Since 1978, snowmobile clubs across the province have hosted Snowarama fundraising events to raise funds in support of the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities and Easter Seals services. Some events include family trail rides, poker runs, bingo rally’s, drag races, scavenger hunts and snowmobile skills clinics.
Snowarama’s fundraising dollars support two essential services that Easter Seals provides: Easter Seals House and Camps in British Columbia. Easter Seals House in Vancouver provides a low cost, caring place to stay for more than 100 parents and children every night. The camps offer once-in-a-lifetime, week-long camping experiences for approximately 800 children across the province.
The BC Snowmobile Federation and its member clubs have endorsed Easter Seals as its charity of choice and Snowarama as their official charitable fundraising event. In BC, snowmobile clubs in more than 35 communities host Snowaramas between January and March every year.
Snowmobilers and their families collect pledges for the Lions Society. Most Snowaramas include, barbecues, games for the children, trophy presentations, and an opportunity for non-snowmobilers to experience the thrill of riding a snowmobile for the first time. Lions Club members support Snowaramas in their communities by assisting the snowmobile clubs.
Snowmobilers in B.C. have raised over $3.8 million for children with disabilities since the inception of Snowarama in B.C. in 1978. Despite the lack of snow in some highly-populated regions of the province, BC snowmobilers raise the highest Snowarama funds per capita in Canada.
You can keep up to date with Snowarama Events around the province by following the Snowarama BC Facebook Page here!
For more information please contact:
Easter Seals BC/Yukon Snowarama Coordinator Shannon Bernays at 1-888-868-2822,
or The BC Snowmobile Federation office at 1-877-537-8716
Easter Seals BC/Yukon
132 – 328 Wale Road
Toll Free: 1-888-868-2822