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Burks Falls
P0A 1P0
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According to the U.S. environment Protection Agency, snowmobile emissions can hardly be considered additive to overall air pollutant episodes?

An important part of PSSDs Trail System, Magnetawan Ridge Runners Trail System serves to connect trails in the north and south (Sundridge to Sprucedale) and in the east to west (Burks Falls and Ahmic Harbour).

In February 1992 in the Village of Magnetawan concerned residents of the area met and decided to re-establish a snowmobile club for the Village of Magnetawan and surrounding areas with the intent of linking trails with all surrounding OFSC Clubs to the North, South, East and West.

This club formed to strengthen the OFSC Trail Network in the area while at the same time boosting the recessed economy.

The Magnetawan Ridge Runners was first established in approximately the year of 1968 and in the reorganization of the club in February 1992 it was their intent to reopen part of the original historic trail which was first established by the Magnetawan Lions Club and was possibly one of the earliest trails in the area. Unfortunately this was not possible due to restrictions along the trail. (This entailed approx. 55 km of trail.)

The objective was to get a trail from Magnetawan to Sundridge, Magnetawan to Burks Falls and Magnetawan to Sprucedale - connecting all three. Through the dedicated efforts of Jim Melick, Gerald Coombs, and Dennis Roundtree to name a few along with the many men and women who volunteered their time, effort and financial support, the Magnetawan Ridge Runners have built, maintained and groomed and continue to build and improve 153 km of trails, including TOP Trail C104D.

The Ridge Runners achieved what the set out to do and connected North, South, East and West. Their trail system has become a very important part of the snowmobiling trail system and snowmobilers. They have connected areas which might otherwise be unattainable by snowmobilers and have brought people and businesses together.

It has been a long hard process and continues to grow. With membership growing from 282 in the 98-99 season to 365 in the 99/00 season, the growing demand on Magnetawan trails requires more money and volunteer work for trail improvements and grooming etc.

Latest News

2013-09-4

September 2013 - Be sure and save the date of our first club meeting on Thursday September 19th at the Magnetawan Grill.  Meeting at 7pm (or come earlier and have dinner with some of us).  Lots of planning in process for the upcoming season, and we need lots of help.

 

April 29, 2013 -  THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEASON!

 The Ridge Runners (MRR) had their final meeting of the season and AGM on April 4th.  This was election year and your executive was voted back in for another 2 years.  President:  Doug Fraser;  Vice President:  Jim Patterson;  Treasurer:  Susan Fraser and Secretary:  Kathy Baker.  Jamie Bingham has taken over as "Trail Boss" with Bob Weaver as backup.  Carlene Johnston will now be our Trail Permit coordinator, with Diane Weaver as backup.  Our other department heads and committees all elected to stay on and also remain the same.  We have a fantastic group of volunteers who work well together and accomplish great things.

Many thanks to our fabulous landowners and volunteers.  MRR has had a great snowmobile season and we were blessed with a lot of snow in our region.  Our trails have been wide and smooth and we’ve had numerous compliments on how great the riding was on MRR’s trails in particular, and District 10 in general.  It takes a lot of people to produce such great results and we appreciate every one of them.

Over the summer months we have many trails to widen and several re-routes to work on.  If you have time and can help out, please do not hesitate to contact Doug Fraser 387-3339; Jamie Bingham at 705-387-4228, Bob Weaver 382-5524 or myself, Kathy at 387-3750.  Students – if you need help with your Community Service, we would be glad to help you with that as well.

Have a great summer.  Think snowmobiling and lots of snow for next December.  And thanks again for volunteering with our club.  You are the best!

Kathy Baker, Secretary

PS - Our next meeting will be Thursday September 5th, 6:30pm, hopefully at the new Magnetawan Grill and Grocery? Please mark the date on your calendar. 

 

Saturday February 16 2013  from 10am to 3pm - MRR's 2nd annual Trail Lunch at the back of the Magnetawan Municipal Office.  Don't miss it!  Soups, Hot Dogs, Chicken burgs, Hot chocolate etc. 10am to 3pm or until food runs out! Located on trail C104D at Biddy Street, where the trail comes into Mag from the north.  Come by car or sled. Lots of parking for both. Delicious food, good conversations, and lots of fun!  A great way to enjoy the Family Day weekend!

 

January 3 2013

Welcome to another great snowmobile season.  Our members are out packing and signing the trails and ass soon as we get more snow the groomers will be out working our trails into the same excellent condition as in previous years.  Like us, I bet you can't wait to get snowmobiling again!

MRR's meetings are the first Thursday of the month and are held at the Swiss House Country Restaurant near Ahmic Harbour.  Meetings are at 6:30pm and generally we order our dinner and then start the meeting.  Come and have dinner with other fellow snowmobilers and help the club at the same time. Thursday April 4 will be our final meeting and our AGM.

Please mark Saturday February 16 on your calendar - this is our TRAIL LUNCH fundraiser.  The time is 10am to 3pm.  The location is being finalized as we speak, and will appear in this column shortly.  There will be lots of great food, lots of "snowmobile" talk, lots of snow, and wide smooth trails.  We hope you can attend.  What a great way to spend Family Day weekend - out on the trails.  Or you can come by car as well.

We welcome all new members.  If you would like to work on the trails, please give Bob (705-382-5524) a call.  If you would like to work with our club in any aspect, we would love to have your help.  Just give any of the executive a call.   

Here's to a wonderful snowy cold winter.  See you on the trails!

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May 2011 - Please note our new club address - MRR, RR1, 39 Sandwood Drive, Burk's Falls, On  P0A 1C0.  Due to new postal regulations, it has become cost prohibitive to continue with our post office box.

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May 2011 - The Ridge Runners (MRR) had their final meeting of the season and AGM on April 5th.  As this was not an election year, the executive remain the same for anothyer year:  President:  Doug Fraser;  Vice President:  Jim Patterson;  Treasurer:  Susan Fraser and Secretary:  Kathy Baker.  Our department heads and committees all elected to stay on and also remain the same.  We have a fantastic group of volunteers who work well together and accomplish great things.

Many thanks to our fabulous landowners and volunteers.  MRR has had a great snowmobile season and we were blessed with a lot of snow in our region.  Our trails have been wide and smooth and we’ve had numerous compliments on how great the riding was on MRR’s trails in particular, and District 10 in general.  It takes a lot of people to produce such great results and we appreciate every one of them.

Over the summer months we have many trails to widen and several re-routes to work on.  If you have time and can help out, please do not hesitate to contact Doug Fraser 387-3339; Bob Weaver 382-5524 or myself, Kathy at 387-3750.  Students – if you need help with your Community Service, we would be glad to help you with that as well.

Have a great summer.  Think snowmobiling and lots of snow for next December.  And thanks again for volunteering with our club.  You are the best!

Kathy Baker, Secretary

PS - Our next meeting will be Wednesday October 3.  Please mark the date on your calendar.  Time and place to follow.

 

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November 2011 - Welcome to another great snowmobile season.  Our members are out re-routing trails, cleaning up deadfall and in general getting ready for another season of snowmobiling.

MRR's meetings are the first Thursday of the month and are held at the Schmeler Hotel in Magnetawan.  Meetings are at 7pm, but come earlier and have dinner with fellow smowmobilers.   Thursday April 5 will be our final meeting and our AGM.

Please mark Saturday February 18 on your calendar - this is our TRAIL LUNCH fundraiser.  The time is 11am to 3pm.  The location is being finalized as we speak, and will appear in this column shortly.  There will be lots of great food, lots of "snowmobile" talk, lots of snow, and wide smooth trails.  We hope you can attend.  What a great way to spend Family Day weekend - out on the trails.  Or you can come by car as well.

We welcome all new members.  If you would like to work on the trails, please give Bob a call.  If you would like to work with our club in any aspect, we would love to have your help.  Just give any of the executive a call.   

Here's to a wonderful snowy cold winter.  See you on the trails!

Archive News

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  2013-09-4

  2012-05-29

  2012-05-28

  2013-01-5

  2011-11-16

  2013-01-9

  2013-04-30

  2013-01-22

Executive

President
Doug Fraser
705.387.3339
dougfraser059@hotmail.com

Vice President
Jim Patterson
705.382.6453
patterson.ceceb@Xplornet.ca

Secretary
Kathy Baker
705.387.3750
bakersacres7@gmail.com

Treasurer
Susan Fraser
705.387.3339
dougfraser059@hotmail.com

Club Trails Coordinator
Jamie Bingham
705-387-4228
bingandco@live.ca

Club Permit Coordinator
Carlene Johnston
705-382-5537

Volunteer Coordinator
Jamie Bingham
705-387-4228
bingandco@live.ca


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