Friday, November 12, 2021


New this year -  Purchase a custom PAXC custom Buff with your registration. (Hint: they will be more expensive after registration)

Link to Registration:

Friday, October 15, 2021

Please join us for Trail Maintenance Days!

 It's that time of the year as we begin to prepare the cross country ski trails for the winter. If you have some time to spare please join us on Saturday Oct 23, 2021 or Sunday Oct 31, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

Recommend to bring: Water & work gloves

Optional: Gas or Battery Operated trimmers, pruners, chainsaws

More information contact Damien

Thursday, October 14, 2021

AGM Thursday October 14th



Pembroke and Area Cross Country Ski Club

AGM – Virtual Meeting October 14th, 2021




Hello club members. This report is an overview of the Annual General Meeting for season 2021. Due to COVID, we were not able to have the AGM in April as usual.


Please read the report, and address any concerns or suggestions to Christian Renault, at crenault5 at gmail dot com.


Registration report: Powerpoint


Memberships (left axis, stacked bars)

downward trend until COVID,
Inversely related to increasing prices and Sat v. Sun ski school?
rebounded during COVID
Non-member day users not shown here

Price (right axis, lines)

2011-12: $50(adult)/ $30(ski school), /15(youth)
Increase by $10 in 2013-14
Increase (15/10/5) in 2015-16
Increase (5/5/10) in 2017-18
Kids under 5 years old are FREE




Treasurer’s report:



As of Oct 14, 2021

Bank Account             $ 15, 607.64

GIC                             $ 22, 546.27


20/21 Financial Overview



Memberships             $ 16,374.15

Donations & Grants    $   2,000.00

Facility Rental             $      800.00   


Revenue 20/21          $  19,254.15




Bank Charges             $       55.75

Property Tax               $      423.08

New Groomer             $ 11,616.57

Snow Plowing             $   1,100.00

Ski School (Virtual)     $        56.50

Winter Trail Grooming $   1,048.09

Equipment Repairs     $   1,303.13

Cabin/ Garage            $      182.48

Summer Trail Work    $    1,424.11


Expenses 20/21         $ 17,209.71


Profit 20/21               $   2,044.44




 Proposed Next Steps:

·       Invest $5000.00 into GIC


·       2021-2022 Starting Bank Balance of approx. $10,000



BUDGET FOR 2021-2022:

Bank Charges             $        60.00

Property Tax               $      440.00

Snow Plowing             $   1,500.00

Ski School                  $       500.00

Winter Trail Grooming $    1500.00

Equipment Repairs     $   4,000.00

Cabin/ Garage            $       500.00

Summer Trail Work    $    1,500.00


                                   $   10,000.00



Ski School Report:

The 2021 ski school season ran as a virtual challenge offering a series of self-directed activities over 8 weeks for both novice and intermediate skill levels. We had 2 families who completed the full challenge (5 children and 4 adults respectively) plus a number of kids/parents who completed individual challenges. The initiative was also picked up and shared provincially with other clubs. Overall, it was a successful way to manage the COVID-19 pandemic uncertainties experienced over the past season and provided membership with a fun, informative, and skill-based alternative while other club programs experienced shutdowns due to the winter lockdown in Ontario.


For the 2022 ski season, we are returning to regular on-snow classes over an 8-week season (7 lessons, 1 week break) starting Saturday, January 15th running until March 5th. We are

recruiting volunteer coaches and are looking to hold our first planning meeting on Thursday,

November 18th from 7-8pm on Zoom. If interested in joining the ski school team as a volunteer coach, please contact Erin for more details at No experience is necessary. PAXC will fund NCCP community coach (level 1) training for you to get you started.


Maintenance Report:


2021 Fall Trail Maintenance: Damien and Steve


Maintenance days Sat 23th and 31st of October 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Draw: breadboard won as an award… More details from Erin Whyte


About $700 per machine for regular maintenance and additional cost for re-wiring plus additional equipment. Expect about $ 2 000.



Election/Re-election of Board of Directors:


New executive for Winter 2022:


President:  Christian Renault            


Treasurer:  Tammy McCarthy


Secretary:  Kathleen Mottershead   


Registration: Alicia Berthiaume


Ski School Coordinator: Erin Whyte                         


Trail Maintenance & Grooming: Steve Bursey & Damien McCarthy          


Members at Large: Jean Pelchat & Scott Nichol


Buffs with the PAXC logo are being ordered. They will be distributed to members who register. Extras will be sold.

Thank you members of the executive for your hard work and volunteering! Many trail users were pleased with the grooming and the organization last season.

Thank you, members, for your contributions, making PAXC a great Ottawa Valley club!