News: Brad Wall re-elected president

posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018

It’s official. Brad Wall will once again return as president of the Lee River Snow Riders.

Wall was recently re-elected (acclamation) at the club’s AGM.

“We still have a lot of work to do to make this club one of the best in Manitoba,” said Wall. “I’m very lucky to be surrounded by a fantastic group of directors, and of course our volunteers and members. The success of this club is not the result of one person. It’s a total team effort.”

Groomer Shed Renos

Thanks to a group of hard-working volunteers, there is now a second, large garage door for the groomer to drive through. Prior to the door being added the groomer would have to back out of the groomer shed, which houses two groomers. Safety of operators and volunteers was a major factor in the expansion.

The new door comes on the heels of the recent expansion of the facility, which now has a large office for club executive. This expansion was only made possible by the many volunteers who provided both their expertise and energy.

Trail Expansion

Wall was also pleased to announce that the LRSR trail system has been expanded, now taking in a 7-km stretch on Pinawa Channel, located between the bridge on Highway #317 and the old Pinawa Dam. This trail was previously unmarked and ungroomed. However, it was widely used by sledders who were making their way to either King’s Kookout Hut (east), or Lac du Bonnet/Seven Sisters.

“The club is always looking for ways to enhance the riding experience for snowmobilers,” said Wall. “We made the proposal to SNOMAN, which signed off on the expansion. That trail will now be groomed and marked, increasing the safety for sledders.”

Wall said the club is also looking at a number of other potential trail expansions.

“We have to do our due diligence when it comes to expansion,” said Wall. “Ultimately, SNOMAN has to review and then approve any expansion.”