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    Upper Canada Snowmobile Region
    UCSR

    Over 3000 kms of marked, groomed trails
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    31 groomers
    Providing safe, enjoyable trails

    Volunteers are at the heart of our organization
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    Leadership and support
    For our Member Clubs

    1000 club volunteers contributing over 65,000 yearly hours

From John Boals:


March 13, 2020
To All My Snowmobiling Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement today as manager of the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region (UCSR). For 20 years I have been fortunate to have made a living by working in the sport that I so thoroughly enjoy and am passionate about. The people I have worked for and the club folks that I have helped out in my career have all shared the snowmobile passion which has made my job so enjoyable.

This letter is not meant as a good bye but rather an announcement that I am entering a new chapter in my life and I fully intend on remaining active as a volunteer with the Riverside Club. You will continue to see me on the trails riding and doing trail maintenance and grooming. I wish all the best to UCSR and the member clubs and I thank the district board for 20 years of employment. I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 season because I anticipate many kilometers of riding since I will not be bound by a 5 day work week. I will miss my daily club contacts and the resulting friendships that developed over my career but I look forward to new challenges as my retirement unfolds.

All the best,
John Boals

U.C.S.R.
AMAZING TRAILS

Upper Canada Snowmobile Region

The UCSR is an Incorporated Not-for-profit organization under the laws of Ontario and a member in good standing of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC)

The UCSR is District 1 within the OFSCand is comprised of 16 OFSC snowmobile clubs. The UCSR covers the area west to Napanee, north to Arnprior and east to the Ontario/Quebec border and has over 3000 km of marked, groomed trails. 1000dedicated volunteers make up 16 clubs within the UCSR and sell over 9000trail permits annually to riders and families in Eastern Ontario.

The UCSR has a small office which is located in Carleton Place and responds to administrative issues and field work inquiries from the assigned snowmobile clubs in Eastern Ontario.

The UCSR and clubs are run by dedicated snowmobile volunteers. Volunteers range from 8 to 80! Volunteers lead and organize all the local efforts to establish trails with landowners, brush trails, maintain equipment, train volunteers, and manage local budgets. During winter operations, grooming is conducted by both volunteer and paid grooming operators.

For a full list of clubs and club contacts click here.

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The UCSR is governed by a Board of Directors composed of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 16 Board Members (represented normally by the Presidents of the clubs). The Executive Committee of the UCSR is comprised of four members including: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. The UCSR President is also the District Governor and sits on the OFSC Board as a member. The UCSR has several committees including trails, grooming and finance. Membership of these committees are comprised of members from the clubs. The UCSR also has volunteers appointed to lead district wide initiatives including VIA, Trail Patrol, and Driver Training. The District Manager is a non-voting member of the Board, Executive Committee and Committees.

- President
    - Vice-President, District Manager, Secretary, Treasurer
        - ADSC, BEAST, CRSC, EOSC, Elizabethtown SC, Glengarry SC, Grenville SA, KSK, L&A RR, NVSA, OCSTC, RRR SC, RSC, RSSC, SVSA, SCSTA






3000 kms of Trails
Groomed With Dedication

40 Groomers, operated by volunteers, look after 3000 kilometers of pristine trails.

Signage
Clearly marked, safe trails

All trails on our region are marked with clear, easy to understand signage each year.

Volunteers
The heart of each club

Each of our member clubs are powered by their volunteers and generous landowners.

Fun
More than Sledding

Besides snowmobiling, most of our clubs host events, fundraisers, breakfasts and more.

Some Facts


We recently asked club members about how satisfied they were after joining a local snowmobile club. A full 92% of them were very satisfied.

Much of the required work in grooming trails, reparing bridges, etc. are carried out by club volunteers. If you are a club member, consider volunteering. Immediately after a snowfall, our groomers are out, preparing the trails for safe, enjoyable sledding.

When you consider all the benefits that your permit brings, you get full value, not only in sledding, but in the many other benefits club membership provides.

Member Satisfaction

92%

Volunteers

12%

Groomed Trails

91%

Permit Value

100%













9000

Annual Permit Holders

31

Trail Groomers

1000

Dedicated Volunteers

65,000

Annual Volunteer Hours

What People
Say About Us

If your sledding is during the day or evening come and ride the trails provided by the 24 clubs of UCSR located in Ontario East. Become a Local this winter in UCSA.

John Boals - Lunenburg, ON

What People
Say About Us

UCSR is above par when it comes to the quality of his trails, signage, the people and it's various geographic vistas. Try UCSR trails and come enjoy!

Pascal Roy, Clarence Creek, ON

What People
Say About Us

When I ride the trails in UCSR, I rarely have to cross the same trail twice on any given day.

Jessie Boals - Lunenburg, ON

What People
Say About Us

This is where you get to meet some of the great people of Eastern Ontario that enjoy winter the way I do...Riding the great trails of UCSR!

Tim Krause Rockland, ON

Upper Canada Snowmobile Region
Amazing Trails & Much More...

Here are some reasons to join a local club in the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region.

Amazing Trails
Groomed with Love

Enjoy 3000 kms of great trails, groomed and maintained for maximum fun, safety, and enjoyment.

Trail Loops
There and Back Again

Many scenic routes in a variety of lengths to bring you to undiscovered places and back again.

Reward Club
Volunteer Discounts

A growing number of local businesses are now offering special discounts to club volunteers.

Driver Training
Starting them off right

Learn safe operating procedures, legal requirements, first aid and much more.

Volunteer Information

Why people like you volunteer for your local snowmobile clubs:

1. Friendship

In an increasingly complex world, VOLUNTEERING for your local snowmobile club provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship.
You will find instant friends in both your own community and elsewhere in the province.

2. Fun

VOLUNTEERING is fun! Your club projects are fun; social activities are fun; meeting new riding buddies and service to others is fun.

3. Business Development and Networking

Everyone needs to network. Snowmobile Clubs consist of a cross-section of every business in your community. Our members come from all walks of life. Clubs help one another, and collectively help others.

4. Personal Growth and Development

VOLUNTEERING with your local club continues to better one's growth and education in human relations and personal development; motivating and leading others.

5. The Opportunity to Serve

This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a VOLUNTEER; the chance to do something for somebody else, sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and the return of that satisfaction to one's own life.

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if you would like to volunteer...



Some common concerns regarding volunteering

  • What if I don't have the time?
  • Really? You'd be surprised what can be accomplished in just one afternoon; every little bit adds up to a big difference. By pitching in for only a few hours at club activities like an event or riding your sled as a Trail Patroller, you'll feel really good about yourself.
  • Testimonial: "I came out to lend a hand with trail work for a day and now have met new riding buddies" Pete.
  • What if I don't know what to do or how to do it?
  • Not to worry. We're used to people volunteering without trail or club operation experience or all the skills required. That's why we have training available as you need it in a variety of formats: classroom, online or on the job.
  • Testimonial: "I work in the retail industry and the club matched my skills within the club and with a positive welcome" Paul.
  • What if They don't need someone like me or my family?
  • Not a chance. Snowmobiling is a family activity where women, seniors, couples, youth and families continue to play a vital role in the operation of our clubs. We have great opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, folks just like you!
  • Testimonial: "My family is a snowmobile family so it came natural to us to help our local club as a family" Christine.
  • What if I haven't been asked to help?
  • Why wait to be asked? Clubs always appreciate help. Sometimes they're just too busy to ask, even when they really could use an extra hand or two. By taking the initiative to approach your club, you will be doing them a big favour and find yourself warmly welcomed to a great experience!
  • Testimonial: "I sledded for years and was amazed at the consistent; safe trail product and decided I too can help to keep our trails the best in Ontario" Andre

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Upper Canada Snowmobile Mailing Address
PO Box 20011 Carleton Mews
Carleton Place, ON K7C 4K3

Office/Cell: 613.543.0374
Fax: 866.278.3140
Email Office: info@ucsr.ca
Email Darin: darinmcrae@ucsr.ca


General Office hours: 8:00am till 4:00pm