Snowmobilers on water glide through Sherbrooke for 5th time

Snowmobilers on water glide through Sherbrooke for 5th time

Record Staff


Riders of the Circuit de motoneige sur l’eau du Québec (CMEQ) will be back in Sherbrooke on Saturday, Aug. 26, for the 4th leg of the North American Snowmobile Championship.

The Eastern Townships event will take place on the water of the former Saint-Élie quarry (opposite 6674, chemin Saint-Élie), starting at 10 a.m.

Some 40 of Quebec’s top snowmobilers are expected in the region. They come from all over Quebec, Ontario and even the United States, and a handful are from Sherbrooke and the surrounding area.

Claude Vaillancourt and Michael Laroche, from Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, and Martin Tremblay, from Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, are just two of the top names at the provincial level.

“The people of the Eastern Townships quickly fell in love with snowmobiling on the water, and it’s not surprising considering that it was in this region that the vehicle was invented. Spectators always flock to the banks of the quarry, and more and more local riders are making a name for themselves,” CMEQ promoter André Fortier explained in a press release about the upcoming event.

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