Ryan Tomlin discussing trimming along DSSC trails where trees might damage, especially the side view mirrors, of DSSC’s newly acquired Prinoth Huskey.
McKellar Sunshine Club
McKellar Sunshine Seniors euchre winners on Thursday, Jan. 24 were: tied for first, Tom Herbert and Cliff Cribbie, the third place winner was Julie North. Fred Kemp won for most lone hands.
Carpet bowler winners were Audrey Jones, Vivian Smith, David Stuart and Margaret Hutchinson.
Regular euchre players should mark this on their calendars. Our first euchre tournament of 2013 has been scheduled for Thursday, March 7. We hope to see a lot of our friends from other clubs at that upcoming event.
McKellar Conservation Association
MCA will not be hosting an Ice Fishing Derby in 2013. Members thank all participants in previous years for their support. Check out the Whitestone Rod and Gun Club for their derby held on March 9 on Whitestone Lake opposite the Whitestone Resort. More information to follow in next week’s article.
McKellar Pioneer College
Here are the courses that are offered this season and into the summer: February 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon, introduction to soap-making, the cost is $20; February 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon, fermentation-wild country wines, ginger ale, sauerkraut, kombucha, the cost is $25; March (date to be announced), rush webbing or caning a chair seat, the cost to be determined; May 4, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., wild edibles, lunch will be prepared by the participants, book early; this is a popular course, the cost is $30; July (date to be announced), paper making, the cost to be determined.
Other upcoming courses: forest triage-threats to our trees & restocking fisheries & healthy lake ecosystems. Details will be made available at a later date.
You can pre-register at the township office; call 705-389-2842.
Unless noted otherwise all courses are held at the McKellar Community Centre.
Produce Vendors Wanted for the McKellar Market
We would like to welcome new vendors to our fourth season as a Farm Producers Market.
We are seeking individuals who are fruit or vegetable producers and/or create baked goods or preserves to join us on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help sustain and build a community of local farmers, gardeners, and artists. Please contact Jane Savile for more information at 705-389-1901 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Prinoth Huskey
“I’ve been working seven years on this acquisition and now it’s likely possible. I’ll believe it when it’s loaded off the float,” said Wilbert Vowels of McKellar, treasurer for the Dun-Ahmic Snowriders Snowmobile Club (DSSC) and Director of District 10 DSSC and representative for the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC).
Well Vowels, believe it. Not only has Vowels been lobbying for a new groomer, but also he and his wife Jean’s home is the major hub for most of Dun-Ahmic Snowriders Snowmobile Clubs (DSSC) storage, maintenance, fueling, repair of equipment and starting point for grooming activities.
The Vowels freely offer their property, barn and work shop for club activities. Both are avid sledders, this avid-ness an imbued contagion to many DSSC members. In a recent email sent to club members one did sense the elation he shared with the outcome.
“Well I have spent many years of hard lobbying for a new groomer and it has finally paid off. Got a call from the Governor of District 10 attending the Governors’ January meeting. She advises that we have been approved to receive a new groomer and that we have also been approved to receive early funding, so we should have it very shortly. How is that for great news? How about that? How about that? How about that? I can’t say this enough. It is great, great, great, great news.”
The newly acquired groomer is impressive when compared with the two older Trial Boss groomers the club has used in the past. The former Trail Bosses were truly not suited to the pounding dished out by the 80 km of abusive topography that are the responsibilities of the DSSC part of the OFSC 32,000 km of trails, resulting in frequent, expensive and untimely break downs. The newly acquired Prinoth Huskey is touted to be the unit ‘up to the task’ to continue to make the DSSC series trails ‘the best that they can be’, and one of the most scenic rides in the Parry Sound area. In next week’s article read about ‘A Framework for Change’, OFSC’s potential adapting to the changing trend in sledders purchasing of trail passes. We invite you to put your news into our column.
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