JUNE 14 & 15TH
CENTURY CASINO – ST. ALBERT
Fortunately for us, we have an opportunity to work at the Casino in St. Albert. This fundraiser is 2 days and we are obligated to have 26 volunteers. This is a great fundraiser for us and it’s fun. They train onsite (we do not work at the tables). We pay for your hotel, food at the casino and gas to get there. If you could help us out, it would be greatly appreciated.
We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts:
Tuesday June 14th
Wednesday June 15th
6:45pm – 2:30am
11:00pm – 2:30am
EAGLE RIVER GROUP CAMPING
We are booking for Eagle River Group Camping from May 13th to September 11th and have a few openings. If you are interested in booking the group campground, it is $200/night. We have a gazebo and outhouses. No power or sewer. Ball diamond area, horse shoe area, volleyball area and fire pit gathering. You also have to bring your own wood. Please contact the Forest Interpretive Centre to book your weekend 780-778-3363. You will have to pre-pay by credit card and in full. In addition, we ask that you complete an application/agreement to rent the facility.
We are looking for participants for the Spot A Sponsor Challenge and are putting a call out for all registrations. The last date to enter the challenge is March 30, 2022. Please send the names of the participants and share your pictures by the Sponsor Signs. We will be awarding a prize for the most visits. In the event of a tie, we will make a draw. Lots of amazing prizes from our sponsors! PS: We added the Town of Whitecourt into the challenge as well. We are excited to see those pictures. Thanks to everyone who participated.
That’s a wrap for the Trailblazers this season! With the warm weather and high winds, the trails will be unrideable. Both staging areas are closed and this will be the last trail report for the 2021 and 2022 winter season.
HAZARDS: DO NOT CROSS ANY WATERBODIES. We are mulching from Friday to Sunday on the south side at the Groat Creek Lookout Area and Summit Cabin Area on the Manweiler and Summit Trail. These trails are closed for all travel.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, donators and volunteers — you make it all possible!
Wishing you the best of luck in completing the Iron Sledder Challenge.
Golden Triangle Iron Sledder Challenge
Congratulations to our Golden Sledder Winners
The 2022 Golden Triangle Iron Sledder Challenge was introduced this winter, which offered bragging rights in the contest to ride 3 of the Golden Triangle Rallies and 1 additional Alberta Snowmobile Rally in 2022. The contest was started with cash prizes and incentives to become the next Iron Sledder. To participate in 4 snowmobile rallies is a great feat in one winter.
Congratulations to the the following riders who registered and have rode in all 3 GT rallies so far. They are Golden Sledders and will have their names in the draw for $250.00 and a “Golden Sledder” medal awarded to them if they do not complete the 4th rally. In addition, if they ride in another ASA Sanctioned Rally, they will be awarded the Iron Sledder Award with a chance to win $1000 and will also receive a medal for their overall accomplishment:Tim Lewis
We are cheering you all on and hope you are able to complete the 4th Rally this month. Please stay tuned and we will update you at the end of the month on the winner and the status of the group.
(If you have rode in all 3 rallies and you did not register or your name has been missed, please contact us and we will update the list). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Golden Triangle donated $250 to each of the rallies on the Golden Triangle and a name was drawn at each rally for this money. Everyone’s name who participated in the rally was added to the draw. The following is a list of winners from each of the rallies:
Fox Creek – Mike Young
Whitecourt – Graham Jensen
Swan Hills – Nick Hopp
Thank you to everyone who started in the Challenge and for whatever reason was unable to continue, please try again next year! We have had fun sharing this challenge. Best of luck to all the above Golden Sledders.
Trail Report March 10, 2022
Trails are in excellent shape. We had fresh snow this past weekend. Hope you are planning on riding this weekend, the trails are epic and unfortunately our winter season is coming to an end soon, with not many riding days left. The trails are not in spring conditions yet, but warmer temperatures are coming.
Grooming: North Side Grooming – This week we groomed Carson Cabin via Athabasca Lookout back through the Carson Lake Trail and over to the staging area and back to the Athabasca Lookout. All the other trails were groomed last week. South Side Grooming – This week’s grooming consists of the Goodwin, Groat Creek, Manweiler and Bessie Trails. All the other trails were groomed last week.
Hazards: North Side: Reminder of the Golden Triangle Re-route from Carson Cabin to Athabasca to Casino to Manweiler and Virginia Hills trails Gundy Trail (Golden Triangle Section) to Hwy 32n is closed. PLEASE NOTE: On March 10 & 11 and March 14 & 15 the trail will be closed at the #9 & #10 area and also the trail off of the Virginia Hills onto the Whitecourt trail system will be closed due to Pipeline Construction. These intersections are being manned with flaggers as they are being open cut. Please watch for signs. South Side: The Airport Logging, adjacent to our trail, has closed down a section just prior to the Airport trail. Please watch for signs and ribbon indicating the re-route (Please note it has been groomed). Silver Triangle connectors on the south and north have been groomed as well. PLEASE NOTE: We are also re-routing a trail adjacent to an ever troubling beaver dam area 2 kms east of the Carson Cabin. The work will be completed on Friday March 10 and Saturday March 11. Please be cautious riding through the area as we will have equipment and there will be a safety person on a sled on site. They will be skidding trees to the Carson Cabin please use caution. Be cautious on all waterways- large and small. You are crossing at your own risk and our trail ends at the banks.
Staging Areas: Groat Creek Staging and Eagle Staging areas are open
Golden Triangle Trail System from Whitecourt to Fox Creek and Swan Hills is in excellent shape!
Enjoy the rest of winter!