I am pleased to be elected as your new president for the 2020/21 year.
I would like to thank Alan Butler for his many years as president and Albert Wyborn for his duties as the treasurer. As president, Alan put in many years of service and volunteer time to advance Snoman to where it is today.
I would also like to thank our Snoman staff for their dedication and all of our directors because they contribute so much time and effort to make our job easier. We value their expertise and ideas. I am joined on the executive committee by Jason Wiebe as vice president and Alan Butler as treasurer (and past president).
I have stepped in to fill the position and will do everything I can to maintain safety among our riders on the trails and around our shelters while we have COVID-19 banging at our doorsteps. We are facing a very uncertain year ahead and we will likely be tackling some challenges trying to keep our trails open. I am always open to new ideas from any club member or snopass holder. We will accept any suggestions that will improve the way Snoman is operated and managed for the benefit of all regions.
We have 53 snowmobile clubs in the province and some clubs are struggling to get volunteers, so anyone willing to get involved please contact the local club in your area. You do not have to be a snowmobiler to get involved with your local club. Anyone, young or old, can be a volunteer and provide a special skillset to a club.
Snowmobiling is a recreational activity where you can social distance, enjoy the ride while getting fresh air, exercise and take in the beautiful scenery. Hopefully, we will get snow shortly and we can get our groomers out to prepare trails so that everyone can get out and enjoy safe snowmobiling with their family. On behalf of the Snoman staff, all regional directors and myself we wish everyone a safe and fun snowmobile season.
Make every trip a round one!