January 2, 2013
International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA)
1640 Haslett Road
Haslett, Michigan 48840
Phone (517) 339-7788
Fax (517) 339-7798
Contact: Ed Klim
Phone: (517) 339-7788 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2:30 P.M. EDT January 2, 2013
International Snowmobile Safety Week 2013 – January 13-19th…..and all year!
HASLETT, MI, January 2, 2013 – The four snowmobile manufacturers are please to support and encourage participation in the upcoming International Snowmobile Safety Week January 13-19-2012. Snowmobilers have placed safe, responsible snowmobiling at the top of their list for years and have made great strides in safety education and enforcement. Snowmobile safety is a year around project that is supported by safety trainers, clubs, associations, enforcement officials, dealers and the manufacturers throughout the world.
In 1995 the snowmobile community joined together and developed the Safe Riders! You make snowmobiling safe™ safety campaign, and since its inception, literally millions of pieces of information have been distributed throughout the marketplace, encouraging and insisting on safe snowmobiling behavior. The Safe Riders! DVD is used by safety trainers throughout the world. In addition to the safety DVD, the manufacturers have also developed radio and TV public service announcements reminding snowmobile enthusiasts of the need to snowmobile responsibly and safely. Also available are the Snowmobiling Fact Book, and Snowmobile Safety brochure.
The Safe Riders! campaign focuses on key areas of concern that are the major causes of snowmobile accidents. Those key issues are depicted in our snowmobiling safety posters (also available free of charge from the ISMA Office) and include:
1. Snowmobiling and alcohol don’t mix, don’t drink and ride
2. Know before you go, always check local ice conditions
3. When night riding, slow down, always expect the unexpected
4. Ride safe, stay on the trail, always respect private property
5. Cross roads with care, don’t become road kill
6. Ride smart, ride right, always stay in control.
7. One is the loneliest number, never ride alone
8. Know the risks and be prepared, make every trip a round trip (be avalanche smart).
If you manage a club or local snowmobile association and are interested in participating in the International Snowmobile Safety Week, we have available the Safety Week Campaign Action Manual on our web site www.snowmobile.org . The manual provides tips on how to organize a local safety campaign and promote the Safe Riders! position. (Tip: We encourage snowmobile safety year around and if the weather doesn’t cooperate we always encourage you to promote safety in your area any time during the year.)
If any snowmobile enthusiast, manager, club president, or safety trainer is interested in obtaining any of the free Safe Riders! information for distribution, please contact the ISMA Office at (517) 339-7788 for an order form. The order forms can also be requested through the ISMA web site at www.snowmobile.org.
It is important that all of us remember to be safe riders and that only we TOGETHER make snowmobiling safe. Encourage and insist on proper behavior by your family and friends while snowmobiling, and with Mother Nature certain to provide us with great snowmobiling conditions…..eventually……this winter, let’s always remember the safety guidelines that are so important to keep our winter recreation of choice alive.
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October 15, 2012
Effective Nov. 1, 2012, SGI will no longer be issuing licence plate stickers. By eliminating stickers, SGI is making it even simpler to renew licence plates. SGI ensures all motorists receive registration renewal reminders by letter or email and offers easy and convenient registration renewals at any motor licence issuing office, online through MySGI, by phone, or by mail.
Eliminating stickers will result in annual savings of $100,000 for SGI, which will be redirected to support traffic safety enforcement technology, such as Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems.
Blank stickers will be issued upon renewal after Nov. 1 to cover existing stickers.
Visit: www.sgi.sk.ca for more information
July 5, 2012
On Sunday, July 1, Tourism Saskatchewan became a Treasury Board Crown Corporation with the proclamation of the Tourism Saskatchewan Act. In a news release that went out on Monday morning, the Government announced the appointment of a new Board of Directors. The new Board members are:
- Jack Brodsky, President, Sasakatoon Blades (Chair)
- Brian Simpson, CEO, Elk Ridge Resort (Deputy Chair)
- Irene Seiferling, President, Board Dynamics
- Dana Soonias, CEO, Wanuskewin Heritage Park
- Sandra LeBarre, Community Economic Development Practitioner
- Lionel Tootoosis, General Manager, Living Sky Casino
- Norm Beug, Senior VP of Potash Operations, The Mosaic Company
"I am honoured to serve as Chair of Tourism Saskatchewan's Board of Directors and looking forward to the opportunity to further develop our tourism industry," Jack Brodsky said. "Our Board members have a wide range of expertise and a fresh vision for the province's diverse tourism sector. We look forward to building on the accomplishments of the previous board adn working with the industry."
Since its founding in 1994 as an independant partnership between government and industry, Tourism Saskatchewan has worked tirelessly to develop and promote our sector in key markets in Canada, the United States, and overseas. In 2011, Tourism Saskatchewan expanded its efforts to focus on inprovince marketing.
Going forward, maintaining engagement with the sector will continue to be a priority. Tourism Saskatchewan will work with the new Board of Directors to ensure a connection with the sector that provides guidance to the organization on a range of issues.
You can read the Government of Saskatchewan's news release at http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsld=41ba3457-6fdc-4f4c-8175-eea1f16b92a6
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our office at (306) 787-2860
May 24, 2012
Both The All Terrain Vehicle Regulation and The Vehicle Equipment Regulation amendments came into effect on May 4, 2012 (please see http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/gazette/part2/2012/G2201220.pdf). As discussed below, we would like you assistance in distributing the notification attached below, to our enforcement agency partners related to a change in the regulations on motorcycle helmets:
Saskatchewan is harmonizing the provincial motorcycle helmet standards with those being considered by Alberta and British Columbia (BC), by amending The Vehicle Equipment Regulations, 1997 and The All-Terrain Vehicle Regulations to recognize motorcycle helmets meeting the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Regulation 22.05.
The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Standing Committee on Road Safety Research, recommended all jurisdictions amend their legislation/regulation or existing standards to include the ECE 22.05 (or any successive ECE standard) in the interest of harmonizing standards with the international community. Further, the ECE 22.05 standard has been approved in such professional events as Formula-USA and other motorcycle world championship road racing events.
Sections 234(1) and 255.5(1) of The Vehicle Equipment Regulations, which prescribe motorcycle and snowmobile helmets requirements, have been repealed and replaced with the following:
6.1(1) Subject to subsection (2), every operator of and every passenger on a motorcycle or snowmobile shall wear a helmet manufactured for use on a motorcycle or snowmobile, as the case may be, that meets at least one of the standards in effect at the time the helmet was manufactured as established by one or more of the following organizations and that bears a label to indicate compliance with that standard:
(b) British Standards Institution;
(e) Snell Memorial Foundation;
(f) Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).
(2) The administrator may approve a helmet for use on a motorcycle or snowmobile that does not meet the requirements of subsection (1) if the administrator is satisfied that the helmet is safe and that it is not contrary to the public interest to do so.
The requirements for all-terrain vehicle helmets are specified separately under section 5(1) of The All-Terrain Vehicle Regulations which has been amended to read:
5(1) Subject to subsections (1.1) to (2), for the purposes of subsection 18(1) of the Act, every operator of, and every passenger on, an all terrain vehicle shall wear a helmet that is designed for an operator of an all terrain vehicle and that:
(a) meets the standards in effect at the time the helmet was manufactured as established by one or more of the following organizations and that bears a label to indicate compliance with those standards:
(i) American Motorcycle Association;
(ii) American National Standards Institute Z90.1;
(iii) British Standards Institution;
(vi) Snell Memorial Foundation;
(vii) Economic Commission for Europe (ECE); and
(1.1) The administrator may approve a helmet for use on an all terrain vehicle that does not meet the requirements of clause (1)(a) if the administrator is satisfied that the helmet is safe and that it is not contrary to the public interest to do so.
If you have any questions or comments regarding these amendment, please contact SGI Vehicle Standards & Inspection directly at (306) 775-6188.
May 14, 2012
2011-2012 Western Chapter Scholarship Award
The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association would like to thank Shanelle Dixon from Grenfell, SK and Chunnin Yang from Regina, SK for sending in applications for the Western Chapter Scholarship Award. On behalf of Saskatchewan Shanelle Dixon's application was chosen to be submitted to Western Chapter. Congratulations Shanelle and GOOD LUCK!
May 9, 2012
Winners announced for Sled’N Snap Photo Contest
Local snowmobilers have used their photography skills to win some great prizes, including a new trailer!
The winners of the Sled’N Snap Photo Contest have been announced, with the grand prize going to Gerald Serson of Regina. He wins the use of an enclosed snowmobile trailer for a year.
Sled’N Snap is an online photo contest and community forum that celebrates snowmobiling across Western Canada. The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association and Flaman Group of Companies launched the website as a way to reach out to the sledding community.
More than 860 photos were submitted from across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. Chris Brewer, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association, says the new contest was a success. “We had a lot of amazing photos entered.”
The grand prize winner was determined by public voting. Just over 27,600 votes were cast for the top 20 finalists. Top vote getter Serson says he was “pretty excited” to hear he’d won the trailer. There are four people in his family who snowmobile, and he says he’ll get great use of it. His winning photo was taken at a warm up shack in Hudson Bay this past January while Serson was sledding with his family. His son-in-law Joe Letvinchuk is pictured in the photo.
“This photo contest has opened people’s eyes to snowmobiling,” Serson says. “I think some people didn’t realize what’s out there for shelters and trails and all the wildlife you can see.” He believes this contest will help promote the sport and more people will want to try snowmobiling next winter.
Winners were also selected by the sled association from each of the photo categories:
Charity Jarduk, Yorkton – Random draw winner of a 2-place trailer
Candace Mohr, Southey – Action winner
Davin Emmel, Estevan – Shelters/Trailers and Buried! winner
Brent Kohlert, Lemberg – Vintage winner
Carol Langenberger, Dalmeny – Club Rider/Events winner
Wade Stachura, Yorkton – Trails/Scenery/Wildlife winner
Joe Twidale, Dorintosh – Youth/Family winner
Along with the contest, the website also featured safety tips, trail maps and local events. “Sled’N Snap was also an important way for the association to get its message out to members about safe and courteous riding,” Brewer adds.
You can view all the winning photos at www.slednsnap.com.
For more information contact:
Chris Brewer Jennifer Thompson
Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association Sled’N Snap community manager
(306) 729-3500 (306) 934-2121
April 12, 2012
2011-2012 Sled’N Snap Contest Category Winners!
The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association would like to thank everyone that submitted photos for the Sled’N Snap Contest! It was a great success.
An entry draw was made for a “Two-place Aluma Tilt Trailer” from Flaman Group of Companies out of all of the Saskatchewan photos submitted and the winner is: CHARITY JARDUK!
In total there were seven categories, and our panel of judges voted on top photos from each category, they are as follows:
Action! – Photo # 583. Submitted by Candace Mohr
Shelters/Trailers – Photo # 817. Submitted by Davin Emmel
Vintage – Photo # 333. Submitted by Brent Kohlert
Club Ride/Events – Photo # 712. Submitted by Carol Langenberger
Trails/Scenery/Wildlife – Photo # 914. Submitted by Wade Stachura
Buried! – Photo # 821. Submitted by Davin Emmel
Youth/Family – Photo # 267. Submitted by Joe Twidale
Each Winner will receive an SSA Prize Package that includes:
- SSA Membership (value $25.00)
- $50.00 cash
- SSA Ball Cap
- SSA License Plate
- Two Helmet Reflective Decals
- SSA Pocket Knife
- SSA Balaclava
- SSA Lanyard
- SSA Fridge Magnet
- Deck of Playing Cards
THE CONTEST DOES NOT END THERE!
Don’t Forget to vote for the top prize for the use of a “4 place enclosed trailer” from Flaman Group of Companies. Go to www.slednsnap.com to vote for the top photo! Let’s keep that trailer in Saskatchewan!!!
Date: March 15, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Labrador City, NL – Cain’s Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race begins this weekend on March 17th, 2012. Racers will depart from the start line located at the Soccer Pitch next to the Labrador Mall in Labrador City, NL. Teams will leave in two minute intervals beginning at 10am. With 35 teams on the roster for this year, and the most challenging route to date, it promises to be the most thrilling Cain’s Quest yet!
Teams are already arriving in Labrador City and are quickly putting the finishing touches on their race sleds before race day. The Cain’s Quest calendar is jam packed with race kick off events beginning with Registration Sign- in at the White Wolf Snowmobile Club tonight at 7pm. Friday will be a full day for teams, starting with the mandatory driver’s meeting at the Labrador West Youth Center at 11am. Here they will draw numbers for starting positions and have the opportunity to speak with Race Officials and gather last minute information before embarking on what is sure to be an adventure of a life time. At 3:30 pm of the same day, teams will begin moving race sleds and supplies into the Labrador City Arena in preparation for Gear Checks to be held that evening at 6:30pm. This event is open to the public and allows race fans to meet the teams and check out the race sleds. Race Officials will go through team’s mandatory gear to ensure that all required safety supplies are among the teams equipment.
While the most popular choice among the racers for race sleds this year seems to be the Bombardier’s Summit and Freeride E-tec mountain machines, there will be a variety or race sleds to impress the fans at the start line including Arctic Cat’s M8 Sno Pro, HCR, Crossfire as well as Yamaha’s Nytro and Renegade, Polaris’ Switchback and BRP’s Tundra. Still, only part of the win depends on the machine. The rest is skill, determination and a whole lot of luck!
Once teams leave the start line, the public can follow the teams via satellite on www.cainsquest.com. This year, through an exciting partnership with local cable station CRRSTV, and availing of the best of the best in technicians within the Iron Ore Company of Canada’s IT department, Cain’s Quest now brings the public a dedicated channel that will broadcast footage from races past and present as well as displaying, race tracking and race information until March 24th. What is now known as CQTV can be seen on Channel 11 in Labrador City and now on www.cainsquest.com under Live Broadcast. Through CQTV, those who are unable to be at the start line can now catch all the action as Cain’s Quest will be broadcasting the racers departure live on the official Cain’s Quest website.
Webcams will also be set up at the mandatory layover checkpoints allowing race fans to watch as the teams pull into the checkpoints vying for prize money.
Membership to Cain’s Quest Facebook group and Twitter is growing in leaps and bounds as Cain’s Quest is now interactive with race fans through updates, route photos and on-line contests. It’s the biggest year for this race and Cain’s Quest is now more spectator friendly than ever!
Contact: Todd Kent-Co Chair-(709)-944-5013 or 5011 PO Box 206, Labrador City, NL Canada, A2V 2K5
The purpose of Cain’s Quest is to
promote Labrador as a premier snowmobiling destination and provide reliable, consistent, safe and honourable cross‐country
snowmobile racing and recreational riding in Labrador.
March 1, 2012
TOP TEN BED AND BREAKFAST IN SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCED
The Saskatchewan Bed and Breakfast Association has identified the top ten B&B’s in Saskatchewan, based on feedback from guests according to the chair of the Association’s Board of Directors, Cathy Currey, “Providing quality experiences to our guests is important for our association, and we see the Top Ten list as a way of identifying and celebrating some of the outstanding B&B’s in Saskatchewan.” Bryan Tudor, the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Bed and Breakfast Association said that all members of the association have been inspected by the Association and have met their quality assurance standards so they are all excellent, but the ones on the Top Ten list are B&Bs where almost all of the guests have provided outstanding feedback, saying that that B&B has exceeded their expectations for cleanliness, hospitality, amenities and breakfast quality.
Topping the list is Fir River Ranch near Hudson Bay, owned and operated by Audrey and Perrie!
February 16, 2012
MBC Radio 89.9 Fm La Ronge, Safety Awareness Poster Contest
Snowmobiling is a great way to have fun in the winter, but only if it’s done safely! In 2010, Saskatchewan witnessed a high number of snowmobile accidents. The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association reminds anyone who plans on riding, from experts to beginners, to keep these guidelines in mind: always wear a helmet during a sled’s operation; never drink before or become intoxicated while operating a snowmobile; and always be aware of your surroundings – especially open water. These simple rules block out dangerous behavior and could easily save many lives. To highlight the spirit of safety, the SSA is running a poster contest open to teenagers, preteens and children under 9 until the end of March. Your kids are encouraged to design their own posters all about snowmobile safety! The lucky winner from each age group will receive a helmet at the end of the contest and have their names announced on the radio! Send your posters to The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association Box 533, Regina Beach, SK S0G 4C0 or check out the website at www.sasksnow.com for more information on the poster contest.
Brought to you by the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association and Community Initiatives Fund
Please participate by submitting a poster that relates to one of the above safety items. Also include your name and age on the poster too. Good Luck!
8 & Younger
9 to 13 years old
FEBRUARY 19TH - 25TH
2012 SASKATCHEWAN TAKE A FRIEND SNOWMOBILING WEEK
The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association invites all snowmobilers in the province to “Take a Friend Snowmobiling”. Your friends want to join you and have been waiting for the opportunity to see what snowmobiling is all about. You are the one that can introduce new people to the fun filled experience of snowmobiling. You have the opportunity to show them the beautiful scenery Saskatchewan has to offer in the winter. Maybe a cookout at one of the many warm-up shelters, maybe see some wildlife and enjoy the great outdoors.
The event is really designed to be simple. There are a few recommended guidelines. They are:
Safety training – make sure to cover all the safe snowmobiling behavior with your friend before taking them out on their first ride. Points to cover should include:
a. Proper operation of the brake and throttle
b. Shifting weight and slowing down in curves
c. Staying on the right hand side of the trail
d. Dismount the snowmobile on the right hand side of the sled
e. Make sure the vehicle is in good mechanical order
f. Make sure your friend is appropriately dressed and sober
A key ingredient to a good time for a first time snowmobiler is for us seasoned riders to make sure non-snowmobilers are comfortable when they first get on a snowmobile. You need to be cautious and ride slow when taking out a new rider. You should plan on making numerous stops and enjoying the scenery. It is always recommended that the first ride be rather short and include a stop for a light meal or hot chocolate or coffee and a little camaraderie and storytelling at the local restaurant, clubhouse or outdoor barbecue area.
Clubs are encouraged to participate in the activity and try to hold a special day or weekend encouraging members to bring non-snowmobiling friends to the clubhouse to go for a short ride and discover what snowmobilers do during the winter.
Visit us at www.sasksnow.com follow us on Facebook
For more information contact
Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association
Box 533, 221 Center St.
Regina Beach, SK S0G 4C0
221 Center St.
January 25, 2012
For Immediate Release
Tourism Pemberton Announces Snowmobile Contest & Promotion
Tourism Pemberton BC is pleased to announce the organization’s first major promotion.
Members of the public will have the opportunity to win a 5 Day/ 5Night snowmobiling adventure in Pemberton, BC. The prize will include 5 nights’ accommodation in Pemberton; 3 days guided snowmobiling in the Pemberton area including the chance to ride with a professional snowmobile rider; food and beverage at local restaurants; massage for 2 adults; a private tour/tasting at the Pemberton Distillery and more!
The objective of the promotion is to increase awareness of world-class snowmobiling in the Pemberton area. Pemberton is an outstanding snowmobiling destination and is relatively undiscovered to people outside of the area. The Pemberton Ice Cap is rated one of the best snowmobiling areas in the world. This 650 square mile ice cap offers an expanse of glaciers with wide open treeless riding. Other popular snowmobiling areas include the Hurley Road, Bralorne, Gold Bridge and Meager Creek.
In addition to Pemberton offering outstanding snowmobiling terrain, the area is popular for sled skiing and riding. The Pemberton Ice Cap offers such an expansive area that there is plenty of room for sledders, skiers and riders. This is backcountry skiing and riding at its best.
The contest will showcase Pemberton as a unique and exciting destination and uncover the culture of snowmobiling and mountain life in the Pemberton area.
Details about the contest will be featured on the tourismpembertonbc.com website. The contest will run directly through the Tourism Pemberton Facebook page found online at Facebook.com/TourismPembertonBC. The Contest will be promoted through social media channels, email marketing and media partners.
There will be 2 to 3 video productions focusing on snowmobiling in the Pemberton area and a winter feature on other activities in Pemberton to promote the contest.
The Tourism Pemberton Snowmobile Contest opens in early February. Contest rules and conditions apply. The contest closes late February with the randomly-selected finalists drawn at the end of February. The prize winner will be notified on March 1st.
Tourism Pemberton is very excited to be able to run this promotion and are hoping this will be the first of many contests to happen in the future.
Tourism Pemberton have contracted Custom Fit Communication Group to oversee the promotion and contest.
As the prize takes place, the winners stay in Pemberton will be documented through video, images, blog posts and social media channels.
For more information, please contact:
Custom Fit Communications Group on behalf of Tourism Pemberton
JANUARY 12, 2012
2012 SASKATCHEWAN SNOWMOBILE SAFETY WEEK JANUARY 15-21
The Hon. Bill Hutchison has Proclaimed January 15-21 Saskatchewan Snowmobile Safety Week.
The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association would like all snowmobilers to be aware of the following;
This season we have had a low amount of snow fall and warmer temperatures. This is increasing the risk when snowmobiling and caution must be used while operating your snowmobile.
Good snowfall covers many of the items that we normally wouldn’t consider a hazard such as rocks, stumps, culverts and many others pose. This creates a safety hazard when the snowfall is low. Extreme caution must be taken when going out snowmobiling.
The warm temperatures this season haven’t allowed good ice to form throughout the province. Many lakes, rivers, ponds and sloughs have dangerous ice conditions. Before venturing out on the ice please check with local individuals. Remember the ice rule “If You Don’t Know-Don’t Go”
The Snowmobile Act dictates that a structured training program is necessary for every driver born on or after Jan. 1, 1989, who is at least 12 years old. However, whether you're a new rider or want to refresh your skills, taking a snowmobile safety course is always a great idea. For information on a snowmobile safety course in your area visit www.sasksnow.com or contact the Saskatchewan Safety Council at 306-757-3197.
On behalf of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association we wish to thank you for your cooperation is getting the important information on Snowmobile Safety Week to the public. It is our wish to see a reduction in incidents, accidents and fatalities and your help to spread the message of Snowmobile Safety Week is important.
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND RIDE
For more information visit www.sasksnow.com or contact
Mr. Chris Brewer, Pres/CEO
Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association
Regina Beach, SK S0G4CO
January 12, 2012
New online tool to help celebrate Snowmobile Safety Week
Local snowmobilers taking part in Snowmobile Safety Week Jan. 15-21 can visit a new website that was created to get the message out to them about safe sledding.
Sled’N Snap (www.slednsnap.com) is an online photo contest and community forum that celebrates snowmobiling in Saskatchewan. It features safety and riding tips, local events and trail maps. The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association and Flaman Group of Companies recently launched the new website as a way to reach out to the sledding community.
“Our biggest challenge is getting the message out to our many members about safe and courteous riding,” says Chris Brewer, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association. “This contest is a fun and interactive way to spread the word to a larger audience.”
“But it’s more than just a photo contest. It’s a destination site for anyone who snowmobiles. There are links to trail maps, articles about safety, a tips forum and more.”
Sled’N Snap’s premise is simple – visitors to the site upload their photos in a variety of categories like Trail/Scenery/Wildlife, Youth and Family, Action!, or Club Rides. At the end of March, the photos will be judged by an association panel who will select a group of finalists and then the public will vote for the grand prize winner.
Up for grabs is the use of the amazing, fully-loaded Stealth aluminum enclosed sled trailer for one year.
There are also category prizes from the Saskatchewan Association and every entry is eligible for the random draw for a new two-place aluminum tilt trailer from Flaman Trailers.
And it’s a way for snowmobilers across the province to share memories and common experiences. They can leave comments on photos or share pictures on Facebook. “One of the submitted photos is of a cabin that’s used as a shelter, and someone’s already commented on how they remember going to that same place,” says Brewer.
“There may not be snow all over the province, but we encourage riders to load up their trailer and head north, where many clubs are opening up their trails. There’s still a lot of time to enjoy snowmobiling in Saskatchewan.”
The submission period for the photo contest ends March 31, 2012. To be eligible for any prizes, entrants must have a registered sled. For more information, visit www.slednsnap.com.
For more information, photos or interviews, please contact:
Chris Brewer Jennifer Thompson
Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association Sled’N Snap community manager
(306) 729-3500 (306) 934-2121
January 10, 2012
Polaris Industries Media Contact: Marlys Knutson
2100 Highway 55 Phone: 763/542-0533
Month-Long Polaris Goodwill Event Provides Jackets & Bibs for the Needy,
Rewards Riders With Pure Polaris Discounts
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 9, 2012) – Upgrade your snowmobile jacket and feel good doing it during the Pure Polaris “Donate for a Discount” Sales Event that runs Jan. 9-Feb. 9, 2012. Bring your old jacket and bibs into a participating Polaris snowmobile dealership along with a coupon available online and you’ll receive up to $50 off when you purchase new riding gear. You get new gear at a discount and you help someone in need stay warm this winter.
The “Donate for a Discount” sales event is being held at participating Polaris dealerships in the United States and Canada and runs Jan. 9-Feb. 9, 2012.
To download the coupon you need to receive a discount when donating, visit: www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/snowmobiles/pages/2012-jacket-donation-coupon.aspx
Donate a used jacket – any brand – and receive a $35 discount on a new Polaris snowmobile jacket. Or donate a jacket and bibs – any brand – and receive a $50 discount on the purchase of a new Polaris jacket/bibs set. The collected jackets will be distributed to local and regional clothing distribution charities such as regional branches of Goodwill Industries International.
Learn more about Pure Polaris jackets, bibs and other apparel 24/7 at www.purepolaris.com.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands.
Donate for a Discount 2012, continued
Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road ultra-light electric/hybrid vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) and Goupil Industrie SA, and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicles accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polarisindustries.com.