Canada 150 Celebrations in Polson Park

Canada Day 150 Recap
What a day! It was hot and sunny and Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations had brought out large crowds. Attendees had a great selection of things to see and do, the freestyle motocross was the largest draw when it ran twice during the day but our barrel train was a close second in popularity as evidence by the lineups from before 10:00am until after 4:30pm. We estimate 800-900 people took a barrel train ride during the day!

BDM Motorsports brought a pair of Polaris General 1000s out to pull the train and they were the perfect choice as they had power to pull, turf mode for driving on grass, the second seat allowed for a co-driver to watch over the train and the pickup box was used by parents wanting to ride along to capture video of their kids on the ride.

Banner Recreation came with an Outlander XMR, a pair of SeaDoos and a little street legal Kawasaki motorcycle that attracted lots of attention.

A huge thanks to all the club members that came out to set up, take down and soldiered through the heat all day (including the two drivers who drove the entire day without a break).


Help the Vernon ATV Club spread the good word on all terrain vehicle use. You can help in the following ways:

  • Be a greeter in our booth during the day. Any time you can contribute helps, 1 hour or all day, it’s up to you!
  • Bring your machine for display, the park gates are closed to vehicle traffic from 9:00am to 4:00pm so drop off and pickup are before and after those times.
  • Drive the kiddie train! Hop in one of the new side x sides from local dealers and take kids on a tour of Polson Park.

Please email, post a comment below or get in touch on facebook to let us know how you can help.

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