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Sled N Snap 2013/2014 Winners

Posted by Flaman May 02, 2014

Our 2013/2014 Sled’n Snap contest has come to a close and the winners have been announced. This year was my first experience with this contest and it sure was fun to witness. All of the pictures that people submitted were amazing! The trick riding shots and the ones of kids having so much fun were my favourite.
 
This was also the first year that Sled’n Snap went international with North Dakota joining Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The more the merrier! Making this contest available to more people is what it’s all about.
 
I also found it interesting that there was a lot of conversations happening on the Sled’n Snap website during the contest. People were sharing their favourite routes and commenting on their favourite pictures. That’s the best way to discover new trails to explore.
 
I believe that this contest is only just getting started. This year's was great, but I have a feeling that next year is going to be awesome! I’m really looking forward to seeing what pictures the snowmobiling community snap next year.
 
Congratulations to Jason Holt of Saskatchewan for winning the grand prize! Jason won the use of a 4-Place Enclosed Snowmobile Trailer for a year.
 
Have a look at the video of the name drawing for the 2-place Aluma trailers There was one winner for each region.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJzo8v8EMX0
 
Check out the other winners at http://slednsnap.com
 
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Sled N Snap Photo Contest turns international

Posted by Jennifer Thompson Oct 23, 2013

The Sled’N Snap photo contest has launched for its third year and we’re excited to showcase a brand new website! This site will make it even easier for people to share, view and comment on each other’s photos.

Visitors to www.slednsnap.com can upload their pictures in a variety of categories and in April the public will vote for the grand prize winner. The site is also a place to celebrate all things snowmobiling, while promoting safe riding and registered sleds. It has valuable information like trail maps, upcoming events and safety articles.

We’re also happy to announce that Sled’N Snap has turned international and Snowmobile North Dakota has joined the contest! Anyone with a registered sled in that state can enter a photo.

“We are really excited about joining Sled’N Snap,” says Keri Wanner, executive director for SND. In 2011, she attended the Saskatchewan snowmobile show where an enclosed trailer with “Win Me!” on the side caught her attention. It was the grand prize given to the winner of Sled’N Snap to use for a year, which prompted Wanner to find out more about the contest and get involved.

“As a manager of snowmobile trails, there is no other opportunity that can outshine promoting snowmobile registration,” adds Wanner. “That’s how you can maintain trails and do the work behind the scenes to make sure you can ride.”

“Having North Dakota join Sled’N Snap is something I pushed for,” says Chris Brewer, executive director of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association (SSA), another Sled’N Snap partner. “I don’t believe in borders as a snowmobiler. We all have a common cause: we love to enjoy winter. To open up internationally is absolutely fantastic for snowmobilers.”

Sled’N Snap isn’t the only thing turning international this winter. A new snowmobile trail linking Saskatchewan and North Dakota is opening in February. The first of its kind trail will connect the two systems at the Port of Carievale and allow snowmobilers from either side of the border access to thousands of kilometers of new trails. An international ride to commemorate this trail opening will take place on February 15.

Snowmobilers with a legal sled in North Dakota may cross into Saskatchewan free of charge. Snowmobilers with a legal sled in Saskatchewan coming into North Dakota must purchase an out-of-state permit for $15. This fee will be waived for the International Ride on Feb. 15. Snowmobilers must still cross at the normal border security crossing and have a valid passport.

Sled’N Snap is put on by the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association, the Alberta Snowmobile Association, Snowmobilers of Manitoba, Snowmobile North Dakota and Flaman Group of Companies. For contest details visit www.slednsnap.com.


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Voting has started for Stuck in the Muck!

Posted by Jennifer Thompson Oct 03, 2012

It's that time of year again! It's time to vote for your favourite photos on Stuck in the Muck!

We had some great pictures submitted this year, and we need your help to pick the winners. Visit www.stuckinthemuck.com every day to vote for the best stuck photo. The winners will get a brand new tow rope to help them out next year.

At Flaman Group of Companies, it's important to us to give back to our customers and the farming community. That's one of the reasons why we started this fun photo contest. We're thankful for your support of the contest over the years. I hope you'll enjoy looking at and voting for this year's group of photos.

You can vote once a day for your favourite photos, so visit the website often! Winners will be announced at the beginning of November.

Good luck to all who entered!


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Congrats to our Sled'N Snap winners!

Posted by Jennifer Thompson Jun 19, 2012

It may be summer, but there are a few people who are getting excited about snowmobiling next winter. Gerald Serson of Regina recently traveled to Saskatoon to pick up his grand prize from our Sled’N Snap Photo Contest. He won the use of an enclosed snowmobile trailer for a year! 

More than 860 photos were submitted to Sled’N Snap from across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. The grand prize winner was determined by public voting. Just over 27,600 votes were cast for the top 20 finalists.
 
Gerald says he was “pretty excited” to hear he’d won the trailer. There are four people in his family who snowmobile, and he says he’ll get great use of it. His winning photo was taken at a warm up shack in Hudson Bay this past January while Serson was sledding with his family.
 
“This photo contest has opened people’s eyes to snowmobiling,” Serson says. “I think some people didn’t realize what’s out there for shelters and trails and all the wildlife you can see.” He believes this contest will help promote the sport and more people will want to try snowmobiling next winter.
 
Random draw winners were also selected by the sled associations for a 2-place tilt sled trailer. The winners were:
Charity Jarduk, Yorkton
Todd Lander, Rocky Mountain House
Treena Massey, Winnipeg
 
You can view all the winning photos at www.slednsnap.com.
 

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New photo contest created for local snowmobilers

Posted by Jennifer Thompson Dec 12, 2011

A new website has been created to get the message out about safe sledding to local snowmobilers.

Sled’N Snap (www.slednsnap.com) is an online photo contest and community forum that celebrates snowmobiling in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association and Flaman Group of Companies recently launched the new website as a way to reach out to the sledding community.
 
“Our biggest challenge is getting the message out to our many members about safe and courteous riding,” says Chris Brewer, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association. “This contest is a fun and interactive way to spread the word to a larger audience.”
 
“But it’s more than just a photo contest. It’s a destination site for anyone who snowmobiles. There are links to trail maps, articles about safety, a tips forum and more.”
 
Sled’N Snap’s premise is simple – visitors to the site upload their photos in a variety of categories like Trail/Scenery/Wildlife, Youth and Family, Action!, or Club Rides. At the end of March, the photos will be judged by an association panel who will select a group of finalists and then the public will vote for the grand prize winner.
 
Up for grabs is the use of the amazing, fully-loaded Stealth aluminum enclosed sled trailer for one year. There are also category prizes from the Saskatchewan Association and every entry is eligible for the random draw for a new two-place aluminum tilt trailer from Flaman Trailers.
 
And it’s a way for snowmobilers across the province to share memories and common experiences. They can leave comments on photos or share pictures on Facebook. “One of the submitted photos is of a cabin that’s used as a shelter, and someone’s already commented on how they remember going to that same place,” says Brewer.
 
The submission period for the photo contest ends March 31, 2012. To be eligible for any prizes, entrants must have a registered sled. For more information, visit www.slednsnap.com.

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Congrats to the winners of Stuck in the Muck!

Posted by Jennifer Thompson Nov 08, 2011

Some lucky Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba producers have turned a frustrating wet season into a winning situation.

The winners of the Great Stuck in the Muck Photo Contest have been determined by your votes! The winners of a new 50 foot tow rope are:

  • Shauna - Perras, Montmartre, Sask. – Best Overall
  • Dan - Vanbeselaere, Waskada, Man. – Best Stuck Tractor
  • Eddy - Kish, Cupar, Sask. – Best Stuck Combine
  • Tim - Bastable, Wauchope, Sask. – Best Stuck Sprayer
  • Justin - Brown, Prince Albert, Sask. – Best Stuck Industrial Equipment
  • Travis - Priest, Lethbridge, Alta. – Best Stuck Truck
  • Evan - Sauer, Edenwold, Sask. – Most Comical
  • Cody - Grasdal, Biggar, Sask. – Muddiest Digger
  • Katherine - Palaschak, Edmonton, Alta. – How Did That Happen?

Stuck in the Muck (www.stuckinthemuck.com) began two years ago as a place for farmers to upload and share photos of their equipment stuck in the mud. The site has since evolved to a place where producers can help each other with problems they face while farming in wet fields by leaving a tip in the Getting Unstuck Tips forum.

At Flaman, we believe Stuck in the Muck has created a sense of community among producers. We call it Facebook for farmers – a place where they can share common experiences and have some fun.

This year there were more than 50,000 visits to the website since it re-launched in May and over 155,300 visits since it was first created a year ago. We had 358 people from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba submit 383 photos and over 1,200 people from across the world visited the site to vote for their favourite pictures.

One photo that got plenty of votes was Shauna Perras’s photo of her “stuck” tractor cake. She won in the Best Overall category.Perras, who has a cattle and grain farm in Montmartre, baked the cake for her nephew Nate’s third birthday. She entered the photo of the 3D cake that’s shaped like a John Deere tractor stuck in the mud when a neighbour suggested it.

“It feels awesome to be a winner,” Perras says. “The community was really great about voting. And Nate just loved the cake.”

Dan Vanbeselaere submitted a picture of a tractor that got stuck by a hired hand while he was seeding his father’s field near Waskada. He won in the Best Stuck Tractor category.

“It was the second time we got stuck that day,” he explains. “We call the mud dinosaur snot because that’s what it looks like. That’s the only place I’ve seen mud like that.”

Vanbeselaere says they had to use a track hoe to drag the tractor backwards through the trench to finally get it out. He entered the contest because he’d never seen anyone stuck that much in a long time. He says he can guarantee he’ll put the new tow rope to good use.

The winning stuck photos will also be featured in a 2012 calendar that will be used as a fundraiser for local charities. Giving back to the community is an important mandate of Flaman. Our company’s founder, Frank Flaman, gives over a million dollars to local and global charities through the Frank Flaman Foundation each year.

Flaman has also drawn three random winners from all of the entries, who will win a tow rope and appear in the calendar. Congratulations to:

  • Leonard - Walder of Lauder, Man.
  • Gary - Ostafichuck from Wakaw, Sask.
  • Nathan - Stamp from Scandia, Alta.

The winners, along with all the submitted photos, can still be viewed at www.stuckinthemuck.com.


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Only a few days left to vote for Stuck in the Muck!

Posted by Jennifer Thompson Oct 27, 2011

Have you voted today?

There were so many great photos submitted to the Stuck in the Muck contest that we need your help picking the winners. But you have to hurry, there are only a few days left to vote for your favourite photos.
 
You can vote once a day for each picture, but you can vote for as many photos as you like. This year there are new categories to choose from, like Best Overall, Best Stuck Tractor, Best Stuck Sprayer or Muddiest Digger.
 
Categories winners get a new tow rope, will appear in a 2012 calendar and get bragging rights!
 
Visit www.stuckinthemuck.com today.  

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