Web publishers’ note: We apologize for this notice making it’s way slowly to the web site. While some of the content here is a week old we feel it is still important to share it on the site.

From your Vice-President, Feb. 6, 2020:

We are very close to opening our trails. Today we reached agreement with the City of Ottawa, the OFSC and the Insurance providers on the terms of our Licence of Occupation with the City of Ottawa and Insurance for trails on City of Ottawa property. We will hear in the morning about receiving our Certificate of Insurance and then we can open trails in the City of Ottawa that are packed and ready to go. We will put trails on the Interactive Trail Guide as they are opened. Stay tuned for an announcement tomorrow morning.

It has been very difficult getting agreement on some snowmobiling issues during our discussions. Your individual riding habits are the greatest risk to all snowmobile Clubs loosing access to Insurance and trails across Ontario. We as Club Members and snowmobilers must contribute to keeping our trails open. This means slow down in built up areas. No loud starts in built up areas and around houses. Respect other trail users. Stay on the trail.

Our future negotiations with land owners, municipalities, insurance companies and others now depends on each and everyone of our behavior on the trails.

Let it snow and enjoy your trails. Your Board of Directors and volunteers have worked very hard to get your trails open. Lets keep them open.

More to report tomorrow.

Paul McDonald, Vice President