Nov 17

BEAST Fall Newsletter 2017

Get the latest BEAST news by taking a read of our latest newsletter.


 

 

Nov 13

BEAST Clothing – Order Going in on 20 Nov 2017

Have you got all your x-mas shopping done yet? No. Great, call Deb and get your order in before 20 Nov 17 to get your BEAST clothing goodies for x-mas.

Full details: http://www.thebeast.ca/?page_id=2292

 

Nov 09

BEAST Richmond Poker Rally

The BEAST Poker Rally will be running from Danby’s Bar and Grill in Munster, on Saturday February 10, 2018, at 2858 Munster Road. On the BEAST 203 trail, close to the A Trail.

Registration is from 0900 to 1100.

Entry fee is $25.

 

Contact Dave Poaps at 613-913-5400 if you have any questions.

 

Nov 06

RAP Tour 2018

If you have not completed the RAP tour, now is your time! The RAP tour showcases the best of Ontario snowmobiling in one remarkable circle tour Round Algonquin Park. Snowmobiling through OFSC Districts 6, 7 and 11, riders will experience incredible trails on an exciting mix of utility corridors, abandoned rail lines and old logging roads, plus sledding through the extensive forests of the rugged Canadian Shield.
The tentative plan is:
• Thu, 15 Feb 2018—Carleton Place to Mattawa or Bonfield
• Fri, 16 Feb 2018—Mattawa/Bonfield to Haliburton
• Sat, 17 Feb 2018—Sled around Haliburton on the Corporate Ride
• Sun, 18 Feb 2018— Haliburton to Bancroft or Barry’s Bay
• Mon, 19 Feb 2018—Bancroft/Barry’s Bay back to Carleton Place

Please note, these days are 300+ kilometer riding days which will be 7 to 9 hours. Contact Ian Edwards at iedwards62@yahoo.ca or 613-257-1359 if you wish to join on this ride.

Nov 03

Beauties of the BEAST 2018 Ride

Beauties of the BEAST 2018 Ride

February 3 & 4, 2018

Join the Beauties of BEAST on their 6th Annual ride to Spectacle Lake Lodge in Barry’s Bay. Registration is $25.

Proceeds to help Lanark County’s Interval House.

For more information contact Julie Ann 613-256-2973 or jabedard@storm.ca

Check out the Beauties on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/beautiesofthebeast

Oct 01

Explore Winter Like Never Before!

Some people are sad to say goodbye to summer, but snowmobilers in Ontario are revving up for the 2018 snowmobiling season. BEAST is working hard to ensure trails are prepped for when the snow comes. There’s lots of trail work that needs doing and new volunteers are always welcome. So it must also be permit buying time and here’s what riders need to know.

After four years at the same fee, all 2018 Seasonal Snowmobile Trail Permits (including Classic) have increased by only $10. This follows the approval of a spring recommendation from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), which authorizes permit fees. Faced with rising operational expenses to deliver snowmobile trails and in support its of clubs and volunteers, the OFSC made a strong and urgent business case for the new fees, which barely cover the annual rate of inflation since 2013. The OFSC business plan also spoke to new fees being necessary to help cover the higher cost of continuing to purchase new groomers to improve trail quality and consistency. Since the 2015-16 season, the OFSC has invested $8.5 million to buy 35 new grooming units as part of its recently approved More On The Snow initiative.

Snowmobilers can take advantage of 30% savings on their 2018 Ontario Seasonal Snowmobile Permit. For the low fee of $190 they can enjoy a winter full of adventure on any of the available 30,000 km of trails connecting communities throughout the province. This early rate is only available for a limited time. The fees go up at midnight EST on November 1, 2017.

Once again. all permit sales will be online only. “Providing consumers with enhanced security, flexibility and convenience are just a few of the benefits of buying your permit online” says Remi Sauve, President of the OFSC. “Thank you for your support of organized snowmobiling in the province and we look forward to seeing you out on the trails this winter.”

2018 Permit Pricing: .

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Permit Type Full By Dec 1 By Nov 1
Seasonal $270 $220 $190
Classic $190 $150

Other OFSC Fees:

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Other Fees Cost
Multi-day (charge per day) $35
Replacement Fee $15
Seasonal-classic Administration Fee $7.50
Tracked Shipping Canada $10
Tracked Shipping USA $20
Special Event $35
Try our Trails Free

Sep 08

2017-2018 Board and Key Coordinators

Thanks to everyone that attended our 2017-2018 Annual General Meeting last night! We are glad to announce that we have a full volunteer board and would like to welcome two new members to the board: Chrystal as VP and James as the South East Trail Director. A special thanks to Gord Servant and Rob Campbell for their efforts over the past year on the board. We know they are not going very far! A full list of the board may be found here: http://www.thebeast.ca/?page_id=439

 

We are now in the process of confirming volunteers for key Coordinator positions. If you are interested in filling a vacant position, let us know. A full list may be found here: http://www.thebeast.ca/?page_id=874. If you are interested in volunteering, trail work, Trail Patrol, grooming, communications, sponsorship, etc please contact one of the board members or our new Volunteer Coordinator, Wanda Bowes.

We are looking forward to a great season!

Darin McRae
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Sep 06

BEAST Update Sep 4, 2017

BEAST Annual General Meeting Thurs, Sept 7, 2017

Regular Meeting 8pm, AGM 9pm

Jim’s Garage, 1405 7th Line of Beckwith, 613-253-5486

See below poster for info. At this meeting we elect the following positions. President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trail Directors(SE, NE, SW, NW)

We also have several important supporting coordinator positions. VIA(Volunteers in Action), Sponsorship, BEAST Map, Trail Patrol, Communications. Please consider if you would like to get more involved in volunteering with our club and apply for or help out with any of these positions.

BEAST By-Laws 
In accordance with our current BEAST Bylaws, dated 2 October 2014, paragraph 7,  we made notice at least 14 days in advance of our AGM (notice was sent out on August 13). We are making the following updates to our BEAST by-laws, and planning to vote for approval of those changes at our AGM. The proposed changes are summarized as follows:

  • Para 2a – Addition of the following municipalities in which we operate trails: Beckwith Township, Montague Township, and Mississippi Mills.
  • Para 4 – Updates to the requirements to be a board of director and updated terms of reference for each board position.
  • Para 4 – Addition of a Grooming Director and Trails Director and identification who on our Board will be the Club contacts with the District for Board Meetings, Finance, Grooming, and Trails.
  • Para 10 – Adjustment to the timeline for budget submission and how expenses will be approved and processed.

Stay tuned for posts like this one, and our website www.thebeast.caand our FaceBook page. Contact us at info@thebeast.ca for any questions, or if you would like to see a copy of the by-laws.

Jun 28

2017 BEAST Core Volunteers BBQ

2017BEASTCoreVolunteersBBQ Another Beast BBQ hosted at the Crawford/Harvey cottage on White Lake is a great success! Such a fun group of sledders didn’t not let a few raindrops interrupt the festivities!! Thank you so much Mike and Denise!

Apr 07

Fundraiser Casino Night

Come out for a night of fun!