Flin Flon earns final spot in snowmobiling contest

Flin Flon has reached the final round of a contest to find western Canada’s top snowmobiling destination.

The community took down Hudson Bay, Sask. in the SnoRiders West SledTown ShowDown, entering a final round against Tumbler Ridge, B.C. The contest is operated by SnoRiders West, a snowmobiling publication.

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Flin Flon gathered 8,539 votes in a public online vote that pitted this area against Hudson Bay. Flin Flon’s final tally was almost 1,500 more than the Saskatchewan community.

There’s more than just online bragging rights on the line. If Flin Flon wins the contest, the community will receive feature articles in SnoRiders West, along with advertising in the magazine and a trophy.

Flin Flon Mayor Cal Huntley has faith that the community will end the contest on top.

“We’re the little city that can. If things like Culture Days have shown us anything, if we go against Goliath, we can make this happen,” he said.

The competition runs until Jan. 20. Voters can choose Flin Flon by going to the SnoRiders West website and casting one vote per device per day.

As of Jan. 10, Flin Flon and Tumbler Ridge were in a near deadlock, with both collecting more than 16,000 votes.

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