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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.

Lumby Days Parade

Lumby Days Parade Report – a great turnout of both parade entries and people out to watch. A really fun event to participate in just for the joy of watching little kids react when you wave to them, most would start waving back like crazy… until their hands shot to cover their ears when the tow truck behind us would sound his train horn and scare the crap out of them.


Join the club as we ride the streets of Lumby in the Lumby Days Parade Saturday, June 10. Meet at the industrial park east of Lumby at 9:30am to assemble and decorate, the parade rolls at 11:00am and should wrap up around 12:30pm. Please let us know if you’re coming by email, use the form below, on facebook or comment on this page.

The parade theme is Canada 150, the club has a lot of flags and other decorating items but you can bring your own decorations if you have them.

Consider staying in Lumby all day to check out the many activities including:

  • Pony cart rides
  • Midway rides
  • Pioneer power display
  • Show & shine
  • Live entertainment
  • Bing
  • Freestyle motocross
  • Helicopter rides
  • Wrestling

and more, check out the Lumby Days schedule

2017 King Eddy Road Cleanup

The weather turned decidedly summer-like on Saturday May 20 for our annual cleanup on King Eddy Road. 22 members of the Vernon ATV Club as well as members of Kelowna and Salmon Arm ATV Clubs and area residents put in hard work in the hot sun picking up other people’s garbage.

We haven’t had the bin hauled to the landfill yet to get a number on weight gathered but the 15 cubic yard bin is full and we were able to sort off several truckloads of recyclable steel into the salvage pile.

Notable items picked up:

  • Truck canopy pulled from King Eddy Lake
  • Hot water tank winched from steep ditch
  • Two garbage bags of shotgun shells (500+ shells)
  • Damaged culvert and over 1,000lbs of metal diverted to the scrap steel pile

We thank the following companies for their help in making our cleanup anther huge success:

And of course a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered a day from your long weekend to clean up after stupid people. We appreciate your effort!

If you need an excavator, some earth moved or a garbage bin rental call Silvercrest Trucking & Excavating Bin Rental

May 20 Cleanup Registration

Meeting and sign in for the cleanup begins at 9:00am on Saturday May 20. We’ll start with a brief orientation, safety talk and map of the area to be cleaned then send everyone off to clean the mountainside at 9:30. Please bring gloves, boots and some high visibility clothing (if you have it).

There is a BBQ for all cleanup volunteers at 1:30pm so please let us know if you’re coming so we have enough food for everyone, sign up below!

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May Long Weekend Cleanup & Ride Schedule

The first official weekend of summer in Canada and one of the biggest weekends for the ATV Club. Bring your RV or camper to the Sort Yard on King Eddy and stay for the weekend or just stop by to help out with the cleanup or take in one of the rides. Like all ATV Club activities everyone is invited, you don’t have to be a member to join us on a ride – come check it out!

If you’re camping for the weekend let us know by Friday at noon so we can arrange vehicles around camp central.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday May 19

  • 4:00pm – Sort Yard open for campers
  • 7:00pm – Campfire

Saturday May 20

  • 9:00am – Cleanup meeting – bring gloves, boots and high-vis if you have it
  • 9:30am – Cleanup starts
  • 1:30pm – BBQ at sort yard
  • 2:30pm – Continue cleanup or head out for ride
  • 7:00pm – Campfire

Sunday May 21

  • 10:00am – Ride from Sort Yard
  • 7:00pm – Campfire

Monday May 22

  • 10:00am – Ride from Sort Yard
  • 5:00pm – Party’s over, out you go

Map to Sort Yard – the Sort Yard is used by an industrial recycling facility so there are tire popping hazards, we will have a safe route marked out with traffic cones for you to follow to the camping area.

A big thanks to Silvercrest Waste Bin Rental & Disposal for waste bin services!

 

Photos from the 2016 Cleanup