Sno-Drifters maintain award-winning trail system

The Road Less Travelled

By TERRI WINDOVER, Connect Columnist

Ron and Donna Fetzko, President and Executive Assistant of the Sno-Drifters, Fort McMurray’s local snowmobile club. SUPPLIED PHOTO

Ron and Donna Fetzko, President and Executive Assistant of the Sno-Drifters, Fort McMurray’s local snowmobile club. SUPPLIED PHOTO

Meet Ron and Donna Fetzko from Anzac. For the last eight years, they have been the President and Executive Assistant of the Sno-Drifters, Fort McMurray’s local snowmobile club.

Well-known for their dedication to the club and the community, the Fetzkos put their heart and soul into maintaining the award-winning trail systems in our area.

The club has recently been awarded the 2016 ASA Jamboree – a provincial level sled rally that will attract riders from all over the province. The big event takes place from March 4 to 6.

The Jamboree will have a raffle prize for a 2015 Summit SP 800 Etec 146 and a 2016 Pro RMK 800 Snow Check Custom 155 for the grand prize. (Learn more about the event at www.sno-drifters.com.)

Funds raised from the event will be going to the new Conklin trail expansion, which will take riders from Fort McMurray to the Iron Horse Trail near Eleanor Lake. This would be a return ride of 300 miles in total.

With over 220 club members, the trails see a lot of use throughout the winter and there is nothing better than stopping at one of the well-maintained fire pits and meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

One of the clubs biggest challenges is keeping residents riding ATVs and quads off of the groomed trails. When residents ride on the trails, they destroy the countless hours of hard work that the volunteers put in to keep them pristine for snowmobiling. They ask residents to please respect the space and find another place.

For regular trail updates, go to www.facebook.com/mcmurraysnodrifters. For residents wanting to get involved and volunteer with the Sno-Drifters, email the club at mcmurray.snodrifters@hotmail.com. The extra help on the trails is needed.

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