Monday, December 11, 2017

No grooming yet

As of Monday there's been no grooming yet, but we're hoping to start soon with a bit more snow Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

3 members of PAXC selected to OTS (Ontario Talent Squad)

                             Guillaume Pelchat   Samantha Czsistu   Raphaël Guerout

Three members of the club were selected to participate in a 5 day summer dryland camp (Sudbury) & a 5 day on snow camp (Nakkertrack at Nakkertok).  20 athletes from across the province were invited based on their performance during the past 2016-17 racing season.  The Nordic Racing team continues to train daily for the upcoming season. For details, check the Junior racers tab.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Coaching workshop opportunity for jackrabbit coaches!

Hello, I'm a volunteer at Deep River Cross Country Ski Club (DRXC) and we have a mix of new recruits who will need to get their ICC and some of us who have the ICC and need the CCC.  I just wondered if you might have any new(ish) volunteer community coaches in the same boat, and if there's any chance we can get enough of us together to try and host an ICC/CCC course locally?
Thank you!

Kathryn Chiasson
Home Phone 584 4255
Russ Schroeder

Monday, November 13, 2017

Message from the President

Update for the upcoming season: trails, MEC grant, new construction, registration, ski school…

Hello all. Well, we had a little bit of snow, and we know more is coming. That is why several volunteers were hard at work to prepare the trails for this 2018 winter, since September. Many thanks go to Damian McCarthy and Steve Bursey for cutting the approximately one hundred trees that fell on the trails this past year, due to high winds. They had some help also from Lisa Steep and René Sauvé. Steve, Lisa, René and Christian also spent many days brushing and clearing the trails with several machines. We also had some help by John for the White. Thanks to all these volunteers, for their efforts, and blood donated to mosquitoes and black flies. A big thank you to Luc Steep for all his hours of repair on grooming machines and equipment this summer and fall. We are blessed with his skills and his generous hours. Many thanks also to other volunteers who got involved.

As you know, early this summer we learned that Mountain Equipment Coop has given PAXC a grant of $15K for our projects in getting better infrastructure to improve community activities. We have to thank Alicia Berthiaume and Kathleen Mottershead for their endeavour in the very long and tedious process of applying, more than once. This money will be used to build foundations (next spring) and the frame and roof of a garage to store machines and equipment to groom and maintain the trails. This amount is not sufficient to complete the project, so we also count on club members’ generosity to give an additional amount when registering.

Registration for this season is now open. You are encouraged to register early to benefit from a reduction. Alas, CCC who regulates our insurance and ski school is increasing its portion every year ($2 increase this year), forcing us to increase the fees. The annual fees cover the trail maintenance and grooming machines costs, and there is very little left afterwards to improve any infrastructure. Of course, you don’t have to register as club member If you only ski a few times per winter; you can add your contribution in the metal box at the corner of the cabin.

The early bird deadline is December 10th. If you register by then, you'll get $5 off per member, and a chance to win 1 of 2 $50 gift certificates to GearHeads.

PAXC memberships are here: Zone4 - PAXC Club, and

PAXC Racing team registration is here: 
Zone4 PAXC Racing team

Early registration also helps plan for ski school. This year, ski school is still on Saturday afternoons. We lost 2 ski school instructors. If you are able to help in that regard, or need more information, please contact Russel Schroeder at . Also, we need one, or several volunteers, to be “den mother”, to serve ski school children with drinks and light snack after their lesson.

Finally, some exceptional athletes from the race team have enthusiastically been training for this season since May! They have been mostly roller skiing, and cross country running, to be ready. Maybe your children would like to be involved as well… to find out more, please reach René Sauvé at .

Let’s hope we will have another great season. Hope to see you all very soon on the trails!

Christian Renault

2017-18 PAXC club membership and Racing team registrations - Now open

Hi everyone, our 2017-18 season is officially open! Well, for registration at least. No there's no skiing yet :(

The early bird deadline is December 10th. If you register by then, you'll get $5 off per member, and a chance to win 1 of 2 $50 gift certificates to GearHeads.

PAXC memberships are here: Zone4 - PAXC Club, and

PAXC Racing team registration is here: Zone4 PAXC Racing team

Please pass it on!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PAXC wins $15,000 MEC Grant!

Hi Everyone,
 Hope you're all having a great summer. Did you hear the great news? PAXC was successful in getting a grant from Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) for $15,000 towards building a secure garage to store and protect our two grooming snowmobiles and ancillary grooming equipment. Thanks goes to the PAXC Board of Directors who worked as a team to get this grant, and especially to Kathleen Mottershead for leading the way.

Planning is underway to start construction sometime this Fall, so stay tuned for volunteer recruitment once we know what's needed and when. 

Lastly, while this grant goes a long way in helping us to complete the garage project, the reality is it falls about $7,000 short of covering the anticipated costs we've been quoted for this project. We're adjusting plans accordingly and will continue to pursue other grant possibilities for the medium to long term, but in the short term, we will happily accept donations. If you are willing and able, please feel free to donate in whatever way is most convenient.

Donations can be emailed to: skipaxc[at]gmail[dot]com, or regular mail can be sent to:

PAXC c/o Alicia Berthiaume
129 Lubitz rd.
Pembroke, ON
K8A 6W6

Also, please feel free to donate in person to any of the PAXC Directors (Christian, Rene, Russ, Scott, Kathleen, Damien, Steve or Alicia). If there are any questions or comments, please don't hesitate. Updates will be posted here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

PAXC Annual General Meeting Thursday April 27th, 2017

Every member is encouraged to join the executive of PAXC to its Annual Meeting: 7:00 pm, April 27th, 2017, CSC Jeanne-Lajoie. Address: 1257 Pembroke St West; room 119

It is a great opportunity to bring suggestions and ideas, and consider giving of your time as a volunteer for various tasks.


1. Welcome – Christian
            - Motion: accept agenda

2. Registrations: Alicia

3. Trail report, equipment : Steve

4. Ski School report: Russ

5. Race Team report: René

6. Survey results: discussion; priorities arising from the survey and from comments

7. Financial report: Scott
            - motion: accept financial report

 8. Financial forecast: Scott; discussion, questions; voting on membership cost

 9. Election of Directors: Christian
- motion: accept director list for 2017-2018

10. Other items to discuss:
- Paraphernalia (Damien)
- Fat Bike (Damien)

11. Adjournment

We hope to see you there, to prepare for the next ski season!

Christian Renault

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Sunday April 9th

Green trail was groomed for skate this morning.  The classic track was set yesterday.  Snow coverage is still very good on the green, no rocks or bare spots yet.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Survey and AGM

See post below for link to our member survey and date for Annual General Meeting.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Equipment Program for Ski School Parents

Gearheads of Petawawa ½ Back Program Details for Junior products

In addition to our new seasonal rental program for junior products. We have started a new program with the hope that it will make it easier for parents to purchase proper fitting equipment, it will allow you to return any junior ski, boot, pole or board that was purchased at our store within 12-24months to be used towards purchasing new proper fitting equipment as yours kids grow.
Purchase any Junior Alpine, Nordic or Snowboard equipment at regular price or sale price.
Return the product within 12 months receive 50% of the Price PAID before tax back in store credit.
Return the product within 24 months receive 25% of the Price PAID before tax in store credit.
The returned product must be in reasonable condition and not requiring major repairs, if so this will be deducted from credit value at current shop rates, regular tuning and waxing excluded.
This program is only applicable to Junior equipment (not clothing, helmets or goggles), but store credit may be used to purchase adult equipment or any products in the store