Volunteers disserve a huge thank you
for building and maintaining an impeccable washroom right on the trail at the Smart Groomer Shop
Very clean,maps to take with you. A large map on the outside wall.They have hooks for your coat and even a mirror! How cool is that? Thanks from one happy girl.
The washroom at the corner of Trail C and the Swift (B105) disappeared!! Yep you did just read that. Who Does That?
Washroom at the MONUMENT is being condsidered to be taken away! People insist on trashing it to the point that it is not usable.
If you have ever spent enough time out on the trail snowmobiling, you know that feeling of relief when you spy an outhouse on the trail. But for whatever reason,there are people that totally destroy these buildings and for no apparent reason! To many times, you just cringe and close your eyes opening the door to one of these outhouses. Praying that it is going to be usable.
Anyone reading this please pass it on to as many people as you can, be respectful or we will loose all the outhouses on the trails.
SMART Volunteer of the Year for 2012
2013 Smart Struggles With Getting Trails Ready
|Randy Martin is the recipient of the Smart Volunteer of the Year for 2012. Randy is a director and Volunteer - Presenting the award is Don Martin President of Smart.
Bridge at Copp's Bay
Tracy & Rob Roth & Family
OFSC Family Achievment Award Winners
On the trail on OFSC Award Trip
Stocky centre Parry Sound. Where
they got to tour
the Bobby Orr museum.
Snowmobile Cook Out Area- Donny has
cut some wood and left it up on Trail 17, Northend of Boya
lake. You are welcome to use the wood for your fire.
Martin accepting the 2011-2012 Ski-doo Million$ Club Support
Program. We received a $1,500.00 cheque from Ski-doo for members
submitting the forms when purchasing their permits.
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Lisa Martin, Treasurer
As I sit and write this I am watching the snow fall and the weather network is forecasting colder weather for the week ahead. Hopefully we can get out and start packing our trails soon to prepare them for the groomer.
The SMART club hopes that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
In mid October a group got together to replace the railings and decking on the Copp Bay bridge. Thanks to Don Martin, Ron Martin, Tom Wideman, Michael Wideman, Randy Martin, Jack Martin, Kaylee Martin, Bruce Martin, Cody Dietrich, Jim Fouracre, Brent Holden and Michael Holden. The work was done in the pouring rain and shows the dedication of the volunteers to get the job done.
On December 22nd another group of volunteers got together to put in the floating bridge. This bridge connects the SMART club and the Baxter club on trail 15 across the Black River. Ron Martin, Don Martin and Greg Rapson had tried to place it in the week before but the water was too low and they needed more manpower. I would like to thank Ron, Don, Greg, Jeff Rapson, John Swailes, Bob McKellar, Bud Knowles, Andy Dunlop, Pat Coulis and Wendell MacLellan. With that extra manpower and a couple of extra inches of water the bridge was in place in 1 hour.
Without volunteers these jobs, and many others, would not get done. Having these jobs done is essential to being able to open our trails safely.
The club hopes to host its annual Valentine’s Day Ride on Friday, February 8, 2013, weather permitting, at the SMART Groomer Shop, 4957 Upper Big Chute Rd, Severn Falls, Ont. Pancake breakfast from 8-9 am followed by a ride on the trails. To complete the day there will be a BBQ back at the SMART groomer shop. Cost is $30.00 per person. If you are interested please contact Don Martin at 705-686-7653.
We are all excited about getting on the trails. It is important to remember, and this cannot be said enough, that as a rider you are the one responsible for how and where you ride. Use the resources available to you to help you make smart and safe decisions so that your experience is enjoyable and safe. Use the OFSC and local clubs’ trail status reports. Ride only on OFSC designated trails and stay on those trails. Know the weather and how it can impact trail conditions. Let someone know where you are going and when you plan on returning. Keep to the posted speed limits on the trails and always ride on the right side.
Do not drink and ride. Let’s make this a fatality and injury free riding season.
Visit us at www.smartsnowmobile.ca for club and trail updates.
RIDE SAFE. RIDE SOBER. RIDE SMART.
Don Martin - Packing Trails
Donny's Redneck Groomer
Annual Valentine Ride 2013 TBA
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