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Welcome to another season with Eastman ATV 2019, hopefully spring is just around the corner and we will be out riding the trail soon. It is that time of year again! It is membership renewal time with Eastman ATV.

Please consider renewing your membership today and continue your support for sustainable trail development and trail riding within the province of Manitoba. With your membership you show support for responsible riding and trail development in the province of Manitoba. Did you know by having a membership with our club you can get a 10% discount on your insurance from Got Toys Insurance just ask your insurance broker and they will sure to be able to help you out with a discount with your membership.

Renew Your Membership TODAY

Important date to remember; 
April, 7th AGM
June, 1st ATV Ride for Mom

Alfred Dancho

The Executive and Members of EastmanATV where saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Alfred Dancho last week.  Alfred was an active member of EastmanATV and his friendship will be dearly missed.

Our sincere condolences to his Family

Gary Greenaway, Dave Lee and Greg Gowryluk

 

Membership Benefits – Insurance

Membership with your Eastman ATV club pays! It is well known that you have alternatives to MPI when it comes to insuring your quad or side-by side but did you know your Eastman ATV membership also make you eligible for huge discounts as well.  Two insurance companies Oasis insurance and Beacon insurance offer savings of up to 40% off their regular premiums which are already lower than provincial rates.  One of the other benefits of this option is if you have an accident and are at fault the claim will not affect your Manitoba driving merits!

These policies are available at most insurance brokers however if you have questions or cannot find a broker please feel free to contact us.  It all begins with membership and your just a CLICK away from joining today!

For information contact cegg@eastmanatv.com

ATV Ride for Mom in the Books for 2018

ATV Ride for Mom is complete for another year and we would like to thank all the people that attended this years event and help to make the third annual ATV Ride for Mom a great success for all who attended. We would like to thank all our supporting sponsors without, your generous support this event would not be possible. Please take a few moments and visit their websites. Title Sponsor Adventure Power Products #adventurepowerproducts Supporting Sponsors, Enn’s Brothers #ennsbrothers, S.A.R Sport and Recreation #sarsportandrecreation Please watch our website and facebook page for the office cheque presentation to Cancer Care Manitoba. The date and time of the presentation will be announced shortly.

Eastman ATV Accountable to Maintain Trail

Eastman ATV is the first ATV organization that has been held accountable for the maintenance and repairs to the trails in the Sandilands Provincial Forest.  No other groups have been held accountable to this level.  Maintenance and repairs take place in the spring, before and after an ATV event and in the fall.

Before ATV events, Sustainable Development (Manitoba Conservation) requests Eastman ATV carry out repairs to specific areas of the trail. Further, grading of certain intersections was also required immediately after the ride.  All these repairs and upgrades of the trail were completed. In the last two Ride for Mom, (RFM), events, thousands of dollars has been spent for preparation and repairs of the trail system. Contractors, rental machines and supplies such as, a granular material, geo cell and geo tech were required.  A bridge had to be built for the first RFM then widened the following year to accommodate the wider side-by-sides.  Eastman ATV is committed to this pilot project of developing a sustainable trail system for all user groups to share and enjoy. This has been done with dedicated volunteers who have spent countless hours to ensure that all Government criteria are followed.

We have to follow all Provincial Forestry and Crown Land permit requirements. This includes Eastman ATV have environmental spill kits, fire extinguishers, safety training and wear appropriate PPE to carry out these repairs.

These items become very expensive to carry out with no sustainable funding in place.  Please consider renewing your membership with Eastman ATV as your membership dollars are needed and used to help continue this project of developing a viable sustainable trail system in the Sandilands Provincial Forest.

Gary Greenaway
Trail Director

 

AGM Date Set – April 8, 2018

Our Eastman Annual General  Meeting, AGM, will be held on April 8, 2018, at Le Club Les Bles d’Or, 1254 Dawson Road in Lorette. More info will follow. This year we are looking for nominations for five positions on the Eastman Board. The positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Trail Director and Director. Its important to get involved in our club and we appreciate all the work the volunteers do all year. Please consider being nominated for one of these positions and keep our club exciting and a leader in the ATVing in Manitoba. New Board members are important to continue the great work that has already been accomplished. If you are interested please contact Terry at tkaluzny@live.com.

We have a booth at the Manitoba Outdoor Show, Red River Exhibition Place on Feb 9 – 11, 2018. If you are in Winnipeg drop by for a visit. If you would like to volunteer some time at the booth and promote our club contact Gary at garydg@mymts.net. We would love to see you there!

ATVMB are having their AGM on March 17 in Ile des Chenes. This is an important meeting as this is where we vote for the ATVMB Board members who represent ATVing in Manitoba and are our liaison with the Manitoba Government. As ATVing in Manitoba is growing it is extremely important to get involved and let your voice be heard on where the future of your sport is heading.

Last year we were considering not having a Ride for Mom this year. We heard from our riders that they wanted to have a ride this year so we are doing our preparations for the 2018. We decided to try a different format so we hope you like it. The Ride for Mom will be held on June 9th. See more information coming in February.

This is just the beginning of the year. We would like to continue our monthly rides in the summer and would appreciate ideas for rides and more importantly if you would like to lead a ride let us know. Also don’t forget to renew your membership!

So watch in February for information on the 2018 RFM and please give it some thought about the Board positions.

Thanks Jo

Vice President, Eastman ATV Association

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