Posts by MLafrance

Poker Rallies

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Club News | Comments Off on Poker Rallies

Finally! A bit of a break in the weather! I guess that’s what most people have been saying. For the rest of us hard core snowmobilers, business as usual! Both the Longlac and Geraldton snow clubs have been busy with general maintenance of our groomers keeping our trail system groomed as much and as financially feasible, as well enjoying the great outdoors on our sleds. We certainly are lucky this year with an above average snow fall , the snowmobilers across Greenstone are having a lot of fun! We’ve already had several poker rallies. We had a poker run to Caramat a few weekends ago and had a...

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Test Drive OFSC Trails.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Club News | Comments Off on Test Drive OFSC Trails.

The long weekend of February has been an exciting weekend for people in Greenstone for many years. The infamous Moosecalac held in Longlac has gone through many transformations over the past 40+ years. One of the most famous events of the weekend was the Moosecalac dance. This dance was done on the ice surface at the Longlac  SportsPlex, with literally a thousand people in attendance on average, give or take a few! It’s hard to imagine seeing a thousand people in one setting at any time now a days! That wasn’t the case back in the heydays of our communities with there was plenty of people...

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Article posted in The Marathon Mercury

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Club News | Comments Off on Article posted in The Marathon Mercury

Here is a photo of the article posted in The Marathon Mercury, submitted by the Marathon Snow-Kickers Snowmobile Club. Again showing that when we have hard times, are small clubs will pull through by helping each other! Again a BIG THANK’s to the Marathon Snow-Kicker for helping us out!...

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Volunteering

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Club News | Comments Off on Volunteering

No one could argue that Canada is known in the world as a snowmobiling paradise. All types of riding styles and adventures can be had, in every province and Territory. With sales averaging 40 000 sleds per year, and with about 600 000 registered snowmobiles  in Canada, snowmobiling is part of what makes up Canada as a Country. The Economic impact is about $7 billion annually with about 4% of the Canadian population associated to snowmobiling directly. The riding styles vary from one extreme to another, one of the more popular ones is organized snowmobiling. Traveling on a well maintained...

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Longlac Snow Club continues to be challenged.

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Club News | Comments Off on Longlac Snow Club continues to be challenged.

If you’ve read any of my articles you know how much work is involved in having our trail system up and running. Over the years we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. Such was the case this year when the Longlac Snow Club found out that someone had stolen nearly a years supply of fuel from them. This one will not be easy to forget and thanks goes out to some of you people who have graciously donated funds. It’s also been well published just how much work goes into our groomers so they stay in running condition. A lot of time and a whole lot of money. The Longlac Groomer had been struggling...

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