CLUB: COALMONT WEL­COMES THE IN­VA­SION JAMBOREE

4WDrive - - Contents - WORDS BY BRENT BOYCHUK PHO­TOS BY BRENT BOYCHUK, PHIL SCYNER, CARRIE FOSS, PAUL MACDON­ALD, PERRY MACK

Friday morn­ing par­tic­i­pants and ven­dors awoke to smell of break­fast cook­ing. The Coalmont In­va­sion was about to launch. Like many in­va­sions, it was a suc­cess, but not with­out some snafu’s.

All types of 4x4’s were wel­comed to the event, and they or­ga­nized them­selves after break­fast to head out for a day on the trails led by After The Black­top Ends (ATBE) trail guides. Peo­ple from as far away as Toronto, On­tario en­joyed the spec­tac­u­lar trails and scenery.

They say an army marches on its stom­ach, and so do wheel­ers. Friday night ev­ery­one en­joyed a BBQ and waited for the party to be­gin. The bands were al­most set-up when the rain ar­rived - and the bands left.

It was as­sumed that Friday night was a bust al­though the shower was short lived. To our sur­prise, Myles Mur­phy came back after re­al­iz­ing that the rain had stopped; and al­though the oth­ers didn’t re­turn, Myles Mur­phy put on quite a show for ev­ery­one.

The event fea­tured a Winch 101 course, Ad­vanced Re­cov­ery 4x4 hosted by Ken Noakes & Carrie Wood, with the as­sis­tance of Kliff Wight & Jeff Court­ney - just to name a few.

Through the week­end ev­ery­one had a great time on the trails and en­joyed a trade show with

ven­dors like Warn In­dus­tries, Tu­lameen Ad­ven­tures, 4 Wheel Drive As­so­ci­a­tion of BC, All Ter­rain Over­land Gear, Okana­gan at Heights, Boul­der Out­door Prod­ucts, and The Tin Whis­tle. A spe­cial thanks to our spon­sors in­clud­ing In­no­va­tive Events & Pro­mo­tions, Cof­fee News, Tech­ni­cal De­signs, WheelS­pac­ers.ca, Ther­moKing, 4Wheel Parts, and our favourite mag­a­zine 4WDrive.

AWARE 4x4 so­ci­ety and ATBE event or­ga­niz­ers are hard at work to make the Coalmont 4x4 In­va­sion Jamboree 2019 even bet­ter. Mark July 4-8, 2019 on your cal­en­dars!

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