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.