Anyone who loves to snowmobile in Southern Manitoba is invited to participate in the 2022 Sled for Eternity event that blesses the community at large.
This year the event will take place in person once again. Daniel Emond, the CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge Central Canada will be at the event, as will Robby Ahuja, the Chief Development Officer at ATC.
"We had to make some modifications this year," says Ahuja. "Last year we had to go completely virtual. This year we're able to do a modified ride."
This is the 15th year ATC is putting on their Sled for Eternity fundraising event. Participants will snowmobile from Beausejour to Camp Nutimik and back on January 29.
"We will have an outside bonfire and a hot lunch served to everyone at Camp Nutimik," says Emond. "Then we'll ride the trails back to Beausejour where we'll do a virtual prize giveaway banquet."
People can register for the Southeastern Sled for Eternity on the ministries website right up until the day.
"Anyone who raises over $250 is guaranteed a prize," says Ahuja. "We're giving away a snowmobile, where, for every $1,000 you raise, you get one ballot to win that snowmobile. In addition to that, the top fundraiser is also going to get a snowmobile."
The businesses in the community have stepped up to help with some of the prizings.
"We're very thankful," says Emond. "We have so many things to be thankful for and yet we can easily get caught up in the whirlwind of the world. This is going to be an awesome time for us to come together again. There are so many families that will be impacted by this ride."
All funds raised will go to help families in the ATC programs in Steinbach and Winnipeg.
"There's not a year that goes by where we don't hear a story of someone being ministered to or given hope by this ride," says Emond. "People in the community come out and then they hear the stories of a transformed life, set free from addiction. It's incredible to see the presence of God at these events."