Snowmobile club hosting rally in memory of former member

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SCOTSBURN – The Dalhousie Mountain Snowmobile Club is honouring the memory of John Hawboldt by hosting a snowmobile rally in his name.

Hawboldt was an active member of the club, until his death on Feb. 22, 2013.

Reg Crewe, director of the club, said Hawboldt was always helping out when he could with the trails.

“He was a great woodsman.”

They’ve been holding a rally for the past 10 years, and decided this one would be dedicated to the important former member of the club and community.

Hawboldt’s wife, Christina, will be attending, Crewe said, which makes it all the more special.

“It’s a bonus to have the family there.”

It’s also a way to garner funds for the club.

“Clubs find it harder and harder to raise money,” Crewe said.

They auctioned off a giant stocking full of prizes donated by club members earlier in the season, but rallies are where they tend to receive the most amount of money.

The day gives a chance for members and the community to use the trails, Crewe said.

They’ve been carefully groomed all season.

“It takes a lot of work to get them into shape.”

Registration and a breakfast will take place at the John Gammon Recreation Hall in Scotsburn from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday.

Over the course of the day, participants will be able to ride 80 kilometres of trails, starting from the hall.

There will also be several prize draws.  

Breakfast is $5 and registration costs $10. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Geographic location: Scotsburn

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