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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.

GREAT PRIZES

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.

LOCATION 

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

SCHEDULE

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.)

Registration

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!

    Thank You to Our Funding Partners and Volunteers Official Opening of Bridge Between Ontario and Quebec

    Thank You to Our Funding Partners and Volunteers  Official Opening of Bridge Between Ontario and Quebec

    On February 12 WCSTA held the Ribbon Cutting for the official opening of the bridge over thew Ottawa River joining the West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association Club and OFSC trails to the Pontiac Snowmobile Drivers Association Club and FCMQ trails with a safe non-ice crossing on the longest snowmobile bridge in the world.  The rehabilitation of the former railway bridge was made possible through a grant from the Investing in Canada’s Infrastructure – Communities, Culture and Recreation Stream.  Present for the event, left to right are:

    Peter Asquini – Governor, District 1, Upper Canada Snowmobile Region, OFSC

    Alain Goulet – Pontiac Snowmobile Drivers Association, Pontiac District, FCMQ

    Warden Jane Toller – MRC Pontiac County

    Chantal Lair – Economic Development, MRC Pontiac County

    Cyndy Phillips – Director, Economic Development, MRC Pontiac County

    Steve Burgess – President, West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association

    Paul McDonald – Director, West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association

    Eli El-Chantry –  for the City of Ottawa, West Carleton-March Ward

    MP Jenna Sudds, Kanata – Carleton Riding

    Catherine Callary – VP Destination Development, Ottawa Tourism

    George Darouze – City of Ottawa, Osgoode Ward

     

    WCSTA would like to thank the representatives, volunteers and Club members that attended the event.  We look forward to the increased snowmobile and tourism opportunities the bridge and the joining of the OFSC and FCMQ trail systems will bring to West Carleton and Mississippi Mills and the Pontiac as well as across the Regions.

    February 12, 2022 – Paul McDonald

    Tourism Videos Will Highlight the Snowmobiling Opportunities and Trails in the Pontiac and West Carleton/Mississippi Mills

    Tourism Videos Will Highlight the Snowmobiling Opportunities and Trails in the Pontiac and West Carleton/Mississippi Mills

    On February 19, 2022 four members of WCSTA worked with MRC Pontiac and Tourisme Outaouais to take video and picture material to complete a tourism promotion of the new bridge over the Ottawa River and the snowmobiling opportunities in the Pontiac and Eastern Ontario.  The production is being put together by Valley Video , Caroline Dorothy Photography, MRC Pontiac and Tourisme Outaouais.

    While taking the promotion video and still photography from 12:00 to 1:00 on Sunday, approximately 200 snowmobiles crossed the bridge in both directions.  Even though it was the free weekend in Quebec, it is obvious the benefit and attraction the bridge and new trails are to snowmobilers in Ontario and Quebec.  We thank our funding sponsors and volunteers for making this possible/

    Pictured are the people involved in making the tourism video from Valley Video , Caroline Dorothy Photography, MRC Pontiac.

    If you crossed the bridge at this time, watch for your participation.  We want to thank the snowmobilers that took the time to participate in the filming and pictures.

    February 19, 2022 – Paul McDonald

     

    Grand Opening of Longest Snowmobile Bridge in the World

    Grand Opening of Longest Snowmobile Bridge in the World

    West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association

    Grand Opening of Longest Snowmobile Bridge in the World

    Thanking our Funding Partners

    Saturday, February 12, 2022

    11:00am At the Bridge

    The rehabilitation of the snowmobile bridge over the Ottawa River was funded through the “Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP)-Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Funding Stream”.  Funding was received from a number of federal, provincial, regional and municipal government sources, Polaris Industries, as well as West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association and the Pontiac Snowmobile Drivers Association.

    We will welcome our Sponsors and thank them for their support and participation in this great event.

    We would also like to invite all volunteers that worked on the four additional bridges on the W1 Trail that were completed by the Club volunteers to attend. We want to thank you for your support to your Club.  Without your help this trail would not have been possible.

    We will cut the ribbon to officially open the bridge.  Snowmobilers who would like to participate and show their appreciation to sponsors and volunteers are welcome.  Please do not block the bridge or trail.  We will be holding the event on the Ontario side so do not park snowmobiles near the bridge entrance.

    We look forward to seeing you there.  The bridge will be closed for the event from 10:55 until 11:20 or so.

    Paul McDonald – Feb 10, 2022