Month: September 2022

Eastman ATV September 2022 Update

What a difference a year can make.

Last year we had a backcountry travel ban because of the dry weather and this year we were held up by too much deep standing & running water. All the rainfall seriously damaged trails. It seems the wet weather is ongoing and our volunteers are putting more time in than they have in the past. It is a daunting task to manage these trails. Part of the solution in overcoming trail management is having access to the right tractor that we ( Eastman ATV ) are fundraising to pay for. We have asked the club membership for support and some members have really stepped up. Thank you for your donations big and small, they all count! We still have a long way to go to completely cover the cost. I will provide updates along the way starting in November after our next board meeting. This tractor is an amazing piece of equipment for the club that has helped greatly as it is most suited to do the tasks at hand, and it is within our reach to pay for. 

Eastman ATV is a healthy organization with a full ride schedule. We have a few rides left for this season along with our wind-up. Our board has more members than it ever has.

However, there are a lot of different ways to help.  Maybe you’d like to help with organizing, or perhaps you would like to come out on our pre-rides to help out, or you might like to help with trail repairs and tree clearing.

Do you have any free time during the week?

While purchasing a membership is a big help and greatly appreciated, volunteering can give you a little stewardship which is what brings Eastman ATV members together. When you see “Own the Trail”, we think of trail stewardship. It’s a great feeling! Join Eastman ATV  

ATV Ride for Mom 

The Fundraising total was  $11,820 for Cancer Care Manitoba, which is close to what we have raised in the past. Considering this ride was put together in 3 months, we are happy we pulled it off and that we are maintaining the funding stream for Cancer Care Manitoba. This year was more work than anyone would have imagined. After not having the ride for 2 years, it took everything we had to make it work. We had enormous challenges with nature (water) like no other year.  Interesting fact, none of the ATV Ride for Mom prize winners were from Winnipeg. They were all from the country or a small town MB. Have a look at the Ride for Mom video on our YouTube channel. We are looking forward to next year’s event.

A special thank you to our Sponsors. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Eastman ATV 2022 Wind Up October 28th

Tickets are on sale now.  Purchase them on the next club ride. Great door prizes again! Thank you to the many many sponsors for this! Looking forward to a few more good rides this year, see you there!

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