Landowner Appreciation Evening

Mark Jan 19, 2019 off your calendars for our Annual Landowner Appreciation event to be held at our newest supporter and event trail destination, The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata.

This $40 value is free to our landowners who help make our sport possible. It includes a Roast Beef dinner with dessert and coffee, cash bar and a DJ provided by Quality Entertainment until 1AM… Door prizes and draws…

We encourage you all to Sled or Drive in on Jan 19 in support of our landowners.

Dinner party Tickets $40 to Land Owner Supporters
DJ Entertainment Tickets: $10 from 8:30 PM-1AM.

RSVP Before Jan 9 
Text or call: 613 867-4437

Landowners, if we haven’t contacted you yet please let us know…
See you all there.

Signage Training – CORRECTION: Dec. 4



Who would have thought we would have this much snow stay on the ground this early in the year. I hope it stays until April. I had my first ride but didn’t get out of the yard.

Our Signage Training Course is being presented on December 4, 2018 at 6:00 prior to the regular Board Meeting at the Community Centre in Kinburn. If you haven’t volunteered to help sign some of our trails this is an excellent opportunity to find out what it’s all about!

Don’t forget that OFSC requires that all Trail Coordinators receive Signage Training at least every 3 years. There are a number of new people on the list this year that require training and others that need a refresher course. I hope to see you there.

 Also we have lost a few people this year and are looking for Trail Coordinators for the following sections.

A trail

Arnprior dam to RR29


W11 to Galetta Rd


Cannon Smith to Torbolton Ridge


Torbolton Ridge to Buckrams Bay


CP rail Pakenham to Arnprior


If you have friends who snowmobile and would volunteer to help on one of these sections please let me know.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated by the Board of Directors and enjoyed by our club members. I thank you for your assistance.


Paul McDonald

Driver Training Course – Sunday December 9



The WCSTA course is now fully booked.

There are other clubs holding courses, which can be found in the events calendar page of the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region website. For other driver training course locations and dates please check the UCSR Calendar


WCSTA will hold a Driver Training Session on Sunday, Dec 9 for those who would like to obtain a snowmobile operators license.

A snowmobile operators license can be obtained for those over 12 years of age who do not have a valid Ontario drivers license. Those people 16 years and older, will be asked to submit a form to verify no Drivers license has already been issued to them.

It will be held at the Kinburn Community Center, starting a 9 am, and running until 4 pm

The course is 6 hours in length, going over snowmobiling safety, followed by a test. Proof of age, for example, by birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport is needed, along with a parents signature of consent for their child’s attendance.

Registration forms will be filled out on day of course. If a parent cannot sign consent on that day, please contact Driver Training  Instructor to arrange filling out registration beforehand.

There is a fee for the course that is set by the province, at $40.00, payable in cash or cheque made out to W.C.S.T.A.I 

Our club will provide pizza lunch for students attending.

Class size is limited to 25 students.

To aid us with the registration process, please complete the pre-registration form below. Once this information is received you will receive a confirmation email within a day or two to verify that your application has been received. Please note that proof of age and parent signature will still be required when you arrive at the driver training.

You may also contact Eric Mesdag at, or phone 613 314 3933 for more info.

    Eyeglasses needed*


    AGM Tuesday October 2, 2018

    WCSTA AGM 2015

    The WCSTA Annual General Meeting is Tuesday October 2, at 7:00 PM at the Kinburn Community Centre.

    We will be holding elections for two new Board Members.

    As Scott Hamilton is stepping down for a much deserved break, we will be seeking a new President. Also, we really need a new Social Director. Some other positions may change also.

    If you are interested in putting your name forward for a Board Position, please let Douglas Vandervelde know prior to the meeting so we can get your name on the voting roster. Email to reach Doug.

    We hope to see a good crowd on Tuesday. Hope to see you all at the meeting.

    NOTE: Doug will also have Sled Raffle Tickets at this meeting. This is your last chance to help us sell the last few remaining tickets.

    Trail Patrol Course – Wed. Jan. 10th

    Trail Patrol Course - Wed. Jan. 10th

    OFSC Trail Patrol - there for you image

    Trail Patrol Course – Wed. Jan. 10th

    We are going to be training new Trail Patrol (trail wardens) on Wednesday January 10th from 7 to 9pm at Kinburn Community Centre.

    Trail Patrol are on trail ambassadors for snowmobiling. We are there to promote a safe snowmobile experience for everyone, give valuable information to fellow sledders and promote our sport.

    I should add this is also to get an update on your current training. We are moving to a district wide Trail Patrol not just by club. Come out to here about he changed as well. all good stuff.

    Please email to sign up or get more information.

    The course is under two hours.

    Thank you,
    Scott Hamilton

    Driver Training Course – Dec. 2nd


    WCSTA will hold a Driver Training Session on Saturday Dec 2nd, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kinburn Community Centre for those who would like to obtain a snowmobile operators license. Please plan to arrive early as we need to verify proof of age, and obtain the permission signature from the parent/legal guardian.

    A snowmobile operators license is required to ride the trails in Ontario if you do not possess a valid drivers license. To be eligible, students must be 12 years old on or before the course date. A test will be given at the end of the course, and successful applicants can receive their Ontario Motorized Snowmobile Vehicle Operators licence. Any student under 16 must have signed parental consent.

    Proof of age is required (example, passport or birth certificate must be shown). Students over the age of 16, if seeking a Ontario Motorized Snowmobile Vehicle Operators licence, will submit a Driver Status Check with the MTO to show the student is “Unlicensed”. Those with valid drivers licences may also take the course, and receive an “Adult Card” confirming successful completion of the course.

    Course cost is $40.00. Pizza lunch will be served.

    To aid us with the registration process, please complete the pre-registration form below. Once this information is received you will receive a confirmation email within a day or two to verify that your application has been received. Please note that proof of age and parent signature will still be required when you arrive at the driver training.

    You may also contact Eric Mesdag at, or phone 613 314 3933 for more info.

      Eyeglasses needed*

      Landowner Appreciation Night and Season Kick-off Bash – Oct. 14

      Saturday October 14 is a big night for WCSTA. We are combining 2 events – a dinner in appreciation of all the wonderful landowners who make our trails possible, followed by the season kick-off “Bash ‘n Brapp”, featuring Ottawa Valley’s own Rainwater Whiskey, rising stars on the music scene!

      Land owner dinner

      The evening starts at 5:00 pm with a roast beef dinner, catered by Valley Roots – complimentary to WCSTA land owners. Sledders are encouraged to join us, meet your land owners, and show them your appreciation. There will be a cash bar and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.

      RSVP for dinner – email, or call 613.263.7907 (please include number of tickets requested on RSVP)

      Bash ‘n Brapp

      Then, at 9:00pm, part two of the evening starts. “Bash ‘n Brapp” is going to be our most ambitious event yet, featuring entertainment by Rainwater Whiskey. Rainwater Whiskey is a hard hitting country band from the Ottawa Valley and have opened for Bill Durst, Brea Lawrenson, Jordan McIntosh, Rory Gardiner, the Roadhammers, Kira Isabella, Aaron Pritchett, The River Town Saints and Brett Kissel, as well as headlining the Metcalfe Fair!

      This is going to be a can’t-miss party with over the top entertainment! There will be a cash bar, raffle, door prize and 50/50 draw.

      As an additional thank you, tickets for our land owners are available for a deeply discounted price of $10!

      It’s important that you RSVP right away though so plans for dinner can be finalized. If you are a landowner, or know a landowner who has not been contacted yet, please spread the word or contact us at


      Land owner dinner

      Land owners plus guest – free

      Sledders – $25pp (per person)

      Dinner plus Bash ‘n Brapp

      Land owners and their guest – $10pp

      Sledders – $40pp

      Bash ‘n Brapp only (for sledders)

      Early bird special – $15 (limited quantity)

      Order online – $20pp

      At the door – $30pp


      Ordering tickets

      Advance Bash ‘n Brapp tickets may be ordered online through Eventbrite (small service charge applies)

      or by email money transfer (pick up ticket night of event). Please contact to arrange transfer



      Important Meeting! WCSTA AGM – Tuesday September 5th

      Important Meeting! WCSTA AGM - Tuesday September 5th

      WCSTA AGM 2015

      Very important general meeting! We need a huge turnout.

      This is a transition year for our club becoming part of District management under the MOTS (More On The Snow) program. And there is a potential for big changes to our club’s management with a very important election of officers. We need West Carleton Sledders to voice their opinions and concerns to make sure  the executive and volunteers can continue to make our club great. This year it is possible that major changes will occur to your Board of Directors and Officers.

      We need your support at this one annual meeting.

      Also, there will be an update on the great success we have had with securing the County Rail Line as a brand new trail. There has been a huge amount of work by several club executives (including all of you who voiced political support) to make this exciting project happen.

      Please join us at the West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association Annual General Meeting – Tuesday September 5th, 7:00pm, at the Kinburn Community Centre.

      Board of directors will be nominated and elected by our members at this meeting, and we encourage all current permit holders to join us and participate in continuing to set the course for snowmobiling in West Carleton, and representation of our club within the OFSC. Many great things have been happening for our club, and you can really help out by getting involved!

      So, please come out to the AGM and see what is going on with your local club. We are continuing to try to plan more fun and exciting things this year, but we need your help to make them happen! Get to know our dynamic team of volunteers, fellow snowmobilers and hard-working directors. Here is a list of some things we are doing now, along with some new ideas brought forward by current volunteers and board members.

      • Poker run in support of the Snowsuit Fund
      • Landowners appreciation dinner
      • Braap ’n Bash event with live entertainment
      • Trail side BBQ
      • Fund raising (selling raffle tickets, trail map advertising)
      • Family free weekend
      • Day and night group rides

      Immediately following the AGM the newly appointed Board will commence with the election of President, Vice President and other Officers for the 2017-2018 season.

      We hope to see you there!


      May meeting postponed

      Thank you landowners from WCSTA!
      Notice: The WCSTA club meeting that would ordinarily be held tomorrow (May 2) has been postponed until further notice.
      Please stay tuned for the next update.

      Mississippi Mills Council Meeting Tonight (April 18th)

      Tonight a Mississippi Mills town council meeting is being held, and at it a motion to ban snowmobiles in the town of Almonte will most likely be tabled. Council is divided on this important decision. As before we need to see snowmobiler representation at the meeting to continue to show council that this is important and to make the right decisions.

      Utilizing the rail trail in Almonte will cost taxpayers ZERO dollars, while helping the local economy and creating a tourism trail for the businesses from Snowmobilers in the winter months. We will fill the restaurants down town with business, groom a second trail for free in Almonte for non sledders. Put up signs, help pay decking of the bridges. Make slow zones in the town, this is who we are 🙂

      Some of our club’s key campaigners unable to make it tonight. It would be great to have strong support from the sledding community once again. Who can make it to show sledder support? 

      The A trail throught Almonte, Pakenham and Armprior is in jeopardy of being lost without this link. Urban sprawl is affecting our trails.

      Your board of directors

      When: Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

      Where: 3131 Old Perth Rd, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0, Canada