Barrie - October 2015
Snowmobilers can catch
a big savings break by purchasing 2016 Seasonal Snowmobile
Trail Permits earlier than usual. The not-for-profit
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is pleased
with the province's recent decision to approve a new
fee of only $180 for 2016 Seasonal Permits bought on
or before November 1, 2015. This limited offer is only
available for permit transactions completed online*
1 option for the 2016 season represents a 30% saving
off the regular Seasonal fee of $260, providing Ontario
snowmobilers with exceptional value for the coming winter,"
"It's our way of saying 'thank you' to loyal buyers
for their support and to welcome them back to OFSC trails
According to recent
consumer surveys undertaken by the OFSC, the majority
of respondents said that Ontario snowmobiling is very
enjoyable. So the OFSC is confident that the $180-Nov.
1 permit option will also provide a significant incentive
for new participants and former riders to discover the
fun of today's snowmobiling for themselves this winter.
Available this season
on or before November 1, the $180 permit is a transitional
step and part of a major, ongoing review of its business
model for trail operations by the OFSC. At their recent
annual general meeting in September, OFSC member clubs
approved a recommendation called "A Framework For
Change". The new plan outlines a comprehensive
direction, including more permit types with varied fees,
allocating more money where it snows each winter, and
promoting efficient trail operations across the province.
"Like many others,
the snowmobiling industry was impacted by the global
economic downturn following 2008. That's why the OFSC
continues to explore alternatives for doing business
smarter and more effectively," said OFSC Executive
Director Paul Shaughnessy. "We also think it's
important to keep snowmobiling as accessible as possible
for Ontario families as well as for visitors from outside
the province. So we're working on a variety of other
enhancements for consideration at our 2016 AGM next
September, but now, at least for the coming season,
our customers have a new permit choice."
The Ontario Federation
of Snowmobile Clubs is a volunteer led not-for-profit
association, which through strong leadership, provides
a wide range of quality programs and services to, and
on behalf of, its member organizations. Our provincial
network of organized snowmobile trails connects Ontario
communities providing responsible riding experiences
that are safe, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable.
*Processing fee applies.
Full vehicle registration details required at time of
The Mirror: January
TAY TOWNSHIP- Members of the Georgian
Bay Snowriders, along with representatives from Midland
Police Services, Southern Georgian Bay OPP, Tay Township,
and the Town of Midland, celebrate the completion of
the Top "C" snowmobile trail re-route. A ribbon-cutting
ceremony took place January 22, 2010 at the section
of the trail that makes its way past the Wye Marsh.
The trail was funded through the National Trails Coalition
as part of the federal government's economic action
plan, and by Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
trail permit sales.
News Release. October 06, 2009
(Elmvale, ON) -On September 24, 2009
District 8, Georgian Bay Snowriders began construction
of the Top C Trail re-route through Tay Township from
the wooden trestle bridge located over the Wye river
easterly to Highway 12 at Triple Bay Road.
This trail re-route will parallel portions of the paved Tay
Shore Trail as well as cross the paved trail in a couple
of areas. A
60 feet bridge is being installed near the Wye Marsh
in order to traverse a large wet area.
This trail re-route will then utilize the former
spur rail line from the Tay Shore Trail to Triple Bay
road and then run parallel along Triple Bay road to
Highway 12. The
re-route then connects with the Top C Trail located
on the former CP rail lands which are owned by the Georgian
Bay Snowriders, near the hole in the wall (former
Highway 12 tunnel).
Thanks is owed to the National Trails Coalition (NTC) federal
government funding program under the 2009-2010 National
Trails Infrastructure Program, a key partner in Canada’s
Economic Action Plan, as well as the Ontario Federation
of Snowmobile Clubs for their financial contributions.
In addition the Township of Tay and the Georgian
Bay Snowriders are owed thanks for all their efforts
in spearheading this project.
This trail re-route reestablishes a land based route for
the Top C trail which connects Midland and Penetanguishene
to the snowmobile trails to the north and east. This project will augment and expand
seasonal full time positions for trail maintenance,
signing and grooming activities, as well as significant
tourism spin off employment created in the service business
sector, including restaurants, gas stations, and accommodations.
Picture below is section of completed trail in front of Wye