The Merritt Snowmobile Club (MSC) had its Spring Fling fundraiser event on Sunday, March 27, at Thynne Mountain.

MSC is a non profit organization promoting safe family snowmobiling in the Merritt area through maintaining a trail system approved by the Province of BC.

“I think we raised around $580,” said Simon Rizzardo, volunteer coordinator at MSC.”The funds go back to repairs on our groomers, maintaining the trails, signage or anything like that.”

About 40 people attended the Spring Fling to join in the activities like poker, raffle, and a club ride to Andy’s Lake.

There were also hotdogs and stickers handed out for donations at the event.

“We haven’t had many events because of COVID,” Rizzardo explained.

“We’ve actually been quite limited on being able to raise funds. . . but we wanted to get this event in before we lost all the snow and it becomes impossible to get out there.”

With summer coming up, the club is going to focus on improving the trails by installing weather cameras, solar panels, and cellphone services.

To stay up to date on MSC’s events for next season go to and like their Facebook page @Merrittsnowmobileclub.