Kemptville Winter Trail ready for the season


by Sarah Herring, Interim President, Kemptville Winter Trail

Through a formal agreement with Ferguson Forest Centre, generous grants from the Municipality of North Grenville and the North Grenville Community Fund, and generous donations from local businesses (Ferguson Forest Centre, B & H, eQuinelle, Grenville Mutual, Kemptville Physio) and numerous community residents, Kemptville Winter Trail (KeWi) was able operate a short, but very successful, first season last winter.

So, what is KeWi? It is a non-profit volunteer-run organization operating a fledgling cross-country ski club and a free-access multi-use trail for classic and skate-style Nordic skiing and skijoring, snowshoeing, winter fatbiking, and walking. So far, all KeWi operations take place within North Grenville’s Ferguson Forest Centre. Membership and donations are encouraged to help fund a variety of equipment that is still needed to improve and expand the club’s offerings.

KeWi will hold its first Annual General Meeting on January 5, 2022, at 7PM, via Zoom conference call, to offer information about KeWi’s first year of operation and plans for the future, and vote in new board members. Attendance is open to all who register. It should be noted, however, that only paid 2021-2022 season adult club members are eligible to vote at the AGM, or run as a candidate for KeWi’s board of directors. 

Those interested in attending the AGM, or becoming a board member, are asked to register by sending an email, no later than December 31, 2021, to: [email protected].

Registrants will receive an emailed Zoom meeting link a few days in advance of the AGM.


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