To the Rescue… a CBC documentary

To The Rescue is a  documentary about Canada’s patchwork search and rescue system. Why is it sending out its own SOS call?

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9 pm (9:30 pm NT)

CBC Television’s Doc Zone

As more urban adventurers seek recreational thrills than ever before, search and rescue teams are pushed to the limit trying to save them. GPS technology – and the assumption that help is just a cell phone call away – have changed the way we play, but the rescue system is chronically underfunded and struggling to keep up with the new demand.

This documentary follows dramatic searches as they unfold, and finds a network patched together with volunteers who risk their own lives to save others.

Watch the trailer:

TO THE RESCUE may be of interest to wilderness trail enthousiasts and/or trail user groups.

Midland area snowmobile trails re-open! But limited…

Great News!  Trails are open but Limited!!!
The Georgian Bay  Snowriders have been grooming steadily the last 48 hours, getting the  trails back in shape.  They are opening the trails this morning, for your  fun & enjoyment.
Please continue to monitor the open status of the trails on the OFSC website, as the club  fears the extreme warm weather and rain currently being forecasted for the  weekend.
Specifically, would like to reopen the following trails…   Limited Status. C trail,  308,  309,   Tiny Marsh,   305,   Awenda Park,   Cedar Point.

Snowmobile on Mid Pen Link

While touring, why not plan a stop-off and enjoy the food at Henry’s on 308, LA Cafe on 303C or at the Maple Valley Club on the 303.
Once again, check trail status with respect to the mild weather forecast.

 

Be Safe & Have Fun!!!

Georgian Bay Snowriders trails closed !!!

Due to the tremendous amount of snow received in the past few days, the  Georgian Bay Snowriders’ trails in Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay have been temporarily closed.
Extreme  drifts of snow have caused extreme hazardous conditions on many of their trails.  Time is needed for the groomers to get out and maintain the  trails.
For your safety, the trails are closed!
Please refer to the Interactive Trails Guide at   www.ofsc.on.ca or to our website   www.georgianbaysnowriders.com for information when the trails will be reopened.
We thank you for your patience.
Mike Lauder
Vice President – Georgian Bay Snowriders Co-Chairman – Snowmobile Ride For Dad

Georgian Bay Snowriders OFSC trail now open!!

Wow!   Great News!!   The Trails are OPEN!!!
 
The  Georgian Bay  Snowriders have been working hard, over 160 hours of grooming time spent in the last week preparing trails.  And now they are ready for you to  enjoy.
But please ride with caution and be safe throughout the Christmas holiday.
Please respect our landowners by staying on the marked trail.

Volunteers are required!!

We have two great events coming up in early February.
Midland Winterfest – Puddlejumps on February 1st. 
Call Pat Murray  (705) 529-3307 to volunteer and to register.

Snowmobile Ride for Dad on February 8th.
Go to www.RideForDad.ca to register and call Mike Lauder (705) 220-0422 to volunteer
Please mark your calendars, these events you don’t want to miss.

The GBSR Volunteers Group make a great community!

For up to date status of other OFSC snowmobile trails, check the interactive OFSC website www.ofsc.on.ca.

Time to get the snowshoes and skis out!

Heavy snow in Midland

It’s been snowing non-stop since Tuesday night, and snowsqualls are expected to continue until Friday… But don’t let that stop you from going outdoors. Follow the example of the above Midland Ganaraska Hiking Club hikers, who were out today and enjoyed a brisk snowshoe walk.

So get your skis and snowshoes out and get out there!!

Note: OFSC snowmobile trails are not open as yet. Check the interactive OFSC website www.ofsc.on.ca for trail status.

ATVers: please take note of where to ride legally

A local snowmobile club is experiencing problems in the Stroud area, due to unauthorized ATV use on private land.

See http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/4252655-atv-riders-put-trails-out-of-commission/#.Up7FOvJ8Asc.facebook

ATVers should be aware of where to ride legally. A good place to find out is the Ontario Federation of All Terrain Vehicles organization www.ofatv.org, or the local Central Ontario ATV Club at http://www.coatv.ca/ or the Baxter/Severn ATV Trail Riders  http://batv.ofatv.org/