~~ For Immediate Release ~~
June 4th, 2018


Grande Prairie AB – The final round of public voting for Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest has concluded and the winner, a clear a decisive victor, has been chosen!

"We at Community Futures of Grande Prairie & Region and all of the Community Futures of Alberta offices along with Community Futures Lloydminster to congratulate all of the communities that competed in the contest, especially our finalists, Lloydminster and Drumheller. AB,” said Holly Sorgen of Community Futures of Grande Prairie & Region.  It has become very clear that community spirit is alive & well our country! Supporting small business and rural initiatives is important to all Community Futures Offices across Canada and we are proud to be a part of this exciting fledgling contest!”

“I want to thank all who inspired their community to vote in the final round of the voting for Canada's MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest.

Lloydminster pulled out in the lead in the late stages of the contest and Drumheller, a much smaller community couldn’t quite rally back.

Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community from the 2017 Riding Season has been chosen and the community is Lloydminster Alberta!

We want to acknowledge the commitment of all of our wonderful sponsors without whom this contest could not happen: EastLink TV, The World of Motorcycling Podcast, Reality Radio 101, Biker Radio, Northern Horizon, Choice Hotels Canada, Alig8r Web Design, Belt Drive Betty Media, Ride Like a Local, Colorado Rider News, Fast Lane Biker, Delmarva Edition, The Busted Knuckle Chronicles, and our presenting sponsors, Community Futures of Alberta and Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot!

About Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest:
Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest was created by Renee ”Belt Drive Betty” Charbonneau, founder and CEO of Belt Drive Betty Media.  

Canada’s MOST Rider Friendly Community Contest is a rural tourism marketing initiative whose goal is to create awareness of the wonderful businesses and communities that are there for riders to explore.

About Belt Drive Betty Media:
Belt Drive Betty Media is a diverse motorcycle media company founded in 2003. It offers the rider a vast array of ways to connect with the information on the motorcycle community they need.
That diversity offers advertisers looking to connect with the Canadian riding community a large number of advertising vehicles to choose from. Belt Drive Betty Media offers TV, web, social media, app and email marketing opportunities.

Renee “Belt Drive Betty” Charbonneau
(780) 402-8892
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About Community Futures of Alberta:

For 30 years, Community Futures has been supporting small business development and rural economic diversification in Alberta. We are a community driven, non-profit organization with 27 offices in rural areas throughout Alberta. Each office is staffed by local business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.

In other words, we live where you live, and reap the benefits of a strong local economy created by business entrepreneurs just you! Read about some of the many successful businesses we have helped start-up and grow over the years.

We provide a wide range of small business loans, business coaching/training services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business.
We also run a number of specialized business programs, and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.

We are funded by the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification Canada
There are a total of 269 Community Futures offices across the country.

Holly Sorgen
Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region
(780) 814-5340

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