Ski Pontiac ‘s trails are ready

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On Saturday, November 18, 2017, 22 volunteers responded to a call for help in order to prepare the trails for the up-coming cross-country ski season; they came from Quyon, Otter Lake, Sand Bay and Shawville.  Starting at 10:00 am, under a cloudy sky with chilling winds, they broke up into groups with tools, a tractor, chainsaws, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and clippers to clear, clean and cu

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, 22 volunteers responded to a call for help in order to prepare the trails for the up-coming cross-country ski season; they came from Quyon, Otter Lake, Sand Bay and Shawville.  Starting at 10:00 am, under a cloudy sky with chilling winds, they broke up into groups with tools, a tractor, chainsaws, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and clippers to clear, clean and cut felled trees across approximately 15 km of ski/snowshoe trails. 
Some chose to fill their wheelbarrows with wood chips and fill the dips and hollows in the trails.  Others were involved in repositioning two platforms that had shifted as a result of spring runoff and heavy rains this past summer. 
On behalf of the Ski Pontiac organization, I wish to express  thanks  to all the volunteers who have participated to make these magical cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails exciting  not only for the residents of Pontiac but for tourists who come to visit. A special thanks goes to the Kelly Bros., David and Dan, who delivered two loads of wood chips. You have all made a difference so that we can enjoy another beautiful winter. 

Connie Renaud
Co-ordinator, Ski Pontiac
Bristol