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Snowmobile race raises over $700 for Charlottetown school


Money to go towards upgrading school library

CHARLOTTETOWN, NL. – A series of snowmobile races in Charlottetown is going to help out the local school library in a big way.

On Wednesday, April 11, snowmobiler Cory Burt organized a series of snowmobile races on the town’s bay ice.

All the proceeds raised through the event went towards the local school, William Gillett Academy’s library.

According to Burt, well over 100 people came out to participate and take in the winter fun.

In the process, they raised $733 from the races, and a total of $764 from the 50/50 with half of that total going to the school.

“It was a lot more (people) there than I expected, especially that it was on a weekday too,” said Burt.

He decided to have the race as he missed out on ones earlier in the year due to work.

His spouse, Stephanie Penney, a teacher at the school, suggested to him to use it as an opportunity to race money for the school’s library.

They held a radar and drag race as well as a “terminator race” – the latter entailed hauling a load of wood with the snowmobile.

“That was our biggest race,” said Burt. “We used to have it years ago, but they haven’t had it in a long time now.”

Trophies were presented in each of the categories.

William Gillett principal Pamela Campbell says the school is grateful to Burt and Penney for organizing the event.

“It was a really nice gesture and the school is really thankful they did this,” she told the Northern Pen.

Campbell says they have a library but they’re looking to upgrade it.

They’ll be looking to add more books, some chairs and cushioning for the kids.

“We just want to try to make it more appealing to the kids,” she said.

They’re hoping to get computer software for cataloguing books as well.


Results from event

Find the Joker
Alannah Ward

Load of wood
Tracy Williams

Races:

380 class
Radar – Dana Marshall
Drag – Sheryl Martin

500 class
Radar – Sheryl Martin
Drag – Sheryl Martin

600 class
Radar – Cory Burt/Dana Marshall
Drag – Lynette Cadwell

700 class
Radar – Chad Clarke
Drag – Sheryl Martin

800 Class
Radar – Justin Campbell

1000 Class
Radar – Justin Campbell
Drag – DJ Eddy

Open/Mod class
Radar – Cory Burt
Drag – Cory Burt

Terminator Race
Jamie Stone


stephen.roberts@northernpen.ca

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