Braving the Weather Together

For those of us who just want to see it snow, here are a list of snowmobile events to help you get through the warmer months.

Snowmobiling Clubs? What’s happening this summer?

After a couple of seriously epic snowmobiling seasons, where we saw some of the most consistent snow conditions in over a decade produce endless riding opportunities, snowmobilers across Ontario were faced with a less-than-amazing winter 2015/16. And now, in the heat of summer, it can be hard to remember, but winter is coming.

By now we've all spent a few hours in the garage performing the end of season service, normally we dread this day, however, I have a feeling many snowmobilers performed this task while grinning with satisfaction, remembering clear days on ivory trails with friends and family. 

Our experiences from those winters surely wouldn’t have been possible without cooperation from Mother Nature, she definitely did her part and now we can only hope she delivers a summer of equal epic-ness. 

Volunteer Snowmobiler Sign
All too often the most important contributor to generating great snowmobiling is overlooked; in fact, these contributors are the foundation of our sport. Some of these individuals were the beginning founders of modern day recreational snowmobile clubs and many are still involved today. These volunteers form
Ontario's local community snowmobile clubs and linked together they form a vast network that produces over 30,000km of interconnected winter highways that are brought to life by dedicated volunteers.   

Many of us would think that now that the snow is gone that work is complete however this is far from the truth. Local volunteers are already planning for next season; Clubs are holding landowner banquets and fundraisers. Volunteers are completing applications for infrastructure improvements which will result in a better ride next year. Groomer Supervisors are performing maintenance and servicing the grooming equipment to insure everything is ready to go when the snow flies in the fall. If you have some spare time this summer or are just looking to meet a few new like-minded friends, consider contacting a local club through social media to find out how you can help out – the complete list is here: 

This is the best time of year to become involved in your local club and there is no better way to meet the behind the scenes crew than to attend a summertime snowmobile club event, so without further ado here is the Ontario List of Snowmobile Club Events that of course will lead up to the 2016 Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV and Powersports show on October 21, 22 and 23. (If your club has a ‘off-season’ event that you are organizing please let us know! Message us on Facebook or email us at

District 1

When: August 4th — 6:30pm BBQ, 8:00pm AGM
Where: Jim's Garage, 1405 7th Line of Beckwith, Carleton Place, ON
When: Saturday October 15th — 10:00am
Where: Kinburn Community Association, Ottawa, ON
Indoor Tables. Used Sled Parts. Sled Gear. Trailers. Used Sled Corral. Beer and Bar. BBQ Food. Some Quads? Antique Sleds? Dealer Exhibits. District Sled Raffle.
Clean out your closet and garage! Come out and see our brand new Argo Groomer. Have a Beer and Burger! Meet your buds and your hard working executive/volunteers for West Carleton. Get your season started!
When: Starting at 8am on August 23 2014.
Where: at the Rivendale Golf Course in Versona
For more details please visit
When: Saturday, October, 18, 2014 Show
Where: 13125 Riverside Drive, Riverside Heights, South Dundas
Classes for all sleds, dealer exhibits on site, vendors welcome, food concession all day. For more information contact Dave Shaver 613-652-2051 

District 3

When: Thursday August 7th from 2pm until 9pm.
Where: 8262 Highway 35/115, Orono, ON(3km south of highway 35 interchange)
Come out for great fun, great friends and most of all GREAT CARS! (motorcycles & race cars welcome). For more information contact us at (905) 983-9290 or email Free Entrance & Free Parking for all participants & spectators.
WHEN: Saturday September 20th, 2014 (Rain Date: September 21st) REGISTRATION: 12:00pm / Start Time: 2:00pm 
WHERE: LSRRSC Clubhouse @ 320 Sandy Hook Road, Pontypool, Ontario 
Entrance Fee: Only $10.00 - There will be no late entries added.
Helmets Are Mandatory!!!
Your BUTT Must Be On The Seat At All Times...... (That means BOTH cheeks..... grin) 
All competing drivers will receive a food ticket for free hotdog or hamburger..... 
TO rest hamburgers, hotdogs and pop will be available to purchase through clubhouse. 
There will be a corn roast and fire later. Bring lawn chairs, campers, trailers etc. Spend the night. Email for more information.

District 4

When: Oct 4th 2014
Where: Caledon Fairgrounds in Caledon Village.
For more information contact 

District 11

When: July Friday July 25th
Call 705-744-0222 to register. 
About Jeff McGirr

Jeff McGirr is a powersports & marine enthusiast who loves sharing Northern Ontario experiences with you through his articles and videos.

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