Trailblazing Update

Good Morning! Last night’s Expedition LSM Trailblazing Party was an incredible success. Thank you to everyone who supported the 
event through purchasing raffle tickets, admission tickets, the silent auction, private donations, and our GoFundMe campaign.
 Thanks to your support, we raised over $8300! 

Double Magnum’s performance was amazing – thank you to the entire Boivin Family for sharing your incredible talent with us and entertaining us throughout the night.

The winners of our raffle are:

1st Prize: Rossignol RSkin cross country skis and Swix poles donated by Kunstadt Sports & Rossignol.

Winner: Craig O’B, Ticket 7364418

2nd Prize: Apres Ski at Home – 32” TV donated by Phil Marsh (from Glebe Running Room) and beer package donated by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company.

Winner: Emma Moore, Ticket 7364795

3rd Prize: $100 Gift Card from Bushtukah. Winner: Mel, Ticket 7364587

Our silent auction raised over $3600 and provided excellent entertainment due to friendly bidding wars throughout the evening. Thank you to our sponsors for contributing to the auction and raffle!

Major Sponsors:

Kunstadt Sports, Richcraft, Sonart Music Camps, Jerome Photographer, Construction R Dubeau, Mont Ste Marie, and Golf Lac Ste Marie,

Other Event Sponsors and Supporters:

Rossignol, Only You Esthetics, Phat Moose Cycles, Bushtukah, Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, Flora Hall, Hair Republic, Ride Ottawa, Raised by Wolves, Kombi/Volkl, Beggar’s Bench, Emma at Grassroots Design, Greg Christie’s Ski & Bike, Resort Lac Ste Marie, Gilmour Agencies, the Maranda Family, Phil Marsh (from Running Room Ottawa (Glebe)), and Rick Webster

Thank you to Mont Ste Marie and all of the Ryan II staff who provided excellent service throughout entire evening. We could not have done this without you!

Our trails would not be possible without the support of the land owners who allow our trails to be on their property. Thank you Jeff Westeinde, Marc Foucault, Bob Suderman, and Raymond Brunet.

A very special thank you to our “Trailblazers” and fundraising committee Heather Carriere, Jackie Sandoz, Stephanie Minorgan, and Jamie Hurst. Words cannot express my gratitude for their support throughout every step of the way as we prepared for last night’s event. Their creative ideas and designs, sponsor engagement, ticket sales, and endless energy and commitment to Expedition LSM and the trails is truly incredible. Thank you so much.

We look forward to seeing you out on the trails this year!


Laurae Kloschinsky

on behalf of the Expédition LSM Board of Directors Ron Dubeau, Eric Paul, Mark McKendrick, Marc Foucault, Yvon Blanchard and committee members and supporters Bob Suderman, Gene Lapensee, and Andrée Bertrand