Manitoba Club News: AGM and 9th Annual Congress

by Alan Butler

The winners at the Snoman Excellence Awards.
Congratulations to the all the winners at the Snoman Excellence Awards. Photo courtesy Snoman

On November 1st and 2nd, Snoman held its AGM and 9th Annual Congress. The event was a great success again this year, with over 250 in attendance. As always, it was good to visit with the snowmobilers from across the province. The workshops held were: Snowmobile Safety with the RCMP, Insurance Coverage, Club Presidents, Volunteer Recruitment, Development & Retention, Trail Signing, and the Snow Scooters Youth Club.

A 50/50 draw was held with half of the proceeds going to STARS. Escape Artist Dean Gunnarson was the evening's entertainment, and he put on a fabulous show! 

The awards banquet on Saturday evening began with greetings from the provincial government by Minister Sarah Guillemard, Conservation & Climate. During the evening, the following awards were handed out:

The Excellence Awards

Outstanding Groomer Operator - Theo Vanderzwan
Outstanding Snowmobile Club - Lee River Snow Riders
Outstanding Snowmobiler - Darrel Mozil
Outstanding Non-Snow Related Business - Twin Valley Co-op
Outstanding Snowmobile Dealership - Universe Satellite Sales Ltd.
Snoman Scholarship for $2,000.00 was awarded to - Connor Yarema from Interlake Snow Trackers

CCSO Excellence Awards

Outstanding Youth Contribution - Alec Bruneau

Congratulations to all!

A big thank you to our event sponsors, booth holders, and to those who donated prizes for the raffle and silent auction.

Snoman would like to thank the many volunteers for their hard work and dedication to maintaining club trails and shelters, and all landowners who have partnered with their local clubs to ensure that snowmobilers can continue to enjoy our scenic trail system.

Please remember to ride safe and have fun this riding season! 

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