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Snowarama to help the kids at Camp Winfield

An event for snowmobilers that helps raise money for the B.C. Lions Society of Children with Disabilities, as well as Camp Winfield, will take place Sunday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. at the Graystokes Snowmobile area.

Called Snowarama, it’s a family event that has raised more than $4 million for charity since its inception in 1976.

Last year, local snowmobile club participants raised $44,000.

The day includes games for the kids, trophy presentations, a hot lunch, and lots of prizes.

The cost to send one child to an Easter Seals Camp is $2,400, but thanks to generous donors and fundraising events like Snowarama, the BC Lions Society sends over 800 campers to camp for free every summer.

More than 34,000 bednights were used at Easter Seals Houses across  B.C. in 2010.

The Graystokes area is located east of Highway 33. Turn at Three Forks Road and head six kilometres north to reach the Graystokes.

For further information on how to become involved in Snowarama, and other snowmobile club events, contact Clayton Prince of the Kelowna Snowmobile Club, 250-491-2773.

 

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