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Snowmobile Podcast #11 – Thank You For The French Connection Snowmobile Loop

The French Connection Snowmobile LoopThis week on #OntarioSnowmobiler.ca podcast, OFSC District 1 Governor, George Darouze talks to us about the signature French Connection Snowmobile Loop.  Marni provides us with a huge list of this weekends club events.  All of this and more on this week’s episode.

 

 

SHOW NOTES

Introduction of Show

  • Today’s guests on the podcast

 

Listener Question Of the Week

  • Question of the week is from Crystal Robertson who asked
  • “Can you please tell the listeners to ride safely, I’ve been hearing about too many accidents in recent weeks?”
  • Paul reminds listeners to ride safe, obey the speed limits and share’s some general safety tips.
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      • Thanks again to Crystal for her question

       

 

List of OFSC Club Events This Weekend

 

Hi there, Krusty, and Yukon a shout out to you too LebSled George I’m going to start the show with 2 Saturday Snowaramas.
The first in Morrisburg, ON, begins with a $5 breakfast that is, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. It will be served from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Riverside Recreation Hall (13137 Riverside Drive, Riverside Heights). Participants are required to have a valid trail permit and must raise a minimum of $25 in pledges. For more information, please contact Leslie at 613.652.1651

The 2nd is the Sudbury Trail Plan event. You can Enjoy a full day of fun with your family and friends on the trails and help kids at the same time. This year’s event will be hosted by the Broder Dill Snowmobile Association and starts at the Colonial Inn, 28 Cedar Street, Coniston, ON. Registration will be open from from 9 am – 2 pm. The snowmobile ride will take place from 10 am – 2 pm, followed by prizes. A complimentary lunch will be available from 12 noon – 3 pm for all participants. For more information contact Joanne Bowers at 705-566-8858 or jbowers@easterseals.org.

I bet you never thought Poker and Snowmobiling had a lot in common, but this weekend they do. Along with the other events I’m going to mention, there are TEN that are Poker Runs!! So if you love to sled and poker’s your thing…then this might just be YOUR weekend.

Starting with the Rideau Grand Poker Rally, Be part of the North Gower Winter Carnival and it’s100 mile poker run. Sign up at 9:30am-12:30pm. $25 to enter. Winning hands will be awarded at 5pm that evening. Cash prizes of 500, 300 and 200 dollars for the top 3 hands..

The West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association is also hosting their Charity Poker run. Starting with breakfast at the Kinburn Community Centre from 8-11am. $6., Registration starts at 10am sharp. $25 per sled (includes dinner for one). Dinner only is $10 per person. $5 for additional poker hands. The Ride leaves at 11am. There will be winter activities throughout the day and it will be followed by dinner at 6pm with a cash bar (opens at 3pm). Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, oldest/youngest riders and more. Proceeds will beneift the snowsuit fund. Contact Scott Hamilton atWestCarletsonPokerRun@gmail.com.

The Rice Lake Snow Drifters “Low Cost-High Winnings” Poker Run, is also on Saturday. join the fun and Ride the trails to Elmhirst Resort. For more information contact Sherri Luff at 705-295-4321.

The Elmira S.C. is offering Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd based on 50% of the entry fee. Registration is from 9-11am. $15 per hand. Refreshments will be available at the clubhouse following the run. Call 519-501-7594 for more information.

Just a note that the Haliburton Country Snowmobile Association’s Poker Run that was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.

The North Renfrew Poker Run is on Saturday
Registration is from 10am to 12:30pm at the Chalk River Rink House near the Lions Club Inn in Chalk River.

The, Barrie Snowmobile Club’s Annual Radar Run, Registration takes place at New Lowell Park from 10am to Noon. Runs start at 12:30pm with awards to follow at the Legion. Cost is $10 + Winterama pin. The Legion will have breakfast specials. For more information contact daveb@most.on.ca.

Saturday is also host to the Ojibway Power Toboggan Association Poker Derby, They are out of Sioux Lookout, ON A pre-registration Lasagna dinner will be held at the club house on Abram Lake Road on Friday the 31st of January from 6pm-10pm. Registration on the 1st will take place from 9:30 am-11:30 am at the club house and ALL riders must complete the derby by 4 pm. For more information please contact Gail Sayers at 807-737-4447.

Now if that wasn’t enough for you here comes Sunday February – 2nd!!!!

The Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Club is hosting a Family Fun Day and weiner roast at Royal Brunet’s Cabin from 11:30am until 3pm. All proceeds go to keeping this warm up cabin open. Come out early to meet all of your friends and enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio. Royal’s Cabin is located just north of Clarence Rockland by way of TOP Trail A213Q, exit at the Rockland intersection. There will also be a classic/antique snowmobile rally the same day, so bring out your old sleds for an old time rally.

The Elgin Trail Riders of St. Thomas are having a “Thank a Farmer” Poker Ride Register at the clubhouse from 10am-noon. Ride from noon to 6pm. Try your hand—you never know who the lucky winner will be. Call 519-631-2963 or email office@elgintrailriders.com for more information.
2, Orangeville Snowmobile Club is hosting a Poker Run – Registration 8:30 at the Edge Restaurant, located at the Headwaters Racquet Club, 205467 County Rd. 109 Amaranth, ON L9W 0V1 They are offering a $250 cash prize for First place and more!!!

Barrie Snowmobile Club Fun Run, Barrie, ON Registration goes from 9:30 to 11am at the New Lowell Legion with the ride leaving after that. Awards will follow at the legion at 1pm. Cost is $15 for first hand and $5 for each additional hand. The Legion will be having breakfast specials. For more information contact daveb@most.on.ca.

So that’s it for this event filled weekend!!

If you want your events mentioned on the podcast, then get them to me at events@ontariosnowmobiler.ca

Hope everyone gets out on the snow this weekend – it sure looks like it’s going to be a great one!!

 

 OFSC French Connection Snowmobile Loop District 1

  • Loop is developed to attract riders from both Ontario and Quebec
  • Many services along the route include gas, restaurants and lodging
  • A great staging area along the route is the McIntosh Country Inn located in Morrisburg Ontario
  • Complete details about the French Connection Loop can be found on the District 1 Website using this link

 

 

Becoming A Volunteer

  • George talks about how he became a dedicated volunteer and why he is so passionate about the sport

 

 

Updated: January 31, 2014 — 11:31 pm

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  1. Excellent show guy’s, George’s story, I’ve heard many times in the garage and you all know he’s almost in tears with passion…he loves Canada, love the opportunities, snowmobiling and the world of snowmobiling friends…and we love him too…who couldn’t love Georgie Boy!

    Once again guys keep up the great work…it’s truly about passion and friends. Cheers

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