End of Season Message from UCSR President

End of Season Message from UCSR President

End of Season Message 2024

Dear Members and Volunteers,

As the snow has sadly melted and the season comes to an abrupt close, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your dedication, passion, and commitment to the sport of on-trail snowmobiling. Although short, this season has been filled with unforgettable memories, hard volunteer effort, shared adventures, and a few thrilling rides through the breathtaking winter landscapes of our district.

Your unwavering support and enthusiasm to your club and to the district has truly made this season as successful … as it could be given the weather. There is an important Sherry Anderson quote to consider: “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or a newcomer to the clubs, your participation has contributed to the success and camaraderie that define our snowmobiling community in Eastern Ontario. Volunteers, like you, are the driver to make the whole snowmobiling system work.

When the trails were available this season, I received a lot of positive feedback from riders about the excellent trail conditions even given the low snow conditions. A big shout out goes out to our grooming operators and grooming coordinators for making this happen!

As you can appreciate, our volunteer base is aging and dwindling in numbers, which puts the clubs and trails at risk. We sell over 10,000 Ontario Trail Permits in UCSR but the clubs function only a fraction of those people – about 1000 volunteers. We need your help! Contact us or your local club to see how you can help. A 3390 km trail network spread over 16 clubs starts and ends with well-organized and healthy clubs.

As we look forward to the next snowmobiling season with anticipation and excitement, let us take this time to reflect on the memories we have created, the friendships we have forged, and the experiences that have brought us together as a united snowmobiling family.

Thank you once again for your continuous support, dedication, and passion for snowmobiling. I am confident that the seasons ahead will be even more exhilarating and fulfilling. Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable summer. Stay safe, stay connected, and keep the spirit of snowmobiling alive until we meet again on the trails.

Warm regards,

Ian Edwards

CANCELLED – 2024 Poker Run in support of The West Carleton Food Access Center

CANCELLED - 2024 Poker Run in support of The West Carleton Food Access Center

We wish we had the snow!  We’ll try again next year!

Join the fun at the2024 WCSTA Charity Poker Run, in support of The West Carleton Food Access Center.  This event is held in partnership with Kinburn Community Association.  A valid Trail Pass is mandatory.


Top Poker Hand – Oldest Driver – Youngest Driver

A raffle prize ticket will be given for each food item donated or $5 donation to the West Carleton Food Access Centre.


Kinburn Community Centre, 3045 Kinburn Side Rd., Kinburn, ON.

There will be plenty of parking on site for trailers. At the end of the Poker Run dinner will be served. A cash bar will be available.

ENTRY FEES (per sled, includes dinner for one and one poker hand)

Before January 22nd  $45   
After January 22nd  $60 
Youth (under 12) Free
Extra Poker Hand $10
Dinner Only $20
Poker Run Only $25


9:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Departure
5 to 5:30 p.m. Return
6 p.m. Supper (bar opens at 5 p.m.)


Payment can be made via Interac e-Transfer to recipient: pokerrun@wcstai.com.  We advise using a Security Question: 2024 snowmobile fundraiser and an answer of :  pokerrun (all lower case).

Please complete the form below and  select  the “Send” button to register.

    Volunteers Needed!!!

    Volunteers Needed!!!

    W1 Trail Brushing, Fitzroy to Stonecrest Rd, Saturday January 21st starting at 8am in Fitzroy Harbour / Galetta Side Rd.

    Bring Brush Cutters, Pole Saws, Chainsaws, etc.

    Let’s get this done before the Sledding Season really starts!

    Contact Ron Anderchek for more details. 613-915-7896


    AGM – October 11th, 7pm – Kinburn Community Centre

    AGM - October 11th, 7pm - Kinburn Community Centre


    West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association invites you to our Annual General Meeting on October 11th at 7pm at the Kinburn Community Centre
    Now that Covid restrictions are no longer in place, we are encouraging everyone to please come out!
    We are currently looking for new board members who have a passion for snowmobiling! We are currently searching for a new Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator, Trail Patrol people as well as always looking for new Volunteers for all sorts of jobs to keep the club and trails running smoothly.
    Please come out and get involved!