SJAM Ski Festival – January 28

I just noticed that there will be a ski festival on the Winter Trail at the end of the month. There are also rumours of a ribbon cutting in the morning at the Pontiac street fence opening, as mentioned in Jeff Leiper’s newsletter: “I hope you’ll join us at 9:00 am in Champlain Park to kick the day off as reps from the NCC, other levels of government, and I mark the new opening in the fence that used to divide the City and NCC parks. With that portion of Pontiac closed, the two parks will become more and more seamless in the coming months.”

There is a related Facebook event at General trail info is at and our notes are at The key details from the ski festival’s web site are:

  • Location: Remic Rapids off the Sir John A. McDonald Parkway by the Ottawa river
  • 10:00am 1km Ski Scurry (age 10 and under)
  • 10:30am 5km Ski Scoot (age 10 to grandparent!)
  • Registration requested as numbers are limited
    • FREE for children 10 years and younger, participants will receive a ski bib (link here)
    • $10 for all other participants (link here)
    • Please pick-up bib between 9-9:45 for those who are pre-registered
  • Onsite registration for the ski events will be available from 9:00-9:45am however we strongly encourage you to register in advance.
  • Donations are welcome in person or through the registration link. All proceeds go towards the ongoing operation of the SJAM winter trail. (Please make cheque payable to “Dovercourt Recreation Association” and write “SJAM Winter Trail Project” on the memo line)
  • Norwegian embassy will be supporting
  • In event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled (please check

[Skier with ski trailer for their child]