Motorcycle association to host movie night

The Williams Lake Off-Road Motorcycle Association is hosting a movie night at the Gibraltar Room on Friday, March 4 and is inviting everyone to come out and enjoy the show.

The Williams Lake Off-Road Motorcycle Association is hosting a movie night at the Gibraltar Room on Friday, March 4 and is inviting everyone to come out and enjoy the show.The association will be showing Romaniacs — 7th Edition — by Throttle Entertainment on the big-screen projector in the Gibraltar Room with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.In addition, the association is looking to increase its membership for next season and will be offering free admission to the movie with the purchase of a club membership for the 2011 season. Admission to the movie is $5; however, admission is free with the purchase of an individual membership ($20) or a family membership ($25).“[Romaniacs] is a production based on a race they hold in Romania every year,” says Sasha Kokesch, president of the WLORMA. “It’s an extreme enduro race with lots of man-made obstacles, as well as natural obstacles.”In addition, Kokesch and WLORMA treasurer Mike Lynnes will be speaking about future club happenings.“One of the things we’re looking at is an organized riding recreation area with marked trails,” Lynnes says.Kokesch says the club is currently looking at securing grants and funding with help from the B.C. Off-Road Motorcycle Association to help setup a registered section of trails that will be fully sanctioned.Currently the club sits at around 40 members; however, both Kokesch and Lynnes say an increased membership base would really help with the possibility of receiving funding.“If we’re going to embark on this recreation area there’s more opportunity there to do more things together as a club,” Lynnes says.“We could hold more fun events and weekly get-togethers to kind of foster that club atmosphere,” Kokesch adds.Currently the club hosts two events — the Dirty Knobby and the Overlander Cross Country Race on their current trail network off Mountain House Road in Wildwood.This year’s Dirty Knobby is set for May 28-29, including a poker run and banquet on the Saturday, while the Overlander Cross Country Race is set for Aug. 28.Roger Patenaude, the WLORMA’s vice president, points to the club’s mission statement as to why cross country riders should become club members. It states: “WLORMA is a non-profit society dedicated to promoting safe and responsible off road riding in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.“As a member of the BCORMA, the club is actively involved in working with the provincial government on land-use issues, trail mapping and registration. “The club encourages working with local land owners, ranchers and other outdoor user groups to bring about mutual respect and understanding to avoid conflicts as well as looking at new ways to minimize negative impact to the environment, wildlife and livestock. Awareness and education are key factors in making this happen.”For more information contact Kokesch at, Lynnes at or Patenaude at 250-296-3625.Blue Fins to host Spring FlingThe Williams Lake Blue Fins Spring Fling swim meet goes this weekend at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool.Joining the Blue Fins in the water will be swimmers from Prince George and Quesnel.The event begins Friday night and runs Saturday and Sunday with individual and relay swims.Skaters nab medals in PentictonThe Williams Lake Figure Skating Club travelled to Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre for the 31st Annual Ogopogo Free Skate Competition from Feb. 11-13.In the preliminary division, Dawn Henley finished in first place, while Makinley Erickson finished seventh.In the elementary division, Jessica Rowley claimed bronze.For pre-preliminary skaters, Amanda Lane nabbed silver and Sarah Hoffman took sixth.Breanna Davidson, competing in the junior silver category, finished fifth. Davidson, also competing in the bronze interpretive division, nabbed a bronze medal.