near north snowdrifter photos and movies
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Near North Snowdrifters
Box 262,
Sundridge, ON,


The Near North Snow Drifters are going to be receiving
The Husky Prinoth should be arriving in November and
we couldnt be more excited.

The hard work of volunteers and groomer operators has paid off.  
District 11 was given 1 brand new groomer for the 2018/2019 up coming season.
This new groomer has been awarded to the
Near North Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club.
Buy where you ride makes a difference.

The OFSC is shuffling gear to where its needed.
One of our old drags is being sent to a club that could use it.

buy where you ride

Our first snowmobile Young Driving Training Course of this year was
held, we had 12 students and was a great time.

Our next course is on Sat Dec 1st, 2018, enroll now!

To enroll you must be 12 years of age at the time of the course
and have no other licence.
The cost of the course is $40.00 and must be prepaid
before the start of the course.

A bagged lunch and BIRTH CERTIFICATE are required.
The course is being held in South River at Griffith Service Centre.

For further information contact
Pearl or Doug Ivens at 705-386-7434 or

See pics of past Youth Driving Training Courses

Awards were handed out at the OFSC District 11 Board.
Al Clark of the North Bay Snowmobile Club won both the District
and the provincial OFSC Safe Snowmobiling Ambassador Award.
Al has been a valuable member of the club for over 21 years and is a terrific
example of volunteerism and is completely dedicated to snowmobile safety and enjoyment.

Our volunteers have completed a safety course for chain saw brushing.
Check our photos page for pics.

Our training was provided by
Bernie Stockmans of WSN Forestry Health and Safety.

We would also like to thank
Tim Bryson of Tim Brysons Forestry Services
for providing the location and timber for the practise and cutting technique.

The Snowdrifters have been around a while and are always
looking to the future of the sport in our area.

Our club strives to maintain solid relationships with landowners,
who are critical for the future of the sport, and have even
managed to open new local routes throughout our area.

For Snowdrifter Club Meeting Minutes
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At our recent Snowdrifter AGM the club
approved Pearl Ivens as our new Club President,
succeeding Neil Gutjahr who did not run for another term.

Pearl has been a club member for 5 yrs and has represented the
Snowdrifters at District Meetings as a member of the Trails Committee.

Neil will continue with new trail development and the production of the
trail guide and billboards. All club members would like to
thank Neil for his many years of service to the club and community.

The 2018/19 Near North Snowdrifters Executive
President: Pearl Ivens
Vice President: Fred DiSomma
Secretary: Jill DiSomma
Treasurer: Beth Lowes
Dennis Johnstone
Lloyd Reinhart
Neil Gutjahr
Doug Ivens
Paavo Kopsala
John Mowat
David Munns
Mike Lowes

If you'd like to attend future meetings and have topics you would
like to discuss, click here.

    • We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every
      month and are constantly looking
      for ways to improve our club and raise funds.

    • For copies of minutes to past Snowdrifter meetings click here.

    • We are always planning trail work days. If you are interested in helping
      click here and please let us know.
      It takes a lot of time, work and money to prepare the trail system.
      We would appreciate the help.

A Snowdrifter Cash Donation to the Sundridge Strong Fire Dept.
helped to outfit this unit with a new winch.
Sundridge Strong Fire Dept

Here is what our donation helped to buy for the
South River Machar Fire Dept.
South River Machar Fire Dept

Read about landowners and the OFSC and OFATV agreement
Our trail system is based on landowners allowing us passage on their property.

We would like to honour
Brian Bradley, our former club treasurer,
who passed away while out riding.

George Cottrell, a local heavy equipment owner/operator,
responsible for a significant amount of
Snowdrifter trail clearing, is no longer with us.

The Near North Snowdrifters will miss him.

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