Eastman ATV Inc. is an entirely volunteer based not-for-profit organization based in Southeast Manitoba Canada. We are a group of ATV enthusiasts that promote fun and safe riding on our trail system on crown land in the Sandilands provincial forest.
Our club maintains, repairs, cleans, and grooms nearly 100 kilometers of trails, day use (picnic) areas, culverts, signage, and bridges that are all used by a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts including but not limited to: walkers, runners, horseback riders, cyclists, cross country skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, campers and more! We also organize and promote the “ATV Ride for Mom”, an annual fundraiser for Cancer Care Manitoba.
Our funding to date has consisted of membership dues, small government grants, fundraisers (bud, spud, steak) and donations from local businesses, but has fallen short of our needs as of late.
With the ever increasing costs of rental equipment and the frequency that we require it we have come to the conclusion that our club needs to invest in some heavier equipment in the form of a used tractor with bucket and box scraper, however this is far out of our reach with our existing funding methods. We are looking to raise $20,000 in order to secure a reliable unit, as well as maintain it as needed. We plan to use this in conjunction with our brush mower to smooth out, repair, and ensure a safer experience along our entire trail system. Should our funding goal be exceeded we plan to use the extra money to secure a shipping container for storage of club assets, as well as additional equipment as needed.
Please consider donating if you have ever used our trail system or plan to in the future, if you support outdoor recreation in Manitoba, or if you just want to help a great group of people provide a great experience for others. We want to help make sure the outdoors is safe and enjoyable for all.
Organizer and beneficiary