ASA Jamboree 2021 Postponed

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The Alberta Snowmobile Association’s Jamboree 2021 has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 public health restrictions. The Swan Hills Snow-Goers are hosting the Jamboree this year, but with the current public health orders, a gathering of this size isn’t possible at present. While some of the current restrictions have eased in Alberta and will be further loosened on Feb. 8, indoor gatherings are still prohibited, and community halls remain closed. The original plan had been to use the Keyano Centre to accommodate check-in and registration activities, provide commercial kitchen space to prepare takeaway dinners for the event, and to be a general base of operations. The plan for the Jamboree dinner this year is to serve it “to go” to comply with the public health restrictions.

The new tentative date for the Jamboree is Mar. 27. Hopefully, by then, Alberta will be in step 2 of the province’s reopening strategy, and community centers will be able to open up again.

The snowmobile trails around Swan Hills are in great shape. There had been a pretty big wind storm towards the end of January that had blown a fair amount of debris onto the trails, but most of the routes have been cleaned up now. The trail out to Roche Lake doesn’t have as good a snow cover as would be desired, and it still needs to be patrolled and have any debris cleared out.

Please note that some of the trails north of the goose tower road (at the Y) are closed due to extensive logging activities.

Dean LaBerge, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grizzly Gazette