Following their annual Father’s Day Poker Run, the Arrow Lakes ATV Club honoured George Bonacci, founder of the club, for 10 years of hard work and dedication.
A large collage of framed pictures taken on different rides and a single picture of George on one of his many ATV adventures was presented to him. Ernie Knecht, on behalf of the club, thanked George for all the time and hard work he had put into the club.
The Father’s Day Poker Run saw 48 participants ranging in age from 8 to 83 years. As well as local riders there were riders from Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm ATV clubs in attendance and a total of 21 people in 10 rigs camped across the lake. Despite two machine breakdowns everyone made it back to camp for the presentation of prizes. Cash prizes given were: third prize to Team Mackintosh, second prize to Kevin and Cheryl Black and first prize to Ken Fisher.
Donated prizes were given out following the cash prizes. Included in these were a new helmet, a riding jersey, riding gloves and a handmade quilt. As well as the poker run, there was a point-to-point with 20 items hidden along the trail for riders to find. Prizes were drawn for this part of the ride.
Following the ride was hamburger and hot dog barbeque. This gave the riders a chance to compare items they had seen and ones they had missed along the trail.
The Arrow Lakes ATV Club would like to thank those who generously donated to the club to make this a very successful day.
Submitted by Linda Van Immerzeel