Williams Lake Powder Kings director Laurie Snowball (left) signs up members for the 2016/17 snowmobile season during the WLPK’s first-ever Snow ‘n’ Shine at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds.

Williams Lake Powder Kings director Laurie Snowball (left) signs up members for the 2016/17 snowmobile season during the WLPK’s first-ever Snow ‘n’ Shine at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds.

Snow ‘n’ Shine a hit with sledders

There may not have been any snow in sight but that didn’t stop snowmobiling enthusiasts from taking in the WLPK Snow ‘n’ Shine.

There may not have been any snow in sight but that didn’t stop snowmobiling enthusiasts from taking in the first-ever Williams Lake Powder Kings Snow ‘n’ Shine.

The event, staged at the Stampede Grounds Saturday afternoon, saw club members display their own snowmobiles for show while local dealers also brought down the latest and greatest in gear and machines.

“It’s a great turn-out. It’s been awesome,” said WLPK president Mark Snowball. “It was busy all day long.”

The club offered hamburgers and hot dogs as well as a beer garden, membership sign up, information on local trails and upcoming events for the season.

The day included bucket and raffle draws and also saw the likes of well-known local rider Brock Hoyer and his timber sled on hand to meet with fans.  Search and rescue members were also at the event to provide information to riders.

Snowball said the more members the club has, the stronger and more united voice for riders. And judging by the day’s turn out, and sign up of more than 80 members already, the WLPK are on track to have a great season.