ASC Updates: Sept 15 2021
We at ASC hope that everyone had a great summer. It is time for an update and to start thinking about the upcoming riding season.
On April 8th, 2021 we had our Annual General Meeting via Zoom. It was well attended. The minutes of the meeting are available by request. Cindy and Elgin Graham retired from our executive. A huge thank you to both for their dedicated time helping to keep our Algonquin trails open for enjoyable riding. They have promised to continue to stake Lake of Bays for us. We plan to hold them to that :). Be sure to thank them when you can.
Both the President and Social Director positions are vacant. We want you enthusiastic sledders and/or other(better) halves to come give us a hand. Just send us an email to: email@example.com.
We have had ongoing discussions with the Township of Lake of Bays regarding the status of Hunter’s Bridge. We will keep you updated as the discussions progress.
We have discovered structural failure with South Creek Bridge. We are working on getting permits through the MNRF and funding grants to repair the bridge. We have encountered many stumbling blocks and there is a possibility that the trail might be rerouted for the 2021-2022 season.
It is time to renew our club memberships. They are $10.00 per person or $100.00 per family lifetime. It is a couple of quick clicks on our website: https://algonquinsnowmobileclub.ca/.
Did you know that our dollars spent on OFSC Trail Permits do not cover trail maintenance and repairs? This is entirely completed by volunteers. On Saturday October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd, we are working on parts of trails 77 and 78. We will be meeting at the firehall parking lot at the corner of Limberlost Rd., and Hwy 60 at 9am. Bring your chain saws, brush cutters, ATVs, and Side x Sides for a couple of days of enjoyable trail maintenance. Kent will be leading the crew. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org advising that you will be attending. Remember to be respectful of Covid protocols :). We will be asking for full names and phone numbers for contact tracing purposes.
Are you interested in grooming trails? Do you know someone interested in grooming trails? Do you enjoy snowy evenings and nights wishing that you were making the perfect snowmobile trails for riding on? Do you enjoy working in the tranquility of snowy settings? We are actively hiring groomer operators. They must be a minimum of 18 years old, hold a valid driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract, be willing to work 8 – 12 hour shifts alone during the evenings and nights, be willing to work 20 – 44 hours per week, and treat our grooming equipment with love and respect. Training is provided. Please send your resume to email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone that volunteers their time and to the sponsors that help with our great recreational sport of snowmobiling. If you would like to sponsor our club via a business advertisement on our trail map signs and web site, it is a bargain at a flat rate of $150.00 per year. There are only 24 spots on the trail map signs. The advertising sponsors must be ready for print by October 31st. If interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to a great year of sledding.
Steven B., ASC”