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Grand Portage community hosts Snowarama for Easter Seal Kids

The Grand Portage and Thunder Bay communities come together for Easter Seal kids
The Grand Portage and Thunder Bay communities come together for Easter Seal kids

For the 16th year, the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, Grand Portage Trail Riders and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are joining forces with Easter Seals of Ontario to host Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, February 9.
 
The event includes trail rides, a bonfire and prizes throughout the weekend. All Snowarama participants enjoy a complimentary dinner and live Saturday night entertainment, featuring Rage N Country.
 
To celebrate the 16th year at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, the riders who collect pledges for Easter Seals will receive a chance to win  great Snowarama gifts, including a trip to Las Vegas. Riders receive one chance to spin a big prize wheel for each $100 that they raise.
 
Over the past 16 years, the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama has raised over $450,000 for children and youth with physical disabilities. Funds raised at this event help provide financial assistance for children with physical disabilities for essential mobility and communication equipment and fully accessible summer camping opportunities.
 
Kevin Collins, President and CEO, Easter Seals Ontario, says, “Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids would not be a success without the support of the local snowmobiling community.”
 
Easter Seals Ontario was founded in 1922 as a vision to create a better life for children and youth with physical disabilities. Thanks to generous donors, Easter Seals continues to offer programs and services that allow kids to access essential mobility equipment and communication devices to help them be more independent.
 
For more information, visit Snowarama.org.
 
WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Rhonda Harrison, senior development officer with Easter Seals Ontario, who has been involved since the first year Snowarama was held in Grand Portage.
 

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