Rice Lake Snow Drifters

Annual General Meeting

The Rice Lake Snow Drifters' Board of Directors will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 21st at 7 pm at the office of Glen Isle Farms. The address is 15 McCallum Place, Keene Ontario.

We would like to invite you to attend and take part in this meeting to discuss the following which you will find attached and will include:

Declaration of any conflict of interest. 

01

Approval of the Annual General Meeting Minutes from May 31, 2021

02

Receiving, considering, and approving the financial statement for the past fiscal year and all transactions reflected thereby.

03

Reaffirmation of Current Directors: We are always looking for new directors to take a role in our organization. Please consider serving as a director on our Board. This is not an election year but new directors will be accepted.

04

To receive and approve reports about ongoing business which include:
Trail Report
Groomer Report
Groomer Operator Report
Landowner Report
District 3 Report
Risk Management Report
Elimination Draw Report

05

Transacting such business that may arise before or during this meeting.

 

The Elimination Draw

On behalf of the Rice Lake Snow Drifters we would like to thank everyone who supported us in putting on our Elimination Draw. A big shout out goes to all 200 people who bought tickets in record time and to the 180 people who attended the dinner at Elmhirst Resort. Throughout the Elimination Draw we were served a delicious 4 course dinner which included soup, salad, roast beef and vegetables and apple crisp and ice cream. Thank you to all of the Elmhirst Resort staff that prepared and served the meal. We also had many wonderful supporters who donated a variety of prizes for our raffle table.

These included:
Atlantic Lifts
Belfry Custom Carpentry
C&W Trailers
Cat Shack
Cochrane Automotive
Del Mastro Auto Spa
Del Mastro Cameron Cycle
Elmhirst Excavating
Gateway
Glen and Donna Atkinson
Haass Acres
JJ Stewart
Muddy's Pit BBQ
Nick Crowder
OFSC
Old Railroad Stop Gas and Store
Old Railroad Stop Restaurant
Outpost Packaging
Romeo's Pizzeria
Sherri and Doug Luff
Stillbrook Riding Stables
Three Roads Farm
Votorantim

Please try to support these businesses if you can as we really appreciate their contribution to our club.
As well, congratulations to the person who won the 50 50 and went home with $440.

The main event of the evening was, of course, the Elimination Draw. Everyone waited in anticipation to see if they would be one of the lucky winners.

Congratulations to:
Rob Cumming who was the 1st ticket out and won $100
Nick Crowder who was the 50th ticket out and won $100
Hayden Elmhirst who was the 100th ticket out and won $100. This was donated back to the Club.
Christine Fitzgerald who was the 150th ticket out and won $100
Mary Martin who was the 198th ticket out and won $200
Kim Neilson who was the 199th ticket out and won $300
AND THE BIG WINNER was Aaron Kreatzer who was the 200th ticket out and won $6500

This fundraiser helps the Rick Lake Snow Drifters support our landowners and improve our trails. We are booked to host again next year on October 28th, 2023 so hopefully we will see you again. Have a great winter and enjoy our trails.

What a Great Night!

Elimination Draw
Elimination Draw
Elimination Draw
Elimination Draw

Get Your Permit Early to Save

Permits are available for sale on Saturday, October 1st online at ofsc.on.ca.

Seasonal Permits:
Until November 1st - $200 plus $7.50 processing fee
November 2nd – December 1st - $230 plus processing fee
December 2nd on - $280 plus processing fee

Classic Permits (1999 and older):
Until December 1st - $160 plus $7.50 processing fee
December 2nd on - $190 plus $7.50 processing fee

Multi Day Permits (2 consecutive days minimum)
$45 per day

GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 1, 2022

Please choose RICE LAKE SNOW DRIFTERS as your club to support. A portion of your permit dollars comes back to our District to support trails in this area.

Volunteers are Needed BADLY

We are a dedicated group of snowmobile enthusiasts but our number of volunteers are dwindling. Please know that we will do the best we can but the trails can only be as good and ready as the number of volunteers we have. We could use people who would be able to put in signs along the trails, help with maintenance such as brushing back of trails, etc. It is important that you understand unless a trail is ready and has proper signage we cannot open it. So if you have any time that you could spare we would really appreciate your help. The more help we have the faster we can open trails for everyone’s enjoyment. As well we could use more people on our Board of Directors that make the decisions on the permit holders’ behalf. Please consider attending one of our meetings.

Please contact Nathan Jackson 705-872-1353 of Kevin English 705-696-2009 if you can help

We are hiring groomer operators!

- Night-time grooming operations November 2022 to March 2023.
- Heavy equipment experience necessary, with training for snow grooming provided.
- Part-time hours, weather-dependent, in new and comfortable equipment.
Please call Nathan Jackson at 705 872 1353 to inquire.

RLSD

Annual Newsletter - October, 2022


Hello Everyone,

Once again it is time to turn our thoughts to snowmobiling and the hope for snow. Our Board of Directors and volunteers are beginning work on the trails to provide you with the opportunity to ride the best trails in our area. Trail maintenance, brushing, signage etc. must occur before snowfall so we are ready. As always, more volunteers mean we can open trails more quickly. We need volunteers. We are only a small group of people and in order to provide the best trails we can we need people to step forth and help. Even if you can only spare a few hours we could use you. Please contact any member of the Board of Directors (listed below) to find out how you can help. We are looking forward to seeing you on the trails this season.

Please read further for more details about what the OFSC, District 3 and the Rice Lake Snow Drifters are up to.

Stay up to date with trails

Trail Status Reports 

  • Download the Interactive Trail Guide HERE
  • Mobile-friendly trail apps available for: iOS, Android & GPS 

Status: AVAILABLE when route is GREEN
The identified route is accessible with the understanding that the trail will likely vary considerably in quality, attributes and terrain over its length.

Status: LIMITED AVAILABILITY when route is YELLOW
Access to the identified route is limited with marginal riding opportunities, snowmobilers enter with the understanding that they should exercise extreme care and reduce speed.

Status: UNAVAILABLE when route is RED
The route is not available at this time, access is prohibited and anyone entering the property may be trespassing.

Many Thanks to our Amazing Sponsors!

WE TRULY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT

  • Atlantic Lifts
  • Cat Shack
  • Currie Tire & Auto Service
  • Cycle Salvage
  • Douglas Automotive
  • Elmhirst Excavating
  • Emulite Global
  • Gateway Powersports
  • Haass Acres
  • HBM Metal Roofing
  • Healing House
  • Jeff Seaboyer Trucking
  • JJ Stewart Motors Ltd.
  • Martin Mobile Blading
  • Modere
  • Muddy's Pit
  • Old Railroad Stop
  • Powell Power Sports
  • Ritson Carpet & Tile
  • Stillbrook Riding Stables
  • Three Roads Farms
  • Todds Equipment
  • Trailers Plus
  • Truck Pro

Contact Details

FOR THE RICE LAKE SNOW DRIFTERS

General Club Contact

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Rice Lake Snow Drifters
PO Box 125
Keene, ON - K0L 2G0
The Snow Line:  705.295.SNOW
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