Jun 07, 2017
North Frontenac Township, in conjunction with the Ottawa Valley ATV Association, hosted the Ontario Federation of All Terrain Vehicles (OFATV) Annual General Meeting last weekend, with great success.
Dave Baker, the OFATV Association President, said that representatives from over 50 associations attended the meeting.
“The venue, trails, accommodations, location, and volunteers were fantastic, and everyone enjoyed a great weekend. Many participants were excited to get more information about the area for future trail-side vacations!,” he said afterwards.
Putting the event on was a community effort involving supporters from across North and Central Frontenac. Lodges, B&B’s and Inn’s from throughout the township held rooms for the guests, who arrived on Friday and gathered at the Ompah hall for a meet and greet, catered by Cota’s Mobile Catering. On Saturday morning the Clar Mill Volunteers stepped up to provide breakfast for the delegates. The delegates dispensed with some business in the morning and then had snacks prepared by the Snow Road Snowmobile club, before getting down to the more important task of the day, riding the trail network in the vicinity of Ompah. In case they were getting peckish, the Sharbot Lake Raise a Rink Committee prepared a traill lunch for them.
They finished their ride at the hall, another Cota prepared dinner was waiting for them, before they headed to Palmerston Lodge for a bonfire.
On Sunday, after another breakfast, they held meetings until noon, and then wrapped things up with another lunch.
“We absolutely had a great time. I don't want any of the other clubs to be jealous, but this is one of my favourite Annual General Meetings I have attended. Having the meeting hosted in the great outdoors, where we had to ride our ATV's from our cabin to the meeting hall is exactly what ATVing is all about -- now if only we could work on less mosquitos and black flies,” said Dave Baker.
Rose and Denis Bedard of Double S Sports, who co-ordinated the event, said that all of the volunteer efforts made the event a success.
“An event like this just doesn’t happen without the Community getting involved. We would like to thank the Volunteer Groups and Businesses for their help in making this event a success,” said Rose.