Driver Training Courses 2015-2016 Season

CRSC is pleased to announce 2 new dates for our Driver Training Course!  
Saturday, November 14, 2015 and Saturday, January 16, 2016 and Saturday, February 20, 2016
Do you have a child who is between the ages of 12-16 who is looking to get their snowmobile operators licence?  Register HERE.


Navan Fair a Success!

We had a great time at the Navan Fair.  We were selling tickets to win 2 sleds and a trailer to help support our club.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by to buy a ticket or just say hi.

Our booth at the Navan Fair

Our booth at the Navan Fair

We would like to send out a BIG Thank you to our two Sponsors - Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Midori who donated great prizes for people who stopped by and filled out a ballet.

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo donated 3 Family Passes - pictured above (L-R) Michael, Rick, Dean and Kevin

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo donated 3 Family Passes - pictured above (L-R) Michael, Rick, Dean and Kevin

Midori Market donated 1 Monster Dinner and 2 small Pizzas - pictured above (L-R] Aboo, Ed, Amanda and Carolyn - 

Midori Market donated 1 Monster Dinner and 2 small Pizzas - pictured above (L-R] Aboo, Ed, Amanda and Carolyn - 

2013 - 2014 Volunteers of the Year Awards

We are excited to announce the CRSC Volunteers of the Year Awards

Volunteer of the Year - Doug Champagne

Trail Patrol Award - Dan Lavigne

CRSC FAMILY OF THE YEAR - McDougall Family.  Ken, Carol-Ann and Shannon have been very active volunteers of the CRSC.  Thank you for all your hard work!

Hot Dogs and Vintage Sleds for Family Day 2014

Another beautiful day for our annual Hotdog Day.  More than 75 sleds stopped in and more than 125 hotdogs & sausages served!  

Doug and Meryl arriving on their vintage sleds

A HUGE thank you to all our sponsors who donated the food, to our members who cooked and served. Thank you to Meryl and Doug who brought out their vintage sleds for all to try and enjoy!

A special thank you to Wayne and Debbie for opening up their shop and property to hold this great event!

PICTURES from the Hotdog Day.


2nd Annual Food Bank Ride for hunger was a Success!

President Tim Krause with Sarah from the Ottawa food bank receiving the donation.

On Sunday, February 9th, 2014 the Carleton Regional Snowmobile Club hosted their second annual food bank ride for hunger in support of the Ottawa food bank.  With 31 snowmobiles participating the club raised approximately 200lbs of food and $317 in cash for the Ottawa food bank.

Thank you to all the participants and sponsors for your generous donations. 

PICTURES from the food bank ride.


2012-2013 CRSC Pioneer Award Recipient - Meryl Jackson
L-R Shelley, Tim, Dean, Meryl, Rick and Debbie

Pioneer of the Year

 

This year's award for the Pioneer of the Year is given to a true snowmobiler and is a very active volunteer with Carleton Regional for over 30 years. He is always willing to help out on the trails, build bridges, paint pickets, build the frame structure for our float in the Orleans Santa parade, help repair or drive the groomer and has been the groomer co-ordinator in the past..... but...... please don’t ask him to turn on a computer!!!

This year’s recipient is Meryl Jackson. He has been with the club since the day we stopped at local arenas, picked up and painted broken hockey sticks to use as trail markers and created handwritten destination signs to install on our trails as our club was extremely cautious spending our club funds.

Thanks to Meryl, one of our dedicated knowledgeable volunteers; he has helped build the successful club we are today.

Meryl has gone back in time though recently; so watch for him riding his 1964 vintage Husky snowmobile on our club trails. Please Meryl, don’t find an old groomer to drive as our club mechanics aren’t interested in repairing any antique grooming equipment.

 


Club President Tim Krause with Ottawa Food Bank's Sarah Burns - CRSC Donations from the 2013 Food Bank Ride for Hunger

2013 Food Bank Ride for Hunger was a SUCCESS!

The Ottawa Food Bank and the CRSC would like to thank everyone who came out for our 1st annual Food Bank Ride for Hunger.  We raised $100 and 2 large boxes of food donations for the Food Bank.

 


Your Permit Dollars at Work!

It is with YOUR support of purchasing your trail permit from the Carleton Regional Snowmobile Club, and our permit buying members who volunteer their time that has allowed CRSC to upgrade our BR180 to a new 2013 Husky. Watch for the two grey Husky grooming units on our trail system.

Groomer Operator Wayne Dandy, Mike Heino - The Shop Industrial, Groomer Operator Doug Champagne with CRSC's new 2013 Husky.

CRSC's two Husky Groomers along with Groomer Operator Doug Champagne.


Cheryl Boals - District 1 VIA Coordinator, Josh Switzer - WINNER 2011/2012 Young Guns Award, Rick Thirsk - Vice President CRSC 

Proud CRSC Recipient

Introduced in 2012 was the DISTRICT 1 YOUNG GUNS AWARD.  This new award was given to 3 Young Riders who volunteered hours at their local club throughout the 2011-2012 year.  We are excited that our very own Josh Switzer was selected as one of the winners!   CONGRATS Josh.


And the WINNER of the More Snow Days Draw ...

of two Yamaha snowmobiles and an enclosed Triton Trailer is:

Yves Seguin of St Isidore, Ontario.  Winning ticket # 07168  (Raffle license # M656088)

 


Mr Bob Lamoureux accepts the District 1 Family of the Year award from CRSC President Tim Krause.

Mr Bob Lamoureux accepts the District 1 Family of the Year award from CRSC President Tim Krause.

2011 - 2012 Volunteers of the Year Awards

We are excited to announce the CRSC Volunteers of the Year Awards

Rookie Award - Shelley Krause

Trail Patrol Award - Anne Alary

Volunteer of the Year - Rick Thirsk

CRSC and DISTRICT 1 FAMILY OF THE YEAR - Lamoureux Family.  Bob and his family have been volunteers of the CRSC for more than 35 years.  Bob currently is one of our groomer operators.

New this year was the DISTRICT 1 YOUNG GUNS Award.  This new award was given to 3 Young Riders who help their clubs throughout the year.  We are excited that our very own Josh Switzer was selected as one of the winners!   CONGRATS Josh.


Stay On Trail - Do Not Trespass

Over the past few years, we have experienced problems with snowmobilers departing their home in the urban and developed areas to get to the OFSC trails

2013 Food Bank Ride for Hunger was a SUCCESS!

Please use Park and Ride areas noted on our home page. Sledding down the road to go to restaurants or other destinations is not permitted in urban areas under the Ottawa bylaws unless there is an official club trail. The Orleans area is being built up and the new residents have been complaining about the noise and in some cases snowmobilers are trespassing on private properties.

Snowmobilers must abide by the local bylaws and must respect private properties by not trespassing. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of respecting private property and our landowner property. When snowmobilers do not stay on an OFSC prescribed trail, they are risking the chance of that landowner rescinding their permission for OFSC to use their property.

Your CRSC representatives continuously negotiate and resolve these types of matters with city enforcement and our landowners. Please respect their land so that we can continue to ride the trails. We must continue to minimize our impact on the urban residents in order to preserve our trails for future use. So please stay on the prescribed OFSC trail and respect sensitive areas!

Did you know ...

If using custom numbers on your sled:

 

+ Custom numbers must be attached or painted on both sides of the cowling not less than 10cm or more than 15 cm from the rear of the cowling.

+ They must be between 5 and 7.6 cm or more and have a stroke width between 5 and 13mm

+ The digits must be a uniform style and height in a colour which contrasts with the background and separated by spaces not more than 5cm wide.

+ The validation sticker must be placed on the left side between the registration numbers and the back of the cowling. Validation stickers issued after June 1, 1997 must be affixed in the centre of a white background that forms a border of at least 1cm in width around the sticker.