Trail Conditions
Trail Permits for Club #1
(06:00 AM, Oct 21, 2020)

Wednesday, Oct 21st, Club #1
      We had a little set back in our mail-out. Our source of this project has passed this on to another supporter. So anyone waiting for this could have another two or more weeks of waiting. This task is monumental so we are asking for your patience here.
      On another note as you all know, our trail permits are on sale right now at Service NB. For all our New Brunswick members this is the only way to purchase your permits. All other Maritimers can do the same, but we offer you some options for buying your “Early Bird Permit” up until Dec 15th and here they are: 1. You can download our form from our “Permit Page” on our website 2. For your convenience we have outlets in PEI and Nova Scotia where you can directly buy your early bird permit and they are: Winslow, PEI at Toymaster and in Dartmouth, NS at Full Throttle Power Sports as well as West Pubnico at the Petro Canada Service Center. (Note: PEI already has theirs and Nova Scotia will have their permits shortly, I will let you know). 3. You can email me at info@bathursttrails.com and I’ll mail our form to you direct if you have trouble downloading on option 1. You still have lots of time to purchase your “Early Bird”. 



We will be Grooming this Winter
(06:00 AM, Oct 20, 2020)

Tuesday, Oct 20th, Club #1  
      We are anticipating a busy season on our trails this coming season, despite the current corona virus. Our Nepisiguit lodge and all others in the Nepisiguit loop will be open. The shelters have been closed by order of the NBFSC, because there will be no first hand maintenance of the COV-19. All of our shelters have been stocked with firewood and will remain UNLOCKED.
       Our Club #1 mail-outs to all of our members will be completed by the end of this week. We will be running our three groomers this year including our brand new groomer from Lamtrac. We have all our groomer operators lined up for the coming season and we have been continuously been working on trail upgrades. The firewood has been piled at our lodge for the upcoming season. Thanks to Denis White, Blake Sealy,  Kevin Veinotte and myself to get this done. Bill Kenny has mowed down the yard around our lodge as well. Thanks Bill!! I hope this dispels any rumor contrary to the above. 
      Of course, if you have been following our post we are replacing all our fund raisers this coming season with a 50-50 draw. Please read previous posts for all the details.  



Update on Lottery
(06:00 AM, Oct 19, 2020)

Update on Lottery for Club #1, Monday Oct 19
      Locations for our lottery ticket sales; see below. We will be releasing our access to purchasing our lottery tickets On-Line this week. It will be very simple to do and it is targeted to our out of Bathurst purchasers for their convenience. A note on the lottery is that the response (with just a few days in) is exceptional and we are deeply grateful for your support as we are unable to fund raise through our normal means as we’ve been doing so since our inception. Our fund raisin normally took in about $45,000 each year to subsidize our grooming, so this is our prime reason for the 50-50 lottery. I thank you for reading past entries for more detail.  P.S. Mail out should occur by the end of this week.

Kerr's Chainsaw Ltd. Bradley Kerr

City Center. Claude Doucet

West End Sports. Guy Hache

Brunswick Powersports. Yves Mazerolle

Patterson Sales. Chris Young / Andrew Carroll

3-Step Contracting. Marc Poirier

Theriault's Groceries. Jennifer Tardif

Glendenning’s Convenience  

Eugene Frenette

Mike Skerry

David Carroll

Don Kenny alankenn@nbnet.nb.ca

Dave Brewster



Lottery Update: Locations for purchase.
(06:00 AM, Oct 15, 2020)

Update on Lottery for Club #1, Thursday Oct 15
Here are some locations for our lottery ticket sales. We are always deeply indebted to our
local business’ for their support and here is another example. 
You can also help: For each ten tickets sold by an individual, that person’s name would go into a draw for a free trail permit for the 2021-22 snowmobile season. There will be two such prizes which will be drawn after the lottery

Kerr's Chainsaw Ltd. Bradley Kerr

City Center. Claude Doucet

West End Sports. Guy Hache

Brunswick Powersports. Yves Mazerolle

Patterson Sales. Chris Young / Andrew Carroll

3-Step Contracting. Marc Poirier

Theriault's Groceries. Jennifer Tardif

Eugene Frenette

Mike Skerry

David Carroll

Don Kenny

Dave Brewster



Lottery Tickets are Available & About the Lottery
(06:00 AM, Oct 13, 2020)

Update on Lottery for Club #1, Tuesday Oct 13
       Our club has formally put together a committee on administering our lottery. We have member David Carroll as chairperson along with Mile Skerry and Marco Leblanc as co chairpersons along with Dave Brewster, correspondence and Don Kenny, secretary. 
       David will be distributing books of these tickets to local members and some relevant business’s. Those wishing to seriously sell some of these tickets, you can do so by calling David at 547-5045. Mike and Marco will also be selling as well as Don and Dave. 
     It was suggested and all agreed that we would give a prize for tickets physically sold by an individual in this format: For each ten tickets sold by an individual, that person’s name would go into a draw for a free trail permit for the 2021-22 snowmobile season. There will be two such prizes which will be drawn after the lottery. 
    The above was the basics covered in the meeting and it was agreed that our physical distribution of tickets will not take place until Tuesday, Oct 13 at which time we will be advertising on the Bathurst Trails website http://www.bathursttrails.com/en/conditions and also their Facebook page Nepisiguit Lodge https://www.facebook.com/BathurstTrails . We also may be hitting the radio waves with an ad. Mike will help us on this. Don Kenny, Cell 480-9379 home 548-8241 email alankenn@nbnet.nb.ca 
        Tickets will be available ON-LINE on the Bathurst Trails website before Nov 1st

About the lottery
      
The Nepisiguit Sport lodge Snowmobile Club is asking all members and industry participants to support this new lottery fund raiser. This lottery will replace our fund raising suppers held at the lodge on Wednesdays throughout the winter. The suppers are on hold for 2021 until the Covid 19 Virus regulations change to allow full attendance inside our Lodge. The Lodge will remain open this winter for regular service under COVID 19 GUIDELINES.
Where do Funds go? 
      
With the huge amount of grooming we do each year we have relied on fund raisers to subsidize our grooming and trail maintenance costs. We groom well over 2,000 hours each year, which is the highest by far in the province. These fundraisers were in the form of our famous Wednesday Night Suppers, two other events such as the Famous Danny Burger Run & our Wings & Mussels Fest and lastly our lodge Sponsored Signage & Web Site Ads. These events bring in a total of $45,000.00. 
      Our lodge also is a major fund raiser as well with all profits from that operation going into trail grooming as well and this is an unknown factor that we can’t predict as we will have business as usual, but limited to social distancing. We are assuming at this time that this will affect our bottom line here as well. 
The price per ticket
      
Considering the above factors the club has decided that the only way that we can replace these fund raisers is by having a lottery. Here are some details on the lottery:
      We are planning on selling 1000 tickets at $100 per ticket and we feel that with over 1400 member this would not be a hard sell plus the fact that we will be selling to the local public as we have a very loyal base here in the vicinity of Bathurst.
The prize structure 
      
The prize structure will be on a 50 – 50 draw with the winning tickets getting the full 50% in cash only and the second 50% to the club which will include all expenses such as ticket printing plus advertising. We decided there will be cash prizes only due to the fact that our corporate sponsors are going through the same dilemma. 
The draw date 
       The draw will be made on February 14th 2021 at Bathurst City Hall or the KC Irving Center. The prizes will be prorated in the event all 1000 tickets are not sold maintaining a 50/50 split.
     



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Nepisiguit snowmobile club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

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The club has two Lamtrac LTR 5200 Quad trail groomers

We take pride in ourselves to offer one of the most friendly atmospheres in the system and tourists just love the product that our club puts out.

Location

The lodge is conveniently located at the junction of trail 23 and 52.

Location Details

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For any part of the New Brunswick's Trail sytem at a nominal charge.

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Nepisiguit Club #1

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile  club #1, which is the oldest snowmobile club in the province, has the largest membership in New Brunswick with 949 registered last season (826 for 15/16),  (849 for 14/15), (794 for 13/14), (809 for 12/14), (765 for 11/12), (579 for 07/08) with a strong Nova Scotia and PEI contingent and maintains a trail system about 400 Kilometers in length. The club started in 69/70 with one small groomer with membership fees of $10 and groomed  about 175 Km in the area between Brunswick Mines (Old Theriault Rd), Highway 430 (Nine Mile East Rd), and the now Caribou Mines.

Trails were designated and signed by such names as Caribou, Bear, Fox, Rabbit and Beaver. Log shelters were built along the trails and were also designated with animal names. One unique feature at the beginning was that all traffic was in one direction. It made for safer trails as the drags were only so wide. The trails were made in a series of 5 loops and one could vary their trip in any combination of loops as they so wished. We only use a small percentage of these trails today in our present system< namely: Nine Mile East, Nine Mile North, Rio, and the Forty Four. As time progressed  the trails expanded closer to Nepisiguit Falls where the Bathurst Fish and Game Ass. had built a lodge which is currently the Nepisiguit Sports Lodge. Then it progressed into Bathurst to the Atlantic Host Motor Inn.  Then the trail system blew up into the Chaleur area ( we were all one club back then) and down to the Miramichi to the Belfont area where there was a thriving club house.

Of course everything was dependent on the volunteer. Some of the founders were Howard Doucet , Bud Kenny, John Labonville  and there were a few more, plus loads of volunteers.  
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Our club employs 7-10 employees each winter in order to provide a level of service that can meet the expectations of our members and guests...

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Bathurst Trails - Nepisiquit Sports Lodge

The Nepisiguit Snowmobile Club is located just south of Bathurst in the community of Nepisiguit Falls overlooking the Nepisiguit River.

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