Kids and sledders line up for a photo during a barbecue put on by Blue River Powder Packers on April 27.

Snowmobilers host barbecue for Blue River kids

Powder Packer event includes hunting for Easter treats with transceivers


On Tuesday, March 27, the Blue River Powder Packers snowmobile club hosted a barbecue for Blue River Elementary School.

The event was kicked off with Matt Nicol, club treasurer and a founding member of the club, making sure all the little ones and their families were fed.

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Two professional guides from Blue River Sledz, Jamie Iwaschuck and Nick Woods, came out to give a little snowmobile education and talk about how they got into snowmobiling. The children were able to sit on the sleds and ask questions of the riders.

In the spirit of Easter approaching, the club held an egg hunt, with the kids locating tasty treats by working together and locating them using avalanche transceivers.

The day was finished off with a great show of jumps, tricks and skills by these two amazing riders.

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A youngster searches using an avalanche transceiver while others follow with shovels to dig out Easter treats during an educational activity organized during the barbecue. Photos submitted

Youngsters dig up Easter treats located next to a buried avalanche transceiver.

Nick Woods goes over a jump during a demonstration during a barbecue put on by Blue River Powder Packers at Blue River School.

Kayden Ursulak enjoys a hot dog during the Blue River Powder Packers’ barbecue.

Matt Nicol cooks food on a barbecue during the Blue River event.

Snowmobile guide Nick Woods shows Tristan Desjarlais how to operate a snowmobile.

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