Kevin Anderson

A break in the deep-freeze that has been the weather in Kapuskasing and area for the last two weeks made for a great turnout at this year’s annual Sno-Rovers Poker Rally, held this past Saturday.

“We had 115 sleds this year,” said Sno-Rovers President, Bob Roussy. “Last year was really cold so we only had about 60 sleds and the year before, we had 103, so this was a very good turnout. It was a great success”

In addition to solid numbers, this year’s rally saw many visitors participate including a number of sleds from the surrounding area from Smooth Rock Falls to Hearst, South Porcupine and even one couple coming from as far away as Michigan.

“That was a nice surprise,” said Roussy. “We’re happy they decided to come out and support us by participating.”

The big winner at this year’s rally was Yves Levesque, who took home a cheque for $640. Second place went to Art Gauthier, who won $384, with third-place going to Tony Urbas, who took home $256.

Gary Hebert won the 50-50 draw to pick up $195.

“We’d like to thank everyone who came out, our sponsors and our volunteers,” said Roussy. “All of them contributed to making this a great day”.