Author: Donald Eidse

2020 Ride For Mom Donation Campaign

Annually in June our club does a “Ride for Mom”, the goal of which is to raise money for CancerCare MB. We are very proud to state that over the last four years the Ride for Mom has raised over $54,000, all of which was turned over to CancerCare MB to be used at their discretion in the research and treatment of cancer in this Province.
This year, due to Covid-19, there was not an actual Ride for Mom, however despite that, the Eastman ATV Club has instead decided to launch a Ride for Mom Campaign to raise funds. The Ride for Mom Campaign will run from September 15 th toOctober 31 st , 2020, after which all donations will be turned over to CancerCare MB. I am asking you to consider making a donation for this very worthy cause. All donations in any amount are more than welcome and tax receipts will be issued by CancerCare MB for any donation over $15. We have several easy options available to assist you with your donation:

  1. You can make your donation directly to CancerCare MB by following the this link to their site. The advantage of this is that you will receive your tax receipt by email very promptly. CancerCare MB link is: http://support.cancercarefdn.mb.ca/goto/EastmanATVRideForMom
  2. Make a cheque payable to CancerCare MB Foundation and mail it to Eastman ATV, 6-1329 Niakwa Road East, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 3T4. Please also include your name, mailing address and email address for tax receipting purposes.
  3. You can e-transfer your donation to rideformom@eastmanatv.com Please include your name, mailing address and
    email address for tax receipting purposes. In order to ensure your e-donation is secure, please use the following question and password: Question: What is the name of this campaign? Answer: rideformom
  4. You can contact Eastman ATV Club President Donald Eidse at deidse@eastmanatv.com or 204- 558-5690 for more information.

Cancer is a devastating disease that touches our hearts deeply, as we all have loved ones and friends that it has impacted in the past, is doing so right now and unfortunately will do so again in the future. However, your donation helps enable ongoing cancer research, which equates to new cutting-edge treatments and drugs, which in some cases translates into cures or longer life expectancies.
Once again, thanks very much for supporting this very worthy cause. Its people like you that make a difference.

Here is the PDF version.

Eastman ATV Sept 2020 Update

Please continue to be aware of 2 Meter Physical Distance This is the same for stops you make during a ride, give more room than normal.  

We had our AGM and then a ride after, temperature on the trail was T-shirt weather, same with our Seddons Corner ride. We are seeing a lot of Eastman ATV T-shirts being worn, it looks good!

SEPTEMBER RIDE CHANGE ALERT Our next ride is September 1th, we have changed the ride, the start point is the Woodridge staging area, more details coming in the September Ride Update.

Many of us have enjoyed a good riding season so far this year, the June ATV Ride for Mom was cancelled due to Covid 19 and along with that our opportunity to collect for Cancer Care Manitoba. The ATV RIDE for MOM is still of great interest to our community, what are we doing this year? I’ve been asked a number of times, some members have been raising money for CancerCare Manitoba and we want to share some ideas with you as to how we can all help. We are doing a simple fundraiser, through members, friends and families. We want to make this as easy as possible to make it successful for you & our community to help CancerCare Manitoba. Stay tuned….More details coming. All donations are 100% to CancerCare Manitoba.  

The ATV Ride for Mom is a committee of Eastman ATV and this event gives a growing purpose to our organization.  This event is becoming more recognized every year, it’s both an important cause and great family ride all in one.  

We continue to have rides for members only, we allow members to invite a guest or 2 for the next ride and we will continue to send an email to 2020 members before each ride, one week or so before the ride to confirm ride details.  Membership is annual look at our Events tab at our website for updated information on Rides. Join for $45 a year to Join Eastman ATV  and get your Membership and Voluntary Trail Pass decal.  https://eastmanatv.com/product/membership-2020  

Be aware some members are in the high risk Covid 19 category.  Please respect Physical Distance.

2020 Annual General Meeting

Members and ATV enthusiasts are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Eastman ATV Association. This is your opportunity to learn about what Eastman ATV has been doing on behalf of all members; to show support for the recreational activity that you love, and to participate in the annual election process. We are going to keep the meeting short, no guests this year so we can go for a ride.

When: Saturday, August 8th, 2020 9:30 am

Where: Eastman ATV Staging Area Dawson Rd.

Please consider stepping up and make it known if you wish to be nominated for a board position. We welcome and encourage the membership to become involved with the deployment and operation of your club. Please forward your nominations to the “Nomination Committee” at info@eastmanatv.com Nominations must be accepted by the nominee and must be Eastman members in good standing. We are looking for both officers and directors positions to fill. Its a very positive meeting atmosphere using more of a consensus governance style. We have accomplished a lot and our volunteer time has been organized and it’s fulfilling to accomplish goals and set new ones.

VP Position vacant at this time VP

Director 1, Position vacant at this time

Director 4, Position vacant at this time.

We also have officers positions that need replacements.

Please come join us, some on the board may step up, I am hoping you will step up so they can, now is the time, bring your enthusiasm!!! You will get back more than what you give.

There will be a club ride after the AGM on Eastman ATV trail out to the Whitemouth River, pack a lunch, drinks come enjoy. Memberships Cards will be handed out at the AGM meeting for anyone who has not yet received it along with your membership decal.

Eastman ATV June Update

Great News!…..Rides Are On! The June 6 ride is on, we will ride some existing trails and some new trail, some nice canopy trail along the escarpment, it’s a fantastic start to the season featuring the best Eastman ATV trails. Our June 27 Mars Hill is also ON!. 
Club rides will be members only, additionally to protect our membership we request that members not to invite guests on rides until we can develop a plan that works for the membership and the volunteers. Planning requires letting us know if you plan on attending, we will see very soon as our schedule is  back on track.  We will send an email to 2020 members for each ride 1 week or so before the ride to confirm ride details. (They have been sent to 2020 members already). Check out all our events at https://eastmanatv.com/events

Hats and T-shirts will be for sale at the 1st ride $20 each. Bring cash. We had the product up in the store for several months with little sales. We are taking most down and will move to one time orders, at this time it will be hats and T-shirts. Let us know by email or order at the store while we have hats ( black or grey) and t-shirts.  Let me know how you would manage our store to carry the right products. See our store at  https://eastmanatv.com/shop-2

Continue to be aware of 2 Meter Physical Distancing. This is the same for stops you make during a ride. Please take the necessary action to keep physical distance, and set an example for others. Wear a face mask or dust mask when you are unable to control the 2 meter buffer in general conversation with other riders.

DANGER Please consider, many members care for people in the high risk category or belong to the high risk category. Please respect Physical Distancing, if we all do that we create a barrier for the high risk.

Eastman ATV is grateful for the recent volunteers that are coming out to help on the trail, join our board and help out on rides. Thank you for coming and being part of building our community.  Please be part of trail development and maintenance.

Special Mention Our 1st club ride this year will take us on part of what was planned for the 2020 ATV Ride For Mom!!! Deborah Nicole founded the “ATV Ride for Mom” and then went on to become president of Eastman ATV. Deborah brought life and enthusiasm to the Ride for Mom, thank you Deborah. The event continues to be one of Eastman ATVs valuable contributors to CancerCare Manitoba, I expect all 700 or 800 who come out for June 5 Saturday 2021 RFM will have a fully enjoyable experience from rider, sponsor and volunteer.

Eastman continues to focus on trails & rides. Same great family price $45 Join Eastman ATV  and get your Membership / voluntary Trail Pass decal. Membership https://eastmanatv.com/product/membership-2020

We would like to have our  AGM in person, we will give 30 days notice as required in our bylaws, sooner would be better to be orderly, we will bring new board members moving forward and vote in at the AGM.

Hopefully the weather is nice and we can do the social part of the meeting outdoors, we will see and keep you posted on the details.

Eastman ATV May 2020 Update

Continue to be aware of 2 Meter Physical Distancing

We have the following Ride changes;
• May 9th Whitemouth Ride Tentatively CANCELED (Once the Province lifts the current 10 person maximum gathering we will have club rides.)
• June 6th ATV Ride for Mom with Eastman ATV is CANCELED. It will be back June 5th 2021.
• June 27th Mars Hill – status to be determined.

From the Provincial government, we are to cancel all non essential travel until further notice. We will abide by this directive as all Manitobans are in an effort to stop transmission of Covid-19. We look forward to getting to our ride schedule as much as you are. As soon as groups of over 10 can meet our rides will go ahead.
Additionally to protect our membership we request that members do not invite guests on rides until further notice. Club rides will be members only. I fully expect we will be having club rides this summer, hopefully for June we will be back on track.
1) Consider where you park, unload, load up that you are giving the proper distance.
2) When you line up for a ride leave 4 meters of space in front of you when coming up to another ORV. This is the same for stops you make during a ride. Please take the necessary action to keep physical distance, and set an example for others.
3) If your machine is being recovered or repaired by someone else, step 2 meters away from your machine until they have completed their task, and they have walked away from your machine before returning to your machine. Effective to stop the transmission;of Covid-19 * keep a distance of 2 meters from others at all times. Wear a face mask or dust mask when in general conversation with other riders.

We have 59 members in our club today.  A really big thank you to these members for showing continued support through this pandemic as this will be a challenging year for many of us. Keeping up with membership allows your club to continue building for tomorrow, that momentum keeps your club focused on trail development so we can go have great rides with your own group or with the club rides. Welcome, welcome new members, we are glad you have joined in support of an organized effort to ensure we have a sustainable trail system now and moving forward, or to come and enjoy club rides  Membership means different things to different people so feel free to attend or not attend club functions. As a member I will keep you informed of all rides, events and updates. I have called most of the membership, and will continue to call all 2020 members to ensure you have received your membership and if you have any questions I can help with. Eastman ATV is looking for a few Trail work volunteers, please contact me and i will give you a call to discuss. 

Special Mention Andy Brant was the 1st president of Eastman ATV Association Inc. He developed the original constitution and organized a number of key people that would go on to be key founders in developing organized ATVing in Manitoba, many thanks to Andy for founding the EATV club we all know today.  At our wind up this fall we will be recognizing the many members that have been a part of this club for both 5 and 10 years, and will celebrate those anniversaries.

Membership https://eastmanatv.com/product/membership-2020

DANGER: Please consider, many members care for people in the high risk category or belong to the high risk category. Please respect Physical Distancing,  if we all do that we create a barrier for the high risk.

See all the clubs, join one, https://www.atvmb.ca/clubs.php 

Eastman ATV April 2020 Update

Covid 19 / 2020 Events & Rides

DANGER Please respect Physical Distancing

As a result we have a number of schedule changes to our season and an unpredictable season as far as the scheduled events.

  • Eastman ATV Annual General Meeting  Sunday April 5th 1:00 PM  in Lorette. POSTPONED until fall.
  • Eastman ATV April 18 Open Ride  is CANCELED
  • May 9th Whitemouth Free Lunch Ride ???
  • The June 6 ATV Ride for Mom with Eastman ATV  will be CANCELED, Will be back June 5th 2021 June 6    https://atvrideformom.com/
  • Our June 27 Mars Hill is yet to be announced…

Action; Physical Distancing Critical Staying 2 to 4 meters apart from each other, before a ride, during stops, and how we say goodbye! Please observe and enforce it, set an example for others. If your machine is being recovered or repaired by someone else, step 2 meters away from your machine until they have completed their task, and they have walked away from your machine before returning to your machine.

DANGER Please consider many members care for people in the high risk category or belong to the high risk category. Please respect Physical Distancing,  if we all do that we create a barrier for the high risk.

We would like you to consider how you can support your club through this challenging year. We really don’t know what will happen this summer, but looking where Covid-19 is going we are in a time of changing freedoms. Riding in groups of 10  is the current group number that can not be exceeded indoors or outdoors gatherings. Uncertain times for sure. We will keep you posted and continue to evolve our plan for the riding season. We know this for sure, this is like no other time before and extraordinary measures are necessary. Our riding schedule will be affected and much smaller groups will be how we ride this season. Maybe we have ride day, provide a map and we let small groups meet up at staging and go? If you have ideas and would like to help, please contact me. We need to ride, let’s figure out how to do it safely.

Membership https://eastmanatv.com/product/membership-2020

In the meantime, have a look at some of the products with the new logos on them on our website. 

2020 Ride For Mom Canceled

In light of Covid-19, we think the responsible action is to cancel the 2020 ATV Ride for Mom. We considered having it at a later date but found it challenging to find an appropriate date that wouldn’t interfere with already established ATV fundraising rides. We have our wind-up ride in the fall and to squeeze in the “Ride for Mom” in the same time frame, would be a disservice to the cause. We want to respect all our participants and volunteers for the “Ride for Mom” in that we know you may have high risk people in your daily life and want them to stay safe. We hope you understand, we all need to do our part to prevent the spread and are asking you to wait a year, June 5, 2021.

Eastman ATV stays committed to running safe family events, to continued trial development and our future together. We are currently working through the details to sign a new trail expansion and expect the new trail will be open this summer.

Eastman ATV March 2020 Update

Our 2020 Rides & Events Schedule 

Eastman ATV is looking forward to an eventful riding season. A ride update, will be posted on our website approximately a week before each ride, in order to remind and to confirm that the ride is indeed taking place.
Our pre-ride group (who ride the route beforehand), might decide that the route requires a few changes and therefore, new paths are discovered. These rides are always enjoyable.  Having riders drive through the route beforehand allows for a larger group, on ride day, to travel at a manageable pace with planned stops. Please feel free to inquire about riding along on the pre-ride, which will double your rides this year to a grand total of sixteen.

Apr 18 * Season Opener, Eastman Trail
May 9Free Lunch Ride, Meet & Greet
Eastman Trail to Whitemouth River
June 6 * ATV Ride for Mom 
 https://atvrideformom.com/‘ Prices are the same as last year if you book online. An additional $10 per machine and $5 per passenger will be added on June 6 registration.  
June 27Mars Hill
July 25* South Beach Casino CF Moto
Aug 22Seddons Corner
Sept 19 Stead Supper Ride
Oct 17Marchand to Woodridge
Nov 7 * Eastman Wind up Fundraiser
Bud Spud & Steak, 50/50, Silent Auction
Dawson Trail Inn Lorette, Mb 6pm-9pm
……………. * Ride and Events that are open to the public

Eastman ATV AGM

Eastman ATV AGM Sunday April 5th 1:00 PM Club Des Bles D’Or, Lorette.
We value your time and hope you can come and get to know fellow Eastman ATV riders. You will have a chance to view our new logo. T-shirts, hats and decals will be for sale, along with memberships. Cash or cheques are accepted and don’t forget to help yourself to free coffee and donuts. We have a few good speakers lined up that day, who will provide you with more information.  I look forward to seeing you there again, or for the first time.

Renew your Membership

https://eastmanatv.com/product/membership-2020
We are welcome and open to new members who would like to be part of our ORV community. As part of our community, you will be informed and kept up to date on all rides and other important dates and events.
However, membership doesn’t require a commitment stating that you will attend all club activities and events, everything is voluntary. The membership decal now has “Member Trail Pass” for those who want to voluntarily pay to support trail development and you ride with your own crew so to speak. Your support allows us, as a group, to continue building and maintaining ATV trails. We are grateful for you support. Your membership should feel at home with you.Thank-you for renewing with Eastman ATV if this is your second year or more.  We have noticed that more individuals are remaining or returning to the club. We are grateful for your commitment to our organization. If you are a returning member, we’d appreciate feedback as to why you are returning, so that we can continue to   grow and be a club that works for you.
We have members who have been with Eastman for a number of years and feel that these individuals deserve recognition for their years of support. As a small token of appreciation, we represent these individuals as the gold foundation on our logo

Eastman ATV Pre March Update – New look – Renewal

Eastman ATV logo

Eastman ATV and the ATV Ride for Mom have been rebranded. Both logos are refreshed, they stand solid on their own while looking like a perfect fit when they are together.  

We have revamped our Ride for Mom site https://atvrideformom.com/  check out this year’s sponsors.

ATV Ride for Mom Saturday June 6 near Marchand.   It starts at the same place as last year.

Save $10 for rider and $5 for each passenger booked online. Price is the same as last year if you book online before June 6, 2020.  Tickets will go on sale in March.

The outdoor show had good attendance, maybe we should attend as a club?

Should Eastman ATV have its own tent for events like the Ride for Mom?

Big picture evolution long term planning, vision, trail, and club development…

Eastman AGM Sunday April 5 1PM, Club Des Bles D’Or, Lorette. Come hear your clubs plan and directions.

ATVMB AGM April 18 Please come out for the ATVMB Ride, it will include their AGM. Come ride a new area with friends, ATVMB members & a new club organizing.

https://www.atvmb.ca/ hit the Trails button,  all the trails are posted and downloadable, I mean all the trails. They did an outstanding job for the ATV community, endless hours of work then sharing the resources, Thanks ATVMB for putting that together.

Riding season is coming, check out our ATV Ride Schedule and, come join the fun! 

Renew your Membership  https://eastmanatv.com/product/membership-2020

By joining you are creating a future for trails in a large riding area, your riding area.

Thank You for joining.

Eastman ATV

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