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Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Registration for this event is now closed

This event is free to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, $25 CAD for non-veterans (veterans must provide NDI75 or CF1 number).  The day includes a full day of friends, fun and food.  Enjoy a scenic ride on trails through the Deer Lake, Howley and Cormack areas, a trail lunch hosted by Trappers Lounge and a full, sit-down supper in the evening catered by the Deer Lake Legion.

Beginning at 10am SHARP, groups of riders will leave Deer Lake Motel accompanied by guides.  Please plan to arrive early to socialize, get signed in and pick up your awesome ‘swag bag’ filled with cool stuff from our supporting donors. Coffee and tea will be available at the sign-in.

 

Requirements:

Personal snowmobile and a trail pass (seasonal or day) are required.  Trail passes are available at the Deer Lake Motel.

However, any veteran who does not have access to a machine or correct head protection may contact the office, 709-635-4395, and we will try to locate one for your use.

 

Recommendation for participants:

The following recommendations for the ride have been put in place to ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

  1. An NLSF trail pass sticker is required to be attached to the left side of each snowmobile or the driver must possess a daily trail pass receipt.
  2. Ensure your snowmobile has a full tank of gasoline and oil injector level is full or base oil is full in a four-stroke engine.
  3. Ensure your snowmobile is in good working condition and that the brakes are working.
  4. Ensure your snowmobile has working headlights and tail lights.
  5. Keep your headlights on while traveling on the ride so you can be easily seen.
  6. While on the ride, use the “buddy system” which means you watch out for the snowmobile behind you and maintain a distance between 2 – 5 seconds. If you do not see your buddy within 5 seconds stop and wait for him/her.
  7. When you make stops on the trail, check your buddy for signs of frost bite or hypothermia.
  8. Use trail signs to signal your buddy that there is a stop or a turn ahead. Also use signals to indicate approaching snowmobiles or snowmobiles following behind.
  9. Maintain your place in the group and stay on the trail during the ride. Drive on the right side of the trail.
  10. “Zero tolerance” is the rule.  Alcohol and/or cannabis are not permitted on the ride.
  11. If you pack it in, pack it out.
  12. Wear warm snowmobile clothing and dress in layers so that you can add or remove to adjust your level of comfort. Proper footwear and gloves are also necessary for warmth.
  13. Wear a snowmobile helmet.
  14. Bring any personal items that you feel you should carry with you. Carry any prescription medication that you need is case you are delayed on the trail.  Bring a snack or sweet treat if you wish.
  15. Enjoy your ride!