Steve Young Memorial Ride

Snowmobilers gathered for a memorial ride.

The Tumbler Ridge Snowmobile Association gathered on February 21, 2016 in memory of longtime member Steven Young.

Shirleen Dehaan

The first Annual Steven Young Memorial Sled Ride was held last week On Sunday February 21. 35 participants rode nearly 60km in the Wolverine snowmobile area to honour Young, who had been a member of the Ridge Riders Snowmobile Association for four years.

The longtime resident and business owner of Tumbler Ridge was a big part of the club’s project to build a cabin in the Wolverine area as an emergency warm-up shelter for riders. Supplies for the construction of the cabin were donated by Windsor Plywood and the Tumbler Ridge Riders Snowmobile Association.

“After placing a plaque with Stevens picture (with the matte signed by everyone) along with a poem written by Geri Buhler, and a few tearful words,” says Young’s fiancé Jennifer Crisby, “the Wolverine Cabin was dedicated to Steven. Many, many thanks go out to all those who showed up and also to Shop Easy for donating items for the BBQ. I can’t thank everyone enough for their support – this town is absolutely amazing! I’m sure Steve was smiling down on us all. Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart”

It has been a relatively slow year for snowmobiling in the area with about three or four feet less snow than what is normally seen this time of year. Plans are being made to construct a second cabin in the Mt. Babcock snowmobile area.