The Leeds and Grenville Snowmobile Association (LGSA) is an association of four snowmobile clubs who collectively groom approximately 700kms of trails in Eastern Ontario.



History

In 1996, five snowmobile clubs in Leeds & Grenville counties, Athens & District Snowmobile Association, Kemptville Snowmobile Klub, Elizabethtown Snowmobile Club, Grenville Snowmobile Association, and Rideau Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club joined together to form the Leeds & Grenville Snowmobile Association (LGSA). Each club has kept their own identity, are administered independently and continue to do fund-raising activities.

In 1999, the five founding clubs of the LGSA and the Nation River Snowmobile Club decided to form a grooming CO-OP. At that time, an LMC 1800 groomer equipped with an AFMI drag was purchased to supplement the existing fleet already owned by the different clubs. Additionally, on November 1st 2001, with the help of a $50,000 OFSC grant, a 2001 John Deere groomer equipped with an AFMI drag was purchased to augment the groomer fleet of the LGSA. The LGSA purchased in the fall of 2006, a 1999 Massey Ferguson tractor with a 9' Mogul Master drag.

This Groomer fleet is professionally managed by the LGSA Trails Committee consisting of one member of the founding clubs. These 5 members of the committee then choose one of themselves to chair the group. This committee looks after hiring of groomer operators, scheduling the groomer shifts, repairs and maintenance of the groomers, and makes recommendations to the LGSA Board of Directors on groomer purchases.

This grooming CO-OP has improved the continuity of trail grooming throughout the Leeds & Grenville Counties, giving us some of the best kept trails in Eastern Ontario's District 1.






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