The Wilberforce Curling Club is preparing for its 7th annual ATV ride Aug. 24 in Highlands East.

Organizer Darrell McQuigge said they already had 89 ATVs signed up as of last Friday, Aug. 16 so were expecting a good turnout on the day.

He said doors open at 9 a.m. The event supplies breakfast. The ride begins at 10 a.m. for approximately 90 kilometres. ATV’ers return between 3.30-4.30 p.m. and they get a hot, roast beef dinner, with a chance at the prize table.

“It’s an ATV ride fundraiser. The fundraiser goes to support the youth and community curling programs,” McQuigge said.

The club got a New Horizons for Seniors grant in the fall and will soon be installing a dehumidifier.

While people can register on the day, McQuigge said it is nice to have some advance idea of numbers to organize breakfast and dinner.

Last year, they had 103 paying riders who helped to raise more than $6,000. If they can get 75-80 riders, they will clear $5,000 this year. Since they started, they have raised more than $20,000.

Cost is $65 per ATV, $25 per additional rider, contact wilberforcecurling@gmail.com or call 705-447-0197.

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