The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs is inviting first timers and former snowmobilers to take OFSC trails for a test drive on Family Day weekend. Almost 11,000 people took advantage of the same promotion last year.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), the OFSC is celebrating Ontario’s only mid-winter statutory holiday long weekend with the return of the 2014 no cost “Try Our Trails” Permit to encourage more people to get outdoors and enjoy winter by going snowmobiling on OFSC trails. This permit is available without payment from those who pre‐register online and is valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 15 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 17, 2014.

“As part of our Go Snowmobiling Ontario Campaign, the 2014 no cost Try Our Trails Permit is our invitation to Ontarians to give us a try this winter at no charge for a permit,” says OFSC President Brenda Welsh. “For Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Long Weekend, we want to show new participants what we have to offer, to introduce them to our trails, clubs and volunteers, and to provide them with a truly enjoyable and memorable winter adventure.”

The 2014 no cost Try Our Trails Permit is available only by pre‐registering online at www.ofsc.on.ca and printing out a permit good for Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Long Weekend only. There is no charge for either the 2014 Try Our Trails Permit or the registration process, but to access OFSC trails, a printed permit must be affixed to the sled to which it is assigned in accordance with Ontario law. Any sled on OFSC trails without a permit on Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Long Weekend is illegal and the operator can be subject to a fine of up to $1,000. Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

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