Best Western General Manager Tony Bielec (left) and Head Chef Anthony Young (right) prepare food for sledders during two sledder appreciation BBQs held at the Allan Creek snowmobile staging area on February 19th and March 12. /SUBMITTED

Submitted by Curtis Pawliuk

The Best Western Valemount Plus and Martin Motorsports along with support from VARDA, held two Customer Appreciation BBQ’s in the Allan Creek staging area on February 19th and March 12th. The BBQ’s were a way for the two businesses to show appreciation to Valemount’s snowmobile-based travelers. The events were run by staff of both the Best Western and Martin Motor Sports with the Best Western Valemount donating all of the food and supplies for each event.

The group was set up in the staging area of the Allan Creek snowmobile space under approval from Recreation Sites and Trails BC. Riders returning down to the staging area from their day of sledding were greeted with smiles and the smell of some amazing food.

While the food was free to all, the group was encouraging donations which were collected for the local school food programs. In total, the events raised $2,400 which was split between the local high school and elementary schools.

Martin Motorsports, The Best Western Valemount Plus along with support from VARDA hosted the two BBQ events to show appreciation to the visiting sledding community. /SUBMITTED