The morning of October 5, 2013 was overcast and threatened rain when 80 machines arrived in Markdale, signed in and traveled through the beautiful Beaver Valley and the Municipalities of Grey Highlands and Chatsworth to assist DGATV to raise $2,250 to be donated to the Grey Highlands Health Services Foundation as part of the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon. Ron Goldsmith delivered DGATV’s cheque to the radiothon that was held in Wingham on October 19th.
Poker hand winners were: Melinda Bates receiving carrier for the back of the ATV that was donated by Thomboys; Don Orth won the Allstar Resort weekend away for 4 people; and the monitor donated by Wright Net Designs was won by Tom Bowman. Some of the other businesses that donated were Strictly Recreation, Larry’s, M.a.N’s, Parkway Yamaha, J & R Cycle, Highland Grounds in Flesherton, Top O’ The Rock, Jim Turnbull Inc., Ams Oil, rentals and numerous other businesses.
Ruth Ann Turnbull and the Event Committee did an excellent job planning this event as well as carrying it through and making sure everyone received their winning prize
Dufferin Grey ATV Club was pleased to present a cheque for $2,250 raised by our riders in the Ride for the Radiothon to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.
President Vera Lloyd with Jackie Fisher from the Beavercrest Public School Breakfast Club
President Vera Lloyd with Mel Smith of the Markdale Food Bank
A beautiful day for the Cinqo de Mayo (May 5th) ride. This Mexican themed event presented a $50 gift card to the best dressed, as well as $100 gift card to the furthest traveled.
Sponsors included Parkway Yamaha, Hatten Home Hardware in Chatsworth, Markdale Home Hardware, Universal Rental Service, Dairy Daughter Gas Bar, Markdale Foodland, Village Green Cafe and Hawthorne Cottages and Camping.
Proceeds from the ride and individual donations were distributed between two locals charities: Beavercrest Public School Breakfast Club ($405) and the Markdale Food Bank ($425).
Dufferin Grey ATV Club is proud to have sponsored the restoration of a historic bridge of the former CP rail line south of Chatsworth.
Many enthusiastic ATVers arrived early Saturday, September 3, 2011 to assist the Dufferin Grey ATV Club in raising funds for the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation.
This ride departed from Markdale in the early morning and the riders followed the trail through Grey Highlands and Chatsworth Townships.
Lunch was served at the opening of the new trail near Walters Falls before heading back to Markdale where prizes were given away.
The poker hand winners were Don Wright for top hand receiving the weekend getaway for two at Waterfalls Lodge. Jeff Elliot selected the jacket from Kymco Canada and Bruce Newman received the barbecue.
The biggest event of the day took place in front of the audience of riders as two of the members, Vera Lloyd and Paul Smith, donated their hair to the charity raising approximately $1,700.
The buzz about Paul Smith and Vera Lloyd
President Vera Lloyd (middle) of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club was delighted to pass the proceeds from our fundraising ride to support Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation.
A cheque was given to the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation in the amount of $3,066 following the event. Way to go Riders!
Dufferin Grey ATV Club was happy to volunteer at the 2nd Annual Chatsworth Firefighters Association ATV ride on June 9, 2010, raising $2,100 which will be put towards purchase of emergency equipment.
While we hope we don’t see emergency services on the trail too often, we are happy knowing that our riders are protected.
Dufferin Grey ATV Club was happy to support Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation and their Camp Day on June 2, 2010.