The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism and Culture, will be addressing snowmobilers on Friday, September 17, at a lunch of the 43rd Convention and Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC). Minister Chan is expected to make an important announcement about snowmobiling and winter tourism.
Ontario’s snowmobile clubs are ramping up for the coming winter season by attending the largest gathering of its kind in international snowmobiling. The OFSC convention takes place at the Village at Blue Mountain near Collingwood from September 16 to 18.
“About 500 delegates from the OFSC’s 232 community-based snowmobile clubs will be in attendance,” noted Paul Shaughnessy, OFSC executive director. “Convention is an excellent opportunity to review the past season, and we are also unveiling several major new initiatives that will significantly enhance snowmobiling in Ontario this winter.”
As a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, the OFSC is accountable to its member clubs. Their delegates come to the Annual General Meeting portion of convention to vote on recommendations for permit fees, trail funding and motions from the floor that can directly impact the rider experience in Ontario.
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is non-profit organization dedicated to providing strong leadership and support to member clubs and volunteers, to establishing and maintaining quality snowmobile trails which are used in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, and to furthering the enjoyment of organized snowmobiling.