MARCH 3-11 IS SNOWMOBILE WEEK IN TIMMINS

March 1, 2017  – Mayor and Council have declared the week of March 3 to 11 as Snowmobile Week in the City of Timmins with a number of activities scheduled by both the Timmins Snowmobile Club and Tourism Timmins.

2017 Event Schedule:

Friday, March 3 – Flag Raising at City Hall at 11am, and Ride ‘N’ Rock to the Timmins Rock Game – 7:30pm at the McIntyre Arena.

Saturday, March 4 – 9am-2pm Eclipse Financial Snowcross Pro Challenge at the Spruce Street South Snow Dump. Kids’ Day: ages 12 and under get in FREE!

Sunday, March 5 – 9am-2pm Eclipse Financial Snowcross Pro Challenge at the Spruce Street South Snow Dump.

Monday, March 6 – 9am-4pm Visit Tourism Timmins for maps, coffee and hot chocolate! 76 McIntyre Road

Tuesday, March 7 – Snowmobile to Cedar Meadows and experience the Wilderness Tour at 3pm

Wednesday, March 8 – Ride and Dine to Kamiskotia Snow Resort. Meals are $10/person and the chalet will be open from 6pm-8pm

Thursday, March 9 – Snowmobile over to Ramada Timmins for an Aboriginal Experience in the Teepee with lunch. Register at Tourism Timmins 705-360-2600 x:3710

Saturday, March 11 –  Snowmobile Hill Drag at Kamiskotia Snow Resort. $5/spectator. Participate for $25/class www.isrlicense.com  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

“Over the years snowmobile tourism operators and the hospitality industry have capitalized from our long winters and the sport of snowmobiling,” said Guy Lamarche, Manager of Tourism and Events. “With our long and predictable winters, we continue to position the City of Timmins in various key markets, as the ultimate snowmobile destination. With hundreds of kilometres of perfectly groomed trails, we play host to thousands of visitors who come here from Ontario, Quebec and the USA to enjoy what we take for granted, white gold.”

“Snowmobiling has been a part of Timmins’ culture since the late 1950s,” added Timmins Snowmobile Club Vice-President Marc Lapalme. “If you live in Timmins you most likely know what a snowmobile is. More than this, the OFSC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the TSC has been a member of the OFSC for over 25 years. Snowmobile week in Timmins signifies yet another great example of how important organized snowmobiling is to our community and the Timmins Snowmobile Club, along with the OFSC, are very proud to provide our members with the Best Snowmobiling Trails!”

 

For additional information:

Lacey Rigg, Coordinator of Meetings, Conventions, & Sports Tourism

705-360-2600 x3710 lacey.rigg@timmins.ca

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212     heather.duhn@timmins.ca