Brett Turcotte (l) shows members of the Clearwater Lions Club some of the modification on his snowmobile for doing stunts. The seat has a hole in it that he can use to hang on to while the extra handle on the handlebars enables him to keep control of the machine while hanging upside down.

VIDEO: Turcotte promotes event for Easter Seal camps

Brett Turcotte, still excited after winning two gold at the X Games, talks about charity event

By Keith McNeill

The Times

Clearwater’s snowmobile superstar Brett Turcotte, still excited after recently winning two gold medals at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado, is promoting a charity event in his hometown.

READ MORE: Turcotte wins two gold medals, one fifth place at X Games (Jan. 29, 2017)

On Saturday, March 3, Turcotte will work with the Clearwater Sno-Drifters snowmobile club to put on a drag race and freestyle show, with the proceeds going to the Lions Club’s Easter Seal camps for children with disabilities.

Snow conditions permitting, the event will be held in the field next to Raft River Elementary School in Clearwater.

Brett Turcotte grew up in Clearwater.

The Sno-Drifters have traditionally supported the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities through their annual Snowarama.

The upcoming event will continue that tradition, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Lions club.

“It will be a unique event and will give the average person a chance to do some racing where no other options are available,” Turcotte said.

READ MORE: Turcotte plans charity event (Jan. 12, 2018)

There will be two freestyle shows, one around 12 noon and another at the end of the races.

Food trucks and vendors will be on site.

“There will be a kids’ area and, hopefully, some bonfires going,” Turcotte said. “We want it to be a family-friendly event for the whole community.”

On Jan. 25, Turcotte won gold in the speed and style event at the X Games in Aspen. The following day he struck gold again when he won the snowmobile freestyle competition.

Clearwater is located about 120 km north of Kamloops along the highway to Jasper.



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Parker Thomas sits on Brett Turcotte’s snowmobile and wears one of the two gold medals Turcotte won at the X Games held recently in Aspen, Colorado. The Clearwater-based snowmobiler is helping to promote a Snowarama event that will help youngsters such as Parker to go to Lions Club Easter Seal camps for children with disabilities. The fundraiser will be held in the field next to Raft River Elementary School in Clearwater on March 3.

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