A nice ride for the CAC

Randy Swenson, regional manager for Yamaha-Motor Canada Ltd, hands over the keys for a 2012 Yamaha Nytro MTX to Ian Tomm, executive director of the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Avalanche Centre

As the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) prepares for the coming season, one of Canada’s leading snowmobile manufacturers, Yamaha- Motor Canada Ltd., has stepped forward to help out.

The company delivered a new Yamaha Nytro MTX, one of its top-rated snowmobiles, to the CAC on Wednesday morning.

“Yamaha has been a supporter and sponsor of the CAC for many years and we very much appreciate their leadership in the snowmobiling community,” Ian Tomm, executive director of the CAC, said in a statement.

“This new sled will be put to work with our field team in the South Rockies, an area heavily used by mountain snowmobilers. With Yamaha’s help, we are able to provide accurate forecasts and sound travel advice for riders in the Crowsnest Pass, Elk Valley and the Flathead area.”

Randy Swenson, regional Manager for Yamaha-Motor Canada Ltd. arranged substantial support for the CAC to purchase this new snowmobile, which was bought through Kelowna Yamaha.

“We are proud of our close alignment with the CAC,” said Swenson. “Yamaha was the first snowmobile manufacturer to sponsor the work of the CAC, and we continue to raise money for their snowmobile programs.”

The CAC is a non-profit, non-government agency dedicated to public avalanche safety. Incorporated in 2004, the CAC is funded and supported by a collaboration of federal, provincial and private sector agencies involved in avalanche safety. For more information about the CAC please go to www.avalanche.ca.