Snow Country Snowmobile Regionhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/Fri, 09 Jun 2017 5:15:11 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Sno-Drifters' Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sno-drifters-poker-run-9974.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sno-drifters-poker-run-9974.htmlFri, 09 Jun 2017 5:15:11 -0700<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/home/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/home/Wed, 07 Jun 2017 8:16:26 -0700SNOW COUNTRY OFSC DISTRICT 6 is dedicated to providing leadership and support to District 6 snowmobile clubs, to establish and maintain quality snowmobile trails throughout the region in conjunction with its member clubs and associates, that will be used in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to further promote the enjoyment of snowmobiling.

For snowmobilers, the Snow Country landscape is 100 per cent Canadian Shield. Enjoy 2550 km/1580 mi of super sledding across rolling farmlands and mixed forests.

We traverse from Renfrew to Deux Rivieres, from the Ottawa River to the extreme westerly portions of Bancroft & Haliburton County. Our winters offer crisp temperatures, plenty of snow and we all work together to provide well-groomed, well-marked trails from mid December to late March.

Snow Country Snowmobile Association clubs include BonnTrae (Deacon), Eganville Sno-Drifters (Eganville), Griffith-Matawatchan Sno-Dusters (Griffith), Keetna Snowmobile Club (Petawawa), Missing Link (Deux Rivières), Opeongo Snowbirds (Barry's Bay/Whitney), Peterson Pathfinders (Combermere), Timberline (Pembroke), and Whitewater Sno-Goers (Renfrew). District 6 clubs which are not members of the Association include: Haliburton County Snowmobile Club (Haliburton), Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers (Lake St Peter), North Renfrew Snowmobile Club (Deep River).

Snow Country Snowmobile Association and our District clubs are members of onlinecasinoselite.com (free online casino games) in good standing with the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC).

Ride the Snow Tours
RAP Tour (Around Algonquin Park)Madawaska LoopCalabogie LoopBON - Loop Voyageur Route

The RAP TourRAP TOUR

The Granddaddy of “Snow Tours” in the Province of Ontario is alive & well – The Round Algonquin Park Tour now connected and available to touring riders. Take a 3-5 day tour around Algonquin Park where you will experience an incredible mix of utility corridors, abandoned rail lines and old logging roads through extensive forests of the rugged Canadian Shield. Excellent access to all services touring riders require.

For info, please contact us.

Download: RAP TOUR LOOP

Oakview Lodge

Freeloaders 2017
 

No ATVs
Use trail at your own risk

OFSC Driver TrainingDriver Training Courses 2016-2017 Season:
Pre-registration is required

Lake St Peter Area
December 10, 2016
Neil Crowder 905-668-2896

Pembroke Area
December 3rd 2016
January 14, 2017
February 4, 2017
Linda Jackson - 613-646-7736

Haliburton Area
December 3, 2016
January 21, 2017
Neil Crowder - http://www.hcsa.ca/driver-training


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<![CDATA[Planning]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/home/planning/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/home/planning/Wed, 07 Jun 2017 8:10:12 -0700Planner: Luke Desjardins ext. 202

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<![CDATA[SCSA AGM]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-agm-4558.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-agm-4558.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 6:00:20 -0700 SCSA AGM & Elections will be held at 4pm Sunday May 28th at the Eganville SnoDrifters Clubhouse.  Open to all member clubs of SCSA.  Meeting will precede District meeting later that day.  For info, contact Dale Jackson, Pres. at 613-646-7736.

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<![CDATA[OFSC District 6 Annual General Meeting & Elections]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-annual-general-meeting-elections-2394.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-annual-general-meeting-elections-2394.htmlWed, 26 Apr 2017 8:49:04 -0700 Notice of OFSC District 6 Annual General Meeting Sunday May 28th at 6pm. Eganville Sno-Drifters Clubhouse 475 SnowDrifter Road Eganville On. Meeting is open to all members of our District 6 clubs. Elections for Board positions to follow. Come out and get involved, for info conatct the office at 613-735-8882.

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<![CDATA[ONTARIO SNOWMOBILING SEASON COMES TO AN END]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ontario-snowmobiling-season-comes-to-an-end-3103.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ontario-snowmobiling-season-comes-to-an-end-3103.htmlFri, 07 Apr 2017 7:18:19 -0700Thank you permit buyers, volunteers and landowners!

With the last grooming operations over as of early April, snowmobilers are being reminded to stay off OFSC Prescribed snowmobile trails from now until they become available next winter as the snowmobile season has come to an end. At its peak, this season saw 27,000 kilometres of OFSC trails ready to ride with the first snowmobiling opportunities available as early as December 10 and throughout the Christmas holidays in some areas. In all, snowmobilers obtained 108,617 permits for sleds that were used by over 190,000 family participants. Snowmobiling in Ontario generates $1.7 billion in economic impact annually.

“We’ve had a great, albeit unpredictable winter in most parts of the province and would like to thank all of our clubs and volunteers for working especially hard to get trails in the best possible condition throughout the season for snowmobilers to enjoy,” stated OFSC spokesperson Lisa Stackhouse.

The public is also reminded that an OFSC snowmobile trail on private land reported as “Unavailable” means that access to that trail is also prohibited for ATV’s or any other users or persons for all other seasons, without the specific prior permission of the landowner. To do so could result in a trespass charge and/or permanent closure of the trail. To support OFSC landowners, the Interactive Trail Guide on the OFSC website will be offline until September 1, 2017.

“On behalf of our clubs and volunteers, I want to thank all of the landowners who have generously allowed the use of their property for an OFSC snowmobile trail this winter,” continued Stackhouse. “We also appreciate the support of the many snowmobilers who bought trail permits to help support the cost of trail and grooming operations.”

Planning is already underway to provide yet another successful season of snowmobiling next winter. Although the winter is over, snowmobiling has become a year-round business. Many clubs will immediately start planning and preparing for next winter. If you are interested in helping out, please visit www.ofsc.on.ca to find out how you can get involved!

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<![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-annual-general-meeting-7592.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-annual-general-meeting-7592.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 5:17:11 -0700Bonn-Trae S/C Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm. Our club has volunteer positions open for sledders or anyone else willing to lend a hand. If you enjoy the trails around Killaloe, Wilno, Round Lake, Golden Lake, Pikwakanagan areas, get involved. There's a place for you. For more info contact Mike at 613-625-2555 or the Snow Country office at 613-735-8882. See you at the meeting at the Sands Resort on Golden Lake.

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<![CDATA[Snow Country! OFSC District 6 General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snow-country-ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-251.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snow-country-ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-251.htmlFri, 17 Mar 2017 11:42:43 -0700 D6 meeting  6:30pm Tuesday March 21st the Eganville SnoDrifters Clubhouse 675 Snowdrifter Road Eganville On.  Open to members of OFSC District 6 clubs.  Come on out and get involved.  For info contact the office at 877-376-7669

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<![CDATA["BOW-TIE CLASSIC" SNOWMOBILE POKER RUN & SILENT AUCTION ]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bow-tie-classic-snowmobile-poker-run-silent-auction-8743.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bow-tie-classic-snowmobile-poker-run-silent-auction-8743.htmlTue, 21 Feb 2017 8:09:31 -0700<![CDATA[CDSC Trail BBQ]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/cdsc-trail-bbq-7282.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/cdsc-trail-bbq-7282.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 6:37:11 -0700<![CDATA[Don't Just Ride Them, Rate Them Too.]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/don-t-just-ride-them-rate-them-too-7106.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/don-t-just-ride-them-rate-them-too-7106.htmlFri, 27 Jan 2017 8:03:07 -0700<![CDATA[Accommodations]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/accommodations/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/accommodations/Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:19:14 -0700Bancroft

Bancroft Sword Inn
www.swordinnbancroft.com
1-866-226-2763

Barry's Bay

The Ash Grove Inn
www.ashgroveinn.com
1-888-756-7672

Balmoral Hotel
613-756-5162

Barrys Bay Cottage Resort
www.barrysbaycottages.com
1-800-218-0738

Fortune's Madawaska Valley Inn
www.madawaskavalleyinn.com
(613) 756-9014

Pinewood Inn
www.thepinewoodinn.com
855-756-1333

Spectacle Lake Lodge
www.spectaclelakelodge.com
(613) 756-2324

Calabogie

Calabogie Peaks Resort
www.calabogie.com
800-669-4861

Jocko'S Beach Resort & Motel
www.jockosbeach.com
866-376-6285

Cobden

Logo's Land Resort
www.logosland.com
877-816-6605

Combermere

Hush Lodge & Cottages
www.hushlodge.ca
855-756-8008

Deacon

Sands on Golden Lake Inn & Resort
1-800-565-2520
www.sandsongoldenlake.com

Deep River

Bears Den & Lounge Motel
(613) 584-9795

Deep River Motel
613-584-2743

Deux Rivières

Antler's Kingfisher Lodge
www.antlers-lodge.com
(705) 747-0851

Eganville

McMac’s Lakeview Home
mcmaclakeviewhome@minklake.ca
613-312-0301

Haliburton

Lakeview Motel
www.lakeviewhaliburton.ca
866-385-9347

Oakview Lodge
www.oakviewlodge.com
866-292-6125

Sir Sam’s Inn & Waterspa
www.irsamsinn.com
800-361-2188

Lake St. Peter

White Pine Cottages
613-338-2655

Halls Lake

Sandy Lane Resort
www.sandylaneresort.com
800-461-1422

Madawaska

All Star Resort
www.allstarresort.com
1-800-565-0364

Riverland Lodge and Black Bear Lounge
www.riverlandlodge.com
1-800-701-8055

Mattawa

Mattawa Golf & Ski Resort
www.golfnski.com
1-800-762-2339

Valois Motel & Restaurant
www.valoismotel.com
1-705-744-5583

Pembroke

Best Western
www.bestwesternpembroke.com
1-800-567-5475

Holiday Inn Express
www.holidayinnexpress/pembrokeon
855-629-1990

Petawawa

Quality Inn & Suites
www.petawawaqualityinnandsuites.com
866-447-1130

Renfrew

Days Inn Renfrew
800-668-0466

Stonecliffe

Pine Valley Resort
www.pinevalleyresort.ca
613-586-2621

Morning Mist Resort
www.MorningMistResort.ca
1-888-356-1113

Whitney

Algonquin East Gate Motel
613-637-2652

The Couples Resort
www.couplesresort.ca
(613) 637-2662

The Mad Musher
www.madmusher.com
866-551-5534

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<![CDATA[White Water Sno-Goers Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/white-water-sno-goers-poker-run-1279.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/white-water-sno-goers-poker-run-1279.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 12:01:34 -0700 Registration  is 10:30 til 12 noon at Logo's Land Cobden.

Registration is $20 & includes a meal.

$100 First Prize

Additional Door Prizes & 50/50

Prizes will be Drawn @ 3:30

Ride concludes with a large camp fire at Reasbeck's Camp.

Come Join us for a Fun Ride.

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<![CDATA[Sno-Drifters' March Madness Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sno-drifters-march-madness-poker-run-5917.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sno-drifters-march-madness-poker-run-5917.htmlMon, 16 Jan 2017 11:59:31 -0700<![CDATA[Sinking of the Sled]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sinking-of-the-sled-9417.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sinking-of-the-sled-9417.htmlFri, 13 Jan 2017 7:25:47 -0700With great success, the Bonn Trae Snowmobile Club has revitalized an old tradition ... “Sinking of the Sled”. Over 20 years ago, Sands on Golden Lake's previous owner Leo McKillop decide to place a “Garfield” cat taped to a sono tube on the ice in front of the Sands.  Mr McKillop did so in order to determine when the doomed feline would fall thru the thinning layer of ice.  Customers alike would gather at the restaurant windows first trying to determine what the heck that fuzzy orange object was on the ice and secondly  ... why? The reason,  to raise money for the local Golden Lake fire department.

With the unfortunate passing of Leo McKillop the winter tradition seized until 2009 when the Bonn Trae snowmobile club was donated a rather sad looking Yamaha. With a few coats of paint and a complete stripping of engine parts (MNR approved of course), the sinking of the “Sled” was born.

The rules are very simple – the calendar months of March and April are posted on the wall.  Each day and timeslot of these months has its own square.  One can buy a square(s) on the calendar with a random timeslot for $5. The winner is determined by the closest

Although fundraising fortunes aren’t necessarily made, the fun is explaining to folks why there is an abandoned sled on the ice and encouraging the curious (sledder or not) to try their luck as to when the sled will sink.  What a terrific way to revitalize an old tradition and generate awareness to a most phenomenal winter sport.

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<![CDATA[OPEN SESAME SNOWMOBILE POKER RUN]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-snowmobile-poker-run-6131.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-snowmobile-poker-run-6131.htmlTue, 10 Jan 2017 11:29:18 -0700<![CDATA[OPEN SESAME SNOWMOBILE POKER RUN]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-snowmobile-poker-run-6974.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-snowmobile-poker-run-6974.htmlTue, 10 Jan 2017 11:28:59 -0700<![CDATA[NRSA 40th Anniversary Selfie Tour ]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-40th-anniversary-selfie-tour-4720.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-40th-anniversary-selfie-tour-4720.htmlTue, 10 Jan 2017 11:28:42 -0700 The NRSA has been part of the OFSC for 40 years. During the month of February help us celebrate those 40 years by touring selected trails, finding a sign and taking a selfie to submit to us for your chance to win. Draws will be made weekly for a $40 gift card. It's also Canada's 150 so at the end of the month we'll be drawing for a $150 gift certificate to a local business. Come play with us on our awesome trails in the great outdoors! Check our FB page & website www.nrsa.ca each week to find a picture of the sign and what trails it will be on.

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<![CDATA[NRSA Family Day Social]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-social-3001.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-social-3001.htmlTue, 10 Jan 2017 8:31:00 -0700On Sunday February 19th on the A-trail west of Deep River at the Stopping Place from about 11:30am till after 2:00 pm. Come out for a Dougie's Dog, bonfire & marshallows. Great opporunity to meet & talk to fellow sledders, 

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<![CDATA[NRSA. Snowmobile Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-snowmobile-poker-run-3106.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-snowmobile-poker-run-3106.htmlTue, 10 Jan 2017 8:30:33 -0700In conjunction with the Chalk River and Area Lion's Club Winter Carnival the NRSA will be having a Poker Run on Saturday Feb 4, 2017. Registration begins at 9am till 11am and poker hands are drawn upon registration.

Breakfast is available in the Chalk River Lion's Hall starting at 8:00 am

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<![CDATA[Timberline Mystery Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-mystery-poker-run-6994.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-mystery-poker-run-6994.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 6:29:05 -0700The Poker Run will Start from the Timberline Snowmobile Clubhouse At 1 PM .. Registration will take place between from 11 Am To 1 PM .... Poker hands are as follows: same as last year event $10.00 for 1 hand and $20.00 gets you a chance at 5 hands by flipping the Q of Spades but guaranteed at least 3 Hands.. Note to remember please leave hidden objects on trail for all to enjoy !!!! As for during last year event we had some people remove objects prior to all riders finishing the Poker Run .  Doors Prizes will start drawing numbers at 4:30 PM Sharp please be present ... Poker hands Prizes will be 1st.2nd.3rd & Booby Prize ''' Now there will also be 1 prize set aside for the most hidden objects found ... That is why we don't want you to remove hidden objects Thanks again In advance From All The Volunteer's At your local Timberline Snowmobile Club !

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<![CDATA[Eganville Sno-Drifters]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/eganville-sno-drifters/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/eganville-sno-drifters/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:56:23 -0700The Eganville Sno-driftersEGANVILLE SNO-DRIFTERS
P.O. Box 468
Eganville, ON K0J 1T0

Tel: (613) 639-4997
Email: eganville@snowcountryscsa.ca
Website: www.bonnecherecup.ca

OldSledHeads.com 

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Zach Plotz
VICE-PRESIDENT Heidi Clarke
SECRETARY Robin Van Hoof
TREASURER Shawna Clark
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<![CDATA[Eganville Sno-Drifters' Club 2016/2017 Winter Clubhouse Hours]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/eganville-sno-drifters-club-2016-2017-winter-clubhouse-hours-5139.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/eganville-sno-drifters-club-2016-2017-winter-clubhouse-hours-5139.htmlMon, 28 Nov 2016 11:52:31 -0700 Wednesday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
6:00pm – 9:00pm
3:00pm – 9:00pm
1:00pm – 4:00pm ]]>
<![CDATA[RAP Tour Loop]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/rap-tour-loop/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/rap-tour-loop/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:48:19 -0700

RAP Tour (Round Algonquin Park)The RAP tour showcases the best of Ontario snowmobiling in one remarkable circle tour Round Algonquin Park. Snowmobiling through OFSC Districts 6, 7 and 11, riders will experience incredible trails on an exciting mix of utility corridors, abandoned rail lines and old logging roads, plus sledding through the extensive forests of the rugged Canadian Shield. RAP will even take you on the only snowmobile trail through the world famous Algonquin Park!

Big Loop Round Algonquin - Riding the RAP Tour and Snow Country
Story and photos by Craig Nicholson

RAP is perfect for…

  • Seniors, families and couples wanting to “stop and smell the roses” during a leisurely 5 to 7-day getaway that is memorable and secure. Guided or customized tours can be arranged on request.
  • Touring riders looking for an exciting 3 to 5-day self-guided adventure that consistently delivers the best snowmobiling in Ontario.
  • High-Milers out to rack up maximum kilometres over an exciting long weekend on Ontario's premier  trails.

RAP is a tour designed by snowmobilers for snowmobilers. So you can rest assured that you will be well taken care of. RAP provides three levels of trail guides: the OFSC Provincial Snowmobile Trail Guide for big picture overview, the trail guides of District 6, 7 and 11 for regional details and contacts and a special RAP guide so you can see your entire tour on one pocket sized sheet. All trails on this tour are clearly marked with special RAP signage and major intersections have “You Are Here“ RAP signs.

It doesn't get any better than Ontario's RAP tour, so why take a chance with your precious snowmobiling vacation? You'll be grinning from ear to ear every day and head home with a head full of amazing memories. Best of all, you will want to Ride the RAP again and again. Check it out this winter!

Download
The Rap Map - Front (pdf)
The Rap Map - Back (pdf)
The RAP Tour Services  

Read Jeff McGirr's article on the RAP Tour on the NorthernOntario.Travel website.


 

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<![CDATA[Trail Guides]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/trail-guides/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/trail-guides/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:37:35 -0700Advertising is available in the upcoming 2016-2017 SCSA District 6 Trail Guide.
For more information contact the Snow Country office at 877-376-7669.

D6 Map Front
D6 Map Back

Click on the image above, or follow this link to view a list of our sponsors.

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<![CDATA[Supporters]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/supporters/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/supporters/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 8:12:43 -0700City of Pembroke
www.pembroke.ca
613-735-6821

County Of Renfrew
www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca
613-735-7288

Madawaska Valley Township
www.madawaskavalley.ca
613-756-5885

Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization
www.ontariohighlands.ca
855-629-6486

Ontario Tourism Marketing (OTMPC)
www.ontariotravel.net 1-888-365-4422

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association
www.ottawavalley.travel
1-800-757-6580

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<![CDATA[Snowmobile Rentals]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/snowmobile-rentals/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/snowmobile-rentals/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 8:12:04 -0700Pembroke

Pete's Sales & Service
http://www.petessalesandservice.ca/
(613) 735-3711

Haliburton

Ski-doo rentals

RPM (Arctic Cat)
www.haliburtonrpm.com
705-457-1473

Harper Powersports & Marine
www.harper-marine.com
705-457-2282

Big Hawk Lake Marina
http://www.bighawk.ca/
705-489-2429

Minden

Harper Powersports & Marine
www.harper-marine.com
705-286-2750

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<![CDATA[Service Centers & Dealers]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/service-centers-dealers/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/service-centers-dealers/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 8:05:13 -0700Arnprior

Urban Sports (Yamaha)
(613) 623-4410

Bancroft

Bancroft Sport & Marine (Ski-Doo)
(613) 332-1830

Waynes World (Polaris)
(613) 332-4649

Barry’s Bay

L&M Service Centre
613-756-3258

Kam-Keg Marine & Service
613-756-3862

Chapeau

Lepine's Garage (Polaris)
(819) 689-2972

Eganville

George's Marine & Sports (Ski-Doo)
www.gmas.ca
(613) 628-2424

Fort Coulonge

Mansfield RV & Arctic Cat
819-683-1359

Haliburton

RPM (Arctic Cat)
www.haliburtonrpm.com
705-457-1473

Harper Powersports & Marine
www.harper-marine.com
705-457-2282

Killaloe

Killaloe Sportsplus (Yamaha)
(613) 757-2880

Pembroke

Hollywood Powersports (Arctic Cat)
613-638-3814

Pembroke Autoparts
(613) 732-2839

Pete's Sales & Service (Ski-doo)
(613) 735-3711

Petawawa

Banville Yamaha (Yamaha)
(613) 687-4276

Renfrew

B&M Motorsports
(613) 432-7765

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<![CDATA[Fuel]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/fuel/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/fuel/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 8:04:20 -0700NOTE: Hours of operation may vary, please call ahead.

Arnprior

W.O. Stinson
(613) 623-4207

Barry's Bay

Barry’s Bay Shell
613-756-6446

Sherwood Service Center
(613) 756-1097

Spectacle Lake Lodge
(613) 756-2324

Cobden

17 West Shell
613-646-2678

Eganville

Eganville Country Store
(613) 628-2777

Foymount

Breens Gas Bar
(613) 754-5399

Golden Lake

Golden Lake Variety
(613) 625-2654

Pikwakanagan Fules
613-625-1622

Griffith

Griffith General Store
(613) 333-1553

Haliburton

Big Hawk Lake Marina
www.bighawk.ca
705-457-1473

Lake St Peter

Linkies General Store
613-338-3195

Minden

Harper Powersports & Marine
www.harper-marine.com
705-286-2750

Pembroke

Saars Store
(613) 732-2711

Irving Big Stop
(613) 735-1066

Hamiltons Convenience
(613) 735-5784

Wo Stinson and Sons
(613) 732-7400

Renfrew

Gourley's Variety
613-432-5093

Rolphton

Rolphton Esso

Round Lake

Centre Food Market
(613) 757-3458

Whitney

Algonquin Lunch Bar
(613) 637-2670

Wilno

Wilno Esso
(613) 756-3618

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<![CDATA[Restaurants]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/restaurants/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/restaurants/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 8:03:08 -0700Arnprior

The Prior Sports bar and Restaurant
www.priorsportsbar.com
(613) 623-4584

Barry's Bay

Balmoral Hotel
613-756-5162

The Ash Grove Inn
www.ashgroveinn.com
(613) 756-7672

Fortune's Madawaska Valley Inn
www.madawaskavalleyinn.com
(613) 756-9014

Spectacle Lake Lodge
www.spectaclelakelodge.com
(613) 756-2324

Calabogie

Calabogie Peaks Resort
www.calabogie.com
800-669-4861

Deacon

Sands on Golden Lake Inn & Resort
1-800-565-2520

Deep River

Bears Den & Lounge Motel
(613) 584-9795

Deux Rivières

Antler's Kingfisher Lodge
www.antlers-lodge.com
(705) 747-0851

Griffith

Pine Valley Restaurant
(613) 333-5523

Haliburton

Oakview Lodge
www.oakviwlodge.com
866-292-6125

Sir Sam’s Inn & Waterspa
www.sirsamsinn.com
800-361-2188

Madawaska

Black Bear Lounge
www.riverlandlodge.com
(613) 637-5338

Mattawa

Mattawa Golf and Ski
www.golfnski.com
(705) 744-5818

Valois Motel & Restaurant
www.valoismotel.com
705-744-5583

Pembroke

Irving Big Stop
(613) 735-1066

Best Western Pembroke Inn
www.bestwesternpembroke.com
613-735-0131

Timberline Clubhouse
(613) 735-6457

Petawawa

Kelsey's
(613) 687-0841

Renfrew

Days Inn Renfrew
613-432-8109

Whitney

Algonquin Lunch Bar
(613) 637-2670

The Couples Resort
www.couplesresort.ca
(613) 637-2662

The Mad Musher
www.madmusher.com
866-551-5534

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<![CDATA[Planning Your Trip]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/Mon, 28 Nov 2016 7:55:20 -0700In this section you can find information on businesses that are located throughout our trail regions. Whether you are looking for a place to stay for the night or a spot to fuel up, you'll find it all here.

It's always a good idea to plan your trip ahead of time so you know where you can find essential services should you break down or need to take a rest.

Use the menu on the right to find the accommodation type you are looking for. Each category is organized by region.

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<![CDATA[Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers Driver Training]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-driver-training-4496.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-driver-training-4496.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 7:57:10 -0700MLSS is having a second Driver Training Coarse.  Neil Crowder will be giving the coarse.  You must be 12 years of age or older.  Your birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration. Neil can be reached at 1-905-668-2896. Please leave a message and he will get back to you.

Lunch is provided and the cost is $40.00 Limited space available

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<![CDATA[Groomer Operator Training and Risk Management]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/groomer-operator-training-and-risk-management-8971.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/groomer-operator-training-and-risk-management-8971.htmlThu, 10 Nov 2016 8:35:55 -0700 OPEONGO SNOWBIRDS SNOWMOBILE CLUB

We are looking for new and old volunteers to help groom and maintain our snowmobile trails this season.  We will be holding a groomer training and risk management session at the Ash Grove on Thursday, Nov. 24th at 6pm.
If you are interested in helping or learning more about other ways you can help, please come out for our session. Everyone is welcome!  Must be 21 and hold a valid drivers license to operate the equipment, but teams (husband/wife, parent/child) are most welcome too!
For more information please call:  Cheryl 613-756-1203
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<![CDATA[Driver Training Course Haliburton Area]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-course-haliburton-area-1561.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-course-haliburton-area-1561.htmlWed, 19 Oct 2016 5:10:34 -0700 OFSC/MTO Driver Training Course January 21, 2017 at the HCSA Clubhouse #171 Mallard Road Haliburton. Pre-registration is required, visit http://www.hcsa.ca/driver-training for details

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<![CDATA[OFSC Driver Training Haliburton Area]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-haliburton-area-7018.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-haliburton-area-7018.htmlTue, 18 Oct 2016 5:57:19 -0700 OFSC/MTO Driver Training Course in Haliburton Dec 10th, 2016.  Location TBA.  Pre-register at 905-668-2896

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<![CDATA[Bonn Trae]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/bonn-trae-snowmobile-club/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/bonn-trae-snowmobile-club/Mon, 17 Oct 2016 8:58:24 -0700BONNTRAE SNOWMOBILE AND RECREATION CLUB
13163 Hwy 60
Deacon, ON K0J 1X0

Tel: (613) 625-2555
Email: bonntrae@snowcountryscsa.ca

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Mike Cayer
VICE-PRESIDENT Vacant
SECRETARY David Summers
TREASURER Terry Brum

2016 Newsletter

2014 Newsletters:
2014 Newsletter Page 1
2014 Newsletter Page 2

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<![CDATA[OFSC Driver Training Pembroke]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-pembroke-6645.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-pembroke-6645.htmlFri, 14 Oct 2016 6:28:08 -0700 OFSC / MTO driver training course being held in Pembroke Jan14th, 2017 at the SCSA office #40484 Hwy 41.  Pre-registration is required call 613-646-7736.  12years of age or older without a valid drivers licence. Cost is $40.  Doors open at 8am, course runs from 9am to 2pm.

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<![CDATA[OFSC Driver Training Pembroke Area]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-pembroke-area-4816.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-pembroke-area-4816.htmlFri, 14 Oct 2016 6:26:25 -0700 OFSC /MTO Driver training course is being held in Pembroke Feb 4, 2017 at the SCSA office #40484 Hwy 41.  Pre-registration is required call 613-646-7736. Open to those 12 years of age or older withoput a valid drivers licence.  Cost is $40, doors open at 8am, course runs from 9am to 2pm.

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<![CDATA[OFSC Driver Training Pembroke Area]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-pembroke-area-3925.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-pembroke-area-3925.htmlFri, 14 Oct 2016 6:26:00 -0700 OFSC /MTO Driver Training Course is being held in Pembroke Dec 3, 2016 at the SCSA Office #40484 Hwy 41 Pre-registration is required - call 613-646-7736.  Doors open at 8am, course runs from 9am to 2pm. 12 years of age or older without a valid drivers licence.  Cost is $40.

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<![CDATA[Vintage Sled Show]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/vintage-sled-show-4310.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/vintage-sled-show-4310.htmlThu, 13 Oct 2016 12:10:41 -0700 At the visitors centre in Barry's Bay (in front of the Balmoral Hotel/Restaraunt) on E109 trail.

10 am to 4 pm

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<![CDATA[Snow Country District 6 General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snow-country-district-6-general-meeting-988.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snow-country-district-6-general-meeting-988.htmlWed, 12 Oct 2016 9:24:26 -0700 6:30pm at the Eganville SnoDrifters Clubhouse Eganville on.

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<![CDATA[OFSC Driver Training Course Lake St Peter Area]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mlss-driver-training-1678.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mlss-driver-training-1678.htmlWed, 12 Oct 2016 8:44:39 -0700<![CDATA[Trails & Permits]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/Mon, 03 Oct 2016 7:24:48 -07002017 Permits

2017 Seasonal Permits on Sale October 3rd

New for the 2017 season, permits are only available online.

To buy online, you will need:

  • Snowmobile ownership (year/make/model/license plate/VIN)
  • Valid email address
  • Name of the OFSC club you wish to support
  • Valid Visa or Mastercard

If you bought online last year, simply access your account to view the information you have on file, update it as needed and you're good to go!

Snow Country! District 6 Member Clubs need your support, so please Buy Where You Ride. 

Your Trail Permit Provides Great Year Round Extra Value At No Additional Costs! Click here to explore our Member Benefits.

PERMIT FEES 2016-2017 SEASON
Seasonal Permit after December 1st $260
Seasonal Permit on or before December 1st (Save $50) $210
Seasonal Permit on or before November 1st (Save $80) $180
NEW Multi-Day Permit (2 day minimum, consecutive days) $35
Classic Permit on or before December 1st
Classic Permit after December 1st
(available for sleds 1999 or older)
$140
$170
 
Special Events Permit (available only for club sanctioned events, contact your local club) $35
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<![CDATA[Same Low Price, Unlimited Winter Fun!]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/same-low-price-unlimited-winter-fun-7654.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/same-low-price-unlimited-winter-fun-7654.htmlMon, 03 Oct 2016 7:15:07 -0700An Update from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs

While there are some people who are sad to say goodbye to summer, snowmobilers in Ontario are getting revved up for the 2016-17 snowmobiling season. SNOW COUNTRY OFSC DISTRICT 6 is working hard to ensure trails are prepped for when the snow comes and by all predictions thus far, it looks like this winter will be bringing lots of cold and snow, exactly what snowmobilers everywhere have been asking for.

For the fourth year in a row, snowmobilers can take advantage of 30% savings on their 2017 Ontario Seasonal Snowmobile Permit. For the low price of $180 they can enjoy a winter full of adventure on any of the available 30,000km of trail connecting communities throughout the province. This early bird rate is only available for a limited time and prices go up at midnight EST on November 1, 2016.

This year, all permit sales will take place online. “Providing consumers with enhanced security, flexibility and convenience are just a few of the benefits of buying your permit online” says Remi Sauve, President of the OFSC. “Thank you for your support of organized snowmobiling in the province and we look forward to seeing you out on the trails this winter.”

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<![CDATA[Tours]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/tours/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/tours/Fri, 23 Sep 2016 9:20:10 -0700Remember to buy where you ride! Local clubs need your support.

Welcome to Snow CountryThe Snow Country has planned several snowmobile tours for you. Explore the Voyageur Route, the Madawaska Highlands Loop, the Round Bonechere Loop, the Calabogie Highlands Loop, or the Round Algonquin Park Loop. Click here for the brochure with trail maps!

Madawaska LoopCalabogie LoopBON - Loop Voyageur Route

Round Algonquin Park Loop (RAP)

RAP Tour RAP Tour (Round Algonquin Park)Take a snowmobile tour to remember on our Round Algonquin Park Loop (5.8 MB).

We have the route and great places to stop or stay along the way! Over 900km of spectacular sledding wait to be discovered. Take 3 or 4 days to enjoy our winter playground.

Download: RAP TOUR LOOP - RAP Tour Services

Ride the Snow Tours

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<![CDATA[More on the Snow Marks Quantum Leap for Ontario Snowmobilers]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/more-on-the-snow-marks-quantum-leap-for-ontario-snowmobilers-2681.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/more-on-the-snow-marks-quantum-leap-for-ontario-snowmobilers-2681.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 9:13:53 -0700Expect less groomer break-downs and better quality trails. 

A look at what the recent OFSC decision is all about and how it will affect local and visiting sledders.

By Craig Nicholson—The Intrepid Snowmobiler

http://www.northernontario.travel/snowmobiling/more-on-the-snow-motion-passed-by-ofsc

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<![CDATA[Whitewater Sno-Goers]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/whitewater-sno-goers/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/whitewater-sno-goers/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 7:18:58 -0700WHITEWATER SNO-GOERS
589 Garden Of Eden Rd
Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z8

Tel: (613) 582-3755
Email: whitewater@snowcountryscsa.ca
Website: www.whitewatersnogoers.com

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Scott Smaglinski
VICE-PRESIDENT Andy Kenopic
SECRETARY Julie Resmer
TREASURER Dianne Kenopic
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<![CDATA[Missing Link]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/missing-link-snowmobile-club/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/missing-link-snowmobile-club/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 7:18:19 -0700MISSING LINK SNOWMOBILE CLUB
270 Loon Valley Lane
Stonecliffe, ON K0J 2K0

Tel: (613) 586-2761
Email: missinglink@snowcountryscsa.ca
Website: MissingLinkSC.ca

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Brent Allen
VICE-PRESIDENT Doug Antler
SECRETARY Marlene Gibson
TREASURER Todd Dowser

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<![CDATA[Keetna]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/keetna-snowmobile-recreation-club/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/keetna-snowmobile-recreation-club/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 7:17:45 -0700KEETNA SNOWMOBILE & RECREATION CLUB
RR#7
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W8

Tel: (613) 735-7909
Email: keetna@snowcountryscsa.ca

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Sam Bloedow
VICE-PRESIDENT Dave Langlois
SECRETARY Bonnie Bloedow
TREASURER Bonnie Bloedow
GROOMING COORDINATOR Sam Bloedow
TRAIL PATROL Keith Park
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<![CDATA[Griffith-Matawatchan Sno-Dusters]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/griffith-matawatchan-sno-dusters/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/griffith-matawatchan-sno-dusters/Wed, 07 Sep 2016 7:17:08 -0700GRIFFITH-MATAWATCHAN SNO-DUSTERS
Box 26, Denbigh, ON K0H 1L0

Tel: (613) 333-1470
Email: griffith@snowcountryscsa.ca

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Patrick O'Brien
VICE-PRESIDENT Travis Hiderman
SECRETARY Fay O'Brien
TREASURER Carol-Ann Adams
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<![CDATA[Sno Dusters - Notice of Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/sno-dusters-notice-of-annual-general-meeting-1720.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/sno-dusters-notice-of-annual-general-meeting-1720.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 6:26:08 -0700Sno DustersSaturday, July 23, 2016 at 1pm
Matawatchan Hall
1677 Frontenac Road

All positions are available.  If we cannot elect a slate of Directors the Club will fold and local trails will close.

Please plan on attending this meeting.

For inforamtion, please contact Patrick 613-333-1470
fjp_obrien@msn.com

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<![CDATA[Province Passes Act to Support Ontario's Trails]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/province-passes-act-to-support-ontario-s-trails-431.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/province-passes-act-to-support-ontario-s-trails-431.htmlTue, 21 Jun 2016 8:56:00 -0700New Legislation Takes Action to Protect and Enhance Trails System
June 1, 2016 12:28 P.M. | Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Today, Ontario passed legislation that will sustain and improve the province's trails system, helping to build a healthier and more prosperous Ontario. 

The Supporting Ontario's Trails Act, 2016 will strengthen ‎Ontario's extensive trails system. It will protect and enhance thousands of kilometres of the province's urban, suburban, rural and remote land and water trails while also encouraging its expansion by:

  • Providing the trails community with enhanced tools to effectively develop, operate and promote trails
  • Removing barriers to help connect and expand trails across the province
  • Increasing trail awareness and promoting local tourism by enabling the recognition of Ontario trails of distinction, supporting communities and jobs across Ontario
  • Enabling the development of a classification system to help users find trails that match their interest and ability.

The new legislation also makes amendments to existing legislation to address liability, trespassing and protection of property issues.

Protecting and improving Ontario trails is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement. 

Quick Facts

  • Ontario has the second-largest trails network in Canada, with about 2,500 trails spanning over 80,000 kilometres that support recreation, tourism and active transportation.
  • From 2009 through 2015, the province invested approximately $130 million to support Ontario’s trails.
  • Through Ontario’s 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Legacy, Ontario has supported the completion of 254 kilometres of the Trans Canada Trail Ontario resulting in a continuous route of over 2,000 kilometres, connecting communities from Ottawa to Windsor and Fort Erie to Huntsville.
  • Ontario Parks protects and manages approximately 2,200 kilometres of trails and boardwalks.
  • Thousands of kilometers of trails and roads are on provincial Crown land that are open for the public to use free of charge.
  • In 2014, hiking expenditures by Ontarians added $559 million to Ontario’s GDP and created more than 18,000 jobs across the province with an annual economic benefit of nearly $1.4 billion.

Additional Resources

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<![CDATA[Annual General Meeting of the Bonn-Trae Snowmobile Club]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/annual-general-meeting-of-the-bonn-trae-snowmobile-club-4140.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/annual-general-meeting-of-the-bonn-trae-snowmobile-club-4140.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 1:52:05 -0700 Annual General Meeting of the Bonn-Trae Snowmobile Club to be held at The Sands on Golden Lake Resort Tuesday May 3rd at 7:30 pm.

Our club has volunteer positions open to snowmobilers or anyone else willing to lend a hand. If you enjoy the trails around Wilno, Killaloe, Round Lake, Golden Lake areas, get involved. There's a place for you. For more info call Mike at 613-625-2555 or the Snow Country office at 613-735-8882. See you at the meeting.

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<![CDATA[OFSC District 6 General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-6124.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-6124.htmlThu, 31 Mar 2016 5:26:40 -0700 Jon us for our regular monthly meeting Tuesday April 12th 6:30pm at the Sands on Golden Lake Resort. We hope to see you out for the meeting.

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<![CDATA[District 6 Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/district-6-annual-general-meeting-1160.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/district-6-annual-general-meeting-1160.htmlThu, 31 Mar 2016 5:26:26 -0700 Join us for our annual AGM & Elections Saturday May 7th at the Sands On Golden Lake Resort in Deacon.  Meeting starts at 7pm, open to all members of OFSC District 6 clubs.  Come out ang get involved.  

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<![CDATA[SCSA General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-7627.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-7627.htmlThu, 31 Mar 2016 5:25:18 -0700 Join us for our regular monthly meeting.  Open to all member clubs of the SCSA. At the SCSA office #40484 Hwy 41 7pm.

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<![CDATA[WHITE WATER SNO GOERS FAMILY FUN RIDE]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/white-water-sno-goers-family-fun-ride-8876.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/white-water-sno-goers-family-fun-ride-8876.htmlFri, 26 Feb 2016 7:38:08 -0700<![CDATA[19th Annual "BOW-TIE CLASSIC" Snowmobile Poker Run & Silent Auction]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/19th-annual-bow-tie-classic-snowmobile-poker-run-silent-auction-7043.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/19th-annual-bow-tie-classic-snowmobile-poker-run-silent-auction-7043.htmlFri, 26 Feb 2016 7:37:56 -0700<![CDATA[19th Annual "BOW-TIE CLASSIC" Snowmobile Poker Run & Silent Auction]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/19th-annual-bow-tie-classic-snowmobile-poker-run-silent-auction-7067.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/19th-annual-bow-tie-classic-snowmobile-poker-run-silent-auction-7067.htmlWed, 10 Feb 2016 11:34:50 -0700<![CDATA[OFSC Welcomes Ontarians to Test Drive Snowmobile Trails At No Cost Feb 13-15]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-welcomes-ontarians-to-test-drive-snowmobile-trails-at-no-cost-feb-13-15-3375.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-welcomes-ontarians-to-test-drive-snowmobile-trails-at-no-cost-feb-13-15-3375.htmlMon, 08 Feb 2016 1:18:41 -0700Participants Warned to Double Check Trail Status Before Riding

(February 8, 2016 - Barrie, ON) The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is once again celebrating Ontario’s Family Day Long Weekend (February 13-15) with an open invitation for a complimentary test-drive of OFSC trails. Since 2013, almost 30,000 riders who had not recently bought a permit have enjoyed the no cost Try Our Trails Weekend and many others are expected to be interested in this year’s event.

However, with variable weather and uncertain trail conditions in many parts of Ontario, the OFSC is also strongly advising anyone wishing to test drive OFSC trails to double check trail status on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide prior to riding each day (ofsc.on.ca>Trip Planner>TrailGuide). Lower than normal snow conditions and milder temperatures mean that sledding opportunities are more limited than usual at this time, especially in Southern Ontario, so snowmobilers need to take extra care to give themselves the safest possible riding experience while test-driving OFSC trails.

Safe riding starts with the Trail Status view of the Interactive Trail Guide. It provides an overview of the OFSC trail system, showing available trails (Green), Limited Availability Trails (Yellow) and Trails that are not available to ride (Red). Based on this information, Try Our Trails participants must make their own responsible decisions about whether or not to ride, where to ride and what trails to ride safely on Family Day Weekend. The OFSC also advises all snowmobilers to stay off frozen waterways in Southern Ontario.

The OFSC primarily targets its Try Our Trails initiative to attract new participants and former riders, and to encourage more families to experience Ontario trails for the first time. Those wishing to take advantage of this complimentary offer must go online at www.ofsc.on.ca to register a sled(s) in advance for a no cost Try Our Trail permit, then print it out and affix it to the windscreen. Displaying this permit complies with Ontario law requiring recreational snowmobiles to have and display a valid permit to access OFSC Prescribed trails. Try Our Trails Snowmobilers Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement.

For more information, click on the following links: Interactive Trail Guide Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs

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<![CDATA[Sinking Sled Fundraiser]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sinking-sled-fundraiser-8271.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/sinking-sled-fundraiser-8271.htmlWed, 03 Feb 2016 11:59:59 -0700<![CDATA[Country Music Jam]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/country-music-jam-1624.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/country-music-jam-1624.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 8:00:00 -0700Local musicians are welcome to our open music jam, at the Timberline Club House. 2pm to 4pm Come enjoy the local talent.

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<![CDATA[Country Music Jam]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/country-music-jam-436.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/country-music-jam-436.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 7:59:43 -0700Musicians are welcome to come play at the Timberline Club house from 2pm - 4pm. Come listen to local talent.

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<![CDATA[Country Music Jam]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/country-music-jam-4193.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/country-music-jam-4193.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 7:58:27 -0700All musicians welcome to an open music jam, from 2pm to 4pm at the Timberline Club House. Come enjoy the local talent.

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<![CDATA[Pancake Breakfast]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/pancake-breakfast-4110.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/pancake-breakfast-4110.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 7:57:50 -0700We will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the Timberline Club House on Saturday Jan 30th. $7.00 per person. Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, tea or coffee. We will start serving at 7:30am and go to 10am, or while supplies last.

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<![CDATA['FAMILY DAY EVENT']]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/family-day-event-5697.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/family-day-event-5697.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 7:20:25 -0700For the second year the Haliburton Country Snowmobiling Association is having a BBQ lunch on the rail trail at Gelert. Time 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. We will have articles to sell and prizes. One of the groomers will be on site. We will have club volunteers and students to help us out. Ask questions about the club. Plenty of snowmobile parking. Come out and have BBQ lunch for a small cost. Every one is welcome.

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<![CDATA[Official Opening of Deep River Park & Ride]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/official-opening-of-deep-river-park-ride-7794.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/official-opening-of-deep-river-park-ride-7794.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2016 12:31:49 -0700 On Saturday Jan 23 at 11:00 am, North Renfrew Snowmobile Association are having an official opening ceremony at the Deep River Park & Ride with Town of Deep River Represenatives.

Location is just past  33185 Highway 17.

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<![CDATA[Eganville Sno-Drifters Bonnechere Cup]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-sno-drifters-bonnechere-cup-6264.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-sno-drifters-bonnechere-cup-6264.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2016 12:31:06 -0700<![CDATA[OPP and OFSC launch Provincial Snowmobile Safety Week]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/opp-and-ofsc-launch-provincial-snowmobile-safety-week-8906.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/opp-and-ofsc-launch-provincial-snowmobile-safety-week-8906.htmlMon, 18 Jan 2016 10:11:53 -0700OPP & OFSC Advocate Making Smart Choices

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are launching Provincial Snowmobile Safety Week (January 16-24, 2015) with a message for snowmobilers to focus on their own personal safety and the well-being of others.

Riding within the law and making smart choices is the only way to ensure an enjoyable ride that gets you home safely to your family at the end of the day.

With the campaign getting underway this weekend, the OPP and OFSC are reminding snowmobile enthusiasts to stay off the lakes and waterways for the time-being as conditions are generally poor in many parts of the province.

Stay on OFSC Prescribed Trails and don’t ride impaired, speed or ride after dark.

Last winter, the OPP investigated 15 snowmobile-related fatalities, a decrease from the previous two winters (21 in the 2013-14 season and 18 in the 2012-13 season). While the OPP and OFSC are relieved to see fewer lives lost, data clearly indicates that riding impaired, speeding and riding after dark continue to be major contributing factors in snowmobiling incidents:

  • 58 per cent of snowmobile-related fatalities involved alcohol or drugs
  • 57 per cent involved speeding or riding too fast for conditions
  • 58 per cent occurred at dusk or after dark

In particular, the OPP and OFSC are looking to middle-aged males to ride with extra care and control this winter as 87 per cent of last season’s snowmobile-related fatalities involved male riders and 58 per cent were riders or passengers between the ages of 35 and 54.

The campaign is also a great opportunity to caution all snowmobilers about avoiding road running wherever possible. Where snowmobiling on the side of a public road is legal and necessary to access trails, you should always:

  • Adjust your speed to the conditions.
  • Watch out for parked vehicles and motor vehicles emerging from driveways.
  • Always give motor vehicles the right of way.
  • Be extra cautious when approaching intersections.
  • Observe and respect all traffic signs.
  • Slow down wherever snow banks obstruct your view.

The motoring public is also being reminded to watch for snowmobiles along roads or those that cross roads at snowmobile trails.

The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontario’s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Initiatives are developed and delivered through the Provincial Traffic Safety Program.

The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement.

For more information, click on the following links:

Safe and Responsible Snowmobiling
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs


Contact: OPP Sgt. Lise Grenier
Specialized Patrol Coordinator
Highway Safety Division
Phone: (705) 329-7660

OFSC: Lisa Stackhouse
Phone: (705) 739-7669 ext. 235

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<![CDATA[Telus Snowmobile Ride For Dad]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/telus-snowmobile-ride-for-dad-5906.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/telus-snowmobile-ride-for-dad-5906.htmlMon, 18 Jan 2016 7:31:55 -0700What is the TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad? • The TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad is an organization that raises funds for the fight against prostate cancer through research and awareness by hosting a one day snowmobile ride. • The TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad is part of the Ride For Dad family of events, which began with a motorcycle ride in Ottawa in 2000 with almost 80 motorcycle riders, raising just over $20,000 for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. • The national organization is celebrating 15 years of fighting prostate cancer across Canada! • Since 2010, Ride For Dad events have grown to include events in more than 40 cities across Canada, in every province in the country. • Today, more than 250,000 men, women and children have been involved, raising more than $16 million to fight prostate cancer. Who runs the TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad? • Behind the TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad is a dedicated volunteer executive committee and a group of dedicated sponsors. How are funds raised? • Funds are raised by riders collecting pledges and corporate sponsorship. • Non-riders assist the cause by making donations directly to the Ride, or by supporting an individual rider. Where do the funds go? • The mission of the TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad is to raise funds for the purpose of saving men’s lives today by heightening public awareness about the disease and for early detection. Proceeds are also directed towards cutting edge prostate cancer research. • Proceeds are used to benefit the region where the funds are raised, for research and awareness. When and where is the event taking place? • Saturday, February 13th • Departs: Timberline Snowmobile Club, 2 Henna Rd, Pembroke ON, “Top A/B Trail” • Pre-registration: Friday, February 12th, 7pm-9pm Timberline Snowmobile Club • Registration: Saturday, February 13th, 8am-10am, Timberline Snowmobile Club • Depart: 10am sharp • Closing ceremonies and prizes: 3pm-4pm, Timberline Snowmobile Club Who is supporting the event? • Title sponsor is TELUS • Gold level sponsors include: Pete’s Sales and Service, Scotiabank, Walmart, Coca-Cola, Giant Tiger, Best Western Pembroke Inn, Petawawa Northstar Graphics, Ken Bertrand Investors Group, Star Set Jewellers, Campbell’s Polaris Shawville Quebec How can riders sign-up and what’s involved? • Register online at www.RideForDad.ca • Pre-registration: Friday, February 12th, 7pm-9pm Timberline Snowmobile Club • Registration: Saturday, February 13th, 8am-10am, Timberline Snowmobile Club • Cost: $30 registration (includes lunch and prize tickets) • Riders are encouraged to collect pledges; prizes will be awarded for top pledge earners How can non-riders get involved? • Make a pledge or donation to the TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad • Volunteer on ride day! FACT SHEET Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men. It generally affects men over 40 years of age. Successful treatment depends on early detection. In the longer term, research into improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention will further improve our capacity to deal with this disease. Quick facts: • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men • It is estimated that over 23,600 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Canada this year alone • 3,900 men will die of this disease in Canada this year • One in seven Canadian men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime • Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its earliest, most treatable phase – early detection through annual exams is the key to saving lives, men need to talk to their doctors about getting checked Symptoms: Most of the time, prostate cancer does not initially cause symptoms. By the time symptoms do occur, the disease may have spread beyond the prostate. Symptoms of prostate cancer may include the following: • Inability to urinate • Difficulty starting or stopping the flow of urine • Needing to urinate often, especially at night • Weak flow of urine • Urine flow that starts and stops • Pain or burning during urination • Difficulty having an erection • Blood in the urine or semen • Frequent pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs Although these symptoms can be symptoms of cancer, they are much more likely to be caused by noncancerous conditions. It is important that men speak to their doctor. PSA Test There is ongoing controversy surrounding the accuracy of the PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen test) and the downside of early detection. All we can suggest is that the decision to be tested is one a man needs to make with their doctor; they need to talk to him or her about it. Hiding from prostate cancer will never be an effective way of treating it, but 90% of cases can be successfully treated if caught early. We encourage men to talk to their doctor about the PSA and the DRE (digital rectal exam) to get the facts, know the risks and make a knowledgeable decision. Attn: News Editors MEDIA ADVISORY Pembroke hits the trails in the support of the fight against prostate cancer with the TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad! PEMBROKE — On Saturday, February 13th, 2016 the Ride For Dad will launch its 5th annual snowmobile ride in support of prostate cancer research and awareness. Building on 15 years of success with the Motorcycle Ride For Dad, the TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad will bring together snowmobilers from Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley who will ride their sleds to raise funds to fight Canada’s most common men’s cancer – prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common men’s cancer in Canada. Successful treatment depends on early detection. Ride For Dad events give men a reason to talk about getting their prostates exam. Encouraging men over 40 to get checked saves lives today, and funding much needed research to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention will further improve the capacity to deal with this disease in the long term. What: Annual TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad Where: Timberline Snowmobile Club 2 Henna Rd, Pembroke ON, “Top A/B Trail” When: Saturday, February 13th, 2016 Registration: 8am-10am Departs: 10:00am Lunch: 12:00pm (Cobden Fair Ground) Closing ceremonies: 4:00pm (Timberline Snowmobile Club) The Ride For Dad was launched in 2000 with the Motorcycle Ride For Dad, Canada's largest annual motorcycle event dedicated to fighting prostate cancer through research and awareness. From its humble beginnings, the Ride For Dad has grown to more than 40 cities in every province in the country, and plans are underway for several more. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, more than 250,000 men, women and children have been involved, raising more than $16 million to fight prostate cancer. Riders can register online and learn more at: www.RideForDad.ca -30- For more information, please contact: Bernie Boulay Co-Chair 613-687-4814 TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad bboulay@cogeco.ca

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<![CDATA[Mystery Fun Ride]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mystery-fun-ride-7990.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mystery-fun-ride-7990.htmlThu, 14 Jan 2016 7:00:10 -0700<![CDATA[LEARN RULES OF THE ROAD FOR SAFE SNOWMOBILING]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/learn-rules-of-the-road-for-safe-snowmobiling-1322.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/learn-rules-of-the-road-for-safe-snowmobiling-1322.htmlMon, 11 Jan 2016 12:49:24 -0700OPP & OFSC Advise Snowmobilers to Know the Law and Get Trained

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) remind snowmobilers that being compliant with the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act (MSVA) and being properly trained are key contributors to their safety, peace of mind and enjoyment while sledding this winter.

Many of the laws governing motor vehicle drivers apply to snowmobile operators, such as failing to stop for police on the trail, speeding, not coming to a full and complete stop at a road crossing, and driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) that exceeds the legal limit. Failure to comply with the law carries penalties including fines, loss of driver’s licence, criminal charges and/or imprisonment. Charges incurred while snowmobiling go on your driving record and can impact both your ability to continue to drive and affordably insure an automobile.

“A rider whose BAC is between 0.05 and 0.08 (known as the “Warn Range”) can be issued the same 3-day warning that suspends a driver’s licence on the road,” said OPP Sergeant Lise Grenier, Specialized Patrol Coordinator of the OPP Highway Safety Division. “This means that on the snow, the offending rider can no longer drive his/her sled to complete their ride.”

More serious alcohol offences will result in licence suspensions that will prematurely end a rider’s snowmobiling season. Consequences also get tougher for repeat occurrences and riders are reminded that the Ontario Zero Tolerance law for drivers 21 and under also applies to snowmobiles.

In addition, snowmobilers are reminded that both the driver and passenger must always wear a snowmobile helmet that meets the standards approved for motorcycle helmets, with the chinstrap securely fastened. Everyone who rides on a cutter, sled or similar device towed by a snowmobile must also wear a helmet.

Did You Know?

Riding a snowmobile is not permitted on 400-series highways and other high-speed expressways. Snowmobiles are also not allowed on the pavement of public roads where vehicles drive, on the ploughed portion of the shoulder or on public roads where prohibited by municipal law.

To ride legally, snowmobile operators must always carry:

  • Valid driver's licence (or if under age 16, a Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence)
  • Proof of snowmobile ownership
  • Sled registration (including properly placed registration numbers and validation sticker on sled)
  • Proof of sled insurance (pink slip)
  • 2016 Snowmobile Trail Permit (properly displayed on the sled with permit receipt available) while snowmobiling for recreation on an OFSC Prescribed Trail

The OFSC and OPP also advise snowmobilers to get properly trained. The OFSC offers two courses approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO): OFSC Driver Training is a 6-hour classroom style course for snowmobilers aged 12 years and older. The Right Way is an interactive version of Driver Training for adults.

The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontario’s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Initiatives are developed and delivered through the Provincial Traffic Safety Program.

The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation development and enforcement.

For more information, click on the following links:

Snowmobile Safety in Ontario
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs



Contact: OPP Sgt. Lise Grenier
Specialized Patrol Coordinator
Highway Safety Division
Phone: (705) 329-6770

OFSC: Lisa Stackhouse
Phone: (705) 739-7669 ext. 235

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<![CDATA[How To Enjoy Safe Snowmobiling This Season]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/how-to-enjoy-safe-snowmobiling-this-season-1000.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/how-to-enjoy-safe-snowmobiling-this-season-1000.htmlMon, 21 Dec 2015 7:47:55 -0700ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding snowmobilers to take personal responsibility for their own safety and well-being when winter arrives.

Safe snowmobiling starts with preparing your sled, gear and equipment before your first ride and maintaining these throughout the season. Good advanced preparations include getting properly trained and knowing the law. Think you have what it takes to be a safe snowmobiler? How many of these important steps do you take before and during your ride?

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<![CDATA[DRIVER TRASINING]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-trasining-1702.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-trasining-1702.htmlThu, 17 Dec 2015 9:33:32 -0700<![CDATA[WING DAY]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/wing-day-9403.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/wing-day-9403.htmlThu, 17 Dec 2015 9:33:24 -0700 COME AND ENJOY WINGS WITH YOUR FRIENDS WALK, DRIVE, SNOWMOBILE

MUSIC IN THE EVENING.  IT IS A GREAT DAY OF FOOD AND FUN

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<![CDATA[MAPLE LEAF SNOW SKIMMERS ANNUAL POKER RUN]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-annual-poker-run-9273.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-annual-poker-run-9273.htmlThu, 17 Dec 2015 9:32:32 -0700
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    <![CDATA[Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Ontario Week November 24 to 30]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/get-ready-to-go-snowmobiling-ontario-week-november-24-to-30-856.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/get-ready-to-go-snowmobiling-ontario-week-november-24-to-30-856.htmlMon, 07 Dec 2015 8:01:52 -0700OFSC Invites Everyone to Prepare for the Coming Sledding Season

    (Barrie, ON. November 23, 2015) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and its member clubs are celebrating the $1.7 billion annual economic impact of snowmobiling in Ontario and the coming sledding season during Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Ontario Week, November 24 to 30. Following a 30% participation increase over the past two seasons, this year’s celebration starts with a robust 12% increase in pre-November 1st permit sales.

    Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Ontario Week invites more people to discover the family fun of organized snowmobiling, plus its many social, health and recreational benefits. In addition, Get Ready Week is the cue for snowmobilers to prepare their sleds and gear, and to start planning their Ontario rides. This is possible because club volunteers are hard at work during Get Ready Week clearing, preparing and signing over 30,000 kilometres of OFSC trails to make them available when snow conditions allow. As well, Get Ready Week marks the final days that Seasonal and Classic Snowmobile Trail Permits are available at pre-December 1st savings by shopping online at permits.ofsc.on.ca or in a local retail outlet.

    This season, Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Ontario Week also celebrates many OFSC initiatives, sure to help make memorable experiences all winter long, which can be found online at www.ofsc.on.ca:

    25 Snow Tours: The OFSC is promoting 25 snow tours located across the province to make snowmobiling even more accessible and enjoyable. These turnkey routes are specially selected to boost winter tourism by making it easy for riders of every experience level to enjoy unique snowmobiling adventures while visiting new destinations.

    Interactive Trail Guide: The OFSC Interactive Trail Guide features the most accurate and up to date display of the entire OFSC trail network available anywhere. This popular online tool enables OFSC snowmobilers to plan their rides and view the latest colour-coded trail status updates (Red = Trail Not Available; Yellow = Limited Availability; Green = Trail Available.) It also showcases the routes of the 25 Snow Tours.

    Early Season Priority (ESP) Trails: Snowmobilers looking for their first ride of the season can find it on ESP Trails. These OFSC trails on old logging roads, abandoned rail lines, utility corridors and unassumed road allowances will signal their early limited availability by turning from red to yellow on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide as soon as they are ready to ride.

    Mobile Apps & Routable GPS: Ontario snowmobilers can check trail status from their smart phones by downloading the latest version of the OFSC trail network with the iSnowmobile Mobile App for Apple or Android. Snowmobile Ontario 1 routable versions of the OFSC provincial trail system are also available for Garmin GPS units.

    The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is a volunteer led not for profit association that provides the voice for organized snowmobiling in the Province of Ontario.

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    <![CDATA[Driver Training Course in Pembroke]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-course-in-pembroke-3869.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-course-in-pembroke-3869.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 7:40:19 -0700kids must be 12 years of age on day of course.  Pre-registration is required.

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    <![CDATA[Driver Training Course in Pembroke]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-1854.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-1854.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 7:37:33 -0700kids must be 12 years or older on the day of the course. Pre-registration is required.

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    <![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C monthly meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-627.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-627.htmlFri, 13 Nov 2015 7:34:30 -0700<![CDATA[NRSA Snowmobile Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-snowmobile-poker-run-1035.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-snowmobile-poker-run-1035.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 11:43:44 -0700<![CDATA[NRSA Family Day Social]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-social-3937.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-social-3937.htmlWed, 11 Nov 2015 11:43:35 -0700<![CDATA[Snowmobile Driver Training]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snowmobile-driver-training-7413.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snowmobile-driver-training-7413.htmlMon, 19 Oct 2015 7:40:34 -0700 Students must be min 12 years old.  Birth Certificate needed to proof of age.

    $40 includes course materials, and a hotdog/drink lunch.

    9 am start, running until approx. 3 pm

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    <![CDATA[Haliburton County]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/haliburton-county/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/haliburton-county/Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:08:28 -0700<![CDATA[Snowmobilers Offered 30% Savings on 2016 Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/snowmobilers-offered-30-savings-on-2016-ontario-snowmobile-trail-permit-8649.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/snowmobilers-offered-30-savings-on-2016-ontario-snowmobile-trail-permit-8649.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 7:35:30 -0700Very Affordable $180 Seasonal Permit Available Online Only Until November 1

    (Barrie, ON - October 1, 2015) Following participation growth of almost 30% over the past two winters, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) celebrates the coming season by announcing that the primary Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit is now on sale at a very affordable fee that has not increased for three years. This 2016 Seasonal Permit, which enables snowmobilers to ride any of the more than 30,000 kilometres of OFSC Prescribed Trails for the entire winter, is now available online only (ofsc.on.ca) until November 1 for $180 – its lowest fee of the season and a 30% saving off its regular fee of $260.

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    <![CDATA[Safety]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/Mon, 28 Sep 2015 8:04:20 -0700Safety should be your number one concern when riding the trails. Here are some tips that will help keep you safe and make your riding experience more enjoyable.

    Use Trail At Your Own Risk

    NOTE: These links will take you to another site.

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    <![CDATA[SCSA General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-7719.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-7719.htmlMon, 08 Jun 2015 8:26:21 -0700 SCSA General Meeting Monday June 8th at 6:30pm.  Open to members of SCSA. For info, contact the office at 613-735-8882

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    <![CDATA[OFSC District 6 Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-annual-general-meeting-8627.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-annual-general-meeting-8627.htmlFri, 24 Apr 2015 12:33:33 -0700 OFSC District 6 Annual General Meeting Saturday May 23 7pm.  Alice & Fraser Recreation Center #1 Henan Road Pembroke On.  Closing Dance to follow. Open to all members of OFSC District 6 Clubs. Come on out and help us close out the season.  

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    <![CDATA[Snow Country Snowmobile Association Annual General Meeting & Elections]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snow-country-snowmobile-association-annual-general-meeting-elections-9745.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snow-country-snowmobile-association-annual-general-meeting-elections-9745.htmlFri, 24 Apr 2015 12:33:19 -0700 SCSA Annual General Meeting & Elections Saturday May 23 at 4pm.  Alice & Fraser Recreation Center.  Open to members of SCSA member clubs.  For info, contact us at 613-735-8882

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    <![CDATA[Go Snowmobiling Ontario Newsletter]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/go-snowmobiling-ontario-newsletter-7200.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/go-snowmobiling-ontario-newsletter-7200.htmlTue, 14 Apr 2015 6:25:23 -0700Read the latest Go Snowmobiling Ontario Newsletter

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    <![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-annual-general-meeting-3259.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-annual-general-meeting-3259.htmlMon, 30 Mar 2015 5:21:41 -0700Notice of Annual General Meeting Tuesday, 7pm, April 28, 2015 at the Sands on Golden Lake Resort. Our Club has Volunteer positions open for Snowmobilers or anyone else willing to lend a hand. If you enjoy the trails around the Wilno – Killaloe – Round Lake – Golden Lake area. Get involved, there’s a place for you! For info, contact Mike at 613-625-2555 Or the Snow Country office at 613-735-8882 See you at the meeting

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    <![CDATA[Cold Winter Good for Ontario Snowmobiling ]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/cold-winter-good-for-ontario-snowmobiling-9001.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/cold-winter-good-for-ontario-snowmobiling-9001.htmlTue, 17 Feb 2015 9:35:05 -0700<![CDATA[Driver training]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-823.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-823.htmlWed, 11 Feb 2015 2:41:02 -0700<![CDATA[Welcome to OFSC Trails and Enjoy Your Ride!]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/welcome-to-ofsc-trails-and-enjoy-your-ride-700.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/welcome-to-ofsc-trails-and-enjoy-your-ride-700.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 12:30:57 -0700What Snowmobilers Need to Know About 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permits

    In cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is celebrating Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Long Weekend with the third year of the No Cost Try Our Trails Permit, available online at no charge and valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 14 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015.

    The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is available only by registering online at www.ofsc.on.ca, completing the Try Our Trails Permit application form and printing out a permit good for Family Day Long Weekend only. There is no charge for either the 2015Try Our Trails Permit or the registration process, but to access OFSC trails, the printed permit must be affixed to the sled to which it is assigned in accordance with Ontario law.

    Any sled on OFSC trails for recreational purposes without a permit on Family Day Weekend is illegal and can incur a fine of up to $1,000. Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

    Try Our Trails Q&A

    What is it?

    “Try Our Trails” is the name of the 2015 permit approved by MTO as a result of a recommendation passed by OFSC clubs at their AGM asking for a no cost permit for Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend.

    What is the purpose of the 2015 Try Our Trails Permit?

    One purpose of the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is to invite new participants, former riders and out-of-province visitors to try OFSC trails at no cost. We also want to encourage all regular permit buyers to invite their families and friends to register for a 2015 Try Our Trails Permit, so they can Take a Friend Snowmobiling.

    When Can I get a 2015 Try Our Trails Permit?

    2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permits are available from Monday, February 2 for Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend only – and are valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 14 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015 inclusive.

    Where can I get a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

    The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit are only available from the OFSC Online Permits website any time from 12:01 AM on February 2 to 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015 by completing the registration form and printing out a permit from the follow up email you will receive immediately.

    Why do I have to get a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit online?

    Besides being the simplest, quickest and most convenient way for anyone to obtain the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit for immediate use, there is one other very important reason that the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit must be obtained online:

    Permit Required - Even though there is no cost for this new permit, Ontario law still requires that a sled entering OFSC trails for recreational snowmobiling must display a valid permit or be subject to a penalty. So anyone who wants to try OFSC trails on Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend requires a trail permit on their sled, regardless that it may be obtained at no cost.

    What is the process for obtaining a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

    The process for obtaining a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is exactly the same as if a snowmobiler were going online to buy a permit, except that no payment is required and the permit is obtained immediately. The reason for using the same method is that this is the process that complies with MTO requirements for the OFSC to distribute their trail permits, and it has worked very well for the past two seasons.

    How does someone obtain a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

    The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit can be obtained at the OFSC Online Permits website. Please review the following instructions on how to obtain the Try Our Trails Permit online:

    • To register for a No Cost Try Our Trails Permit please create a new account (or login with your existing account if you are a current online permit purchaser).
    • Select the district and club where you plan on snowmobiling.
    • Confirm your personal information, enter your sled information and select the Try Our Trails Permit from the drop down menu provided.
    • Be sure to read all terms and conditions and check the appropriate boxes to continue through the form.
    • When you have successfully completed the form, click the “Proceed to Payment Gateway”.  Since there is no fee for the Try Our Trails Permit, you will not be asked for credit card information (if your order only consists of the Try Our Trails Permit).
    • You will be given the option to print a receipt showing that no fee was paid.
    • Your Try Our Trails Permit confirmation will be sent to you by email immediately. Please review the instructions and then print your permit (either in colour or black & white) and affix it to your sled.

    If you require assistance please contact us at:  contactus@ofsc.on.ca

    How do you affix a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit to your sled?

    After you print out the permit in either colour or black & white, you must affix it to the sled to which it was assigned. The permit must also be and remain clear and legible in case you get checked on the trail. Because the permit is printed on paper with no adhesive backer, we are suggesting these jerry-rigged methods for affixing to your sled:

    • Put it in a clear plastic packing slip envelope from an office supply store. These have adhesive backs.
    • Laminate it and tape to sled.
    • Affix to sled with clear packing tape that will allow it to be seen and also protect it from the elements.
    • Place it in a ziplock baggie and tape to sled or attach to top inside of windshield with alligator clip.

    As backup, we also recommend that you print out a duplicate copy to carry in your pocket along with the required permit registration paperwork.

    In addition to a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit, what else do you need to legally ride OFSC trails?

    Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

    Happy Ontario Sledding!

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    <![CDATA[Missing Link Bow-Tie Classic Poker Run & Silent Auction ]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/missing-link-bow-tie-classic-poker-run-silent-auction-6557.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/missing-link-bow-tie-classic-poker-run-silent-auction-6557.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 7:14:48 -0700<![CDATA[Family Day Event Saturday February 14, 2015]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/family-day-event-saturday-february-14-2015-6141.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/family-day-event-saturday-february-14-2015-6141.htmlSun, 18 Jan 2015 8:42:52 -0700<![CDATA[Clubhouses]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/clubhouses/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/planning-your-trip/clubhouses/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 9:02:25 -0700Eganville

    Eganville Snodrifters Clubhouse
    (613) 628-3633

    Pembroke

    Timberline Snowmobile Clubhouse
    (613) 735-6457

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    <![CDATA[OFSC/MTO Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-4586.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-4586.htmlMon, 17 Nov 2014 6:18:17 -0700 Driver Training Program

    http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/ofscd6/userfiles/image/Safety/driver_training_logo.gifUnder the authority of the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act (MSVA) The Minister of Transportation (MTO) has authorized the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) as an agent to issue snowmobile operator's licenses. The OFSC provides members of the public with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a snowmobile. The Ministry provides the curriculum and all revisions to the curriculum.

    Age requirement: The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs has a contract with the Ministry of Transportation to train students in the safe operation of a snowmobile. In order to register, a student must be 12 years of age or over on the day the course is held.

    Course material: All course material is approved by the Ministry of Transportation.

    Course fees: The course fee is set by the Ministry of Transportation and includes the cost of the student's books. The Driver Training Program is self-supporting from the registration fee and requires no funding from either the OFSC or the MTO. The course fee is currently set at $40.00 by the MTO and includes all course materials.

    Length of course: The course is a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction.

    Number of students: The course size is limited to a maximum of 20 students at each training session.

    Course Content:

    • History and development of Snowmobiles
    • Motorized snow vehicle laws of Ontario
    • Trespass to property Act
    • Occupies Liability Act
    • General Features and Theory of Operation of a Snowmobile
    • Operation and general maintenance of a snowmobile
    • Preparation of a snowmobile for safe operation
    • Pre-Ride Inspection Procedure
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Operation of the snowmobile and recognizing hazards
    • Snowmobile Clothing
    • Coping with emergencies and cold weather survival
    • Promoting a more positive and responsible attitude and behaviour when operating a snowmobile

    Certificates/Licenses: Upon the successful completion of the driver training course including a written exam, a student is issued a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator's Licence. The students who possess a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class at the time of taking the course are given a card certifying completion of the course. A motorized Snow Vehicle Licence or a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class is required by anyone who operates a snowmobile off their own property.

    Where to get training: There are several clubs within the Snow Country Snowmobile Association that host Driver Training courses each fall. Please contact the SCSA office at 877-376-7669 for more information.

     

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    <![CDATA[OFSC District 6 General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-3020.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-3020.htmlWed, 12 Nov 2014 6:42:49 -0700 OFSC District 6 General Meeting Wed Nov. 18th at 6:30pm.  Sands on Golden Lake Resort Hwy 60 Deacon.  Open to member clubs of District 6 and their membership.  For info, contact the District office at 613-735-8882

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    <![CDATA[OFSC Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-course-1269.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-driver-training-course-1269.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 11:09:32 -0700 MTO/OFSC Driver Training Course Saturday Dec 6th 8:30am -3pm at Hush Lodge #40621 Combermere Road Combermere On.  Must be 12 years of age or older on day of course. Pre-registration is required.  Call Linda at 613-646-7736.  

    Lunch will be available at additional cost.  

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    <![CDATA[OFSC-District 6 Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-driver-training-course-706.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-driver-training-course-706.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 5:54:42 -0700<![CDATA[MAPLE LEAF SNOW SKIMMERS WING DAY]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-wing-day-9775.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-wing-day-9775.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 5:54:13 -0700 GREAT FOOD GREAT PEOPLE GREAT RIDING  

    SLED, WALK OR DRIVE 

    SOME SUPRISES

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    <![CDATA[MAPLE LEAF SNOW SKIMMERS ANNUAL POKER RUN]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-annual-poker-run-4908.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-annual-poker-run-4908.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 5:53:41 -0700 BRING YOU FAVOURITE PERSON FOR A DAY OF FUN AND ENJOYMENT WITH GAMES AND SPECIAL DRAWS LOTS OF PRIZES

    BEING VALENTINES DAY FOOD IS AVAILABLE SO THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE DOES NOT HAVE TO COOK

    THIS IS A DAY OF GOOD TIMES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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    <![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C monthly meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-5018.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-5018.htmlWed, 29 Oct 2014 4:51:03 -0700<![CDATA[Why Pay More For Another Awesome Winter?]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/why-pay-more-for-another-awesome-winter-5604.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/why-pay-more-for-another-awesome-winter-5604.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 6:53:32 -0700Look's like we're in for another fantastic winter - and you can make this one even better by taking advantage of big savings on your 2015 Seasonal Permit!

    Buy online before midnight on Saturday, November 1st and your permit will be an amazingly low $180. 


    How's that for
    the best deal
    on the 
    snow?

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    <![CDATA[Missing Link Snowmobile Club - Family Day Fish & Fun]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/missing-link-snowmobile-club-family-day-fish-fun-4217.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/missing-link-snowmobile-club-family-day-fish-fun-4217.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:23:07 -0700 Missing Link's Family Day Fun Run at Menet Lake Sunday Feb 15th. 

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    <![CDATA[Snowmobile Ride for Dad]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snowmobile-ride-for-dad-5084.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/snowmobile-ride-for-dad-5084.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:23:00 -0700 Snowmobile Ride for Dad event at the Timberline Clubhouse Feb 14th, 2015.  Join us with the fight against Prostate Cancer.  Registration starts at 7:30am #2 Henan Road Pembroke.  Right on the TOP A/B & #122 trail system.  

    Visit www.ridefordad.ca for info and pledge sheets.  See you there!

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    <![CDATA[Timberline Monster Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-monster-poker-run-5023.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-monster-poker-run-5023.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:07 -0700 Join us for our annual Timberline S/C Monster Poker Run Saturday Jan 31st at 4pm.  Evening run, bonfire checkpoint, lots of prizes.  #2 Henan Road Pembroke, right on the TOP A/B & #121 trail. emial malian1965@hotmail.com for more info.  

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    <![CDATA[Open Sesame Poker Run & Dinner]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-poker-run-dinner-5192.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-poker-run-dinner-5192.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:07:59 -0700 Missing Link's Open Sesame Poker Run & Dinner Saturday Jan 17th at the Stonecliffe Community Centre Hwy 17 in Stonecliffe.  For info, e-mail mlscsec@gmail.com

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    <![CDATA[Eganville Old Snowmobile Show]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-old-snowmobile-show-5706.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-old-snowmobile-show-5706.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:07:50 -0700 Eganville Old Snowmobile Show Saturday Jan 10, 2015 at the Eganville SnoDrifters Clubhouse.  For info, visit oldsledheads website

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    <![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C monthly meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-5677.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-5677.htmlWed, 15 Oct 2014 1:54:49 -0700<![CDATA[NRSA Family Day Social]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-social-6708.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-social-6708.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2014 9:37:20 -0700 NRSA Family Day Social is being held on Sunday Feb. 15, 2014. 

    On the A-trail west of Deep River, (about 18 km - at the shelter) from about 11:30am till after 2:00 pm.  Plus hot dogs, bonfire, a game or 2, club information & a great opportunity to meet & talk to fellow sledders.    

    For more details contact Bruce & Rosalee Boucher at (613-586-2355, boucherrose@hotmail.ca) or Karen Crain (613-586-1951, karencrain@sympatico.ca)

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    <![CDATA[NRSA Snowmobile Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-snowmobile-poker-run-3867.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-snowmobile-poker-run-3867.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2014 7:20:08 -0700REGISTRATION: Chalk River Rink House at 9:00 am
    Bonfire and hot dogs will be available along the trail.Poker Run proceeds go to NRSA trail improvements.
    Come & join in the family activity at the Chalk River Annual Winter Carnival as well. Lion's club will be serving breakfast starting at 8am till 11am at the Lion’s Hall.
    For information contact :
    Rosalee or Bruce Boucher at 613-586-2355 (boucherrose@hotmail.ca)
    Karen Crain at 613-586-1951 (karencrain@sympatico.ca)
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    <![CDATA[Trail Patrol]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/trail-patrol/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/trail-patrol/Wed, 01 Oct 2014 9:02:24 -0700The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Snowmobile Trail Patrol Program commenced in 1983 at the time when snowmobile trails were being managed under a user-pay system. Trail Patrol Officers are dedicated Snowmobile Club Volunteers who regularly patrol Ontario's snowmobile trails, provide valuable trailside information to snowmobilers and promote the provincial user-pay system.

    For the individual who desires to contribute to recreational snowmobiling, a unique opportunity exists to join the Trail Patrol Program. It demands an adventurous spirit and a high degree of personal integrity. You will often deal in unstructured situations that will test your resourcefulness. For further information contact the Trail Patrol Coordinator at the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.

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    <![CDATA[$180 Seasonal Permit Returns After Generating 21% Growth Last Winter]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/180-seasonal-permit-returns-after-generating-21-growth-last-winter-583.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/180-seasonal-permit-returns-after-generating-21-growth-last-winter-583.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 7:46:26 -07002015 Seasonal Snowmobile Trail Permit Offers 30% Savings if Purchased on or before November 1

    (Barrie, ON – October 1, 2014) – Last year, the Old Farmer’s Almanac forecast a snowy, cold winter for Ontario and it was right. Now, with the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicting another good, old-fashioned Ontario winter for this season, snowmobilers can catch a big savings break by purchasing 2015 Seasonal Snowmobile Trail Permits in October. After a 21% permit sales spike last winter, the not-for-profit Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is selling Seasonal Permits again for a special pre-season fee of $180 when purchased online at www.ofsc.on.ca on or before November 1, 2014.

    “The $180-Nov. 1 option we introduced last winter represents a 30% saving off the regular Seasonal Permit fee of $260 and Ontario snowmobilers responded by purchasing many more permits, ” said OFSC President Remi Sauve. “A year over year sales increase of 21% is phenomenal in any business, and that, plus a very snowy winter has generated a considerable momentum for snowmobiling heading into 2015.”

    According to recent consumer surveys undertaken by the OFSC, 93% of respondents said they were planning to buy as many or more permits for the coming season as they did last year. Noting that the $180-Nov. 1 option also attracted over 18,000 new permit buyers last winter, the OFSC is confident that with this incentive in place again, even more new participants and former riders will discover the fun of today’s snowmobiling at a very affordable cost for the coming season.

    Available on or before November 1, the $180 Seasonal Permit spearheads the success of a new business model for trail operations by the OFSC that debuted last winter. Known as “A Framework For Change”, the new plan is a comprehensive approach, including more permit types with varied fees, allocating more money where it snows each winter, and promoting more efficient trail operations across the province.

    “We think it’s important to keep OFSC snowmobiling as accessible as possible for Ontario families as well as for visitors from outside the province. That’s why the OFSC is very pleased with the success of A Framework For Change and a survey response from this past spring showing that 95.8% of snowmobilers believe that Ontario snowmobiling is enjoyable, very enjoyable or extremely enjoyable,” said OFSC Executive Director Paul Shaughnessy.

    The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is a volunteer led not-for-profit association, which through strong leadership, provides a wide range of quality programs and services to, and on behalf of, its member organizations. Our provincial network of organized snowmobile trails connects Ontario communities providing responsible riding experiences that are safe, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable.

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    <![CDATA[Opeongo Snowbirds]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/opeongo-snowbirds-snowmobile-club/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/opeongo-snowbirds-snowmobile-club/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 9:15:30 -0700OPEONGO SNOWBIRDS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
    P.O. Box 1053
    Barry's Bay, ON K0J 1B0

    Tel: (613) 756-1203
    Fax: (613) 756-1204
    Email: opeongo@snowcountryscsa.ca

    Board of Directors

    PRESIDENT Cheryl Reid
    VICE-PRESIDENT Aurel Thom
    SECRETARY Sandra Collins
    TREASURER Gord Pratt
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    <![CDATA[Using the Trails]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/using-the-trails/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/using-the-trails/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 9:13:22 -0700There are many things to consider while riding the trails; the environment, landowners, Ontario regulations and perhaps most importantly, safety. Here are some links you may find useful:

    Three Sleds

    NOTE: These links will take you to another site.

    Ride With Care
     

    Get Started

    View the following videos for information and an introduction to the fun and adventure of snowmobiling in Ontario

    http://resources.ofsc.on.ca/images/stories/Communications/WebPrint/PSAs/Responsibility.wmv

    Assumptions

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    <![CDATA[Another Awesome Winter On the Way!]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/another-awesome-winter-on-the-way-8059.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/another-awesome-winter-on-the-way-8059.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2014 8:19:42 -07002015 Seasonal Permits on Sale in October

    Great News! The OFSC is holding the line on permit fees for the second year in a row, leading off with our best deal of the season - $180 if purchased online on or before November 1. 

    To buy online, you will need:

    • Snowmobile ownership (year/make/model/license plate/VIN)
    • Valid email address
    • Name of the OFSC club you wish to support
    • Valid Visa or Mastercard

    If you bought online last year, simply access your account to view the information you have on file, update it as needed and you're good to go!

    Full Article : http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=83896085c9d5c9d358e748e25&id=41fccc6ed2&e=04dc5ce5df

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    <![CDATA[Driver Training Program]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/driver-training/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/driver-training/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 7:27:40 -0700Under the authority of the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act (MSVA) The Minister of Transportation (MTO) has authorized the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) as an agent to issue snowmobile operator's licenses. The OFSC provides members of the public with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a snowmobile. The Ministry provides the curriculum and all revisions to the curriculum.

    Age requirement: The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs has a contract with the Ministry of Transportation to train students in the safe operation of a snowmobile. In order to register, a student must be 12 years of age or over on the day the course is held.

    Course material: All course material is approved by the Ministry of Transportation.

    Course fees: The course fee is set by the Ministry of Transportation and includes the cost of the student's books. The Driver Training Program is self-supporting from the registration fee and requires no funding from either the OFSC or the MTO. The course fee is currently set at $40.00 by the MTO and includes all course materials.

    Length of course: The course is a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction.

    Number of students: The course size is limited to a maximum of 20 students at each training session.

    Course Content:

    • History and development of Snowmobiles
    • Motorized snow vehicle laws of Ontario
    • Trespass to property Act
    • Occupies Liability Act
    • General Features and Theory of Operation of a Snowmobile
    • Operation and general maintenance of a snowmobile
    • Preparation of a snowmobile for safe operation
    • Pre-Ride Inspection Procedure
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Operation of the snowmobile and recognizing hazards
    • Snowmobile Clothing
    • Coping with emergencies and cold weather survival
    • Promoting a more positive and responsible attitude and behaviour when operating a snowmobile

    Certificates/Licenses: Upon the successful completion of the driver training course including a written exam, a student is issued a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator's Licence. The students who possess a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class at the time of taking the course are given a card certifying completion of the course. A motorized Snow Vehicle Licence or a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class is required by anyone who operates a snowmobile off their own property.

    Where to get training: There are several clubs within the Snow Country Snowmobile Association that host Driver Training courses each fall. Please contact the SCSA office at 877-376-7669 for more information.

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    <![CDATA[OFSC/MTO Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-55.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-55.htmlThu, 25 Sep 2014 11:13:55 -0700 Driver Training Program

    http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/ofscd6/userfiles/image/Safety/driver_training_logo.gifUnder the authority of the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act (MSVA) The Minister of Transportation (MTO) has authorized the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) as an agent to issue snowmobile operator's licenses. The OFSC provides members of the public with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a snowmobile. The Ministry provides the curriculum and all revisions to the curriculum.

    Age requirement: The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs has a contract with the Ministry of Transportation to train students in the safe operation of a snowmobile. In order to register, a student must be 12 years of age or over on the day the course is held.

    Course material: All course material is approved by the Ministry of Transportation.

    Course fees: The course fee is set by the Ministry of Transportation and includes the cost of the student's books. The Driver Training Program is self-supporting from the registration fee and requires no funding from either the OFSC or the MTO. The course fee is currently set at $40.00 by the MTO and includes all course materials.

    Length of course: The course is a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction.

    Number of students: The course size is limited to a maximum of 20 students at each training session.

    Course Content:

    • History and development of Snowmobiles
    • Motorized snow vehicle laws of Ontario
    • Trespass to property Act
    • Occupies Liability Act
    • General Features and Theory of Operation of a Snowmobile
    • Operation and general maintenance of a snowmobile
    • Preparation of a snowmobile for safe operation
    • Pre-Ride Inspection Procedure
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Operation of the snowmobile and recognizing hazards
    • Snowmobile Clothing
    • Coping with emergencies and cold weather survival
    • Promoting a more positive and responsible attitude and behaviour when operating a snowmobile

    Certificates/Licenses: Upon the successful completion of the driver training course including a written exam, a student is issued a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator's Licence. The students who possess a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class at the time of taking the course are given a card certifying completion of the course. A motorized Snow Vehicle Licence or a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class is required by anyone who operates a snowmobile off their own property.

    Where to get training: There are several clubs within the Snow Country Snowmobile Association that host Driver Training courses each fall. Please contact the SCSA office at 877-376-7669 for more information.

     

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    <![CDATA[OFSC/MTO Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-1212.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-1212.htmlThu, 25 Sep 2014 11:01:15 -0700 Driver Training Program

    http://www.ottawavalleyconnect.com/ofscd6/userfiles/image/Safety/driver_training_logo.gifUnder the authority of the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act (MSVA) The Minister of Transportation (MTO) has authorized the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) as an agent to issue snowmobile operator's licenses. The OFSC provides members of the public with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a snowmobile. The Ministry provides the curriculum and all revisions to the curriculum.

    Age requirement: The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs has a contract with the Ministry of Transportation to train students in the safe operation of a snowmobile. In order to register, a student must be 12 years of age or over on the day the course is held.

    Course material: All course material is approved by the Ministry of Transportation.

    Course fees: The course fee is set by the Ministry of Transportation and includes the cost of the student's books. The Driver Training Program is self-supporting from the registration fee and requires no funding from either the OFSC or the MTO. The course fee is currently set at $40.00 by the MTO and includes all course materials.

    Length of course: The course is a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction.

    Number of students: The course size is limited to a maximum of 20 students at each training session.

    Course Content:

    • History and development of Snowmobiles
    • Motorized snow vehicle laws of Ontario
    • Trespass to property Act
    • Occupies Liability Act
    • General Features and Theory of Operation of a Snowmobile
    • Operation and general maintenance of a snowmobile
    • Preparation of a snowmobile for safe operation
    • Pre-Ride Inspection Procedure
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Operation of the snowmobile and recognizing hazards
    • Snowmobile Clothing
    • Coping with emergencies and cold weather survival
    • Promoting a more positive and responsible attitude and behaviour when operating a snowmobile

    Certificates/Licenses: Upon the successful completion of the driver training course including a written exam, a student is issued a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator's Licence. The students who possess a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class at the time of taking the course are given a card certifying completion of the course. A motorized Snow Vehicle Licence or a valid Ontario Drivers Licence of any class is required by anyone who operates a snowmobile off their own property.

    Where to get training: There are several clubs within the Snow Country Snowmobile Association that host Driver Training courses each fall. Please contact D6 Master Instructor at 613-646-7736 for more information.

     

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    <![CDATA[OFSC District 6 General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-141.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-141.htmlThu, 25 Sep 2014 10:45:15 -0700 Join us at the Sands on Golden Lake Resort Tuesday Oct 14th for our monthly general meeting.  Open to members of D6 Clubs and their membership.  For info, contact the D6 office at 877-376-+7669

    Come on out and see all the good things happening in District 6

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    <![CDATA[SCSA General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-1418.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-1418.htmlThu, 25 Sep 2014 10:37:28 -0700 SCSA General Meeting Monday October 6th at 7pm.  SCSA office #40484 Hwy 41 Pembroke On.  Open to member clubs of SCSA and their membership.  Come on out - get involved with your local clubs.

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    <![CDATA[District 6 Volunteer Training Day]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/district-6-volunteer-training-day-8580.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/district-6-volunteer-training-day-8580.htmlThu, 25 Sep 2014 10:37:20 -0700 District 6 Volunteer Training Day at the Timberline Clubhouse.  Saturday October 4th 9am-4pm.  Lunch provided.  Open to D6 volunteers in need of training in Signage, Risk Management, Trail Patrol, Groomer Certification.  Pre-register at 613-646-7736 

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    <![CDATA[Scott Smaglinski selected as the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Provincial Volunteer of the Year]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/scott-smaglinski-selected-as-the-ontario-federation-of-snowmobile-clubs-ofsc-provincial-volunteer-of-the-year-2222.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/scott-smaglinski-selected-as-the-ontario-federation-of-snowmobile-clubs-ofsc-provincial-volunteer-of-the-year-2222.htmlTue, 23 Sep 2014 6:50:54 -0700Scott Smaglinski of the Whitewater SnowGoers Snowmobile Club was selected as the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Provincial Volunteer of the Year at our Annual General Meeting in Ottawa this past weekend.

    Scott was selected from 16 provincial nominations to this prestigious award.

    Congratulations Scott!
     

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    <![CDATA[OFSC District 6 General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-genral-meeting-4532.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-genral-meeting-4532.htmlMon, 30 Jun 2014 11:31:48 -0700Join us for our General Meeting Monday July 28th at 6:30pm. Sands on Golden Lake Resort Deacon. Open to members of OFSC District 6 Clubs. For info, contact the District Office at 877-376-7669

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    <![CDATA[OFSC District 6 General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-916.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-general-meeting-916.htmlTue, 03 Jun 2014 7:00:56 -0700District 6 General Meeting Wednesday June 18th 6:30pm at the Ash Grove Inn Barry's Bay On. Open to members of OFSC District 6. For info, contact the office at 877-376-7669

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    <![CDATA[SCSA General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-8517.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-general-meeting-8517.htmlTue, 03 Jun 2014 7:00:47 -0700SCSA General meeting Monday June 9th 6:30pm. At the SCSA office 40484 Hwy 41 Pembroke. Open to members of SCSA. For info, contact the office at 877-376-7669

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    <![CDATA[Timberline]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/timberline-snowmobile-club/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/timberline-snowmobile-club/Mon, 26 May 2014 7:19:51 -0700TIMBERLINE SNOWMOBILE CLUB
    P.O. Box 824, R.R. #7
    Pembroke, ON K8A 7M5

    Tel: (613) 757-2830
    Fax: (613) 735-7646
    Email: timberline@snowcountryscsa.ca

    Board of Directors

    PRESIDENT Albert Pecoskie
    VICE-PRESIDENT Alain DeRoy
    SECRETARY & TREASURER Lorraine Pecoskie
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    <![CDATA[Peterson Pathfinders]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/peterson-pathfinders-snowmobile-club/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/peterson-pathfinders-snowmobile-club/Mon, 26 May 2014 7:14:04 -0700PETERSON PATHFINDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
    P.O. Box 224
    Combermere, ON K0J 1L0

    Tel: (613) 756-7110
    Email: peterson@snowcountryscsa.ca

    Board of Directors

    PRESIDENT Ivan McLaren
    VICE-PRESIDENT Nolan Oram
    SECRETARY Katie Baumhour
    TREASURER Brian Stevenson
    TRAIL PATROL Ivan McLaren
    VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Ivan Mclaren
    PERMIT COORDINATOR Ivan McLaren
    RESPONSE COORDINATOR Nolan Oram
    INSPECTION COORDINATOR Ivan McLaren
    SIGNAGE COORDINATOR Gary Brown
    LANDOWNER COORDINATOR Robin McLean
    GROOMING COORDINATOR Nolan Oram

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    <![CDATA[A Framework for Change Update]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/a-framework-for-change-update-8851.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/a-framework-for-change-update-8851.htmlWed, 14 May 2014 12:10:57 -0700Congratulations Everyone!

    Your bold decision at last September’s AGM to make fundamental changes for organized snowmobiling is a HUGE success!
     
    This result is especially impressive considering that the initial goal of A Framework For Change was simply to stop the downward trend of permit sales and revenues. Instead, in its first transitional year, A Framework For Change achieved that and much, much more:

    • Participation Up: Snowmobilers registered over 104,000 sleds for a 2014 Snowmobile Trail Permit of one type or another. This is the highest number of permitted sleds and participants in the last ten years.
    • Permit Sales Up: 2014 full season permit sales (Seasonal and Classic) are up 21 percent over the 2012/13 season. This is the second highest number of full season permits sold in the last eight years.
    • Permit Revenue Up: 2014 permit revenue is 20 percent more than Framework For Change projections and 13 percent higher than in 2012/13.
    • Online Sales Up: Online sales increased by almost 400 percent this season, with two thirds of riders doing their permit transactions online, thereby substantially reducing your permit administration workload. 

    Certainly it was a great winter, but your decision to implement A Framework For Change was the major driver for our success. Almost 80 percent of 2014 full season permits were bought pre-December 1 (compared to 74 percent last season) – that’s over 15,000 additional sales before anyone knew what kind of a winter it would actually be.
     
    So what’s next? As soon as all permits are reconciled and operations reports are in, the data will be analyzed and evaluated to determine what worked well with A Framework For Change, including the new funding model, and what needs to be improved. The board will receive a full report at their July meeting and the OFSC will ensure that this information is available to member clubs and that clubs are included going forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your governor.
     
    Meanwhile, give yourself a big pat on the back. You made the right choice to secure a strong future for organized snowmobiling in Ontario, so let’s celebrate at our 2014 convention in Ottawa, September 18 to 20!
     

    A Framework For Change Bulletin Update
    May 14, 2014
    From OFSC

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    <![CDATA[Keetna S/C Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/keetna-s-c-annual-general-meeting-9974.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/keetna-s-c-annual-general-meeting-9974.htmlFri, 09 May 2014 10:31:51 -0700 Keetna Snowmobile & Recreation Club Annual General Meeting & Elections Tuesday May 13th at 6:30pm.  #40484 Hwy 41 Pembroke.  Open to permit holders and members of the Keetna Snowmobile Club.  For info, contact Sam at 613-735-7909

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    <![CDATA[Timberline AGM]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-agm-2019.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-agm-2019.htmlThu, 17 Apr 2014 5:49:57 -0700AGM April 30th 7pm at the Timberline Clubhouse. Open to all members of the TSC. Coffee & desert will be served We need volunteers to step up. Elections to be held after the meeting. Call Lorraine at 613-757-2830 for info.

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    <![CDATA[Thanks for a Great Season Everyone!]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/thanks-for-a-great-season-everyone-5859.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/thanks-for-a-great-season-everyone-5859.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 9:31:48 -0700This was an awesome winter and the OFSC wishes to thank our clubs, volunteers, landowners, staff and every snowmobiler that bought a 2014 permit. Your continuing support makes Ontario snowmobiling the most fun on the snow!

    Participation Up: Over 100,000 sleds registered for a 2014 Snowmobile Trail Permit of one type or another. This is the highest number of permitted sleds since 2002.

    Permit Sales Up: Full season permit sales are up 15% over last season. This is the most full season permits sold since the 2008/09 season, including more than 10,000 new full season permit buyers for 2014.
    A majority of permits were purchased on or before December 1, 2013. Great news for our member clubs as the season started earlier than expected!

    It's Time to Put Away Your Sled!

    All good things come to an end... like the longest grooming season in years! But grooming operations across Ontario have now stopped or are in the process of winding down, so we're asking snowmobilers to stay off of all OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails effective immediately as the snowmobile season is over.

    Rapidly deteriorating snow and ice conditions due to spring thaw make snowmobiling extremely hazardous everywhere, while signs and stakes are being removed and gates and fences closed.
    Thanks for your cooperation and we'll see you again next winter - same time, same place!

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    <![CDATA[News]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 9:30:37 -0700<![CDATA[SCSA Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-annual-general-meeting-1515.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-annual-general-meeting-1515.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2014 7:40:06 -0700 SCSA AGM & Elections Saturday May 10th 4pm.  Sands on Golden Lake Resort in Deacon.  

    Meeting is open to members of the SCSA and it's member clubs.  For info, contact the SCSA office 877-376-7669

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    <![CDATA[OFSC District 6 Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-annual-general-meeting-8764.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-district-6-annual-general-meeting-8764.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2014 7:39:02 -0700 Join us at the Sands on Golden Lake Resort 7pm May 10th for our Annual General Meeting & Elections.  Members of OFSC District 6 Clubs are most welcome to attend.  For info, contact the Snow Country! office.

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    <![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C Annual General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-annual-general-meeting-7810.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-annual-general-meeting-7810.htmlWed, 26 Mar 2014 7:27:19 -0700Notice of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 7pm, Sands on Golden Lake Resort. Our club has Volunteer positions open for Snowmobilers or anyone else willing to lend a hand. If you enjoy the trails around the Wilno - Killaloe - Round Lake - Golden Lake area. Get involved, there's a place for you! For info, contact Mike at 613-625-2555 or the Snow Country office at 613-735-8882. See you at the meeting!

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    <![CDATA[Timberline Snowmobile Club Better late than Never Poker Run ]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-snowmobile-club-better-late-than-never-poker-run-2523.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-snowmobile-club-better-late-than-never-poker-run-2523.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 6:50:03 -0700Better late than never Poker Run.  Registration is from Noon to 3pm leaving the Timberline Clubhouse taking the 139 trail to corner junction of the 122 Mountain trail with a ride over the mountain. Then  down  B-101 where you stop at the warm up shack for a checkpoint.   Hot dogs & bonfire, here you can engage in some sledder chatter . Once your done jump back on your sled head down to rail bed hit the B trail and follow thru back to the 139 towards the Timberline Clubhouse for the end of the Run and Prize's

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    <![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C monthly meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-2902.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-2902.htmlMon, 10 Feb 2014 6:33:56 -0700<![CDATA[Timberline Pancake Breakfast]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-pancake-breakfast-5443.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-pancake-breakfast-5443.htmlFri, 31 Jan 2014 8:15:28 -07007:30am to 11am Saturday Feb 1st. located on#139 trail just off the TOP A/B south of Pembroke.

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    <![CDATA[4th Annual TELUS Snowmobile Ride For Dad]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/4th-annual-telus-snowmobile-ride-for-dad-3193.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/4th-annual-telus-snowmobile-ride-for-dad-3193.htmlSun, 26 Jan 2014 8:37:13 -0700<![CDATA[ OFSC - Snowmobiling News and Updates - January 2014]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-snowmobiling-news-and-updates-january-2014-7791.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-snowmobiling-news-and-updates-january-2014-7791.htmlFri, 24 Jan 2014 7:24:32 -0700Going Loopy

    The buzz around Ontario snowmobiling this season is all about tour loops and loop riding. Although many loops have been around for a while, others are just getting started. So what can riders expect this season?

    All loops are not the same and have been created to meet the varying needs of riders in various parts of the province. Some are primarily saddlebag loops, while others are more for day-tripping recreational riders. Some are longer and others are shorter. Some are close to many towns and others are more remote.

    The whole loop concept is a work in progress. This season, the OFSC is promoting eight selected tour loops. These loops are showcased in the Go Snowmobiling Ontario Magazine, the 2014 Provincial Trail Guide and online Interactive Trail Guide, and on participating district websites.

    The OFSC is committed to improving rider experience by continuing to develop, improve and enhance our loop circuit this season and in the future. Visit our website at www.ofsc.on.ca for more information and how you can participate to improve these exciting snowmobiling experiences.

     

    Good News About 2014 Permit Sales  

    Thanks for buying a 2014 Snowmobile Trail Permit! Your support has helped build permit sales this season into a good news story for everyone. Our latest figures reconfirm that changes already underway for organized snowmobiling in Ontario are already yielding positive results.

    December 1 permit sales have continued the growth trend started with the early success of Pre-November 1 online sales. In fact, 13,000 more Seasonal/Classic Permit Buyers committed to OFSC snowmobiling prior to Dec. 1 this season than last year at Dec. 1. Best of all, as of this newsletter, more permits have already been sold in total than all of last season!  

    Happy sledding and take it easy on OFSC Trails!

     

    Tech on the Trails

    We hope you're enjoying our trails this season. Here are a few tools that will help make your riding experience even more enjoyable...

    -Carry the world's largest snowmobile trail network conveniently in your pocket.

    -Plan your ride in any area of the province with OFSC prescribed trails.

    -Gain streamlined access to OFSC's online Interactive Trail Guide 

    Mobile Apps - Apple, Android and Blackberry

     

    New TrakMaps For Your GPS

    Snowmobile Ontario1 features:

    -Over 19,000 Points of Interest including gas stations, cellular towers and more.

    -Routable mode with integrated map background.

    -Topographic data including mountains, hills, valleys, lakes, rivers and forest zones.  

    -Buildings, roads, electric lines and other landmarks.

    TrakMaps Garmin and Lowrance GPS snowmobile1Upgrade Deal for Last Year's Buyers:

    Riders who purchased the 2012 version of the GPS product within the last 12 months may qualify for the special upgrade price of $10 until January 31st, 2014. After the deadline TrakMaps will provide you with 50% off the regular purchase price. To be eligible for this offer, proof of purchase is required.

     

    Take It Easy On Those Roads

    Following a number of early season collisions between snowmobiles and vehicles on public roads, we are reminding you to avoid road running wherever possible. Where snowmobiling on a public road for a short distance is legal and necessary, here are important riding tips to remember...

    -Moderate your pace according to conditions.

    -Watch out for parked cars and vehicles emerging from driveways.

    -Always give motor vehicles the right of way.

    -Be extra cautious approaching intersections.

    -Obey all traffic signs.

    -Slow down wherever snow banks obstruct your view.

     

    Snap'n Share  

    Are you a photo buff? The OFSC would love to see your best snowmobiling photos - you know, pictures of trail riding, family fun and other sledding activities and events. So if you'd like to see some of your shots in the Go Snowmobiling Ontario Magazine, on 2015 trail guides or on the OFSC website, please email hi-res photos to us at: photos@ofsc.on.ca

    Please include your contact information so we can reach you if necessary and we'll accept your email as your permission to use your photos.

     

    Inside Scoop  

     

    Here's an article every snowmobiler should read from the latest issue of Snow Goer Canada magazine. It's a comprehensive look at the state of snowmobiling in Canada today, with input from real riders to the four manufacturers. A great reality check for everyone who loves to snowmobile.

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    <![CDATA[HASTINGS CUP 2014]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/hastings-cup-2014-247.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/hastings-cup-2014-247.htmlWed, 22 Jan 2014 9:48:47 -0700FRIDAY - DRIVER PRACTICE 1P.M. TO 4.P.M.

    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

    GATES OPEN 8:00 AM

    RACES START AT 10AM

    RACES FINISH 4PM

    SUNDAY ONLY

    PRESINTATION AND PRO-CHAMP FINAL 4.PM

    ADMISSION

    FRIDAY FREE

    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

    ONE DAY $15.00

    WEEKEND PASS $25.00

    CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $5.00 WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

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    <![CDATA["Bow-Tie" Classic" Poker Run & Silent Auction]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bow-tie-classic-poker-run-silent-auction-6356.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bow-tie-classic-poker-run-silent-auction-6356.htmlTue, 21 Jan 2014 8:24:41 -0700<![CDATA[WING DAY]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/wing-day-2143.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/wing-day-2143.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2014 7:49:15 -0700<![CDATA[DRIVER TRAINING]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-1112.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/driver-training-1112.htmlFri, 10 Jan 2014 7:48:44 -0700 CALL NEIL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE HE WILL GET BACK TO YOU

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    <![CDATA[Bancroft Blast from the Past Vintage Snowmobile Show & Sale]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bancroft-blast-from-the-past-vintage-snowmobile-show-sale-3944.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bancroft-blast-from-the-past-vintage-snowmobile-show-sale-3944.htmlThu, 09 Jan 2014 8:16:14 -0700In its second year, Blast from the Past Vintage Snowmobile Show & Sale is part of the regional "Think Snow"...Family Winter Fun activities happening on Family Day Weekend, February 14 - 16th. Check out the full schedule of events on www.northhastings.com Show your sled for free, vendors pay $10. Prizes awarded by the Bancroft Business Improvement Area. Make it a weekend in Bancroft! Dog sled races, fishing derby, skating, Fur Harvesters Workshop, Fish Hatchery tours, fly tying workshop, winter story time for the kids, bonfire, sleigh rides, hot chocolate...and so much more!

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    <![CDATA[Trail Patrol Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/trail-patrol-course-5821.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/trail-patrol-course-5821.htmlMon, 06 Jan 2014 12:11:38 -0700There will be a Trail Patrol and recertification course on January 18 2014. This is starting at 9 am.

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    <![CDATA[OFSC Snowmobile Driver Training ]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-snowmobile-driver-training-3195.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-snowmobile-driver-training-3195.htmlMon, 09 Dec 2013 3:26:00 -0700DriverTraining LEARN THE RIGHT WAY.... Get Started with a driver training course! Must be 12 years old on or before the day of the course. Must present a valid form of identification at course registration, such as a birth certificate or photo health card. Course Date Jan 25 8:30 to 15:30. All Courses Require Pre-Registration Call Linda Jackson 613-646-7736 locations 40484 Hwy 41 Pembroke Ont. Here's what you need to know to enroll: •Cost is $40.00 per course (includes all required course material) •Driver Training courses are in-class only •Must be 12 years old on or before the day of the course. •Must present a valid form of identification at registration (Birth Certificate or Photo Health Card) •Course will be approximately 8 hours including registration, lunch and breaks. Bring your lunch, snacks and water for the day, dress comfortably. •Please do NOT bring cell phones, IPOD/MP3 players or any other electronic device. Thank you!

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    <![CDATA[Whitewater Sno-Goers Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/whitewater-sno-goers-poker-run-3548.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/whitewater-sno-goers-poker-run-3548.htmlFri, 06 Dec 2013 2:20:05 -0700<![CDATA[HCSC - Family Day Weekend Trail Patrol]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/hcsc-family-day-weekend-trail-patrol-324.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/hcsc-family-day-weekend-trail-patrol-324.htmlMon, 02 Dec 2013 7:07:56 -0700 Family Day Weekend our trail patrollers will be out on the trails to educate snowmobilers about the sport and our trail system.

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    <![CDATA[NRSA Family Day Event]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-event-7374.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/nrsa-family-day-event-7374.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 7:38:59 -0700<![CDATA[Missing Link Snowmobile Club - Family Day Fish & Fun]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/missing-link-snowmobile-club-family-day-fish-fun-9691.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/missing-link-snowmobile-club-family-day-fish-fun-9691.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 7:38:16 -0700 Come out for casual snwmobile run, ice fishing and campfire lunch.  Visit our website for more details.

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    <![CDATA[ Signage & Risk Management Training]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/groomer-operator-training-signage-risk-management-7779.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/groomer-operator-training-signage-risk-management-7779.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 9:25:45 -0700 Signage & R/M training at the Snow Country office Thursday Nov 21st at 6pm. Open to all member clubs of District 6.

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    <![CDATA[OFSC/MTO Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-9832.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/ofsc-mto-driver-training-course-9832.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 9:24:07 -0700Snowmobile Operator Training course Saturday Nov 23rd at the Snow Country office in Pembroke.

    Must be 12 years of age or older or 16 or older without a valid drivers licence.

    Cost is $40, pre-register at 613-646-7736

    When: Sat 23 Nov 2013 8:30am-3pm

    Where: Snow Country office #40484 Hwy 41 Pembroke On

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    <![CDATA[MTO/OFSC Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mto-ofsc-driver-training-course-9548.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mto-ofsc-driver-training-course-9548.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 9:22:15 -0700Snowmobile Operator Training course Saturday Dec 21 at the Snow Country office in Pembroke.

    Must be 12 years of age or older or 16 or older without a valid drivers licence.

    Cost is $40, pre-register at 613-646-7736

    When: Sat 21 Dec 2013 8am-2pm

    Where: Snow Country office #40484 Hwy 41 Pembroke (map)

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    <![CDATA[Eganville Sno-Drifters' Club Meet & Greet - 7 pm]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-sno-drifters-club-meet-greet-7-pm-1485.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-sno-drifters-club-meet-greet-7-pm-1485.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 12:13:45 -0700<![CDATA[Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-poker-run-6598.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers-poker-run-6598.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 12:13:14 -0700<![CDATA[Miwel/Toromont-Cat Bonnechere Cup & Canadian Vintage Championship]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/miwel-toromont-cat-bonnechere-cup-canadian-vintage-championship-7783.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/miwel-toromont-cat-bonnechere-cup-canadian-vintage-championship-7783.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 12:12:52 -0700<![CDATA[Bonn-Trae S/C monthly meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-8837.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonn-trae-s-c-monthly-meeting-8837.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 12:11:05 -0700<![CDATA[Timberline General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-general-meeting-5726.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/timberline-general-meeting-5726.htmlTue, 19 Nov 2013 12:10:11 -0700<![CDATA[Snowmobile Trail Permit Sales Set New Ontario Record]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/snowmobile-trail-permit-sales-set-new-ontario-record-8351.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/snowmobile-trail-permit-sales-set-new-ontario-record-8351.htmlMon, 11 Nov 2013 9:31:03 -0700Over 41,000 Permits Sold in Pre Nov 1 Promotion

    T he upcoming snowmobiling season has received an unprecedented kick start by setting a new trail permit sales record announced just as snow has already started to fall in many parts of Ontario. On October 10, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) launched a Pre November 1 permit promotion offering snowmobilers an opportunity to save money by purchasing a trail permit online and tens of thousands of Ontarians responded enthusiastically, racking up pre season numbers of 41,589 Seasonal and Classic Trail Permits, the largest and earliest sales total in OFSC history.

    Click to Read Full Story

     

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    <![CDATA[Weather Conditions]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/weather-conditions/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/weather-conditions/Fri, 08 Nov 2013 8:07:21 -0700

    WeatherPlease visit The Weather Network for up to date information on weather conditions and forecasts throughout Canada or just type in the city you are looking for using the search feature above.

     
     

    Road Conditions for Eastern Ontario

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    <![CDATA[Contact]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/contact/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/contact/Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:56:34 -0700We're easy to reach and look forward to talking to you!


    OFSC District 6

    40484 Highway 41
    Pembroke On K8A 6W5

    Local# 613-735-8882
    Toll-Free# 877-376-7669
    Cell# 613-639-9619
    Fax# 613-735-7646
    e-mail snowcountry@nrtco.net


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    <![CDATA[North Renfrew Poker Run]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/north-renfrew-poker-run-4784.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/north-renfrew-poker-run-4784.htmlThu, 07 Nov 2013 12:18:27 -0700Snowmobile Poker Run on Saturday Feb 1st. Registration 10am - 12:30pm.
    Visit www.nrsa.ca for info.

    Chalk River Rink House near the Lions Club inn Chalk River On

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    <![CDATA[Open Sesame Poker Run & Dinner]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-poker-run-dinner-6860.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/open-sesame-poker-run-dinner-6860.htmlThu, 07 Nov 2013 12:12:27 -0700Call 613-586-2761 or visit www.missinglinksc.ca for more info.

    Stonecliffe Township Hall

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    <![CDATA[Clubs]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:46:08 -0700Snow Country OFSC District 6 is proud to have the following member clubs in our District: BonnTrae (Deacon), Eganville SnoDrifters (Eganville), Griffith Matawatchan (Griffith), Keetna Snowmobile Club (Petawawa), Missing Link (Deux Rivieres), Opeongo Snowbirds (Barry's Bay/Whitney), Peterson Pathfinders (Combermere), Timberline (Pembroke), and Whitewater Sno-Goers (Renfrew), all members of the Snow Country Snowmobile Association. District 6 clubs which are not members of the Association include: Haliburton County Snowmobile Club (Haliburton), Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers (Lake St Peter), North Renfrew Snowmobile Club (Deep River).

    You will find contact information for each club using the side menu as well as lists of all board members and a link to the club's website, if applicable.

     

     

    Join Team OFSC

     

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    <![CDATA[ OFSC Offers Go Snowmobiling Savings on 2014 Trail Permits Until Dec. 1]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-offers-go-snowmobiling-savings-on-2014-trail-permits-until-dec-1-8528.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-offers-go-snowmobiling-savings-on-2014-trail-permits-until-dec-1-8528.htmlThu, 07 Nov 2013 8:30:02 -0700Permits Now Available from Local Clubs and Retail Outlets

    (November 4, 2013 - Barrie, ON) – The not-for-profit Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) invites Ontarians to experience exceptional fun, camaraderie and adventure by enjoying snowmobiling on available OFSC trails this winter. For the first time this season, 2014 Snowmobile Trail Permits are now available directly from the OFSC’s community based snowmobile clubs and their volunteers or from club designated retail outlets across the province. There are two permit types available until December 1:

    Seasonal Permit - Seasonal Permits are available from clubs on or before December 1 for $210 – a saving of $50 off the regular permit fee of $260. Snowmobilers purchasing online at www.ofsc.on.ca can save an additional $7.50, thanks to no charge for Seasonal Permit processing fees until Dec. 1.

    Classic Permit - Any snowmobiler owning a sled that is model year 1999 or older is entitled to buy a 2014 Classic Permit. Primarily available online for $140 on or before December 1, a Classic Permit offers a saving of $30 off the regular fee of $170. Classic Permits are also available on a limited basis at retail; contact OFSC district offices for locations.

    Both the Seasonal and Classic Permit allow access to available OFSC trails anywhere in Ontario for the entire winter. OFSC member clubs operate over 30,000 kilometres of snowmobile trails throughout Ontario that rely on the revenue from the sale of permits to pay operational costs. These trails generate almost $1 billion of winter tourism economic impact annually, while enabling family riders from all walks of life to enjoy winter by visiting many places and sights only accessible by snowmobile.

    OFSC trails are marked, mapped and maintained for the use and enjoyment of permit holders. Ontario law requires any snowmobile entering an OFSC trail for recreational sledding to display a valid permit. For more information on 2014 Snowmobile Trail Permits visit www.ofsc.on.ca.

    The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is a volunteer led not-for-profit association, which through strong leadership, provides a wide range of quality programs and services to, and on behalf of, its member organizations. Our provincial network of organized snowmobile trails connects Ontario communities providing responsible riding experiences that are safe, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable.

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    <![CDATA[Trail Status]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/trail-status/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/trails-and-permits/trail-status/Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:47:44 -0700

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    <![CDATA[Toronto Snowmobile Show]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/toronto-snowmobile-show-2141.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/toronto-snowmobile-show-2141.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 11:14:58 -0700October 26 - 27

    Toronto International Snowmobile ATV & Powersports Show Oct 25-27 2013.

    See us at booth 3516.

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    <![CDATA[BonnTrae S/C General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonntrae-s-c-general-meeting-4358.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/bonntrae-s-c-general-meeting-4358.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 11:13:56 -0700October 28 2013

    Club meeting at 7pm at the Sands. All members welcome. We need volunteers so come on out if interested.

    For info, contact Mike at 613-625-2555

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    <![CDATA[SCSA Monthly Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-monthly-meeting-9498.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-monthly-meeting-9498.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 11:12:06 -0700SCSA monthly meeting 6:30pm at the office.

    Open to all members of SCSA & member clubs.

    For info, contact Terry at 613-735-8882 snowcountry@nrtco.net

    When: Fri 1 Nov 22:30 – Sat 2 Nov 2013 01:00 GMT

    Where: SCSA Office #40484 Hwy 41 Pembroke On (map)

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    <![CDATA[Eganville Old Snowmobile Show]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-old-snowmobile-show-4699.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/eganville-old-snowmobile-show-4699.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 11:04:24 -0700The 14th Annual Eganville Old Snowmobile Show
    Presented by the Eganville Snodrifters and Ottawa Valley Old Sledheads
    Saturday January 11th, 2014

    "The Biggest Old Sled Show in Ontario"
    For info http://www.oldsledheads.com/

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    <![CDATA[$180 Permit Targeted To Grow Participation in Ontario Snowmobiling]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/180-permit-targeted-to-grow-participation-in-ontario-snowmobiling-8533.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/180-permit-targeted-to-grow-participation-in-ontario-snowmobiling-8533.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 10:16:40 -0700With the Farmer’s Almanac forecasting a snowy, cold winter for Ontario, participating snowmobilers can catch a big savings break by purchasing 2014 Seasonal Snowmobile Trail Permits earlier than usual. The not-for-profit Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is pleased with the province's recent decision to approve a new fee of only $180 for 2014 Seasonal Permits bought on or before November 1, 2013. This limited offer is only available for permit transactions completed online at www.ofsc.on.ca.

    Please click here to read the full article.

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    <![CDATA[OFSC and OFATV Advocate No Riding on Private Land Without Landowner Permission]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-and-ofatv-advocate-no-riding-on-private-land-without-landowner-permission-3889.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/ofsc-and-ofatv-advocate-no-riding-on-private-land-without-landowner-permission-3889.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 10:14:46 -0700The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and the Ontario Federation of All Terrain Vehicles (OFATV) urge all motorized riders to be responsible by respecting landowner rights.

    Please click here to read the full article.

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    <![CDATA[Get Prepared Before You Ride]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/get-prepared-before-you-ride-9815.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/get-prepared-before-you-ride-9815.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 10:09:42 -0700(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are reminding riders that a snowmobile can quickly take you away from areas where services, communities and emergency assistance are easily accessible or available. Responsible snowmobilers take charge of their own safety and well-being by preparing their sled, gear and equipment before the first ride of the season. In addition to getting properly trained and knowing the law, there are other factors to consider when getting ready for safe snowmobiling...

    Please click here to read the full article.

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    <![CDATA[Know the Law and Get Trained Before You Ride]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/know-the-law-and-get-trained-before-you-ride-3071.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/know-the-law-and-get-trained-before-you-ride-3071.htmlWed, 23 Oct 2013 10:05:52 -0700(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) remind snowmobilers that their safety, peace of mind and enjoyment while sledding this winter start with being compliant with the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act (MSVA) and being properly trained.

    Many of the rules governing motor vehicle drivers apply to snowmobile operators, such as speeding, failing to stop at a road crossing and driving with a Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) that exceeds the legal limit. Failure to comply with the law carries penalties including fines, loss of driver’s licence, criminal charges and/or imprisonment.

    Please click here to read the full article.

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    <![CDATA[MTO/OFSC Driver Training Course]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mto-ofsc-driver-training-course-9740.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/mto-ofsc-driver-training-course-9740.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2012 9:16:27 -0700 08:00 – 15:00

    MTO/OFSC Driver Training course will be held Saturday December 8th, starts 8am.
    Course is available to snowmobilers over the age of 12 years without a valid drivers licence. Pre-register at 613-646-7736.

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    <![CDATA[SCSA Association General Meeting]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-association-general-meeting-6689.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/scsa-association-general-meeting-6689.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2012 9:11:35 -070019:00 - 22:00

    SCSA General Meeting Thursday Dec 6th 7pm. Open to member clubs of SCSA and their membership. Come on out and get involved.

    For info contact the SCSA office at 877-376-7669

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    <![CDATA[The Reason to Buy Your Permit Early]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/the-reason-to-buy-your-permit-early-4408.htmlhttp://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/news/the-reason-to-buy-your-permit-early-4408.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2012 7:44:06 -0700The operation of Ontario snowmobile trails is solely funded by snowmobilers buying permits. Ontario snowmobiling does not benefit from any dollars from fuel taxes, sled registrations or other government largesse for regular snowmobile trail operations. So OFSC snowmobile clubs must rely on snowmobilers buying enough permits — and purchasing them early enough — to pay the considerable start up costs for trails and equipment each fall.

    Please click here to read the full article.

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    <![CDATA[Events]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/events/Fri, 30 Nov 2012 7:37:36 -0700<![CDATA[Using the Trails]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/using-the-trails/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/safety/using-the-trails/Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:28:47 -0700There are many things to consider while riding the trails; the environment, landowners, Ontario regulations and perhaps most importantly, safety. Here are some links you may find useful:

    Three Sleds

    NOTE: These links will take you to another site.

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    <![CDATA[Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers]]>http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers/http://www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca/clubs/maple-leaf-snow-skimmers/Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:11:35 -0700