Guiness World Record: 2015 World Snowmobile Invasion
Congratulations Whitecourt, WE DID IT! We broke the Guinness World Record of the Largest Parade of Snowmobiles – 1047 sleds and it was achieved by the Whitecourt Trailblazers with help from other ASA Club members. The ASA World Snowmobile Parade was sponsored by the Alberta Snowmobile Association and we are thrilled to set the new record. The ASA World Snowmobile Parade took place as part of the World Snowmobile Invasion on February 12, 2015.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered during the 5 Day Event. A special mention, to David Turcotte, for his perseverance and exceptional work on this Snowmobile Parade Event. Thank you to everyone who participated, we especially want to thank those who came from out of town to be a part of this one of a kind, unforgettable event! Check out the Guinness World Record Website – we are on it. www.http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-parade-of-snowmobiles.
The million dollar 5-Day WSI Event involved 2 years of extensive planning and preparation in partnership with our municipal and provincial governments. We had over 350 volunteers and over 7500 hours of volunteer hours for this event. A big thank you to all those volunteers. Some of those volunteers were non-profit community groups that we shared our profit with. The WSI Committee paid out $33,000 back to those community groups. Another thank you to all of our sponsors and donators for the 2015 World Snowmobile Invasion. The balance of the profit from the WSI and Trailblazers Snowmobile Raffles are being spent on snowmobile trail improvements this season. The World Snowmobile Invasion was the largest event in Whitecourt’s history and attended by over 10,000 people to various activities and events. We had a Trailblazer’s record of 1500 sledders attend the two day rally at the WSI. In addition, the BRP/Polaris Freestyle Show had over 6500 people attend those two shows. Thank you to the community of Whitecourt for your support during this 5 day event
We are looking forward to the season. We are hosting our Annual Family Snowmobile Rally on Family Day weekend February 13 & 14, 2016. Please visit our website for updates at www.whitecourttrailblazers.ca. We will also be raffling off 2 new 2016 snowmobiles again this season.
Everyone is welcome to our VIP & Media ride January 29, 2016 at Eagle River Staging Area. 12:00pm (noon). Please RSVP. Thank you to the Alberta Snowmobile Association for sponsoring the lunch and Eagle River Casino for sponsoring the social.
We welcome new members to attend our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month. Next meeting is January 13th, 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion at 7:30pm.
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David Turcotte 780-268-4994
Aaron Munro 780-778-3372 (President)
Dan Guenette 780-778-0974 (Past President & WSI Executive Member)
Ken Linford 780-778-0043 (Vice President & WSI Executive Member)
Cindy Brooks 780-706-5267 (Executive Assistant & WSI Executive Member)