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November 16, 2018

Good day folks. Another sledding season is near.

Early bird permit sales start on Oct 1st / November 1st. The OFSC has recognized the many problems with last year’s online sales process. They have revamped the online system and have promised an easier, smoother experience.

As well, OFSC is preparing an exciting new online Interactive Map/Guide to replace the old one. The online version will be available this fall, the smart phone app in December. You will be able to plan a trip, accommodations etc. Our District 11 is in the process of redesigning our paper map depicting our Bonfield and District Club trails.

Again, we are seeking your support to ensure we can continue to provide a fine riding experience as our riders have become used to. Please select the Bonfield SC, (District 11), as your Club of choice. If you have a sledding buddy or two, why not get them to join up as well. We can use the help.

Last year we received a new Trooper groomer and it is awesome. The drivers loved it. Our volunteers reconstructed our drag to improve its performance as well. Bonfield SC has many volunteers that continue to groom, sign, brush, stake the lakes, etc. Some of the many behind the scenes activities needed to keep the trails open and maintained.

This fall we are preparing to do some major trail repair work to bring our base back up to par. We recently erected a gate to reduce unwanted off season trespassing over a Land Owner’s property. Land owner permissions for trails is a crucial aspect of organized sledding. Without their permission, given without any compensation or benefits, our trail system would cease to exist. Please respect their generosity and stay on the groomed trail.

For myself, my first year as President has ended and I am heading in to the second year already. Thanks to all the volunteers that make the job so much easier and to you the permit buyer. Without your support, we couldn’t exist.

Seasonal permits will be available as follows:

  • $190 + $7.50 processing fee from October 1st to November 1st.
  • November 2nd. to December 1st, $220 + $7.50.
  • December 2nd. onwards, $270 + $7.50.
  • Classic (sled year 1999 or older), on or before December 1st. $150 + $7.50.
  • December 2nd. onwards, $180 + $7.50.
  • Multi day (2 consecutive day minimum), will be $35 per day. Replacements, etc. online. only

Go to https://permits.ofsc.on.ca. Follow the online instructions. Ensure name, address, postal/zip code, Club selection, etc. are correct to minimize issues. Please select Bonfield SC as Club of choice, bring a buddy along to join. Thanks for your past support past and respectively trust you and your buddies will choose Bonfield SC.

Buy a permit from our Club, head on up to Bonfield for some great sledding. Ride the Explorer Snow Tour, take in our points of interest, Amable Du Fond River, Boulter View Lookout, Pioneer Spring and Devils canyon. Slip onto our neighboring Club’s trails for the rest of the Route. Have fun, ride safe, ride sober.

Ken Prescott, President, Bonfield SC.
1-705-472-7900
Cell 1-705-492-6830 (text)
Email kenneth.prescott@fibreop.ca