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  • 12 Feb 2018 9:27 PM | Anonymous

    The mapped, maintained and approved snowmobile trails in our area are looked after by the Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club.  When the snow accumulates around 10 inches most ATV’s have difficulty maneuvering the hills and trails, which at that time the snowmobile club begins grooming and the club would ask for respect from the ATV community.

    Some of the snowmobile trails are on private land and these owners only open the trail to snowmobiles and ATV’s become trespassers. Snowmobilers must purchase a trail pass to use private property which provides our club and land owner with liability insurance. This trial pass helps fund the costs occurred in grooming and maintaining the trail. The greatest advantage of having maintained snowmobile trails is that we can groom them and make riding much safer and help prevent trespassing. After many hours of volunteer work and much expense a well groomed snowmobile trail can be destroyed by ATV’s.

    So therefore the snowmobile club asks that ATV users to be respectful and stay off when trails are groomed and most importantly do not use private land. The Snowmobile Club is open to ATV use on “non groomed trails” that are on public lands.

    As both groups are OHV and still are blessed to have a place to ride it is in all best interest to work together. It is a privilege not a right to have trails in Alberta and that can be revoked at any time by any level of government.

    A snowmobile is designated as such when manufactured. Any vehicle (bike, truck or ATV) altered and fitted with tracks cannot be designated as a snowmobile (insurance issues).

    Thank you and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact the Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club info@absnowmobileclub.com

  • 20 Aug 2017 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    We'd like to send a thanks out to all the participants and spectators that came out for the event.  The weather was perfect and it was a great day as we saw some fierce races and had some good laughs.

    Also, thank you to all the volunteers, Melinie and Cam Beaulieu in particular, who worked very hard to ensure the event went smoothly.

    While the event was a success, we have begun to see declining number of contestants that come out to race.  We do know that many riders didn't want to risk breakdowns before the next CCMR race, but we also feel that it's time for a bit of a redesign to the mud pit.  The redesign is still in the works but I'm sure it will be awesome and a completely different experience.  Be sure to check it out next year!!!

  • 26 Apr 2017 3:39 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to all those who attended the AGM despite the heavy snow and treacherous roads.  The election results are as follows:

    President            David Stainthorp 

    Vice President   Colton Barlow

    Treasurer            Melinie Beaulieu

    Secretary            Dean Bradko

    Trail Boss            Gary Bridgeman

    Director               Cameron Beaulieu

    Director               Eric Gerhardt

    Director               Bradko Jouan

    Director               Dan MacKinnon

    Director               Don Pirie

    We would also like to send a special thank you to the previous board, many of which returned again this year:  Brad Jouan, Eric Gerhardt, Melinie Beaulieu, Cam Beaulieu, Dean Bradko, Sheila Picton, Kevon Hays, Jesse Jouan, Colton Barlow, Mayson Smeader, Don Pirie.  Your efforts were very appreciated in a year where volunteers were tough to come by.  Great job!

  • 20 Mar 2017 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Public land closures in Alberta are real and happening NOW.  Take action!

    Printable poster and action list

  • 21 Feb 2017 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    We had another great turnout this year! We are unsure exactly how many machines were there but had 594 registered riders.  Thank you very much to all those who came.

    The 50/50 was run by the Alberta Beach Lion's club who'd been selling tickets for quite some time. The winner was Lakota Wood who won $4696.

    Here's the winning poker hands:
    1st – Tom St. Pierre – 5 of a kind $1000.00
    2nd – Doug Krasowski – 5 of a kind $ 645.00
    3rd – Ryan Mercer – 4 of a kind $ 350.00

    We'd also like to thank all the people who volunteered this year and helped the event go as smoothly as possible.  We'd also like to make a very special shout out to Cam and Melinie Beaulieu. They've been doing all the club rallies since the beginning and the amount of work they do is amazing - they pretty much ARE the rally.

  • 10 Feb 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    We are currently in danger of losing some of Alberta's most treasured riding and camping areas, which will have an impact on hunting and fishing as well.  Please see the following media release from the Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association:   Provincial Government slams the door on Albertans .pdf

    We strongly urge any OHV enthusiast to mail (preferable) or e-mail the premier, environment minister, and your local MLA.  Contact info and letter writing tips cn be found here:  Letter Writing Tips and GoA Contact Information.pdf


    Lac Ste Anne ATV Club

  • 06 Feb 2017 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    As a result of the recent announcement of expansion of the Castle Wildland Park and new Castle Provincial Park – ultimately the closure of OHV trails – we strongly urge you to contact:

    • ·         Your local MLA
    • ·         Honourable Shannon Philips – Minister of Environment and Parks
    • ·         Honourable Rachael Notley – Premier of Alberta

    We are asking that you write a letter or email and voice your concerns and disappointment to the Alberta Government regarding the OHV trails that will be lost.  

    For your convenience attached are letter writing tips and Government contact information, as well as the AOHVA most recent press release.

    AOHVA Media Release Jan 26, 2017 (1).pdf

    Letter Writing Tips and GoA Contact Information.pdf

    Please post this information/attachments on your websites, social media pages and share with your family, friends  and forward it as you see fit.

    Thanks so much and have a great day,

    Kim Robicheau
    AOHVA Office Administrator
    Working to keep you riding

  • 16 Jan 2017 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    We must now plea to our members and all those who have enjoyed our events in the past for volunteers.  We need volunteers for the ATV rally on Feb 20.  All volunteers will still have an opportunity to ride the rally.  We are anticipating a higher than usual turnout again this year and will require help to ensure a fun day for everyone.

    We also require volunteers to assist with the Kids' OHV Novelty Challenge on Feb 19.  This event continues to grow in popularity year after year and it is becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee a fun day without adequate assistance.  There is very little work involved and it is great for some good laughs.

    Please contact info@lacsteanneatvclub.com if you are interested in donating a little of your time.

  • 20 Sep 2016 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association is encouraging organizations and individual OHV users to fill out a short survey regarding opinions of mandatory helmet use.

    The survey will be active until Sept 25, 2016 and is available for both individuals and organization here: Take the Survey

    Traffic Safety Act consultation

    Share your thoughts about helmet use for Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) on public land and penalties for drivers traveling at excessive speeds on Alberta roads.

    We’re consulting with Albertans to understand attitudes and opinions towards Off-Highway Vehicle helmet use on public land and towards excessive speeding penalties. This is being done to improve safety on Alberta’s roadways.

    Helmets for Off-Highway Vehicles

    Alberta Health Services (AHS) data show that between 2009 and 2013, on average, more than 21 people were killed in Alberta as a result of OHV use each year. Medical examiner statistics show that 41 per cent of ATV deaths are a result of head injuries.

    Any changes to the law will not apply to helmets worn on private land. Survey respondents will also be asked for their thoughts on additional exemptions based on age of riders and what the OHV is being used for.

    Survey participants will be asked to respond to questions about OHV helmet use on public land.

    Off-Highway Vehicle Collisions (0.3 MB)

    Excessive Speed

    Alberta Transportation statistics show that, on average, there are 1,165 convictions for speeding more than 50 km/h over the limit in the province each year. Drivers traveling at this speed are subject to a mandatory court appearance where a judge can impose penalties such as a fine or license suspension.

    Participants will help determine if more severe penalties for excessive speed are needed and what penalties are appropriate.

    Collisions Involving Unsafe Speed (0.02 MB)

    How input will be used

    The Government of Alberta is considering amendments to the Traffic Safety Act (0.7 MB), which will be based on the responses gathered from this survey.  Legislation is expected to follow in the Fall 2016 session.

  • 26 Jul 2016 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    Penalties for violating public lands reinstated

    July 13, 2016 Media inquiries

    The province will reinstate tickets and specified penalty amounts for violations on Alberta’s public lands effective August 6. 

    Government will reinstate previously approved specified penalties for offences under the Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR). When the PLAR consolidated four regulations in 2011, including the Forest Recreation Regulation, the violations were amended, however the specific ticket amounts were omitted.

    “We need to protect and respect our public lands and those who don’t can now be ticketed on the spot. This approach will ensure enforcement personnel can be out on the land helping Albertans instead of spending their time in court.”

    Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks

    Penalty amounts for public lands offences range from $100 to $500, depending upon the nature of the violation. Enforcement officers may now ticket people for offences related to off-highway vehicle use, damage and destruction to resources, and inappropriate waste disposal.

    The ability to issue tickets under the PLAR is another tool for enforcement personnel who may also issue written warnings, require the person(s) responsible to repair any damage they caused or compel the person(s) responsible to appear in court. Not all violations under this regulation, however, are ticket offences.

    Government will initiate a public education and awareness campaign to inform Albertans about the specified fines. The campaign will include enforcement personnel informing users of public lands about the reinstated fines.

    This May, government took steps to heighten enforcement on public lands through a co-ordinated effort by several enforcement agencies and use of the Report A Poacher line. Since May 1, Fish and Wildlife Officers, Conservation Officers and Seasonal Park Rangers have issued approximately 1,120 written warnings and 845 charges under various pieces of legislation.

    Anyone who witnesses serious public lands abuse can phone the 24-hour Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.

    Related information


    Media inquiries

    Kyle Ferguson

    Press Secretary, Environment and Parks

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