Resident fans and interested passersby, many lesser inclined to venture into the cold outdoors to watch, were able to see the races from bay facing windows at home or parked in the warmth of automobiles in the cove just off and along Wharf Road. Yet, a few shyer riders were seen lingering in the setting sun to try their Air Max Tavas Leather Black
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Among other racers who came from around Bay of Islands on Sunday, the local snowmobile pilots proved about the fastest, testing machines and their own mettle at speeds of 160 km/h and more through the afternoon and early evening.
Though unaffiliated with the last days of the 32nd McIvers Winter Carnival, the friendly snowmobile races went without incident or accident. The unwaivered powersledders would add a nice closing touch on the end of enjoyable family fun activities staged ashore Friday and Saturday by the men and women of Epiphany Church and McIvers' newly minted recreation committee.
The Eric Humber Helping Hands Award is given annually in honour of volunteering individuals who are seen dedicating themselves in strong support of making their communities better for everyone.
Well attended prize card games, merchandise bingo and mixed darts were held the prior Friday and Saturday.
Confident other resident adventurers after seeing for weeks now federal icebreaking ships being required to get freighters, tankers and ferry passengers to and from the Port of Corner Brook have more lately been witnessed taking larger personal motor vehicles, cars, trucks and SUVs on the ice for a spin. While the ice is said to be a metre and more thick in most places, caution remains a watchword in nearer the shore and around outflows of brooks and streams.
The thick and thrilling speedway ice may expect get a few more tries through the fortnight before spring thaw, rain, wind and ocean tides claim Womens Nike Air Max Thea Trainers the tickle back from Old Man Winter. Before then, though, local homeowners, too, will occasion to avail of the broader ice field, which yet covers the entire bay, to access fuel wood further along parts of the shore, even as others like the chance it offers to take their snowmobiles across it to cabins they own on Woods Island.
The carnival closing regional talent showcase that night was dedicated in memory of Lowell Park, long standing chairman of Epiphany's Men's Service Club who passed away in January. The community filled to partake in the musical tributes, to see regular and new performers and enjoy some laughter and refreshments, as well as the opportunities to win door prizes and carnival button draws.
Last Saturday's 100 strong carnival breakfast, a slate of children's games and activities, including a sliding party, a carnival treasure hunt and snow sculpturing, were all well received.
In Humber Arm South, family of the late Eric Humber, a longtime community leader prior to his death a few years ago, invites residents to nominate people in recognition of the things they do building their community and making a difference. The award this year will be presented to a worthy nominee in a ceremony set for April 9.
(789 3642) and Erica Humber Shears (638 5813).
People who give freely of their time, energy and skills, be it laying down a track for others to follow, sponsoring children's events, serving up food and drink, or singing the night away, are invaluable assets to their communities.
Leaders not forgotten, they stand honoured each year for the commitments they make and see through right where they live, and elsewhere.
the local friends for bragging rights among themselves on who owned the fastest snow machine, would run into an exciting and sunny day of racing for many at the McIvers Island tickle.
The canned noise of sup'ed up snow machines proved music to ears of area power sled enthusiasts and the untold dozens of spectators who gladly yielded their lost hour of sleep Sunday morning to bring daylight saving time to swiftest acceptance. Not that the lost hour was all that was on their mind, though the loud machines did stir a few late nighters from their place of rest.
April 6 12 is Volunteer Week, that time to show appreciation.
Unpromoted except for a minor Facebook post from Dennis Park, what started simply as a playful challenge between Nike Air Max Tavas Vs Nike Roshe
own snow hogs flat out after almost none were left to watch them. Their repeated runs up the track testified to their fun. Speeds were clocked above 90 and 100 mph.
Spring officially arrives March 20.
For the excitement they delivered, it was winners all.
Applications in nomination for this year's presentation of the Eric Humber memorial award are available at the HAS town office, or from Mary Humber Nike Air Max Tavas Pricerunner
FYI: The fastest machine was Shane Morgan's.
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