BNT francais

entêtes cell2

Monday, 05 February 2018 12:23

An International Snowmobile Jump: A World First in Acadian Lands and Forests

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Francine Landry, ministre du Développement économique, Cyrille Simard, maire d'Edmundston, Philippe Soucy, organisateur et Lise Ouellette, présidente de l'Équipe des chefs de file de l'Acadie des terres et forêts Francine Landry, ministre du Développement économique, Cyrille Simard, maire d'Edmundston, Philippe Soucy, organisateur et Lise Ouellette, présidente de l'Équipe des chefs de file de l'Acadie des terres et forêts

For a second consecutive year, the international snowmobile festival will be held in the Acadia of the Lands and Forests under the promising name of SNOWFEST ACADIE 2018, from March 15 to 18, 2018. The Core Leadership Team is proud to announce the integration of the festival into the North American network of snowmobile competitions and an impressive world premiere to be held in Haut-Madawaska.

The famous professional snowmobiler Brett Turcotte will make an international snowmobile jump over the Saint John River from Fort Kent, Maine to Kennedy Island in Haut-Madawaska. This snowmobile jump from the United States to Canada, which will meet all safety standards and procedures between the two countries, will be well recognized by neighbouring communities on both sides of the Saint John River. Mr. Turcotte just won gold at the Aspen X-Games competition in Colorado, in the "freestyle snowmobile" category.

With the support of numerous partners, including those from the snowmobile industry, the Core Leadership Team set itself the goal of hosting the largest snowmobile event east of the Great Lakes.

Competitions certified by the International Snowmobile Racing International

SNOWFEST ACADIE is both a community and family event, a great gathering of snowmobile enthusiasts from Canada and the United States, offers challenging competitions for snowmobilers and spectators interested in International Snowmobile Racing certified races. Activities for all tastes, but also for all ages will be on the program.

This event offers the unique opportunity to bring together two countries, two Canadian provinces, an American state and First Nations territories.

The municipalities of Maine, Temiscouata and Northwestern New Brunswick, with the complicity of snowmobile clubs and tourism organizations and facilities in their territory, responded positively to the Core Leadership Team’s invitation and took charge of colourful activities.

The programming is impressive. Activities will be held throughout the territory to showcase the infrastructure, attractions, culture, local products and talents of the region, whether at Mont Citadelle (QC), in Saint-Quentin (NB), at the Mont Farlagne in Edmundston (NB), Mont Biencourt (QC), Fort Kent (ME) or Pohénégamook (QC). The beginning of the Maple Season will be featured at the Festival's various venues. Also, the famous Saint Quentin Maple Festival decided to coincide this important event with the Snowfest Acadie.

The heart of the Festival will be the Manufacturers' Village at Turgeon Stadium in Edmundston. The four major snowmobile manufacturers and other equipment manufacturers will be on hand to reveal the 2019 models. The nostalgic will also be able to visit the antique snowmobile exhibition at Martin Small Equipment in Edmundston.

If snowmobiling is clearly the star, the Fort Kent Outdoor Center is extending an invitation to all cross-country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts in the greater Acadian region of the Lands and Forests to a great family day on Sunday, March 18 in this internationally recognized site.

«Acadia of the Lands and Forests has everything needed to hold such a major snowmobile event. And it’s an opportunity to bring the three communities together », said Lise Ouellette, Chair of the Core Leadership Team, enthusiastically.

The Government of New Brunswick is a key partner in the development of the Festival's 2018 edition and the Honourable Francine Landry, Minister of Economic Development and MLA for Madawaska-Les-Lacs-Edmundston underlines the importance of the event. « Our Government enthusiastically supports the Core Leadership Team of the Acadia of the Lands and Forests with $30,000 for its 2nd annual International Snowmobile Festival, » said Minister of Economic Development Francine Landry. «By offering new and attractive tourism products such as those offered at SnowFest Acadie, we will increase the number of visitors to the North and throughout the province. This tourism event fits well with our economic growth plan and our tourism growth strategy ».

To learn more about programming and obtain a passport for all snowmobile activities, the Core Leadership Team invites you to visit and the Facebook page of the event:

Read 8632 times Last modified on Monday, 05 February 2018 12:40
Réussir Ici

Mission: Stimuler et faciliter la collaboration régionale pour assurer le développement économique durable de l'Acadie des terres et forêts.


Copyright © 2015 Success Here - All Rights Reserved.