We Won 2017 OFSC Club of the Year!

The OFSC club of the year is presented in recognition of exceptional and innovative activities in one or more of the following areas: participation development, rider experience, volunteerism and partnership development.

Rice Lake Snow Drifters OFSC Club of the yearTonights nominee has demonstrated commitment to each of these areas.

This Club is committed to constantly seeking new ways to attract new riders and engage current ones. They focus on provincially significant trail enhancements and strengthening connections with their neighbouring clubs.

From a partnership perspective, they continously work with their local municipality and other agencies within their community. In doing so, they gain the support of local business for ongoing trails development which have both a positive economic and rider experience impact.

They seek ways to improve tourism opportunities and connectivitiy for riders that enhances access to food, accommodations and staging areas.

Tonight’s Club Of The Year maintains an active volunteer base despite some of the challenges we all feel in this area. They have a transparent communication process, ongoing in person meetings and of course, ensuring that the volunteer experience is fun and rewarding for all.

They take driver training to a new level by offering a one day workshop for new riders to maximize safety and rider experiences on trail.

Within their small community, the club is well known and takes pride in ensuring that all initiatives are communicated to businesses in their area in a professional and timely manner.

Tonight’s recipient is an example of a flourishing club that is committed to provided the greatest rider experience year after year. They work hard to ensure that everything they do brings them back to this goal.

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 OFSC Club Of The Year… The Rice Lake Snow Drifters, District 3

2017 OFSC Club of the year

Club Highlights

In the news


Work bee was a success

Work bee this weekend to prepare trails north of Seven with our new groomer and drag.

Work Bee for the Rice Lake Snow Drifters
Work Bee for the Rice Lake Snow Drifters


Message from the President

Dear Friends,

We are looking forward to this coming season. After the rainy summer we are hopeful that the same amount of precipitation will fall as snow this winter. Our trails are being prepared for this so that we can get on the trails as fast as we can.

Our club was honored this year at the OFSC’s Annual General Meeting with the distinction of Club of the Year. What a tremendous honor this is. They recognized that our club does its best to attract new riders and engage the current ones. We enhance our trails and seek funding to complete projects such as the Trans Canada Trail into Peterborough, the staging areas we have constructed and the refurbishing of the Trent River Bridge. We continuously work with other snowmobile groups and support local businesses. They recognized that we had an active volunteer base and are transparent with information about when our meetings are and provide information to our ridership via email, our website and an annual newsletter. We were reported to take our Driver Training to a new level by offering a one day workshop for new riders.

Also, we are so pleased to announce that our little club had five awards given to members of our club at the District Level. Congratulations to

  • Chris McIntyre – Volunteer of the Year
  • Donna Atkinson - Promotions
  • Glen Atkinson – Ambassador on the Snow
  • The Kelly family
  • ...and of course Club of the Year at District level.

Even more exciting is that our club was awarded a new groomer! This should make our trails even more amazing.

At Thanksgiving we give thanks for our wonderful area which is beautiful to enjoy during the winter. We also give thanks for our great landowners who allow us access to their property. We also thank our ridership who support us each year by purchasing a trail pass and our efforts to bring you the best snowmobiling experience we can. Lastly, we are thankful for our volunteers who work hard each year to maintain the trails. This work begins now to ensure proper signage and brushing has been done prior to the snow beginning. We invite you to assist us if you can.

Permits are now on sale online at the early bird price so purchasing your permit now will save you money. Our annual Elimination Draw is Saturday, November 4th at Elmhirst Resort. Get your ticket from any Board of Director. Great prizes, dinner and friendly competition always occur on this night. Also visit us at Sledarama this year. We always look forward to talking with you.

Very soon winter will be upon us and we are confident we will see you on the trails.

Kevin English – President

New Groomer

Looking forward to a great 2017/18 season...oh and we are receiving a brand new groomer this year.

So be ready to do your snow dance!! We will once again be able to bring our ridership the best trails that we can.

Rice Lake Snow Drifters get a new groomer 2017


Permits are ON SALE NOW!

Buy Your OFSC Snowmobile permit

Remember to choose Rice Lake Snow Drifters as the Club where you want your permit dollars used to improve, maintain and groom trails!

Trail Permits

  • Seasonal permits: $270
  • Classic permits: $190

Special Event Permit - $35.00

The Special Event Permit is used only for club sanctioned events and offers access to trails during the club event only. This permit is also only available online.

Replacement Permits - $10.00

If your trail permit is lost, stolen or damaged and needs to be replaced, please contact our permit coordinator, Michelle Atkinson, at 705-295-4833.

Permit Purchasing Alternatives

If you do not have an email address and/or are worried about purchasing online please contact Michelle Atkinson at 705-295-4833 or visit us at our booth at Sledarama and we will help you.


Inside this Edition:

  • Message from the President
  • Permits
  • Upcoming Events
  • Reasons to "Buy Where You Ride"
  • Landowners & Trail Info
  • Volunteers Needed
  • OFSC is 50 Years old!
  • Our Big Night

Find out the full details in the 2017 Rice Lake Snow Drifters Club Newsletter. You can download the pdf below.

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