News Snowarama 2020 a success SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2020 The inaugural Miss Emily Rose (Miss Em) Richer Memorial Award was presented to this year’s Easter Seals Ambassadors, Naomi Pitawanakwat-Esuk of Birch Island and Richard (Ricky) Dixon of Espanola, as part of the annual Snowarama in Espanola and the North Shore corridor. Photos by Mike Mantha, Carol Hughes and Gisele Karvonen Easter Seals Ambassadors for the annual Espanola-North Shore Snowarama were presented with commemorative plaques. Easter Seals co-ordinator, Carmen Bazinet oversaw the presentation of the introduction of the Miss Emily Rose Richer (Miss Em) Memorial Award on behalf of The Moose 99.3-CJJM – Espanola. The award honours Easter Seal Ambassadors and Bazinet adds she was pleased to have it shared with this year’s joint ambassadors, Naomi Pitawanakwat-Esuk of Birch Island and Richard (Ricky) Dixon of Espanola. Bazinet adds Sunday’s event netted just over $12, 400, which will help provide funding for local children to go camping and also for equipment they need for their care. She adds the top fundraisers were Leo Deveau for the top male award raising over $3,200 and the top female, Sue Belanger with a little more than $1,000.