On July 30, 2020, on behalf of Kawartha ATV Association and Kawartha Off Road Motorcycle Association, the KATVA Team was honoured to present the City of Kawartha Lakes Burnt River Fire Station with a 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000 SxS to add to their Emergency Response Fleet.
The Burnt River hall is the responding fire station for the Somerville Forest and the VRTC north of Fenelon Falls. This is a volunteer fire hall and they play an important roll in the safety on our trails. This unit was dedicated in memory of John and Sandy Blackmore who were long time volunteers of the fire station and of KATVA. We were lucky enough to have John and Sandy’s 4 daughters in attendance to say a few words.
Mark Lowell of Log Chateau Park, who is also a volunteer firefighter in Burnt River accepted the unit on behalf of the fire station. The rest of the community including the KLSC, Tow-All Inc. and the Burnt River Bullies baseball team came together and raised funds to outfit the unit with a much needed stretcher kit for carrying out injured persons from the trails.
A special thank you goes out to the KATVA board of directors for their dedication to the communities of Burnt River and Kinmount and to the safety of ALL trail users. Thanks also goes to Spoiled Sports in Bowmanville and Polaris for giving us such a great deal on this unit and KATVA director Bob Kish for the time he put into making this happen.