Safe Snowmobiling Ambassador Award
The OFSC Safe Snowmobiling Ambassador Award is presented for outstanding achievement and contribution by an individual or group to the overall safety of organized snowmobiling.
As sponsors of the Safe Snowmobiling Ambassador, our friends at Arctic Cat will be providing this year’s winner with an Arctic Cat ZR 6000 sled for use during the 2018-19 season.
As with any motorsport, safe and responsible riding practices are at the very heart of ensuring riders can enjoy their ‘on trail’ experiences with their families. As ambassadors for organized snowmobiling, each and every one of us is committed to promoting safe snowmobiling but for some, they continuously go above and beyond in the area of safe snowmobiling promotion.
The safe snowmobiling award is going to an individual who has been a valuable club member for the last 21 years and despite many changes over the years, remains committed to being an on trail ambassador as part of the Trail Patrol program.
This goes well beyond being out on the trails and in fact, he takes a lead in the recruitment, training and retention and new patrollers in his district. In fact, at the end of last season can boast 13 new Trail Patrollers actively promoting safe and enjoyable riding experiences on trails across the district.
It doesn’t stop there.
He attends regular meetings with the OPP to address concerns and seek law enforcement assistance where and when it is needed.
Like each one of you, he wants to ensure that snowmobilers using the trails are in fact supporting the trails with a valid permit. But he does it in a friendly way ensuring people understand and WANT to support our premier snowmobile trail network.
The list doesn’t stop there…..Our winner ensures that trail guides are available for snowmobilers to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable ride no matter when they head out.
He’s led signage efforts and can boast one of the best directional signage within his entire district.
The best part is, our winner is unstoppable and continues to do all of this incredible work at the young age of 81. Talk about dedication.
2018 Safe Snowmobiling Ambassador Award winner…
Al Clark, North Bay Snowmobile Club