Snowmobilers and their families had the chance to enjoy the fresh snow and fresh air with the Green Lake Snowmobile Club on Feb. 12.
Nineteen sleds and 22 riders took to the trails with the club, taking a two hour trip to Pressy Lake and back.
Following the ride, the group gathered at the Green Lake Clubhouse for a twoonie lunch, complete with hot dogs, coffee, hot chocolate and popcorn. Proceeds went to the BC Lions Society for their Easter Seals camps for children with disabilities.
The club has run an annual Snowarama event on Family Day weekend, but this year they scaled it back. Despite this, they raised $400 for the BC Lions Society.
“The trails held up pretty nice, even though it was a little warm at the end. Everyone was quite happy with how the trails were,” says Peter McKie, a director with the snowmobile club who was on the ride.
“[You] enjoy the fresh air with your family and friends, be outdoors. You very occasionally see wildlife, so it’s very nice. Just going down the trails with the snow still on the trees is pretty awesome.”
The riders enjoyed a groomed ride on the track despite a snowstorm the week before.
The Green Lake Snowmobile club has existed since 1975, organizing rides every Tuesday and Sunday leaving from the Green Lake Clubhouse.
“We pack our own lunch and we just try and find some nice trails, and go and explore around Green Lake,” says McKie.
“I’d personally like to thank all the volunteers who groomed the trails and made lunch for us. Everything we do is volunteer [driven] and it takes a lot of time and effort so I’d just like to thank them.”