Trossachs' snowmobile derby was cancelled this year due to a lack of snow.
Bobbie-Lee McRae, Vice President with the Brokenshell Parks and Recreation Board, observed that, "You seem to go in any direction and there's more snow, but where we are there isn't much and not enough for trails. The snow that we do have isn't that great, but hopefully we can have one next year."
She explained that their last snowmobile derby was held in 2019. "We did have it every year, but 2019 was the last one and we were hoping to have it again this year. We were very excited about it, but that just didn't happen."
McRae revealed that they are still going ahead with a pancake breakfast and monthly market on Saturday, March 4th at the Trossachs community hall. They'll be serving pancakes and sausage from 10:00 a.m. until noon that day, and it'll be $7 for adults and $4 for those aged six and under.
She shared that they will also be holding their monthly market from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day at the hall. She said there will be around 10 vendors there, with everything from clothing, seeds, garden items, books, and maybe even Avon.
For those unfamiliar with the area, she advised that it's approximately 29 kilometres west of Weyburn on Highway 13.
The event is a fundraiser for their community hall and park and a great way to support the community.
"The Brokenshell Parks and Recreation, we do the maintenance and upkeep of our community hall and our community park. A lot of the donations go towards our play equipment, keeping everything up, paying bills and upgrades to any of the buildings."
"There will be door prizes for whoever stops by for the pancake breakfast or to do some shopping," she said. "We'll be doing the draw at 2:00 p.m., and you don't have to be there to win. We'll have your phone number and give you a call and set up a time to meet you to deliver it."
McRae added that she would like to thank Loewen Agencies from Radville for sponsoring the pancake breakfast.