Monthly meeting

Monthly meeting this Thursday May 26th 7pm at the Woodview Public Library, 66 Northeys Bay Rd, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0.

We are looking for volunteers, no experience necessary. Please email for more information……  Mark Ayles at markayles@rogers.com

End of season message

ALL PAUDASH TRAILS CLOSED NOW FOR THE SEASON. Our trails are possible through the generosity of landowners.  PLEASE RESPECT CLOSED GATES AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Our thanks to our permit holders for supporting us during this difficult season.
Also special thanks to our groomer operators who have persevered in trying to get trails ready under difficult circumstances. Despite the lack of snow we managed to clock over 700 hours on our three groomers.
Roger Van Katwijk has done great work keeping our aging fleet of tractors on the trails so we want to recognize him as well.

We have begun our  planning for next season and welcome volunteers and comments.   Our annual general meeting is planned for  May 14th in Cardiff and welcome all to attend.

Have a great summer and let’s hope for a big snow year next season.

Brian McKinlay

message from the club

It’s been a frustrating season for our sport given the limited snow and warmer weather. We wanted to send a note to let you know that even though the trails are closed we have been working very hard behind the scenes. All the normal pre-season maintenance work on groomers and quite a lot of trail clearing as a result of freezing rain and wind storms in late fall.
We were able to get initial grooming done on many trails only to see the work wiped out by mild temps and rain.
Regardless of the weather, we unfortunately we have quite a lot of fixed costs associated with insurance, heat and hydro, bridge repairs, building maintenance and equipment repairs as our groomers are reaching maturity.
We have all the groomers ready, trails are cleared and signed.  We just need help with the weather so we all can get out and enjoy our fantastic trails. Thank you for your continued support as our club runs on a portion of the permit sales checked off (Paudash Trail Blazers) by you.  We are always looking for help with all aspects of running the club.  Please contact Mark Ayles at (416) 755-7131 or markayles@rogers.com
Have a great and safe family day weekend.
Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club

Annual Cookout Saturday February 6, 2016

Update; Cook out still goes ahead regardless of weather.  This would not be the first year for poor snow conditions and more Cars/Trucks then sleds.  Dyno Rd to West Eels lake Rd; take first right and follow to Clubhouse.  Feel free to bring a classic sled to add to the display.  Same good times as always, same place.  See you Saturday!  613 339 3380.

 

Mark your calendar for the Annual Cookout at the Paudash Trail Blazers Clubhouse Saturday February 6, 2016 from 9:30am-3:00pm – this event will run regardless of the weather.

Enjoy delicious burgers, hot dogs, coffee, hot chocolate and cold drinks served by club volunteers and it’s all FREE, so come out for a terrific time.

Gateway Powersport will be attending – details shortly.

Meet and get to know the PTBSC executive, staff and volunteers.

The day is open to the general public and is always a great success so plan on attending and bring the whole family!  If you are interested in making a prize donation please call Bryan or Lynne Sage @ (705) 748-6170 or email lynnesage@hotmail.com

Thanks for supporting your club!

Trails Update

With Recent Ice and Windstorms we are working on getting thru the trails with the tractors.  We have had a lot of rain this fall and so far this winter.  Finally some snow and now cold weather is allowing things to freeze up but we still need more snow.  ATV’s and erosion have created a lot of trail damage over the summer.  We have had to break open spots that are not frozen and pack what ever snow we have for things to set up properly.  With that said there are still a lot of hazards on the trails.  We also have to make sure all signage is in order.  It should not be long now.

We are still working on Landowner and MNR issues to establish a new E trail from Hwy 118 to Cope Lake road Harcourt.  Please use E108 to 608 Hadlington to 606 Railtrail to 605 Wilberforce to Harcourt; to pick up E again going north.  We will mark this re-route soon.  Same route as last year.

Beware of Logging on 626 Fishtail lake trail.  We are not sure at this time whether there will be logging on E trail headed towards Haliburton such as last year.

Please refer to OFSC interactive trail map for current trail conditions.

Message 2015 season

Its March 15th at 7:45 am.  This is a sad day in the life of a snowmobiler.  One click of the key board and now trails closed.  Mother nature gave us lots of snow but nothing to make a long haul season.  But we did get 8 weeks of good riding.

Our groomer operators gave it there best and put in another banner year with over 1100 hours of grooming.  I want to thank them all for all the hard work and the odd hours for all they did.  We had a few misshaps but that’s to be expected.

I hope everyone got to try out the new and to be improved 605 trail. This trail connects Harcourt and Wilberforce together. I would like to thank the private land owner and Highlands East Township for making this happen. The Paudash Trail Blazers would also like to thank Jerry Taylor for clearing the trail and making this all come together in such short notice. We will improve the trail over the summer and fall fix some bad spots.

Staying on trails the ‘E’ trail between 118 and Harcourt is still being researched and will be in place for the 2016 season this fall.

We can’t thank the landowners enough for there continued support which allows us some awesome trails.  With out them where would we go. So please if you see a landowner on the trail or in his driveway that we cross; stop and give a thanks; it does mean a lot.

I would also like to thank all the board members and volunteers that put in hours and hours preparring functions and just running the club for the season. We held the annual BBq this year and it was another success. A big thanks to Yamaha for coming out again. Also this year we tried something new on short notice and that was holding a pancake breakfast on family day.  Of coarse it had to be the 2nd
coldest day of the year.  The pancakes were good and lots of fresh coffee was to be had.  This is going to go again next year so plan your ride and come out for breakfast . To be held at Cardiff Community Center.

We had a board member of many years pass the torch to another member. We the people of the Paudash Trail Blazers would like to thank Bill Ripley for his 25 plus years of volunteering and being on the board as President, Vice President, treasurer, Master Driver Trainer and also Trail Patrol Instructor.  Thanks Bill for all the years.

Well its done; the send button has been hit.  It’s all over but the melting.  I want to thank everyone that purchased a permit or permits from Paudash. Good or bad the club is strong.  We have to remember that Paudash set the bar.  Now everyone is at that
level.  Now we have to set the bar higher.  Suggestions and comments are welcomed.  Within reason please.

Our AGM is set for May 23rd at the Cardiff community center. Everyone is welcome to be there. Doors open at 12:00 meeting starts 12:30 P.M.  Come out and support your club.  Volunteers are always welcomed.
Thanks for another great season and see you at the AGM.
Terry Post

Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club

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