Tuesday, October 18, 2022

NCD course for X-C Ski officials


Good afternoon NCD club members,

We are offering 4 Level 2 Officials Courses this fall. One in each District (Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Lakefield, Ottawa). The closest one for you is the one in Ottawa on November 5/6, 2022. This is a great opportunity to get your volunteers trained to host races and events at your club. From club time trials to Loppets, District races to Provincial events, having a group of trained officials makes these events possible. The Officials Pathway also provides an opportunity for members to be involved and contribute in a valuable and rewarding way. 

The pre-requisite for the Level 2 course is the online Level 1 course. This is quite simple:

Go to: https://cccofficials.moonami.com/ (see screenshot. It is the second link from the top on the home page). To register for the Level 2, just scroll down a little further to find the Sudbury course. 
An enrolment key is required: it is: onlevel2

Please forward this email to anyone in your club who might be interested. It would be amazing to aim for at least 2 participants per club - effective succession planning is always on our minds.

Let me know if you have any questions at all. I look forward to seeing many of you register for the course. If the date doesn’t work for you, please let me know and I can give you the dates for the other courses.

Best regards,

Katja Mathys
XCSO Coaching and Officials Development Co-ordinator
746-Hwy 124, GMB Box 3
McKellar, ON, P0G 1CO
(705) 774-0713

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Join us for Trail Days!


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Invitation to PAXC AGM 2022




PAXC Annual General Meeting

May 30, 2022


Current Executive:

President:                               Christian Renault                   Treasurer:  Tammy McCarthy

Secretary:                               Kathleen Mottershead            Registration: Alicia Berthiaume

Ski School Coordinator:        Erin Whyte                             Race Team: cancelled

Trail Maintenance & Grooming: Steve Bursey &                Members at Large: Jean Pelchat &

Damien McCarthy                                                 Scott Nichol



President Welcome:

Hello club members. In our club constitution, there has to be an Annual General Meeting, during which we summarize the past season, plan for the future season, and elect an executive for the next season. This year, most volunteers on the Board are willing to continue with their positions. However, sadly, there are 2 excellent executives that must quit their positions. We will need a registrar, and a Ski School Coordinator. If there is no Ski School coordinator, we will not be able to provide ski school in 2023. If you are a dedicated person ready to spend a few hours per season to meet and contribute with your skills, feel free to nominate yourself, or another person that would be present at the AGM.


The AGM will have the following:

-       A brief overview of last season

-       Treasurer report

-       Election for next season’s executive

-       A brief overview of what will come in 2023


Thank you to all the volunteers who made the season possible, despite many constraints and restrictions, and mechanical or electrical failures. It was a great pleasure to work with Alicia Berthiaume, who volunteered so many years as registrar, and applied for grants many times, allowing the PAXC to receive some of them, and thus increasing the quality of maintenance and service to the community. It is with great chagrin that we see her depart. Also, Erin Whyte has done a marvelous job of coordinating the Ski School for the last 3 years, especially in the context of the Covid restrictions. She also got the club on the map as one of the Canadian Ski Marathon training trails. Thank you so much, Alicia, and Erin, for your time and inspiring dedication to the club members and children.


I am sure that there are some skillful potential volunteers who can take these ladies’ place as service to the club and to the community. Don’t be shy!


This year, we are grateful to Roseburg Forest Products for generously letting us use their boardroom to meet, at 7:00pm on May 30th, 2022.

PAXC Annual General Meeting location:

Roseburg Pembroke Board Room

777 Fibreboard Dr




Go to the end of mud lake road, go straight through the stop sign onto Fibreboard Dr., continue through the gate into the parking lot.

***Please Do NOT Tour around the plant in your car*** there are many transports and 36,000lb loaders driving around

Come through the main office front doors

Sign in at the table just inside the door to the left

Come up the stairs and at the top look to your right and you will see the board room just to your right down the hall 25’ or so.



Sunday, March 27, 2022

Trails closed

 The trails are icy, melted, and rocky in many places, making them dangerous. They will not be maintained anymore this season, the grooming equipment has been stored. 

Thank you everyone for a great season! We hope to see you in December, or January.

Christian Renault

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Sunday March 20th

 Snow coverage is still good on the trails.  Spring ski conditions. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Thursday March 17

Trails are still in good condition.  There is full snow coverage on all trails.

Sunday, March 13, 2022


Some new grooming was done this morning.  The blue has new classic track.  Skate lane was redone on blue and green.  Skiing will be good.

Friday, March 11, 2022


All trails have been groomed in the past few days.   Conditions are excellent. 

Tuesday, March 08, 2022


Most trails were groomed this morning. 

Everything but the pink, purple, white and yellow are done.

Parking lot is plowed. 

Sunday, March 06, 2022

 Weather Alert: Please Stay Off Trails!

The current weather is not good for the trails. Parking lot and trails will be like a skating rink. 

We will keep you posted!