WCSTA picks sled raffle winner

WEST CARLETON – The West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association (WCSTA) just made one sledder extremely happy.

Last August, the WCSTA announced their annual raffle – this year a brand-new 850 Patriot Indy Adventure valued at more than $20,000.

Yesterday (Jan. 30) they announced the winner.

“And now for a good news story,” the WCSTA released in a statement. “Congratulations to Doug Fisher. Winner of the 2020 Anniversary Indy 850 Patriot Adventure.”

The WCSTA sold only 500 tickets for the raffle. The raffle was a fundraiser to help the snowmobile club build the “longest snowmobile bridge in the world,” which would happen to run through the WCSTA area. When the bridge is completed, it will traverse the Ottawa River at 1,600 feet long.

“Congratulations to Polaris for 40 years of Indy,” the WCSTA said. “And thank you for your incredible support of West Carleton Snowmobile Trails; including the World’s Longest Snowmobile Bridge (set to open next season if someone fixes the insurance). Thanks to Black’s Corners Motorsports for their continuous generous support of snowmobiling in our area. Thank you Brad and Steve.”

The Indy 850 is the Snow Check Special with a unique heritage anniversary colour scheme, coloured tunnel and rails and interactive digital gauge package with GPS and the new Polaris 850 Patriot Engine — available through Snow Check only.

“What an incredible snowmobile,” the WCSTA said. “The computer gauge and Integral GPS looks amazing, like a rocket ship. Love the retro graphics. And luckily Doug has a nice big trailer, so there will be no problem getting to all of the amazing trails that are open. Next year we will raffle off a Black’s Corners Trailer.”

The WCSTA also gave an updated on the progress of opening more trails this winter.

“Volunteers with your district and clubs are working hard to get more trails open,” the WCSTA said. “Personally, I’m killing time doing a snow dance. We are expecting good thing happening very soon. In the meantime, show support for our sponsors like Blacks Corners, pick up a new trail guide, and throw those sleds in the truck/trailer for some sledding. Check your ITG. Thanks to all the people who supported West Carleton Trails with our big fundraising raffle. Thanks to Doug Fisher. And thank you again, Polaris Industries Canada, and Blacks Corners Motorsports (Home of Indy Polaris) in Carleton Place.”