WC snowmobile club building bridge to Quebec

FITZROY HARBOUR – Thanks to a grant, the West Carleton Snowmobile Trails Association (WCSTA) is connecting their trails to Quebec’s by building a bridge.

And they’re looking for handy helpers.

“Have you always wanted to build a bridge?” the WCSTA released in a statement Aug. 15. “Our club has received grant funding from our Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club District 1 to complete one bridge on the W1 trail to Quebec. We will be installing the deck and railing on the existing railway bridge at Fitzroy Harbour the week of Sept. 3.”

Volunteers are needed to help during the week on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and on the weekend Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8.

“Volunteers would work putting down the decking and railings,” the club said. “If you can help please go to the web page at http://www.wcstai.com/volunteers/ and let us know when you can help. We will contact you to provide further details. Please leave your email and phone contact.”

The hope is to get the trail to the rive finished before the snow.

“It is exciting that we may get the trail finished to the Ottawa River this year if we get enough volunteer help and funding,” the club said. “Two more bridges need to be decked. We are applying for Grant money to finish the bridge across the Ottawa River. Who knows, we may get across the river before Christmas. If you can help with additional trail work this fall to make this happen, please let us know.  If you help, you can make our dream come true. Please donate some time to your club. Thank you everyone.”