Groups and donors gathered at the RNC on University Drive late yesterday for an unveiling of the new snowbulance.
It really is amazing how communities on the west coast unite when something is needed. The Western Sno-Riders announced a fundraiser on their social media and within ten weeks, they raised $15,000. President Glen Greene says the money was to buy a snowbulance for the Bay of Islands Volunteer Search and Rescue group. He says he spoke with Alan MacDonald who was injured while snowmobiling last winter and his ride in the recuse sleigh was painful, uncomfortable and very cold. Greene says it was obvious we had to do this for our snowmobilers and anyone in the backcountry. Shawn Street is the coordinator with the Bay of Islands Search and Rescue. He says the old sleigh is open to the elements, but this equipment has internal heaters which keeps a person dry and warm so we can spend more time tending to injuries. Groups and donors gathered at the RNC on University Drive late yesterday for an unveiling of the new snowbulance.