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Cumberland Snowmobile Club poker rally draws 100 participants

Rally ready

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Mike Gore said his grandson is the only child he knows that can fall asleep on a moving snowmobile.
Gore, along with his son Mike, daughter Barbie Brushett, son-in-law Jason Brushett and six-year-old grandson Isaac Brushett, was one of more than 100 participants in the Cumberland Snowmobile Club's poker rally on Saturday.
The family made the trip up from the Halifax area for the event.
"Our trail system in Halifax has lost all of its snow," said Jason, noting this is the family's first time up in the Cumberland-Colchester trail area.
"We did some research and talked to a few people and they had nothing but good things to say about the area and its trails so we decided to come up for this."
Gore said they were loving the trip.
"The scenery is great and so is the ice on the trees," he said. "I've never seen so much ice on the trees."
One of the youngest participants on the run, Isaac loves everything about snowmobiling and admits to falling asleep at times on the snowmobile.
Jumping on their snowmobiles in River Hebert, Wayne and Stephanie Downey, Linton Miller and Merrill White were just beginning the run around 1 p.m.
"It's a chance for us to get out on the snowmobiles," said Wayne.
"It's just an outing and allows us to get outdoors," added White.
From the beauty of the countryside to the roar of the machines, the crew from River Hebert said the conditions throughout the day were perfect.
"It was just beautiful coming up this morning, and we saw six deer on our way up here," said White.
The poker rally has been on the go for decades, with an average of $1,500 to $2,000 being raised each year for the club.
For more information on the club, visit their new website www.cumberlandsnowmobileclub.com
Results of the poker rally saw first place go to Merrill White, second to Gordon Miner, third to Tyrone Gibbons, fourth to Ron Jamieson, fifth to Charlie Newcombe, and sixth to Jack Hannah.

Organizations: Cumberland Snowmobile Club

Geographic location: Halifax, River Hebert

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