Dufferin Grey ATV Club was happy to team with the Grey Highlands Fire Fighters to raise funds to help purchase an emergency utility vehicle for use by the fire fighters on the trails. In its entirety the event raised over $5,000 for the Fire Fighters.
DGATV’s Trail Captain Ruth Ann Turnbull and Events Coordinator Jamie Thurman delivering the proceeds from the ride to the fire fighters.
Ruth Ann, Jamie and DGATV’s President Tim Allen (middle) delivering the lottery proceeds to the fire fighters.
The event started with the Community Pancake Breakfast at the Markdale Fire Hall followed by the ATV/side-by-side ride. BBQ lunch was served by the Grey Highlands Fire Fighters.
Lottery tickets sold throughout the summer season culminated in the draw at the end of the ride.
DGATV was pleased to present Carter Franks of Dundalk with the $750 tire prize. The prize was accepted by his Dad, Jeff.
Second prize, a Stihl leaf blower, was presented to Rhonda Broderick by DGATV Director and Events Coordinator, Jamie Thurman.
Third prize, dinner at Steven’s Restaurant, was awarded to Jim Houston.
Fourth prize, a night’s stay at the Walters Falls Inn and Spa, was won by Sarah Cripps.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Proceeds from the lottery and the ride will go toward buying a fully equipped UTV, for off road fire and rescue.
Thank you to all who participated and/or donated. We thank our Volunteers, Members, Land Owners, and Sponsors. Y’all sure know how to put on a great event!
Grey Highland’s Fire Fighters’ and Dufferin Grey ATV Club are teaming up to raise funds to purchase a new emergency utility vehicle for the fire fighters.
Start the day with a Community Pancake Breakfast at the Markdale Fire Hall (8am to 10:30am) and then head over to the Markdale parking lot (205 Main St. West aka County Road 12 west) for a trail ride with your ATV or side-by-side.
Be sure to buy your $5 lottery ticket for your chance to win the funds for a new set of ATV/UTV tires! All proceeds to the fire fighters.
See the attached poster for more information or contact our Event Coordinator at email@example.com or 519.266.3559.
Dufferin Grey ATV Club Directors Jamie Thurman and Pete LeMaitre presented cheques to Highpoint Community School and Dundalk & Proton Community School for use by their respective breakfast clubs.
Money raised at our first ride of the season on Saturday, May 26, 2018 ride was matched by DGATV so that each school could receive $330.
Jamie speaks for the Executive when she says “Our Riders have big hearts” and to all who donated, as well as our Members, Land Owners, Sponsors and Volunteers we say “Thank you”.
Join us on this popular (albeit usually wet) Canada Day Ride!
Registration for the ride is 9am, with scheduled start at 10am.
Meet us at the Markdale parking lot.
Bring $10 for lunch at the Chatsworth Legion.
The trail route is a mix of public and private properties including the rail trail and some road running.
This ride is open to OFATV/EOTA members and non-members. A day pass for non-members cost $20. Memberships ($150) and day passes will be available for purchase.
Side-by-sides are welcome.
For young operators, aged 12 to 16, the ATV should be sized appropriately for the child’s weight. The child must be accompanied by an adult on the trail. Legally, the child cannot ride on the road without a valid Ontario driver’s license (G2/M2). DGATV does not condone young operators riding on the roads.
As with any ride, it is advisable to dress appropriately and have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, drinks, rain gear, bug spray, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand. Note that there may not be cell service in the area. Prepare for it to be HOT & DUSTY if this weather keeps up. Bring lots of water and face covering (goggles & bandanna or full helmet recommended).
We look forward to seeing you on the trail and hope you have a great ride!
Happily Walters Falls Tract has been declared dry enough and safe enough to ride.
There is a fallen tree at the lower east access but the upper access (top of hill) is clear.
Side-by-sides are welcome and the tract is great for family riding. Some of the trails are narrow and require some skill.
Picnic and portapotty facilities available courtesy of the club. Please take care of this equipment, as members, we own it!
Ride with care.
Side by sides
Join us for this fun first club ride of the season!
9:00am Registration / 10:00am Ride
Staging from DGATV’s Dundalk parking area (located off Grey St. on the west side of Dundalk. The field is alongside the C.P Trail at the corner of Grey and Proton Streets; between Dundalk St. and Proton St.), we will be checking out the newly marked side-by-side by-pass trail as well as some favourite sites. We’ll ride an easy mix of public and private properties including road running.
Members and non-members; ATV and side-by-side riders are welcome.
Bring your lunch and some cash. As with any ride, it is advised to dress appropriately and have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, drinks, rain gear, bug spray, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand. Note that there may not be cell service in the area. (New Riders)
Annual permits ($150) and day passes ($20) will be available for purchase. (Membership Info)
Also DGATV/ Firefighter raffle tickets ($5 each) and 50/50 tickets will be for sale.
Ride participants will be asked to make a donation to charity. Proceeds will be directed to Dundalk Public School’s Breakfast Club, helping to ensure that students start their day with a healthy breakfast. Last year proceeds from this ride resulted in $620 going to the Beavercrest Community School.
Come Ride With Us!