round slip away and not get your vote in. 

Here is a snapshot/breakdown of all the voting so far....


Crowsnest Pass 86%
Mackenzie Country 14%
Total votes 94

Yellowhead 60%
St. Paul 40%
Total votes 58

Ft Saskatchewan 33%
Bonnyville 67%
Total Votes 60

Ft McMurray 63%
Cold Lake 37%
Total Votes 79

Grande Prairie 54%
Smoky Lake 46%
Total votes 63

Swan Hills 38%
Athabasca 62%
Total votes 303

Westlock 76%
Elk Point 24%
Total votes 84

Rocky Mtn House 33%
Whitecourt 67%
Total votes 133

Total Alberta votes: 874


British Columbia


Revelstoke 82%
Ft Nelson 18%
Total votes 104

Elk Valley 55%
Mackenzie 45%
Total votes 92

Valemount 94%
Nelson 6%
Total Votes 446

Cranbrook 28%
Blue River 72%
Total votes 140

Sicamous 72%
Hudson's Hope 28 %
Total votes 89

Tumbler Ridge 39%
Smithers 61%
Total votes 122

Chetwynd 28%
Golden 72%
Total votes 88

Radium 23%
Houston 77%
Total votes 211

BC total votes: 1,292




Waskesiu 77%
Saskatoon 23%
Total votes 152

Prince Albert 57%
Ft Qu'Appelle 43%
Total votes 148

Nipawin 58%
Kelvington 42%
Total votes 581

Duck Mtn 85%
Regina Beach 15%
Total votes 151

Melfort 9%
Hudson Bay 91%
Total votes 290

Preeceville 40%
Porcupine Plain 60%
Total votes 153

Candle Lake 57%
Yorkton 43%
Total votes 183

North Battleford 56%
Goodsoil 44%
Total votes 132

Total Saskatchewan votes: 1,790




Whiteshell 72%
Pembina Valley 28%
Total votes 29

Spruce Woods  79%
Portage La Prairie 21%
Total votes 28

Lac du Bonnet 76%
Beausejour 24%
Total votes 29

Swan Valley 88%
Dauphin 13%
Total votes 32

Powerview/Pine Falls 54%
Gimli 46%
Total votes 28

Thompson 38%
Russell 62%
Total votes 26

The Pas 67%
Fisher Branch 33%
Total votes 30

Rapid City 60%
Selkirk 40%
Total votes 25

Total Manitoba votes: 227

Check and see how is your favourite riding area doing?  Don't let the first round close without your valuable vote in the 2016 SledTown ShowDown. 

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