Richard Cronier is a member and the Past President of the Paradise Valley Snowmobile Association.
I have been a committed and dedicated snowmobiler for over 30 years. Growing up in Northern Ontario and had my first club experience when I was 14 years old. I have always been committed to organized snowmobiling and I am overwhelmed at the commitment of volunteers across the country. My greatest success includes being a husband to my wife for 25 years, Father to four children aged 23, 20,18, and 16. We are all snowmobilers! I started working for Windsor Plywood 26 years ago and now I own a small store in Dawson Creek specializing in hard to source items and renovations. I have been a Club President for 15 years and have dealt with many issues with GOVT, and many issues handling industry in a growing resource sector of North Eastern BC. During my 15 years as President we have raised monies for Charity, created greater assets for club and community within Dawson Creek, Worked within the JOP Program and some NTC Funding. I am most proud of the opportunity our club created in 2016 for youth within Dawson Creek in regards to Avalanche safety and completing their ASTl. For the past three years I have been involved with the BCSF as a Region Director and then your Vice President. I have been to Victoria to help with Caribou recovery, I worked with ABC Snow to create 1 Federation in British Columbia and I have been involved with several of my own YOU-Tube Videos as a Club Outreach to other Clubs within BC. I have recently been involved in a series of BCSF Safety Videos to reach out to snowmobilers in BC in regards to Avalanche Safety and sit on SLEDCOM.
Peter Doyle is a member and Past President of the Kamloops Snowmobile Association.
I have been sledding for 33 years now and in that time have been a member of the Kamloops Snowmobile Association for 24 Years.
Served as President for 15 years then moved to be part of the BCSF when our club moved back from ABC Snow, and am the former Zone 3 Director (Cariboo - Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Clearwater, Kamloops, Blue River & Valemount) and currently the BCSF Vice President.
I believe that snowmobilers need to get stronger in numbers and a bigger voice in Victoria is really needed. Which is why I support some form of a PMP to engage all sledders to help grow this sport.
My kids and grandkids have grown up sledding and I still have young grandkids that I want to see enjoy this great sport.
Pamela is a member of the Black Tusk Snowmobile Club, and former Zone 4 (Lower Mainland) Director.
Originally a true-blue Albertan, moving to BC in 1990. Mainland West Coast and Islands of BC is and will always be home for me now. Occasionally visiting Alberta in the winter confirms I made the right decision😊. I have a wonderful Husband with whom I enjoy our combined family of four children in total. All grown up, moved out and making life work all by themselves. We are very lucky parents. In the real world, I work in Administration and Volunteer Coordinator at a long-term care facility. Hubby and I are serious Summer Seekers in our converted 65-foot seiner called Ocean Cape. Our favorite place so far in BC waters is called the Broughtons. Great fishing! This year we plan to tackle the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
I have been Volunteering for the snowmobile community since 2005 in different roles- newsletter editor for local club, various social activities and fundraising, BCSF zone director and now the BCSF Secretary. Snowmobiling in BC is the most rewarding and enjoyable province in Canada to play in. With so many options for sledders of families right up to the avid pro sledder. BC has the best of the best. You might say it’s a passion to be volunteering but I think it is just a thing where you know you can help and want to help so…. here we are. Volunteering for something I feel strongly for and love.
My husband and I are members of the Black Tusk Snowmobile Club in Squamish, BC where we also volunteer our time when we can, doing groomer repairs, cabin cleaning, generator repairs and web cam/solar panel repairs. Although I enjoy Squamish, my favorite place so far in my last 13 years of riding would have to be a tossup of Wells, BC and Bralorne, BC with Bralorne weighing heavy for first place.
Robbin is a member and Secretary of the Prince George Snowmobile Club.
In my family we have 3 generations of snowmobilers. I have a wonderful supportive husband , 2 grown children and I am very proud grandmother of a 13 year old grandson. I am proud to call Prince George my home, We have some spectacular riding areas surrounding us. I have been riding snowmobiles for many years but decided to try mountain riding on my 42nd birthday. I am now addicted I am very passionate about organized snowmobiling , it seems to always be my number 1 topic. I want my grandson and future generations to enjoy organized snowmobiling in our beautiful province and enjoy what I have come to love."
Brian is a member and Club President of the Chilliwack Snowmobile Club.
I have been involved in snowmobiling for over 20 years. In that time I have gone from volunteering at poker runs and hill climbs to starting a new club (Chilliwack) and sitting as vice president to now current president. I was instrumental in beginning the process to acquire a management agreement for the Coquihalla and have done so for my club in Chilliwack now.
My local involvement with RSTBC for the past seven years as a member of the Chilliwack Recreation Advisory Group has given much insight and experience with working with government.
I would like to further that relationship with government bodies to achieve better understanding of our needs for the BCSF.
I have been active in the snowmobile industry for over 14 years now in many capacities. I have participated as a volunteer, employee and business owner and bring many attributes that I feel will be valuable to the BCSF Board and its members.
I am currently employed as the General Manager of VARDA one of the busiest clubs in BC for over 12 years and bring the experience from this position to the Board.
I am currently also a Director on the Avalanche Canada Board for over 10 years. I am past Chair and current member of the Snowmobile Advisory Committee to Avalanche Canada
I own and operate Frozen Pirate with a full commercial tenure and specializing in safety training and snowmobile guiding.
Donegal Wilson is a member and the Secretary of the Similkameen Snowmobile Club.
Donegal got her first sled at 13 years old. She rode her Ski-Doo Citation 3500 around the trails and fields of Tulameen, BC. She then moved to Smithers, BC where she attended Northwest Community College graduating with honors with a certificate in office administration and bookkeeping. She went on to complete her first year of the Certified General Accountant program before deciding that she was looking for a more hands-on job. She worked in the non-profit sector as a program adminsitrator and grant writer.
She joined the Team at the BCSF in September of 2013 as the office manager. Her passion for the Snowmobile Clubs in BC and our sport has been evident. She had put in long hours to help the team reach where we are today. She is now the Executive Director of the BCSF and works closely with the Board of Directors to improve snowmobiling in BC.
If you see her at an event be sure to say hi as one of her favorite things is meeting fellow snowmobilers and club members around the Province.