No, they do hold a ball hockey tournament in the city on the river in February that attracts 6-7000 people! and runs all week.
yes the drag races are pretty fun to watch, they are more for fun than any real competition. we do have a national snowmobile race track in the little town just to the south of us. Canadian Power Tobbogan Championships. get competitors out from all over Canada and the Northern States. They usually run one event per month from December to March.
And the river really only gives us trouble in the spring, we have come close a few times, but basement has been dry for the ten plus years since we built!
And Jealous? I would love the mountains and forests in your neck of the woods. I have driven through that region a few times. Gorgeous!