Ski club to unveil funding

Good fortune in the form of financial help has shone upon the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club.
The group will hold its annual fall meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Memorial Sports Centre, with the highlight being the official announcement of the club receiving a $25,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The funds are targeted for the creation of an roughly 20-km stretch of ski trail north of Rocky Inlet Road beginning this fall.
Abitibi-Consolidated chipped in $5,000 last winter to help with the project, which is being built on Crown land, while the club has raised about $4,000 itself.
Club president Cameron Moorhouse said the plan is not only to improve the trail to the point of being able to eventually host cross-country skiing competitions, but also to promote it as a desirable route for walkers and mountain bikers in the off-season.
“We want it to be known that everyone will be welcome on the trail, as there are no fees to use the system,” said Moorhouse.