The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association has been named Ontario snowmobile club of the year by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs at its annual awards night. Earlier the HCSA won the honour for its region, then a provincial winner was selected from 17 districts. The Federation says the HCSA was selected for its exceptional innovative activities in participation development, rider experience, volunteerism and partnership development. The
HCSA's Forest and Rail FAR Loop tour was cited for attracting new snowmobilers to the area, the HCSA encouraged downtown Haliburton businesses to post "Welcome Snowmobilers" signs in their windows. The HCSA installed a SnoCam webcam showing current snow conditions in real-time, a charitable fundraiser was launched donating one dollar per hour groomed on its busiest trail to The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation. The Association was also congratulated for it's strong strong relationships with area businesses and municipalities in particular Haliburton County Tourism. This coming winter is a milestone year for the HCSA, its 50th season grooming for tourism.