2023 Vintage Ride a Great Success

Submitted by Tammela Bobick

Our club hosted its 16th annual Vintage ride on Saturday February 25, 2023 and Mother Nature was against us. We had extreme cold, minus 30 that morning and some winds. However, the people and sleds showed up at the Westwood Inn here in Swan River, Manitoba and by the time we were ready to head out it was only minus 18!

In total 40 drivers registered but not all rode. The riders then left on the ride which was 25 miles of groomed trail, and during the ride we had a staging area at one of our shelters where we served hot dogs, hot chocolate and donuts and the drivers were able to reminisce about the good ol’ days of sledding.

The riders then made their way back to the Westwood Inn to check if they had won some of the amazing prizes that were raffled off including the payout to the drivers consisting of 1st place of 30% and 2nd place of 20%. We also had 50/50 which was a great
success. Overall the day was a great success. It was good to see both young and old drivers having fun on their vintage sleds.

The club would like to thank our sponsor’s for donating the food and prizes for the silent auction, and to the volunteers in the club who worked hard in preparing the trail, riding with the machines for safety, cooking the food, the workers at the door selling tickets and completing registrations, and the gathering of prizes for the silent auction.

We would like to invite you all to our 2024 Vintage Ride. Please stay tuned to our website www.svsaa.ca and our Facebook
page (Swan Valley Snowmobile Club) for the date, time and place. Start tuning up the vintage sleds!!!!!!!