THUNDER BAY – Nordic Skiing in the news in Thunder Bay. It might be April, but in Thunder Bay, Bill Mauro has shared some exciting news with the Thunder Bay Nordic Trails. Mauro shared a boost of $37,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). MPP Mauro joined OTF representative Jason Hughes in congratulating the TBNT members and management Saturday at their annual Spring Gala.
The new OTF grant will help Thunder Bay Nordic Trails to purchase two new heavy-duty grooming snowmobiles and a transport trailer. The investment will allow TBNT to provide better trails conditions, improved access and provide greater opportunities for residents to enjoy the great outdoors. In rescue situations, the ease of operation will help inexperienced operators handle emergencies safely and efficiently.
Thunder Bay Nordic Trails – Volunteerism at its best
“Volunteer based organizations like Thunder Bay Nordic Trails help create the social fabric of our communities. It is always great news when our government, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, can support the work you do on behalf of your membership and to the benefit of the greater community as well. Congratulations to Thunder Bay Nordic Trails and we look forward to your contributions for years to come,” stated Mauro.
“Since most of our snowmobile fleet is at least 20 years old, the acquisition of these new machines will mean a tremendous savings in repairs and downtime! With four stroke engines that burn one quarter the fuel and have minimal emissions, compared with our current machines, we are looking forward to using these new sleds to improve our efficiency grooming in low snow conditions. We are happy with news of the OTF funding, which will help us to continue offering great programs for our community,” stated Peter Crooks, Manager TBNT.
Thunder Bay Nordic Trails
Established in 1984, Thunder Bay Nordic Trails is responsible for grooming over 100km of trails at three facilities: Kamview Nordic Centre, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. They provide high-quality trails and recreational and competitive outdoor opportunities to their membership of over 1500 skiers and visitors from the community at large.
A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
For more information about the Thunder Bay Nordic Trails, visit www.nordictrails-tb.on.ca
For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit www.otf.ca