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Snowmobile Club htwww.facebook.com/Wasagabeachsnowmobileclub
c/o 10 Yonge Street, South, Unit #2<
General Meeting of the membership of the Wasaga Snowmobile
Club is held each year at the Wasaga Snowmobile Clubhouse
on Klondike Park Road. This event is held on the 3rd
Monday in April each year, and is a great time to see
what the club does and how you can volunteer with the
club. Students can obtain their required 40 hours of
community involvement with the Wasaga Snowmobile Club.
President: Graeme Macklin
Vice President: Bill Gaddows
Secretary: Peggy Gibson
Treasurer: Gary Taylor
Main Towns: Wasaga Beach, Stayner
Total Distance of Trails: 103.0 KM
TOP Trail Distance: 63.4 KM
Secondary Trail Distance: 32.1 KM
Natural Corridor Distance: 7.5 KM
Wasaga Snowmobile Club History:
The Wasaga Snowmobile Club dates back to the early sixties
when people of the region longed for an escape from
the hum drum of a long cold winter with little to do.
With Wasaga not having it's own ski hill and not much
spillover from the nearby ski hill visitors coming to
town, it was a challenge for local business to find
a way to keep things going throughout the winter months.
Sledding in the region became a focal point of activity giving
locals the opportunity to get out and enjoy the white
abundance of snow that we receive annually. Gathering
at local establishments and drawing more and more people
to it each weekend, the sport soon took off with people
who normally only spent summers at the beach coming
back in the winter months to experience what Wasaga
has to offer.
With it's parabolic sand dunes and expansive summer road
trail system, people soon figured that snowmobilers
had a great place to ride right here in town. Marinas
and fuel stations quickly realized that there was a
need for dealerships and maintenance facilities in this
region, so by the early seventies there were 9 dealerships
within the Town of Wasaga Beach. We were well on our
way to playing a major role in the organization of the
sport across the province.
In 1971, one of the first ever annual general meetings of
what is now the governing body of snowmobiling in the
province (OFSC - Ontario Federation os Snowmobile Clubs)
was held in Wasaga. It was a big hit with it's fashion
and sled show and clubs from all over the province were
in attendance. Throughout the next decade Wasaga was
the hot spot for snowmobile racing both in the winter
and in the summer, with it's first ever dune grass drags.
As we progressed, the Wasaga Club has always been at the
forefront of supporting the prograssion of the sport
to where we are today. We are honoured to have recently
received the Ontario Club of the year and the Club of
Canada awards. We pay homage to all those who have had
the foresight and the dedication to see our club through
to this great honour. Our volunteers are still dedicated
and work hard every season to provide the best riding
possible for all who ride in this region.
When in the area please enjoy the ride and remember the history
and volunteers that make it all possible.