40 years of history
This summary is presented by
Also in collaboration with the Musée de l’ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier, holder of our archives.
1983 to 1992
In 1983, the first International Snowmobile Festival was held. Adélard Ratel – formerly general manager of the Grand Prix Saint-Laurent – is in charge of the race program..
The Antique & Classic Club of Canada attends at the event. Many antique snowmobiles were on show.
The first Security Committee
In 1988 that the safety committee was created, lead at the beginning by François Ferland and Arsène Malenfant
From FIM to Grand Prix de Valcourt
For a few years, it had become a challenge to manage two events, one under the name of “Festival” and the other under the name of “Grand Prix”. Changes were imperative for this major event.
The radar challenge, the taxi-doo, the ice castle, the waiter race, the torchlight ride, the mini-safari on snowmobiles, the champions’ hike, bingo, dog racing, arena shows and many more entertainment activites were offered to visitors during the first decade.
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