County may consent camping for Ride For Dad

The 10th annual Ride For Dad-Edmonton is coming to Blackjacks Road House, marking the first time ever...

The 10th annual Ride For Dad-Edmonton is coming to Blackjacks Road House, marking the first time ever the bike event has been held outside of the major city.

With the event, Nisku is expecting 1,200 to 1,500 participating bikers, approximately 150 volunteers and all the related viewers. Blackjacks owner Clarence Shields attended Leduc County’s March 22 meeting to ask if county land near Blackjacks could be used as basic camping for the event.

Council warmed to the idea but there were some concerns about liability. “I’m always cautious, what are we opening our county up to?” said Coun. Tanni Doblanko.

She does not want someone to use the county land for camping, get hurt, and come back pointing fingers at the county because it was not a proper campground.

County manager Brian Bowles says the county would need a contract or agreement in place to move forward with the idea. Councillors approved a motion of support depending on a contract/agreement and feasibility variables.

The matter will be back before council at its April 5 meeting.

“I really like the idea you’re bringing people into our community at a time that’s really important to our businesses,” said Coun. Rick Smith.

Coun. Audrey Kelto made mention that opening the land to be used for camping may set a precedent for other events in the community.

 

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