Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd. general manager, Tegan Legge, said it was a “spectacular” weekend for the annual poker run.

“The weather was amazing, snow held out and trails were in great shape.”

She added they were expecting about 500 participants and ended up with 730.

Legge said the only other year that beat that was years ago, “when legend has it we hit 800 participants, but we usually average about 350-400.”

The prize-winning sled was won by Adam Kennedy, a Kashagawigamog Lake cottager.

Legge said $17,000 was donated to support firefighter operations in the community.

The Dysart et al fire department picked up its cheque for $17,000, courtesy of the Haliburon Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd. poker run.