Sunday, December 15, 2019

Trails need some work

The new snow we got on Sunday will be enough to start skiing, but first we need to clear some trees from the trails before we can groom.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Pre-Registration Draw at GearHeads!

Congratulations on our two PAXC members who won a $25.00 Gift Card each from GearHeads Petawawa for preregistering for their PAXC membrship.

Thank you to everyone who preregistered before Dec 1, 2019.

If you haven't registered you still can at Become a Member at PAXC!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Call for Volunteers!

Your support can enhance a child's skiing experience! Whether you are a parent new to cross country skiing or a seasoned veteran, we're looking for your help with this year's ski school.

We are recruiting volunteers to act as both coaches and assistants. No previous experience is required -  only a willingness to share your time and energy. National coaching training is available and will be paid for by the club.

An initial planning/expression of interest meeting is being held Tuesday, December 3rd from 6-7pm. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Erin at .

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Don't forget to register for a PAXC Membership!
Adults       $80.00
Youth        $40.00   (6-18yrs)
Kids           FREE!  (5yrs and under)
JackRabbit $55

Register before Dec 1, 2019 and receive $5.00 off your membership and a chance to win 1 of 2 Gift Cards from GearHeads in Petawawa.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Thank you volunteers!

Thursday, October 17, 2019



Friday, October 04, 2019

Letter from the president 2019-2020

Hello members and visitors! Time to think about Winter 2020 ski season… about trail maintenance, registration, and some news.

Preparation for the seasonSaturday Oct 19 2019, is planned for trail maintenance, to clear fallen branches and fallen trees, trim low branches and other brush. Time: 10:00 am. Work gloves, eye protection, and maybe loppers/pruners. Optional: 4 wheeler, chainsaw, trimmer, brush saw. The club will have some additional trail clearing equipment available to use. Please consider joining the handful of volunteers that day. Bring drinking water as well.

If you can spare a few hours please let us know at tmccarthy1028 at gmail dot com.

Please pass on to your friends and family, we need lots of help. We will also sign for high school volunteer hours.

Registration is about to be opened, on October 1st. Registration fees will stay the same as last year:
$5 discount for early registration before Dec. 1, 2019
Adults $80 (after Dec. 1)
Youth $40 (after Dec. 1)
Ski School $55 (after Dec. 1)
Early registration (by Dec 1.) will also include an entry into a draw for two $25 gift cards from GearHeads of Petawawa.

Here is the link to registration:

Keep in mind that part of the registration fees you pay goes to Nordiq Canada (who provides our insurance); not all of it is going directly to the club. Also, there is an extra charge to register online. We cannot register in person, it has to be done online. However, there is a donation box at the cabin, in which you can contribute a suggested $5 for the trail and parking maintenance costs, if you only ski a few times a year. Snowshoers and fatbikers are welcome to contribute for the parking maintenance as well, as the municipality no longer does the snow removal, and the club has to pay a private contractor.

When you register online, you can also add a donation to help complete projects, cover machine maintenance and grooming equipment costs.

Stay tuned:
-       We are looking into e-transfer options for day-use.
-       we're looking into options to better integrate fatbikers at the Forest lea trail

The PAXC executive for this season is:
President - Christian Renault (crenault5 at gmail dot com)
Registration - Alicia Berthiaume
Maintenance - Steve Bursey and Damian McCarthy
Secretary - Kathleen Mottershead
Treasurer - Tammy McCarthy
Ski School Coordinator – Erin Whyte
Member-at-Large - Caroline Sigouin; 
Jean Pelchat (representing racing team)
Welcome to Caroline and Erin, and thank you to Tammy for taking over the treasury.

If you can help with the ski school, please contact me; we are always in need of instructors and helpers.

Good news: thanks to the hard work of Alicia, Steve and Damien, our club was awarded a grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to install lighting on a 1.6 km trail, near the parking lot. This means that you can now extend your skiing hours, joining the hardcore skiers after sunset to enjoy the trails! The lighting poles and solar lights are being installed by PAXC member, Scott Williams (of 'Scott Williams Renewables'), and the lights should be functional by the end of October.

We hope to see you on Saturday 19th of October at the trailhead!

Christian Renault, 

PAXC president

Friday, September 27, 2019

Trail Day September 21, 2019
Big thank you to all the volunteers that came out.

Join us on October 19, 2019 at 10 am for our last trail clean up day.

More info email:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Join Us for Trail Clean Up Days

Saturday Sep 21, 2019 & Saturday Oct 19, 2019
Time: 10:00am

We Need Your Help!
More Info Email:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photos from PAXC racers at National 2019

Congrats to the racing team on their great performances at XC Nationals (March 2019) at Nakkertok (Gatineau). Overall results for Nationals are calculated by summing the points earned in each of the 4 events, and tallied by the skiers age-based categories, and PAXC's results were impressive:

Sophie Levasseur 14th
Guillaume Pelchat 15th
Samantha Ciscztu 21th
Thomas Pelchat 33th
Raphael Guérout 43th
Jamie Hopkins 45th
Liam MacDonald 23th

Full results are available here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday April 11th

The Blue trail is groomed for skate and classic.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

AGM April 10th 2019

The Annual General Meeting will be Wednesday April 10th, 2019, at 7:00 pm at École Secondaire Catholique Jeanne-Lajoie, 1257 Pembroke St W.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a brief overview of this winter season, and discussions of future plans. Our constitution stipulates that the executive positions are to be annually be voted for (president, treasurer, secretary, registrar, coordinator of maintenance, coordinator of ski school, 2 members at large).

Also, the club needs volunteers to function, especially for trail maintenance, but also in the ski school: there is a need for instructors and a coordinator.

If you want to help out, and are not sure how to get involved, this is the perfect meeting for it.

Hope to see you there!

Christian Renault
PAXC president