Big-hearted lady sledders raised $2,730 for the Hospice Society during last weekend’s first-ever La Niña Charity Ride organized by Snowmobile Society President Nadine Overwater.
“I was inspired to ‘pay it forward’ to my community because mostly I get a lot of requests from local girls to give them a lesson or go out riding for a day with them and if I do the math — it would take a lot of days to do that for everyone,” Nadine said in an e-mail to The Revelstoke Current.
“So I thought I could offer a really affordable day for girls to come out and gain some skills. I also thought it was the season of giving and this community and its businesses give me so much that I wanted to offer something back.”
The society’s main coach, Brianna Lukkar, and guest coaches Laroy-Schwartz and Acara Kada volunteered their time, too, Overwater said.
The La Niña ride received support from Somewon, Great Canadian Snowmobile Tours, the Big Eddy Pub, Motorfist and Divas all pitched in to help make this a successful event.
“This was a great experience and I am going to start doing it annually,” she said.