2 March 2022

Snowarama Raises $109,400 by 119 Riders!

The 2022 Easter Seals Snowarama took place from February 11-19, for 9 days all across Saskatchewan! 

 

Snowarama is a fundraising event that combines winter fun and community spirit in support of Easter Seals™ Saskatchewan. Aleks Hoeber, Acting Regional Director of SaskAbilities, Yorkton Branch “For the second year in a row during this pandemic, Yorkton and the province have come through once again to support Easter Seals. We are overwhelmed and so thankful for the efforts of the 119 riders/pledge raisers, the corporations that gave financial support, and prize donations, the volunteers that gave their time, and the media who helped to spread awareness. The funds raised will help individuals experiencing disabilities enjoy a planned in-person Camp Easter Seal for 2022. Local children will be able to access Summer Fun day camp and many individuals will benefit from Adaptive Technologies improving their quality of life.”

 

The top three fundraisers are

1) Kenn Propp raising $24,218

2) Lynn Schmidt raising $6846

3) Bruce Peppler raising $4131

 

Platinum sponsors of the event include Yorkton Co-op, Yorkton Sno-Riders, Fox FM, GX94, CTV, Yorkton This Week, The Marketplace,the Saskatchewan Snowmobiling Association, SaskTel Pioneers

 

Easter Seals™ works to enrich the lives of every individual experiencing disability in our province.  Each year we provide services to children, youth, adults, and their families through programs and services offered by SaskAbilities, owner and operator of Easter Seals™ Saskatchewan.  We are fully dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, self-esteem, and self-determination of individuals experiencing disability, through such programs as Camp Easter Seal, Summer Fun, and Adaptive Technology Services.

 

Camp Easter Seal – is the only completely barrier-free camp facility of its kind in Saskatchewan and offers campers a true camping experience. Campers enjoy horseback riding, arts and crafts, sports, campfires, boating, and swimming, often for the first time. Through corporate and public donations and the efforts of countless volunteers, we are able to subsidize our weekly summer camps, allowing campers to attend free of charge. The average cost to send an individual to Camp Easter Seal is $1,955.

 

Summer Fun – is an urban day camp where children and young adults experiencing disability enjoy recreation during the summer months. Programming is funded through donations to Easter Seals™ Saskatchewan. The average cost per child is $1,500.

 

Adaptive Technology Services – is a program that uses advanced technology and computer equipment to promote independence and increase quality of life.

 

For more information on the event, or if you would like to make a donation, please visit snowarama.ca.