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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

 

Motorized backcountry Travel Restrictions “REMAIN IN PLACE”

Manitoba Media Bulletin

May 18, 2018

FIRE BULLETIN #3

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that recent rains and an improved weather forecast has allowed some burning restrictions to be lifted in southeast Manitoba, while some other restrictions still remain due to the high risk of fires.

For the eastern region, from PR 302 to the Ontario border and from the Trans-Canada Highway south to the U.S. border the daytime campfire restrictions have been lifted.  Motorized backcountry travel restrictions remain in place.

In addition, backcountry travel restrictions have been added to the Porcupine Provincial Forest as well as the area bordered by Lake Winnipeg and Poplar River, east to the Ontario border and south to the Wanipigow River.

Campfire restrictions have been lifted in the south Whiteshell Provincial Park campgrounds (Caddy Lake, Falcon Beach, Falcon Lake-Lakeshore, Falcon Lake-Toniata Beach and West Hawk).  Campfires in north Whiteshell Provincial Park campgrounds (Brereton Lake, Dorothy Lake, Nutimik Lake, Opapiskaw, Otter Falls and White Lake) are still restricted to burning between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.  Be sure to check with the local campground office for the latest information.

All other travel and fire restrictions remain in place.  A list of parks with campfire restrictions can be found at www.manitobaparks.com.  Visitors to provincial parks should check with park staff for the most up-to-date information.

A map of the areas affected and a detailed description of the provincial fire and travel restrictions can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html.  Local municipalities may also implement burning bans or fire restrictions.  Check with local municipal offices or visit www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html for more information.

For further general information on fire status, maps, burning permit cancellations or other restrictions go to www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire or follow the Twitter account at www.twitter.com/mbgovnews.

For additional information on these restrictions, contact the nearest Manitoba Sustainable Development office.  To report a wildfire, call 911 or the toll-free T.I.P. line at 1-800-782-0076.

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**TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE SOUTHEAST**

Manitoba Media Bulletin

April 30, 2018

FIRE BULLETIN #1

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that a number of travel restrictions have been put into place and burning permits remain cancelled for the eastern and central regions of Manitoba due to dry, windy conditions and the high risk of fires.

Travel restrictions are in place for much of southeast Manitoba, from Lake Winnipeg and the Wanipigow River south to the U.S. border, and from PR 302, PTH 12, PR 317, PTH 59 and PR 319 all the way to the Ontario border.  Restrictions are also in place in the Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area.  Back-country travel in these areas is only allowed between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.  Any essential required travel outside of these hours will require a permit until further notice.  Burning permits are cancelled, but campfires in approved firepits are allowed, and propane or electric grills can be used for cooking.

Local municipalities may also implement burning bans or fire restrictions.  Check with local municipal offices or visit www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html for more information.

For further general information on the fire status, maps, restrictions, burning permit cancellations or other restrictions go to www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire or follow the Twitter account at www.twitter.com/mbgovnews.

For additional information on these restrictions, contact the nearest Manitoba Sustainable Development office.  To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.


ORV riding event supporting Cancer Care Manitoba returns for third year

Join fellow riders on June 9 in the Sandiland Provincial Forest

by Jeff Johnson |Riders West


Members of the Eastman ATV Association at the 2017 Ride for Mom.— Deborah Nicol photo

For the past two years, the Eastman ATV Association has raised funds for Cancer Care Manitoba through its Ride for Mom event.

Association president David Lee is hoping the event has another successful year on June 9, beginning at the Eastman ATV staging area in the Sandiland Provincial Forest.

“It is our third year, and we are changing the format a little bit this year,” Lee said. “We are trying to streamline it for the ridership and also make it a little easier on our volunteers.”

How it all began

Lee praised the efforts of the event’s founder, Deborah Nicol, who led the charge for the ORV event’s first two years, raising over $20,000 in the process.

“She was inspired by the Ride for Dad event for prostate cancer research for males and asked, ‘Why isn’t there a Ride for Mom?’ She did a fantastic job of bringing this event into creation and reality,” Lee said. “This year, she is taking a break. It’s a lot of work and a lot of responsibility with time constraints. She stepped back, so the club as a group decided to keep the event going in her honour.”

Lee, along with other organizers with the Eastman ATV Association, felt it was important to carry on Nicol’s legacy and keep the project going.

“She was personally affected by this, and it’s very close to her heart to see this event go on,” Lee said. “Not just her . . . people actually attend this ride for many reasons. A lot of people have family that have been affected by this disease. They may have been personally affected. It gives them a platform to raise money for the cause.”

A ride for the entire family

Lee said all money raised from this event will stay in Manitoba. He adds that everyone who takes part in the event is in for a great ride.

“You’ll be taken on a 89-kilometre (55-mile) ride on marked trails, and on this trail, there will be different types of terrain like gravel, forest trail to a little bit of road and you may have a little bit of water, depending on the type of year we get,” Lee said. “We do have a gravel space area that you can transfer a bit of water safely without having an impact on the environment.”

He said Ride for Mom is open to all ages and gives the entire family an opportunity to support the cause.

“It’s a family-oriented ride, nothing too aggressive. This is a trail ride, so we really encourage the family to come out,” Lee said. “Cancer Care Manitoba does a great job of supporting all of our community. It’s bigger than all of us and if we can do a small part to ease the pain and suffering of our fellow Manitobans and have some fun when doing it, it’s a great day for everybody all around.”

More importantly, Lee feels it gives people an opportunity to fight back in their own way.

“Cancer affects all of us, but what it does is it gets people talking about this disease, gets people out in the open and talking with each other,” Lee said. “If we can make it a little easier for them to get through this struggle and an opportunity to talk to other people with the same type of disease, we’ve accomplished our goal.”

Around 800 riders took part in last year’s event, so participants are encouraged to visit http://atvrideformom.com/ to preregister. From there, riders can start collecting pledges to support Cancer Care Manitoba until June 9.

MAINTAINING PROVINCIAL LAND

While the Eastman ATV Association is thrilled to support Cancer Care Manitoba, president David Lee said they also want to keep the trails in one piece.

“We do take a trail fee for this. We want to leave the trail in the same condition it was before we started this event,” Lee said. “A portion of our registration fee goes toward maintenance of our trail.”

Lee believes that ORV riders have a responsibility to manage their riding areas.

“I think sustainability is a key thing right now,” Lee said. “Unmanaged riding can leave a pretty dramatic footprint on our environment, and as traffic increases, so does the destruction on our environment.”

Lee said this event showcases that belief.

“When we arrive that day on the trail, we make sure the trail looks the same way after our event. We’ve actually gone in and repaired trail,” Lee said. “Every year, we build up our trail to a higher standard and it can maintain the traffic more efficiently.”

AGM Report 2018

I would like thank all the members that came out to the Eastman ATV AGM last Sunday on April, 8th we had two guest speakers attend the AGM supporting Eastman ATV.

Maranda Rosko presented for Bob Lagasse MLA for Dawson Trail. He had positive words of support for Eastman ATV and membership.
Yvonne Harder, Eastman Safety Services; Presented a safety orientation on there services and there items of interest to the club and our ridership. We look forward in setting up a safety program for our ridership in the near future.
I would like to extend a thank you to all the board members for volunteering and to help build and move this club forward in 2018.

President: Dave Lee (two year)
Vice President: Calvin Egg (one year)
Treasurer: Denise Cassell (one year)
Recording Officer: Greg Gowryluk (two year)
Director 1: Dave Menard (two year)
Director 2: Lillian Grenier (one year)
Director 3: Roland Fillion (two year)
Director 4: Terry Kalunzy (one year)
Trail Director: Gary Greenaway (two year)

Dave thanked Jo Hebert for all her hard work and commitment to the club. She will be sorely missed.

2018 Membership Renewal CLICK HERE 
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