Yamaha Stay Outdoors Grant Recipients Announced
January 6th, 2023

Yamaha Stay Outdoors Grant Recipients Announced

Yamaha Motor Canada has revealed the first five rider organization recipients of a new grant program through their financial services department called Stay Outdoors. The program aims to support the conservation, education, access and sustainable use initiatives of not-for-profit riding organizations across Canada.

In the first year of the grant, the five organizations (each from a different province) have been selected to receive funding totalling almost $100,000.

At Mountain Sledder, we love to see the manufacturers support the sustainability and growth of the sport and recreational use of their products.

See the press release below for more info, and to find out how your local club can apply for the chance to receive funding in 2023.

Kudos to Yamaha for this new initiative!

– MS

Yamaha Stay Outdoors Grant

Thanks to Yamaha Motor Canada for contributing to the sustainability and growth of riding organizations at the club level!

Toronto, ON (January 5, 2023) – Yamaha Financial Services is pleased to announce the first-ever Stay Outdoors Program grant recipients. Almost $100,000 will be distributed to five not-for-profit organizations from across the country in support of their conservation, education, access and/or sustainable use initiatives.

“We are truly excited to be involved on the ground, supporting innovative, impactful projects addressing issues facing motorized outdoor recreation across Canada,” said James Matthews, Vice President of Yamaha Financial Services.

“These groups are working diligently to ensure enthusiasts can enjoy all this country has to offer now and for years to come. We are honoured to be a part of that.”

The grants for 2022 have been awarded to five applicants:

  • East Prince Quad Trax ATV Club (PEI) – building a sustainable multi-use trail on one of the original settlement roads of PEI with an environmental approach
  • Elk Valley Adventure & Dirt Riders Society (BC) – restoring/enhancing 12 kilometres of family-friendly motorized single-track trails
  • Victoria Beach Snow Drifters (MB) – moving trail system to Crown and RM of Alexander land to ensure a safe, maintained trail for all riders
  • Fundy Trail Snowmobile Club (NS) – repairing all-season, multi-use (motorized and non-motorized) trail, providing access to fuel and food
  • Avalon T’Railway Corporation (NL) – distributing ATV-related safety equipment to schools, groups and enthusiasts in co-operation with the RCMP

The 2023 Stay Outdoors grant program will open in early summer. Clubs, associations and other eligible groups are encouraged to work together with their local Yamaha dealer to identify projects and apply for support.

To learn more about the Yamaha Financial Services Stay Outdoors Grant Program or to submit a request for information, visit the Yamaha Motor Canada website.

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