Another movie filmed in Smithers??
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Smithers Snowmobile Association

December 2017 Newsletter

Shelters

Both Onion and Dome shelters are low on firewood. Both Onion shelters need paper and matches, If you can please take some with you when you go up. A little here and there really helps.

Sinclair needs a stretcher or spineboard. If anyone has one they aren't using that we could, that would be great. The beacon checker on the trail up Sinclair isn't working. We will ask Rec, Sites and Trails if we can take it to Helix Electronics for repairs.

Harold Price is in good shape.

Filming in the Howsons

Jim and Meredith did a presentation to the association about a movie that may be interested in filming in Smithers. Places they are thinking of include the Telkwa Pass, Hudson Bay Mountain and the Howsons. They would like to use the road and parking lot but would have to discuss that with us ahead of time. They anticipate a crew of about 60 and 3 helicopters and would like to use buses to get everyone out there. They have mentioned maybe hiring the SSA to build some pads for them. They will come back later in the year or early next year with more information. But this is all not guaranteed as things can change fast in the movie business.

Equipment and Grooming

The Microwave was groomed on the 8th and the Onion and Dome were both done that week as well. The equipment is all running wellright now. The Telkwa FSR road was plowed on December 4th and 5th.

Raffle

Only bout 30-40% of tickets have been sold so far. We've had a lack of people volunteering to take the machine to desired areas. If anyone can volunteer that would go a long ways for us. This is one of our best revenue generators and it would be dissapointing if we were unable to make a profit.

New trail

 We are still looking at making a trail from the McDonald lake road to the Microwave shelter. There is one people are now using so we have asked for a cost estimate to widen it so that the groomer can fit through. Once we have the cist estimate then we can start to apply for grants to help pay for it.

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