Eastman ATV is encouraging their members to raise money for CancerCare Manitoba in Lieu of the cancelled Ride for Mom event earlier this year.

The Ride for Mom usually takes place in late May or early June but was cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

Eastman ATV President Don Eidse says last year they were able to raise $20,000 for CancerCare Manitoba. He notes that is a substantial donation that they weren’t able to put together in spring but many of their members would now like to make up for it this fall.

"We are just simply asking for money. We are simply asking for support. There is not going to be a ride this year. In lieu of the ride, we still want to help Cancer Care Manitoba and there are a lot of people who see good value in that. A lot of us have been able to ride this year, the majority of us have had an excellent season. We can't say the same for CancerCare Manitoba and we would like to help out."