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Time to hit the powder at Snowarama

The North Island Snowmobile Association will be hosting Snowarama at Mt. Adrian on Sunday. This annual event is fun for members and their families and raises money for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. - Photo submitted
The North Island Snowmobile Association will be hosting Snowarama at Mt. Adrian on Sunday. This annual event is fun for members and their families and raises money for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.
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The North Island Snowmobile Association (NISA) will be hosting Snowarama at Mount Adrian on Sunday (Feb. 17).

As usual, they will be collecting donations on behalf of the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities as part of this annual event..

You can support the NISA when they knock on your door seeking donations. Over $4 millionĀ  has been raised for Easter Seal houses in Vancouver, Victoria and Prince George since Snowarama began in 1978. Easter Seal houses provided over 39,000 room nights each year, at a minimal charge for the families to stay while their children receive medical treatment. Some families stay for just a few nights while children attend appointments with specialists or for minor surgeries. Other families stay for weeks or months at a time as their child goes through major surgery or outpatient treatments like radiation, chemotherapy or rehabilitation programs.

The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities also operates Easter Seal Camps where every summer, over 850 children with cognitive and physical disabilities attend a week-long session at one of three camps located in Squamish, Winfield and Shawnigan Lake. Campers are encouraged to try new activities, be creative and connect with their peers who face similar challenges in their day-to-day lives. Children with disabilities are accepted there for who they are and where anything is possible. Thanks to the support of donors, children who attend Easter Seal Camps do so free of charge.

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