Tag Archives: Sledding

Bellsite’s 38th Annual Snowmobile Poker Derby

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite’s 38th Annual Snowmobile Poker Derbywa held Sunday, February 26, 2017. Due to the lack of snow and poor North Mountain Riders (sno man) trail conditions the Snowmobile ride of the Derby was cancelled. The Poker part of the Derby continued on as usual. 46 registered driver hands were sold [...]

2017/03/04Local Interest

Sled for Eternity Rides Through the Beautiful Swan Valley

Submitted by: Kim Lowes | We had an amazing day at our 1st annual Swan River Sled for Eternity! We had 78 registered riders of which 41 were fundraisers! We surpassed our goal of $50,000 and reached over $68,000! Pictured Above: Kim Lowes (left) and Steve Paulson – Teen Challenge Executive Director (right) along with [...]

2017/02/13Local Interest

Lots of Selection at Snowmobile Show and Swap Meet

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Last Saturday, November 19, 2016, The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association had their first annual Snowmobile Show and Swap Meet. There were plenty of new and used merchandise to choose from. Click any picture for a larger version. Thanks to all the local snowmobile dealers who brought in their machines and [...]

2016/11/21Local Interest

Near Perfect Day for Bellsite Poker Derby

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite’s 37th Annual Poker Derby took place on February 28, 2016. We had a fresh cover of snow to start the day. Prime winter temperatures gave us a near perfect day to be on the trail. Click any picture for a larger version. Good sponsorship from local businesses for donations, [...]

2016/03/04Local Interest

Great Attendance at 9th Annual Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Colin Baldwin | The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association held their 9th Annual Vintage Ride on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The day started out with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Bowsman and District Lions, which once again was a great success. Click any picture for a larger version. The vintage ride, even with [...]

2016/03/02Local Interest

Cooking Up a Good Time at 8th Annual Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Swan Valley Snowmobile Association The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association held their 8th Annual Vintage Ride on Saturday, March 7, 2015. There were 36 vintage machines this year and 65 people came for the pancake breakfast. Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to the Lions Club for doing breakfast and all [...]

2015/03/10Local Interest

Sledders Brave the Cold for a Great Day

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | The Bellsite Poker Derby took place on February 22, 2015. The 75 mile poker derby trail is part of North Mountain Riders Snow Riders Magazine’s most favourite sledding destination of 2015 and it wasn’t a disappointment. Click any picture for a larger version. Sure the weather was cold , minus [...]

2015/02/25Local Interest

Over 100 Stop by During 7th Annual Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Don Baldwin The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association hosted their 7th Annual Vintage Ride on Sunday, March 16th. There were over forty vintage sleds that attended the ride with over a hundred sleds visiting the shack including newer models. Click any picture for a larger version. The ride was approximately a 35 mile round [...]

2014/03/18Local Interest

Beautiful Ride for Those Who Braved the Cold

Submitted by: Patti Hack The Elbow Lake SnoDrifters 18th Annual Snowmobile Derby took place as scheduled on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. The frigid weather (-51 with the wind chill when we woke up Saturday morning) kept many people away however, for those of us who braved the winter [...]

2014/03/04Local Interest

Bellsite’s 35th Annual Poker Derby “A SUCCESS “

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry The Bellsite 35th Annual Snowmobile Poker Derby, held on February 23, 2014 was a huge success. A total of $2,720.00 was given away in cash prizes. An estimated 150 sleds attending with over 200 registered drivers. Garth Scott wins 10% of prize money with 53 ghostriders ( the most ghostriders prize) [...]

2014/02/25Local Interest

Lions Journey For Sight Rides Through Swan River

Submitted by: Corey Hurren On Thursday night, January 16, 2014 is when 19 snowmobile riders and their support drivers came into Swan River as part of the trail of the Lion’s “Journey for Sight”. Pictured above JFS Committee Chair Ian Mullin (centre) with his father John Mullin (left) and brother David Mullin (right). All three [...]

2014/01/23Local Interest

2013 Bellsite 34th Annual Poker Derby

Submitted by: Leona Sweetser The community of Bellsite has once again hosted a great snowmobile derby, as you can see from the results below. Pictures courtesy Keith Lamb & Brian Dawson – click for a larger version. The weather was as good as you could ever wish for, warm and comfortable to stop and visit [...]

2013/03/01Local Interest

Swan Valley Snowmobile Association Holds Vintage Ride

Submitted by Derek Sagert The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association held their 5th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride on Saturday, March 3, 2012. It was a beautiful day for all to enjoy. We had a great lunch, lots of laughs, visiting and many great memories. Over 40 vintage machines dated prior to 1990 attended the event.

2012/03/04Local Interest

Bellsite 33rd Annual Poker Derby 2012

Submitted by: Leona Sweetser | The 33rd Annual Bellsite Poker Derby took place on Sunday, February 26. There were 179 driver hands sold and 297 ghostrider hands sold. Click any picture for a larger version. 1st prize 20% of total Best Hand 4-8’s to Claudia Sutherland $834.00 2nd prize 15% of total Best Hand 3-A’s [...]

2012/02/29Local Interest

Great Start for North Mountain Riders Annual Ride

Submitted by: Leona Sweetser | The first annual Porcupine Bash, started out with a guided snowmobile ride, with approximately 20 people. There were more sledders that chose to ride on their own. Click any picture for a larger view. Fire and Ice, had about 60 people stop in for Chilli and a bun. The home-made [...]

2012/02/28Local Interest

Swan Valley a Great Snowmobile Destination

ValleyBiz Story | Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our local snowmobile clubs, and with a little help from Mother Nature, the Swan Valley is buzzing with excitement as we share our snow with sledders from the snow-free parts of the Prairies. We are fortunate to have two snowmobile clubs in the Swan [...]

2012/02/21Local Interest