Hello friends snowmobilers,
Soon it will be the annual convention of « La Fédération des Clubs de Motoneigistes du Québec ». Then comes the Salon National Quad Motoneige 2018 in Drummondville. La Fédération des Clubs de Motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ) and the Quebec Federation of Quads Clubs (FQCQ), are proud to unite to launch the third edition of the Salon National Quad Motoneige 2018 to be held October 19, 20 and 21 2018 at the Centerxpo Cogéco Drummondville. In order to enjoy a great snowmobile season, you need two essential things: snow, of course, and beautiful trails, well signposted and well maintained. In order to achieve both of these goals, your Snowmobile Club has not yet been able to secure sufficient snow cannons to maintain the approximately 290 kilometers of trails in its territory.
On the other hand, the volunteers of your Club have worked since the end of last season to maintain the equipment, repair it, and prepare it for a long snowmobile season. They prepared trails signs, walked the trails to improve them, but most of all, they struggled to find ways to get around lost land use.
The loss of lands use is the worst fear of your volunteers. It means negotiating and convincing new owners, burning, brushing, smoothing, recovering trail signs in areas where land use have been lost, installing new culverts when it is not a bridge, according to environmental standards more and more strict and higher costs. Land use are not acquired, they are loans made by individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies to name a few.
We must be aware that the actions taken on and off the trails greatly influence the durability of our trails and the operating costs of snowmobile clubs. Ultimately, the loss of land use leads to the closure of certain sections, or even certain sectors.
Thank you for taking care of our volunteers by making it easy for them. Good and long snowmobile season, and above all, be careful everywhere.
We do not want you to become a statistic.