Wednesday, 19 February 2014

2014 Cain's Quest

We have the privilege to work with two guys that are participating in the 2014 Cain's Quest.  Jimmy Noble Jr. and Jason Aliqatuqtuq, from Iqaluit, purchased their Bombardier Summit 800 snowmobiles at George's Marine & Sports in Ottawa.  They will be racing through Labrador in a snowmobile endurance race which stretches 3,300 km.  The machines were retrofitted to make them more adaptable to Labrador's environment.

The following is a good online article about the two guys and the race.
We are looking forward to watching them on their journey.  Since I am more of a couch potato it is enjoyable when you know the people you are going to live a life experience through.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Bonnechere Cup Races 2014

It is amazing the Bonnechere Races have been going for 40 years. Speaking quickly to George Wilcox, he was saying that they use to race on the river and then at the Legion Field before the track was built where it is today. 
I think it is safe to say that the sponsorship of Toromont, Benson and Miwel was critical in keeping the races going. After taking the afternoon to go through "Reflections of a Century" printed by the Eganville Leader I found an article about the re-opening of the Sno-Drifters Club after a suspicious fire destroyed much of the club . I found this article below, notice Merv Boldt is in this picture. You will find him still involved in the races today.

Since the Ottawa Boat Show is on the same weekend of the Bonnechere Cup Races, you will not see us there working like we use too.  We still contribute with support vehicles i.e. two 4 wheelers and 1 side by side (of course Can-Am).  Along with Ski-Doo we help with the printing of the parking passes.  
It is definitely hard work putting on the races but very satisfying come Saturday at 6 pm.  

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Boating Ontario Survey

Boating Ontario has just launched a boating survey of which Parks Canada has participated in its development.   This is a very exciting project to understand more about boating trends across Ontario and but also specifically about boating along the canals which has a dedicated section in the survey.
This is an easy, but important way, for the boaters of Ontario to have their voice heard.  As a minor footnote Boating Ontario will be offering a pair of hockey tickets in a draw to people who fill out the survey.
Personally, as a boater, I don't need an incentive to get my voice out to Parks Canada but it's a thank you for your 20 minutes.