Kyle Born

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Kyle Born enjoys writing in an engaging way as if you were having a conversation with him. He specializes in storytelling and isn’t afraid of asking the hard questions such as, “Where is your bathroom? I really need to go.” Kyle has held a variety of job titles through the years: radio announcer, voice actor, English teacher, delivery driver, missionary, wedding DJ, comedian and several other things that he may have forgotten because his memory isn’t always the best which is why he writes things down. Kyle is from Abbotsford, B.C., but now lives in Cranbrook, B.C. with his super-amazing wife, Becky. They don’t have any pets because Kyle has allergies but if he sees you walking your dog he will stop and pet it because dogs are cool.

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(L to R) BCSF president Richard Cronier, WVSS VP Rob Chemelli, WVSS secretary Melody Chemelli, WVSS president Gary Prosser, WVSS treasurer Rob McSheffrey and BCSF executive director Donegal Wilson.
SledLife,

How to run a successful snowmobile club

Gary Prosser, president of the Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., offers advice about how to operate a snowmobile club

by Kyle Born
Charlene Isfeld logs up to 300 miles (483 kilometres) a day on her 2012 Polaris PRO-R Rush 600.
Manitoba

Embrace the Fellowship of the Ride in Gimli, Manitoba

Charlene Isfeld, rad rider in Gimli, Manitoba, encourages fellow sledders to visit the home of the Viking

by Kyle Born
Some of Larson's Yamaha's are on display in Lorne's Vintage Sleds
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1982 Yamaha SRX

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1982 Yamaha SRX

by Kyle Born
Sledtown Showdown Static Pages

Vote for your favourite British Columbia SledTown

Round 1 has begun! 16 SledTowns across British Columbia vie for to be the 2019 SledTown champ

by Kyle Born
A sledder rides through a field with mountains in the background
Prince Albert, SK

Prince Albert trails unite the region and welcome visitors

Gerry Dolezsar, member of the Prince Albert Trail Riders, has fun sledding no matter where he goes or who he’s with

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Lorne Larson and Valdy Stephonson, president of America Vintage Snowmobile Association, pose with a 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master, which got kiboshed because the public didn’t like the name.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

Old Sled Zone: 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master

Lorne Larson of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, shows off his 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master

by Kyle Born
Tyler and Vicki Barrett rode snowmobiles to the top of Lucille Mountain on their wedding day for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot.
McBride, BC

Here comes the McBride . . .

Vicki Barrett, president of the McBride Big Country Snowmobile Association, had her best day ever while getting married on Lucille Mountain

by Kyle Born
Dean Ingram gives a thumbs up of approval in support of sledding around Radium Hot Springs.

Radium: Sled. Soak. Sleep. Repeat.

Dean Ingram, Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society member, racks up 5,000 kilometres on his sled every winter in Radium Hot Springs

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Lorne Larson and Valdy Stephonson, president of the America Vintage Snowmobile Association, pose with a 1966 prototype Evinrude Sail Master, which got kiboshed because the public didn’t like the name.
Old Sled Zone, Alberta Central

The owner of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds has “a crazy passion for old sleds”

Lorne Larson, owner of Lorne’s Vintage Sleds in Lloydminster, Alberta, has a snowmobile collection of 140 classic sleds on display

by Kyle Born
Trevor Schell poses on his snowmobile in Smeaton, Saskatchewan
Northern Saskatchewan

Smeaton: The Winterfell of Saskatchewan

Trevor Schell, Esker Bear Trails club member, can’t resist the straight runs, twists, curves and hilly boreal forest in Smeaton, Saskatchewan

by Kyle Born
Chris Rourke poses on his snowmobile in front of a warm-up shelter
Cold Lake, AB

The strongest bond between father and son rests on a cold lake

Chris Rourke, Cold Lake Snowmobile Club member, had his best day ever while reintroducing his dad to snowmobiling

by Kyle Born
Toothpick-like trees line the left side of a trail and green trees sit on the right
The Pas, MB

Reconnecting with old friends on classic trails in The Pas

Rob Vipond, vice-president of the Kelsey Trail Sno Riders, took his wife and old friends through The Pas, Manitoba, for his best ride ever

by Kyle Born
Rene St. Onge makes a 23-metre (75-foot) drop between rocks.
Sicamous, BC

This extreme sledder had his best day ever in Sicamous, B.C.

Rene St. Onge, super diehardcore sledder in Sicamous, B.C., sees sights unseen by the masses

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Leo Zelinski, Jim McGrath, Duane Farrar and Daryl Zelinski celebrate their best day ever in Whitecourt.
Whitecourt, AB

Leo Zelinski is 76 years old and still blazing trails in Whitecourt

Leo Zelinski, 76-year-old co-founder of the Whitecourt Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, had his best day ever as a senior sledder

by Kyle Born
(L to R) Curtis Pawliuk (red) and Marshall Dempster (teal) of Frozen Pirate Snow Services had an exceptional day riding in Valemount’s Allan Creek.
Valemount, BC

Approaching the crux of the matter in Valemount, B.C.

Marshall Dempster, avalanche educator and guide for Frozen Pirate Snow Services in Valemount, B.C., had his best day ever in the backcountry

by Kyle Born
Barry Malcolm takes his grandson, Grayson, out for rides on his snowmobile.
Swan River, MB

Swan River: “A great snowmobile town”

Barry Malcolm, dual trail system member, had his best sled ride ever in Swan River, Manitoba

by Kyle Born
The Old Farmer's Almanac weather map of Canada for winter 2018-2019.
SledLife, Manitoba

The Old Farmer’s Almanac releases forecast for winter 2018-2019

The forecast for winter 2018-2019 looks wonderfully white across Western Canada, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac

by Kyle Born
Grahame Go uses a Montana 600 GPS on his Can-Am Outlander 850 Two-Up.
Snowmobiling safety, Thompson Okanagan, BC

Do you really know how to use your GPS?

Grahame Go, Vernon ATV Club member, GPS training course leader and former air deputy for Civil Air Search and Rescue in Vernon, B.C., shares his GPS tips

by Kyle Born
Sean McCurdy rides a 2004 Polaris RMK 800 144 track.
Tumbler Ridge, BC

Tumble your way to a stellar hill climbing ridge in central B.C.

Sean McCurdy, a hill climber extraordinaire in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., would give almost anything to experience his best day ever all over again

by Kyle Born
Teena Rumak rides a 2018 Ski-Doo Summit X through burn trees in Revelstoke.
Revelstoke, BC

Commuting 400 kilometres to play in powder

Teena Rumak, Revelstoke Snowmobile Club member, had her best day of snowmobiling in Eagle Pass, south of Revelstoke, B.C.

by Kyle Born