Jul 20 2015

BEAST BBQ and 2015 AGM

BEAST BBQ & AGM

When: 6 August 2015. BBQ @ 630pm and AGM @ 800pm

Where: Jim’s Garage, 1405 7th Line of Beckwith, Carleton Place

Please RSVP with Deb at 613-253-5486 or via e-mail at jlackey@storm.ca before 3 August 2015 for the BBQ

BEAST BBQ AGM 2015

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Apr 23 2015

BEAST Annual Golf Tournament // 29 May 2015

Registration: 1030pm
Shotgun Start: 12:00pm
Dinner: 7:30pm

Your entry fee includes 18 holes, shared cart, dinner, prizes, 2 chances to win a brand new sled.

Register at www.canadiangolfclub.com

Questions: Julie-Anne Bedard at 613-256-2973 or jabedard@storm.ca

BEAST Golf 2015

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Apr 14 2015

Carleton Place Marine’s Open House // BEAST BBQ on 25 Apr 2015

Carleton Place Marine’s Open House is on 25 April 2015, from 8am to 3pm. We will be hosting a BBQ from 1130am to 130pm, at Carleton Place Marine – Your favourite Yamaha Dealership, in concert with their Open House. All BEAST Permit buyers are welcome to stop by for a burger or a hotdog and a drink.

CP Marine is on the corner of Highway 15 and the 9th Line of Beckwith.

http://www.cpmarine.com/

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Mar 16 2015

OFSC TRAIL RIDING FINISHED FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON

Effective Date: 17 March 2015

Snowmobilers are being warned to stay off of area OFSC Prescribed snowmobile trails effective immediately as the BEAST snowmobile season has come to an end. Our trails are now reported as “Unavailable” (Red) on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide at www.ofsc.on.ca, because we have stopped regular grooming operations, and signs and stakes are being removed and gates and fences are being closed. Snowmobilers are also advised that rapidly deteriorating snow and ice conditions due to spring thaw make snowmobiling extremely hazardous anywhere. Roads and road crossings are now generally bare and the ice on all waterways is melted, melting or unstable.

“The only safe and sensible course of action for snowmobilers is to put away their sleds until next winter,” stated Brian Moreau, BEAST President. “The risks of trying that ‘one last ride’ are simply too high now that spring thaw has commenced.”

The public is also reminded that a OFSC snowmobile trail on private land reported as “Unavailable” means that access to that trail is also prohibited for ATV’s or any other users or persons for all other seasons, without the specific prior permission of the landowner. To do so could result in a trespass charge and/or permanent closure of the trail.

“On behalf of the BEAST and all the great volunteers, I want to thank all of the landowners who have generously allowed the use of their property for an OFSC snowmobile trail this winter,” Darin McRae, BEAST VP. “We also appreciate the support of the many snowmobilers who bought trail permits to help pay their share of the cost of trail operations for the past season.”

A very special thanks is also extended to all of the club volunteers who donated their services to assist local clubs in providing a successful season of snowmobiling. Although the winter is over, snowmobiling has become a year round business, so many volunteers will start immediately to plan and prepare for next winter.

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Mar 11 2015

BEAST Trails Have Been Moved to Limited (aka Yellow)

BEAST trails have moved to yellow this week with the warm sun.  Keep an eye on the OFSC map and our site for the most current information and specifics.

Grooming operations are winding down due to the warmth.  Trails will remain yellow as long as it is safe to do so. Use caution as spring riding can result in new challenges each day.

Seeing lots of permitted sleds so thanks for the support!

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Mar 07 2015

BEAST 304 is Limited

The BEAST 304 is now limited! Unfortunately there is logging a section of the trail just south of Beckwith 9th line, just south of Beckwith Public School and they decided to put crushed gravel on the trail for about 100 m! Exercise extreme caution!

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Feb 09 2015

CP Snow Drags 2015, 7 March 2015

What: Snow Track Only 660ft

Where: Generations Inn (Mississippi Lake), 717 Lake Park Rd, Carleton Place

When: 0800-1000 Registration and Tech, 1045 Drivers meeting, 1100 Races start

Classes: A whole bunch

Seach CP Snow Drags on Fb

Contact: cp.snow.drags@gmail.com or 613-451-0470

All proceeds go to Lanark County Interval House

Drag Races 2015

 

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Feb 01 2015

2015 OFSC No Cost Try Our Trails Permits // 14-16 Feb 2015

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Welcome to OFSC Trails and Enjoy Your Ride!

In cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is celebrating Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Long Weekend with the third year of the No Cost Try Our Trails Permit, available online at no charge and valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 14 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015.

 

The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is available only by registering online at www.ofsc.on.ca, completing the Try Our Trails Permit application form and printing out a permit good for Family Day Long Weekend only. There is no charge for either the 2015Try Our Trails Permit or the registration process, but to access OFSC trails, the printed permit must be affixed to the sled to which it is assigned in accordance with Ontario law.

 

Any sled on OFSC trails for recreational purposes without a permit on Family Day Weekend is illegal and can incur a fine of up to $1,000. Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

 

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Q&A

 

What is it?

“Try Our Trails” is the name of the 2015 permit approved by MTO as a result of a recommendation passed by OFSC clubs at their AGM asking for a no cost permit for Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend.

 

What is the purpose of the 2015 Try Our Trails Permit?

One purpose of the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is to invite new participants, former riders and out-of-province visitors to try OFSC trails at no cost. We also want to encourage all regular permit buyers to invite their families and friends to register for a 2015 Try Our Trails Permit, so they can Take a Friend Snowmobiling.

 

When Can I get a 2015 Try Our Trails Permit?

2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permits are available from Monday, February 2 for Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend only – and are valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 14 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015 inclusive.

 

Where can I get a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit are only available from the OFSC Online Permits website any time from 12:01 AM on February 2 to 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015 by completing the registration form and printing out a permit from the follow up email you will receive immediately.

 

Why do I have to get a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit online?

Besides being the simplest, quickest and most convenient way for anyone to obtain the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit for immediate use, there is one other very important reason that the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit must be obtained online:

Permit Required – Even though there is no cost for this new permit, Ontario law still requires that a sled entering OFSC trails for recreational snowmobiling must display a valid permit or be subject to a penalty. So anyone who wants to try OFSC trails on Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend requires a trail permit on their sled, regardless that it may be obtained at no cost.

 

What is the process for obtaining a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

The process for obtaining a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is exactly the same as if a snowmobiler were going online to buy a permit, except that no payment is required and the permit is obtained immediately. The reason for using the same method is that this is the process that complies with MTO requirements for the OFSC to distribute their trail permits, and it has worked very well for the past two seasons.

 

How does someone obtain a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit can be obtained at the OFSC Online Permits website. Please review the following instructions on how to obtain the Try Our Trails Permit online:

  • To register for a No Cost Try Our Trails Permit please create a new account (or login with your existing account if you are a current online permit purchaser).
  • Select the district and club where you plan on snowmobiling.
  • Confirm your personal information, enter your sled information and select the Try Our Trails Permit from the drop down menu provided.
  • Be sure to read all terms and conditions and check the appropriate boxes to continue through the form.
  • When you have successfully completed the form, click the “Proceed to Payment Gateway”.  Since there is no fee for the Try Our Trails Permit, you will not be asked for credit card information (if your order only consists of the Try Our Trails Permit).
  • You will be given the option to print a receipt showing that no fee was paid.
  • Your Try Our Trails Permit confirmation will be sent to you by email immediately. Please review the instructions and then print your permit (either in colour or black & white) and affix it to your sled.

If you require assistance please contact us at:  contactus@ofsc.on.ca

 

How do you affix a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit to your sled?

After you print out the permit in either colour or black & white, you must affix it to the sled to which it was assigned. The permit must also be and remain clear and legible in case you get checked on the trail. Because the permit is printed on paper with no adhesive backer, we are suggesting these jerry-rigged methods for affixing to your sled:

  • Put it in a clear plastic packing slip envelope from an office supply store. These have adhesive backs.
  • Laminate it and tape to sled.
  • Affix to sled with clear packing tape that will allow it to be seen and also protect it from the elements.
  • Place it in a ziplock baggie and tape to sled or attach to top inside of windshield with alligator clip.

As backup, we also recommend that you print out a duplicate copy to carry in your pocket along with the required permit registration paperwork.

 

In addition to a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit, what else do you need to legally ride OFSC trails?

Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

 

 

Happy Ontario Sledding!

 

 

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Jan 28 2015

BEAST / Richmond Poker Rally, 7 Feb 2015

Come out for the rally! Registration is from 9am to 11am with sleds returning by 5pm. Winners will be announced at 6pm.

Beast Poker Rally-2015 v2

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Jan 27 2015

Free access to FCMQ trails everywhere in Quebec, 7-8 Feb 2015

The FCMQ and the thousands of volunteers from its 205 member snowmobile clubs invite you to discover their snowmobile trail system free of charge (FREE TEMPORARY TRAIL PERMIT REQUIRED) for an entire weekend. During the entire weekend, you will have access to 32,000 kilometres (20,000 miles) of marked and groomed trails, securely maintained. Best of all, no trail permit will be required.

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