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June 24th is now back to Rock Pine!

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On June 24th, there will still be a ride, but it will be the Rock Pine ride instead of Thistle Lake.

Our advanced scouting party has determined that the Thistle Lake ride is no longer suitable at this time for a Club ride.  It could be considered an “adventure” for the toughest of riders.  Our scouting crew armed with several chain saws could only make 11 km’s in 3 hours.  Lots of downfall.

The Membership Day will still be held on July 29th, with a modified version of the Rock Pine ride, and we will be having lunch at the Rock Pine Motel and Restaurant.

More details to follow!

Please note change to Ride Schedule and Members Day

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Hello all WNATV members!  There has been a change to the Ride Schedule and Members Day.

On June 24th, there will still be a ride, but it will be the Thistle Lake ride instead of Rock Pine.

The Rock Pine ride has been moved to July 29th.  This will also be the Membership Day, and we will be having lunch at the Rock Pine Motel and Restaurant.

More details to follow!


Rock Pine Ride – June 24th / 17 – Moved to July 29th!

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Please come out and support your Club!  We do this for you!  We had a nice turn out for the East Road ride, and are hoping even more will come out to the Rock Pine Ride.  Remember, you can bring family and friends along for the ride — they don’t have to be members.

Rock Pine Ride – Saturday June 24th 2017 – Lead: Dale Wilson, Tail: Larry Brandridge – We will be parking and leaving from Dale Wilson’s house at 64 Pike Lake Road, Field at 9:30 am. Rating: 3. (73 km)

Sponsor: Rock Pine Motel and Restaurant

See June 17, 2017 News above!

East Road Ride Results – just beautiful!

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Under a beautiful summer morning sky, twelve anxious riders mounted their trusty iron horses, and followed their leader into the rising sun.  Go East, young riders, Go East!

Well this was a wonderful ride.  Under Bob Martin’s leadership a dozen riders on a variety of 9 ATV’s headed off down the East Road trail.  Most gathered at the Verner arena, and then convoyed south to North Monetville, picking up one additional member in Lavigne.  With nary a blackfly nor mosquito in sight, bikes were unloaded, signs erected, cameras unpacked, and riders dressed for a warm journey.  It was a pleasant and mostly easy ride to the east.  The gang was held up by a rather surly little snapping turtle, and Bob, with the dexterity and precision of a Spanish bull-fighter, coaxed the snarling amphibian out of harms way.

Lunch was eaten at the beautiful rock point on the south side of Lake Nipissing, overlooking the entrance to the West Arm waterways.  Several tales of days gone by were retold about colorful characters of the area.  Very entertaining lore from long ago.  And lunch was also in peace, away from any marauding mosquitos or blackflies.  It would seem the airforce of dragonflies overhead of us, much like the RAF of WWII deterred any threat to our peaceful eating and chatting.

We continued our journey, although the skies were beginning to look a little threatening.  Marie predicted a chance of rain, and perhaps thunderstorms on the return leg of the trip.  Thankfully, her prognostications were only partly correct.  We only had to endure about a dozen large drops of the wet stuff.  Thunder and lightning did not appear, and we all arrived safe and sound back at the parking area, completely dry.  (Actually a tad dusty for those bringing up the rear of our line of bikes, including our Tail rider Dale Wilson.)

Maybe it was the influence of the Strawberry Moon from the night before, but the atmosphere was extra friendly and we had a good time.  Both new and experienced members were on the ride, and there appeared to be nothing but smiles all around.

Just another great late spring ride by the WNATV club.

Now, we are looking forward to the next ride on June 24th – Rock Pine.

Thanks all for the wonderful ride.

Chuck Regan

Introducing The New 2017 Executive Board

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As the new President for the WNATV Club, I would like to introduce you to our Executive Board.  I am looking forward to seeing our current members as well as any new members who may be joining the club and coming out to our rides and meetings.  If you are interested, we are also looking for volunteers to help out and work on our committees.  Let’s have a safe and fun 2017 ATV season! – Dale Wilson

2017 Executive Board

President Dale Wilson 
Past President Luc Charles
Vice-President Carleen Dupuis
Treasurer Yves Rancourt
Secretary & Membership Barry Beauchamp
Health & Safety Larry Brandridge
Social Convener Jean-Marc Dupuis
Rides Committee Bob Martin
Website Committee Marie Wilson
Director Chuck Regan
Director Gladys Gascon
Director Ron Chapell

Our Board Members from left to right are:

Bob Martin, Barry Beauchamp, Chuck Regan, Larry Brandridge, Carleen Dupuis, Jean-Marc Dupuis, Gladys Gascon, Dale Wilson, Marie Wilson (web committee member), Yves Rancourt, Ron Chappell.