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Treble Charger returns to the Sault to support Searchmont Resort

Friday, January 04, 2013   by: Staff



Searchmont fundraising event featuring Treble Charger

SEARCHMONT - S.S.A.I (Searchmont Ski Association Inc.) is hosting a fundraising event to officially kick off its capital fundraising campaign.

The event will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013 at The Pavilion (Algoma's Water Tower Inn and Suites).

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at Searchmont Ski Resort, Duke of Windsor Sport Shop.

The night will feature lots of prizes, cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner and wine at 7 p.m. followed by a performance by the Trippie Hippies and special musical guests Treble Charger.

Treble Charger membership consists of three hometown (Sault Ste. Marie) heroes who have made a lasting mark on the Canadian music industry.

Greg Nori (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard), Bill Priddle (Guitar, Vocals) and Rosie Martin (Bass, Keyboard) formed the band after meeting in high school in Sault Ste. Marie.

Since forming, the band has become an international success and a household name for Canadian music.

Proceeds from the event will enhance the not-for-profit's snowmaking and grooming with the goal of improving conditions, reducing operating costs and extending the ski area's season.

Come out with family and friends and celebrate Searchmont, skiing, snowboarding, and great community spirit.

Every dollar raised will leverage $3 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

About Searchmont

Searchmont has been in operation for over 50 years.

Searchmont is a not-for-profit organization that has an estimated annual economic impact of $5.4 million locally, and provides support for over 135 local jobs.

Searchmont promotes active living through recreational, competitive, and educational programming, and is an important lure for the recruitment of professionals to the area.

Searchmont is designated as an official training centre by Alpine Ontario


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tmac_4u 1/4/2013 2:38:50 PM Report

*Searchmont, it's right there in the article
Measer 1/4/2013 3:09:07 PM Report

There is no "U" in SearchMONT... until YOU arrive...

SearchMONT was a community.. long before the SearchMONT Resort came along..
SammH 1/4/2013 3:29:25 PM Report

SammH 1/4/2013 3:29:53 PM Report

Is that a misprint?
saultbie25 1/4/2013 3:33:40 PM Report

You're kidding me right? ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to see a mediocre band from the late 90's?????? That is just insane!!!!
Flyers08 1/4/2013 3:45:44 PM Report

$100! Lol.....have fun!
Wicked 1/4/2013 4:28:13 PM Report

FUNDRAISER!!!!!!!!!!!!! $$$ 100.00 reasonable
TankGirl 1/4/2013 4:32:13 PM Report

People - it is dinner, drinks, prizes and the concert for $100. It is a fundraiser for your local mountain in which every $1 raised leverages $3 from the NOHFC.

It will sell out so if you plan to go - get your tickets ASAP~!
saultbie25 1/4/2013 4:36:59 PM Report

Even $100 for a fundraiser is insane! Lets break it down, $20 to see treble charger, $5 cold, overcooked meal so $75 to be donated that seems a bit selfish.

I have been to several fundraiser magic shows, hypnotist shows, and several other things, and the tickets were never over $50, talk about a MONEY GRAB
Stevie-E 1/4/2013 4:40:29 PM Report

See...this is the problem with many people in this city:

A bunch of cheap whiners that will pay $75-100 for a Johnny Reid concert on more than one occasion (NOT A FUNDRAISING EVENT) but bawk at a dinner and a band that will surely put on a good show.

How about you casino buffs? $100 is like a 20 minute joyride to some.

Seriously, people make me laugh. Don't go if you can't afford it, then! People that can afford it will see that there is value beyond the $100.

It's a night out for fun AND it goes toward a good cause that, if done properly, will bring dollars to many businesses to the Soo, not just Searchmont.

We're talking Hotels/Motels, Bars & Restaurants, Shopping & Retail...the list goes on. I swear, many SooToday people have tunnel vision.

Take the blinders off!
TankGirl 1/4/2013 5:02:36 PM Report

Stevie- well said.

SammH 1/4/2013 5:14:10 PM Report

I'm not doubting that people will go to it, but for me I couldn't / wouldn't pay $100. I honestly thought it was a misprint, my bad. Best of luck to Searchmont though, I hope it goes well!
saultbie25 1/4/2013 5:55:40 PM Report

I have a well paying job and I could afford to go if it was actually a GOOD cause.

My list of 2012 Donations:
Canadian Cancer Society.... TWICE
Canadian Kidney Association
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Soup Kitchen
Canadian Tire Jump Start

Thats just monitary donations, How about a list of my VOLUNTEER work in this city. Really, What does searchmont do for the community, do they have free childrens classes, days for children to go and get active for free instead of being glued to the TV or Video Games.....
TankGirl 1/4/2013 6:20:49 PM Report

Wow. Give yourself a big pat on the back for all your good deeds? Would you like someone to drive there and give you some high fives?

Searchmont does a lot of good things and free offerings like...

Kids under 10 ski for FREE
Seniors ski for FREE
Searchmont helps raise funds for various charities and causes like Haiti, Cancer Socierty and more.
Everybody can ride for 9.95 every Friday night.
Sundays offer family ski passes for 39.99 - 3 people

And those are just a few examples. Check your facts before you imply that Searchmont does nothing.
TankGirl 1/4/2013 6:46:17 PM Report

I really should have mentioned the Searchmont No Limits Adaptive Ski Club.

The Searchmont No Limits Adaptive Ski Association is a volunteer based program assisting individuals with a disability to learn and enjoy skiing at one of the best ski resorts in Ontario.


No Limits is a community downhill skiing club for persons with disabilities launched in 2008 at Searchmont Resort. Available equipment/assistance includes:

Sit Ski - allows persons who have quadriplegia or paraplegia to experience skiing on the mountain. This sport can also accommodate many different types of disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, bilateral amputation and any other disability which affects a person’s mobility.

Outriggers - assist skiers with a single, lower limb amputation.

Volunteer Guides – assist persons with visual or hearing disabilities. In most cases, persons can achieve the ability to ski independently (without an instructor or volunteer) once skill and individual comfort are achieved.
Mr E 1/4/2013 7:55:18 PM Report

lol, then go spend $100 and see young & the restless stars!! or the douche from Big Brother! You people kill me! This is to support a local establishment that supports the community!!

Tommy2Toes 1/4/2013 9:13:02 PM Report

I'd have no problem spending the $100....if it wasn't at WaterTower Inn...their food is terrible.
VEROTIK 1/4/2013 10:04:15 PM Report

i took my 3 kids out to ski at searchmount, we waited 3/4 hour in line for the ski school for the kids, then 3/4 hr in line for ski rentals at which time they decided they did not have any skis left for my kids, 20 min wait in line to try and get a refund on ski school, then head home, most of a day wasted, 3 disappointed kids, and the kicker they didnt refund the ski school on the visa I AM STILL TRYING TO GET THE REFUND, searchmount you already got my 100 dollars and won't see another dime.
TankGirl 1/4/2013 10:11:30 PM Report

9.95 Fridays are packed and first come, first served for rentals.
sassafras 1/5/2013 9:01:00 AM Report

OY!! Please hire someone who CAN spell and use proper grammar, seeing that it's obvious "spell-check" is unheard of. Shame, shame, shame. Without going through this article with a fine-toothed comb, I spotted six errors easily. So unprofessional! Pretty much stopped reading the article.
Skierguy 1/5/2013 10:25:13 AM Report

Hey "Saultbie", I would strongly suggest you get out in the community and off your computer. Maybe take another look at what Searchmont gives back to this community. More than 5 million in revenue, FREE skiing for kids 10 and under, learn to ski /snowboard with rentals for the cheapest prices anywhere. If you don't like outdoor sports in the winter then don't comment on those of us who live for it. I don't understand why someone who states what a great citizen of the Sault they are and how much or how many charities you support, it seems like all you can do is dump on a good thing. Just like our parents would say.."If you can't say something good, then don't say anything."
Get a grip on your complaining or get a real life.
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