Registration Available Now For Students 12 Years and Older
(Barrie, ON: September 27, 2021) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is announcing that for the 2021-22 season, its popular Driver Training Program will continue to teach young riders the skills and habits necessary to be safe and courteous snowmobile operators entirely online.
With the 4th wave of the pandemic here, Online Driver Training continues to be the safest and most accessible virtual alternative to classroom instruction, which is not being offered to protect both instructors and their students during the pandemic. To continue the program without interruption, OFSC Driver Training course registration is now available online.
What Is The OFSC and Where Did It Come From?
(Barrie, ON: September 23, 2021) – As a snowmobiler, why should you read this article? Because it’s all too easy to take the OFSC trail system for granted. Our trails seem to appear by magic every winter, but 30,000 kilometres don’t just happen by chance. So we hope that this snapshot of what really goes on behind the scenes at the OFSC will help you better understand and appreciate why we became and need to stay well organized…
Annual General Meeting
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) held its 54th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 18th. For the second consecutive year, we adapted the event to a virtual platform, adding special entertainment on Facebook Live the night before. A strong showing of delegates from over 85% of our member 183 snowmobile clubs attended AGM, which included an “Ask The Executive Committee” information session and our business meeting, hosted by Chair Harold McAdam.
In many ways, Brenda Welsh was the quintessential snowmobiling volunteer, truly representative of the tens of thousands whose past and present contributions keep organized snowmobiling alive and well in Ontario. She is you and you are her. The OFSC salutes each and every one of you. We hope that through this tribute, Brenda inspires more snowmobilers to volunteer for their local club.
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and the entire Canadian snowmobiling community lost a major visionary and true friend on August 22, 2021 with the untimely passing of Brenda Welsh. A long-time club volunteer from Huntsville, Brenda made history on August 25, 2010 when she took office as the first female president of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs. In 2012, Brenda was honoured by the Government of Canada as a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for two decades of volunteer work for organized snowmobiling in Canada. But her 34-year volunteer legacy continued far beyond these milestones.
Following 3 Year Price Freeze, Increase Puts More Money On The Snow
(Barrie, ON: September 7, 2021) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is announcing a $5 permit fee increase for 2022 Seasonal and Classic Trail Permits. The increase will help the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and its member organizations to keep pace with rising operating costs associated with Ontario’s favourite winter pastime, all while ensuring snowmobiling remains affordable across the province.