On this week’s #OntarioSnowmobiler.ca Podcast we talk with Mark Lapalme from Timmins Snowmobile Club in Timmins Ontario. Mark is the Operations Coodinator for District 14 and is the acting Vice President for the Abitibi Temiscaming Trails Association. We also have Suzy Stenoff joining us. She is the Co-Founder of the Kelly Shires Brest Cancer Snow Run which has raised over $3.5 Million Dollars.
Listener Question of the Week
-This Weeks question comes from Candice Pringle… She Asks
-Hey, I saw a thing on Facebook about a free weekend? How does that work? I am Going up to my Uncles place and I know he has a sled in the garage but I know he doesnt really use it anymore?
-Krusy Plays the OFSC Try our Trails advertisement to help answer the question.
-The Permit is available on line at no charge. http://www.ofsc.on.ca
-You must sign up and provide information about your snowmobile
-The Permit must be attached to you windshield.
-The Best way to carry it is in a plastic bag.
-Insurance, Ownership and Val Tags are also Required.
-The Timmins snowmobile club is having a Family day event where there will be a fire for warming up, Groomer rides, snowmobile rides, Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs, Coffee. This is Sponsored by by several places in the town. Yamaha Will be there for demo rides.
-Many Clubs are doing events on the Family day weekend.
-Thanks to Candice for the Question!
-Feel Free to ask Questions at…
-1 855 561 4401
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Sat Feb 8 –
-The Richmond Rover’s Poker run,in Munster, ON – Registration is from 9-11 . The cost is $25.00 -The event will leave from Danby’s bar and grill at 2858 Munster Road.
–Ice Drags on Moira Lake, in Centre Hastings, ON
1st drag off the line at 9am sharp. Gate entrance fee is $10 per person. Registration forms online or onsite from 7am to 8:30am. Race entries $20 per/class.A Cash prize is being awarded for “King of the Hill.”
-The Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers are hosting their Poker Run, in Lake St. Peter, ON
Entry is 10$. Check in by 3 at the Community Centre..
For more information contact the Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers at call Diane at 613-338-2905 or Dewey at 613-332-0761.
-The Tall Pines s.c is host to the Dorset Poker Rally,
Held at the Lions Camp on Kawagama Lake Road. Prizes awarded for Top 10 poker hands including $2000 cash for 1st prize and a flat screen TV for rider with most money in pledges. There will be live entertainment featuring Lou Moore . Registration is from 9-11am and is $35 or free with $100 or more in pledges. Includes ride, dinner and poker hand. Pre-registration on Feb. 7th from 5-9pm. For more information contact Charmaine at 705-766-9263. –
-Kelly Shire’s Snow Run – Feb 8th – Hidden Valley Resort –
–Georgian Bay Club is hosting a Snowmobile Ride For Dad, out of Penetanguishene, ON
Registration is at8:30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 17 Poynts Street. Trail ride begins at 10:30am sharp. Contact Mike Lauder at 705-220-0422.
-Next we have the Hanover-Neustadt Annual Memorial Poker Run, in Hanover, ON
Registration starts at the Hanover Club House at 10am. 1st prize is $1000, 2nd prize is $350 and 3rd prize is $150 with lots of other prizes as well. Poker hands are $20 or 3 for $50. For more information contact Rick at 519-369-4599 or email@example.com or Jason at 519-364-3899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-COME OUT AND JOIN the Palmerston club for their
100 Mile Run this Saturday Feb 8th
Registration is from 8am-9:30 am. The run will start and end at the Round House Restaurant in Palmerston. They also have a meal plan again this year for Breakfast, Lunch and Supper.
–Snowarama 2014, Sault Ste. Marie is hosting a Snowarama for Easter Seals.
With a minimum donation of $150, participants will receive a complimentary breakfast, lunch, $25 gas voucher . Riders also qualify for prizes donated by local snowmobile dealers. The Ride is leaving from Gino’s Family Restaurant between 7:30am and 10am. For more information please contact Carolyn O’Conner at 705-945-1279
–Annual Atikokan Sno-Ho Rally and Poker Derby They ask that you Poker Derby Ride. Registration is open from 9-11am at the Chalet on Minnow Pond. Queen Contest, speeches and crowning at 7pm followed by a Dance anddraw for a 2014 Polaris. Raffle tickets are $20. Contact 807-929-2245 or email@example.com for more information.
-Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals To celebrate the 11th year at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, with every $100 in pledges you will receive a ballot to win 1 of 4 vacation prizes! Includes a bonfire on the trail, a fabulous dinner featuring a carving station, and entrance to the dance with live entertainment on Saturday night as well as lots of prizes. Please call Billi at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino at 1-800-543-1384 to book a room Trail permits will be required for those riders that venture off the Grand Portage Reserve trails for $36 USD. Minnesota trail permits are available at Ryden’s 66.
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Gold Rush Tour
-Mark explains that the Gold Rush tours takes you to towns that have or did have mines in the past
-The look takes you through Timmins, Iroquois Falls,Kirkland Lake, New Liskard, Elk Lake, Shining Tree and back to Timmins.
-You can start anywhere and finish anywhere and it takes about 3-4 days.
-The loop is about 500-600 Kms with awesome views!
-There is alot of Fuel, Food, Staging areas and lodging.
-Mark reminds us to never pass a Gas Station.
-There are dealers in the area incase you run into trouble
-To Find out more about the Gold Rush loop, you can contact The District 14 Office at 705 567 2088 or at http://www.tata-bestsnowmobiling.com
Kelly Shires Snow Run
-This week end and it the 15th anniversary!
-Takes place at the Hidden Vally Resort
-The Ladies are going to paint the trails pink this weekend with all the woman riders!
-The Charities help Cancer patients with funds not available from Government for private health care
-The number average of riders is 100 but it can see 200 riders!
-Any ladies can join, but there is a minimum pledge fundraising of $1250
-There will be a meet and greet and may other activities and things to do.
-The opening Ceremonies is great to attend to if you cant make the ride
-There are 4 levels of riders 1-Team Turtle 2-Team Rock 3-Dream Team 4-Hooter Haulers
-No Men are aloud, But can join along after wards.
-The run is all organized is by Volunteers!
-Suzy Thanks Factory Recreation, BRP, Royal Distributing, Toronto International Snowmobile and ATV Show, OSM Magazine, FXR Racing and Choko Designs!
-Mark Tells us a Interesting stoire about riding to his District Meeting.
-Suzy tells us here stories about riding with Men.
-Big thanks to our guests !
-Thanks to Mark !
-Thanks to Suzy and good luck this weekend!
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Show Notes By Blake Schofield