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$100,000 up for grabs at snowmobile event near Kelowna this weekend

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February 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM

KELOWNA – An annual snowmobile event is offering the chance to win $100,000 this weekend.

This Sunday, Feb. 4, the Kelowna Snowmobile Club is hosting a family friendly chance to explore the longest groomed trail system in B.C.

This will be the 34th poker run, which benefits Easter Seals Camp Winfield for Kids.

“You take snowmobiles and go from cabin to cabin and collect cards and you get the last card at the Greystokes parking lot,” event coordinator and Snowmobile Club president Roger Frost says.

If any poker hands match the one generated randomly by a computer, they win $100,000 USD.

“It’s not like four of a kind or straights, these are five random cards."

Frost says this is the third year they’ve taken out the insurance policy allowing them to offer such a large prize.

“If nobody wins I can open sealed envelope and show members what the (winning) hand was. If somebody does win I have to send it back un-tampered,” Frost says.

Frost stresses that the Poker Run is not a race but a chance to explore 80 kilometres of groomed trails for around three hours.

“It’s just a nice ride, a family event,” Frost says. “You go from cabin to cabin, you pick up your card, warm up and have a snack and make your way down to the bottom.”

Riders also qualify for cash prizes and gift packages from local businesses.

“We had 175 riders and 250 people at the event last year,” he says. “I’d like to think we’ll have the same or more. Every year it’s grown.”

For more information visit the Kelowna Snowmobile Club Facebook page.

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