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Description: 2017 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines Spectator Guide The Canadian Rally Championship returns to Bancroft, ON for this year's Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines on November 24-25. Get ready for the event with our 32-page official souvenir program, featuring event info, full-colour maps, a Canadian Rally Championship season update and more!

Tall Pines THE 2017 RALLY OF THE B A N C R O F T O N TA R I O N O V E M B E R 24 - 2 5 2 0 1 7 FREE rog Souveni r PRODUCED BY INSIDE TRACK COMMUNICATIONS 416-962-7223 INSIDETRACKNEWS.COM P Ram CONTENTS CORE COMMITTEE Co-ordinator Ian Wright Assistant Co-ordinator Mike Koch Clerk of the Course Ross Wood Chief Control Marshal Donna Castledine Sponsorship Ian Wright ADMINISTRATION Admin Coordinator Jane Leonard Registrar Larry Flint Supplementary Regulations Mike Koch Treasurer Bruce Leonard Media Manager Mat Janiak Media Registrar Jane Leonard Awards Ian Wright Webmaster Adam Prime Green Issues Donna Castledine Graphic Design Anthony Tremblay Non-rally Equipment Damian Pissarouk Podium Stage Announcer Kate Wright COMPETITION KEY Clerk of the Course Ross Wood Routemaster Donna Castledine Chief Safety Officer Dave Cotie Chief Radio Marshal Ross Wood Scoring Manager Mike Koch Chief Control Marshal Donna Castledine Chief Scorer J-George Marcotte Assistant Scorer Roger Sanderson Competitor Relations Manager Nancy Haywood Chief Scrutineer Warren Haywood COMPETITION SUPPORT Rally Equipment Manager Doug Edwards Security Manager tba Route Books Production Donna Castledine Worker Registration Ross Wood Worker Registration Manager Carol Koch Worker Accommodations Trish Groom Sweep Bob Boland HQ Service Area Setup Manager Greg Niemialkowski MARKETING PROMOTIONS Sponsorship Ian Wright Media Relations Ian Wright VIP Hosts Eric Ockwell Alan Ryall OTHERS Stage Notes Warren Haywood Stage Notes Kelly Matthew Social Media Eric Sladic SANCTIONING BODIES MLRC President Derek Vincent CARS President John Hall CARS Series Manager Terry Epp CARS Office Debbie Dyer Senior Steward Alain Bergeron Assistant Stewards Martin Loveridge Rally Sport Ontario Bruce Leonard TallPinesRally tallpinesrally 04 Welcome Rally Fans 06 CRC Season Guide 08 Start Order Entry List 10 Event Schedule Photos by Mat Janiak 18 Tall Pines Rewind 22 Map of Bancroft 24 Spectator Area Maps 28 Spectator Directions 30 The Town of Bancroft 12 CRC Season Update The 2017 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines spectator guide is proudly produced by Inside Track Communications. EDITORIAL Editor James Neilson Contributors Ian Wright Photographers Mat Janiak Jason Nugent Design Dawn McClintock James Neilson ADVERTISING SALES Lindsey Broad Brad Hulton Rob Morton Derek Rockel David Weber CONTACT Inside Track Communications Inc. PO Box 370 Brights Grove ON N0N 1C0 416-962-7223 INSIDE TRACK COMMUNICATIONS INC. President John Hopkins Vice President Greg MacPherson Treasurer David Weber Secretary Rob Morton COPYRIGHT All rights reserved Reproduction of this publication in whole or in part without prior written permission of Inside Track Communications is prohibited. 3 INTRODUCTION RALLY FANS WELCOME TO BANCROFT 2017 MARKS THE 47TH CONSECUTIVE RUNNING OF THE RALLY OF THE TALL PINES By Ian Wright Rally of the Tall Pines Co-ordinator Photo by Jason Nugent O n behalf of Maple Leaf Rally Club and our sponsors I welcome you to the 2017 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft ON. We are pleased that Bancroft is our host sponsor again this year. We always enjoy the friendly hospitality and wide range of services that Bancroft has to offer and encourage all our visitors to enjoy the facilities available in town not only during the rally but also during the many other events Bancroft hosts each year. We very much appreciate the support and enthusiasm Bancroft provides to the rally it is a major part of the success of the Rally of the Tall Pines. In addition to Bancroft we welcome Lincoln Electric as our title sponsor this year. Lincoln Electric is a leading global supplier of welding and cutting equipment as well as welding consumables. They will have the display trailer on show in the Service Park during the event so please check out the excellent products and services they have to offer. The 2017 event is the 47th consecutive running of the rally and as in previous years we have worked extensively with our GET YOUR TALL PINES MERCHANDISE Be a part of the event with our Rally of the Tall Pines merchandise which will be on sale at Rally HQ at the Dungannon Recreation Centre and at both the Ironbridge and Golton spectator stages. Please stop by and take home a T-shirt toque or hoodie they are all a great value. We contribute to support Bancroft s tree planting program so there can be more Tall Pines in the future and we use compostable products where possible and encourage our suppliers competitors and spectators to do the same. partners to bring the competitors a great rally on great roads in a wonderful part of Ontario. Will we return to the Tall Pines tradition of winter roads and summer ditches Maybe but only time will tell if that will be the case Expect to see great competition on these incredible roads. Besides providing a wide variety of road conditions our route also provides teams with serious technical challenges. Competitors will experience a compact route and schedule over one challenging day. Eight-time Rally America champion David Higgins described the Tall Pines as the toughest one-day rally in North America. The Rally of the Tall Pines is a part of four Rally Championships The Canadian National Rally Championship the North American Rally Championship the Ontario Regional Rally Championship and the Eastern Canada Rally Championship. It is also four rallies in one National Four-Wheel-Drive National Two-Wheel-Drive Ontario Regional Four-Wheel-Drive and the Ontario Regional Two-Wheel-Drive. We are grateful to the Town of Bancroft the Townships of Wollaston Limerick and Tudor & Cashel the Municipality of Marmora and Lake and the Ministry of Natural Resources for granting us permission to use their roads. We would also like to thank the Watters family the Golton family the Tait family M&M Esso for allowing us the use of their own property for portions of the event and we would like to extend a big thank you to all our sponsors and to the many volunteers who make the Tall Pines the special event that it has become. TP 4 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines RALLY 411 CANADIAN RALLY FOR BEGINNERS GET UP TO SPEED ON THE RALLY S CARS CLASSES AND SAFETY REGULATIONS Courtesy Tall Pines Organizing Committee Photos by Jason Nugent R allying tests competitors to the limits of their abilities. Day or night rain or shine (or blizzard) teams face a wide variety of conditions while racing on challenging roads with a route book as their road map. The competitive portions of rallies are special stages run on closed forest roads which competitors must complete as quickly as possible. Stages are linked by transit sections where all regular rules of the road are applied. Service breaks allow time for rest repairs and meals. Rally teams consist primarily of a driver and a co-driver. The driver has the obvious task to drive fast. The co-driver keeps the team on time and on route in addition to reading the notes during the stages to inform the driver of what lies ahead. The service crew also plays an important role by performing repairs and routine maintenance. Rally cars start out as regular road cars but have extensive modifications to ensure they are safe reliable and fast. Roll cages safety harnesses helmets and flame-retardant suits provide protection for the crew. Beefy suspension systems soak up the bumps and jumps. Special tires offer greater traction on gravel and icy roads. Performance-enhancing modifications vary depending on the car s class. petitive low cost competition while the Open category allows any car with virtually no restriction.Open is where most of the flame-spitting high horsepower monsters compete. Production and Open class cars are then placed into Two-Wheel-Drive or Four-Wheel-Drive categories depending on their drivetrain. WANT TO GET INVOLVED You can volunteer. Organizers are usually looking for people to act as marshals and control workers. No experience is necessary. Veteran marshals provide training. Volunteering at a rally is a great way to learn the inner workings of the sport. Or you can join a club. There are rally clubs in most Canadian and US cities that organize events for all skill levels and racing budgets. Often experienced club members are happy to share advice with newcomers to the rally community. SAFETY 101 Since performance rallies normally take place on forest roads in wilderness areas persons attending the Rally of the Tall Pines do so entirely at their own risk. That being said viewing the sport of rallying can become an interesting adventure in itself. We suggest that you prepare as if you were going for a walk in the woods. Take warm clothing and footwear a camera a watch food and a flashlight. By observing the noted precautions your day at the Rally of the Tall Pines should be both memorable and enjoyable. CAR CLASSES There are numerous classes that accommodate a range of cars and budgets. Rally cars are grouped into categories that separate them during competition. The Production category restricts teams to very few modifications which allows com- 6 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines (Main) 2016 Two-Wheel-Drive champions Jason Bailey and Shayne Peterson. (Above) The Laverdiere Rally Team gets a face full of grass at the 2017 Rallye Baie des Chaleurs. The rally competitors will be travelling over a wide geographical area throughout the day. The high-speed timed stages are held on closed forest access roads. The rally organizers have set up specific spectator viewing areas along the rally route. Our spectator areas are among some of the best in North America and are the prime places to catch all of the action. Please remember that the spectator areas are on private property so please listen to the marshals do not start campfires or litter and help us to respect the landowners so that we may return in future years. Food vendors will be on-site at the spectator areas and will be providing hot food and beverages. Rally merchandise will also be on sale at the spectator areas. If you wish to purchase anything please bring cash as debit and credit are typically not accepted. Keep in mind that all local authorities and the Ontario Provincial Police are very familiar with the route of the rally. Play it safe stick to the posted speeds and drive safely Also note that no fires or camping are permitted at any of the spectator areas. DRONES The liability insurance policy for the Rally of the Tall Pines Bancroft ON does not include coverage for the use of drones. Therefore use of such devices and all other unmanned aircraft of any kind are strictly prohibited along any of the routes or any of the facilities used by the rally unless previously authorized in writing by the organizers of the Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines. SAFETY TIPS Do not camp or start a fire at any of the spectator areas. Spectator areas are monitored by the OPP. Do not stand too close to any of the roads. Do not block escape routes. Rally cars may need the runoff room and emergency vehicles need to have fast access to the road in case of an emergency. Never stand on the outside of corners. Never stand in areas marked with red prohibited area tape. Stay behind all yellow caution tape and safety fences. They re there for a reason. Never cross the stage road. Try to keep behind something solid such as a large tree and leave room to move quickly. Keep children under close supervision and dogs on a leash. Please listen to the marshals instructions. November weather in the Bancroft area can change very quickly. Be prepared for sun rain snow and cold. Bring chairs and sun block depending on the weather. TP 7 START ORDER ENTRY LIST Start No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Car No. 1 2 4 5 6 7 10 12 13 14 15 17 20 21 Speed Factor 102.17 89.85 82.46 82.41 69.61 64.79 64.68 63.19 61.84 52.42 54.24 50.66 39.85 37.97 31.90 30.73 Seed No. 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 3 5B 4 5A 5B 5B 5B 5B 5B 5B 5B 5B 5B 5B 6 Event Natl Natl Natl Natl Both Both Natl Natl Both Natl Natl Both Reg Both Driver (Hometown) Antoine L Estage (St-Jean sur Richelieu QC) Brandon Semenuk (Squamish BC) Jean-Sebastien Besner (Montreal QC) Leo Urlichich (Thornhill ON) Simon Vincent (Lavel QC) Peter Thomson (Toronto ON) Travis Nease (Redmond WA) Adam Vokes (Red Deer AB) Nicolas Laverdiere (Montreal QC) Conner Martell (Colchester VT) Patrick Rainville (Gatineau QC) Robert Jekosz (Mississauga ON) Philippe Benoit (Mirabel QC) Zoltan Kovacs (Kitchener ON) Bryce Baker (Schomberg ON) Laurens Wit (Dunrobin ON) Gary Sutherland (Burlington ON) Sean Burke (Butler PA) Aymeric Levasseur (Sudbury ON) Paul Cary (Branchton ON) Michael Ketchum (Port Elgin ON) Darryl Malone (Renfrew ON) Olivier Martel (Egan-Sud QC) 15 16 17 22 23 Reg Both Reg Both Reg Reg Reg Reg Reg 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 21.73 14.36 8 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines Co-Driver (Hometown) Alan Ockwell (Etobicoke ON) John Hall (Sherwood Park AB) Yvan Joyal (Terrebonne QC) Alex Kihurani (London England) Hubert Gaudreau (Berthier sur Mer QC) Dan Sprongl (Georgetown ON) Krista Michelle Skucas (Portland OR) TBA Vincent Aze Trudel (Quebec City QC) Grzegorz Dorman (Chelmsford MA) Dave Cyr (Rimouski QC) Lukasz Wronski (Karkow Poland) TBA Andrew Marek (Cambridge ON) Derek Vincent (Schomberg ON) Jonathan Cox (Owen Sound ON) Kylee Sutherland (Burlington ON) Nathan Werner (Butler PA) Bruce Leonard (Georgetown ON) Thomas Bye (Ottawa ON) Savanna Kovacs (Kitchener ON) Tom McCabe (Ottawa ON) Vincent Hubert (Messines QC) Vehicle (Colour) 2015 Subaru WRX STI (White Blue) 2016 Subaru Crosstrek (Black Red) 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer (Silver) 2007 Subaru WRX STI (Orange) 1994 Subaru Impreza (White) 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution (Blue) 2017 Subaru WRX STI (Grey) 2003 Subaru WRX STI (Blue) 2003 Mitsubishi Evo 8 (Yellow) 2008 Subaru WRX (White) 2001 Subaru Impreza (White) 2007 Subaru WRX STI (White) 2004 Mini Cooper (White) 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES (Green) 1991 Eagle Talon TSI (White Blue) 2002 Subaru WRX (Blue Orange) 2000 Ford Focus (Green) 1991 Honda CRX (White Red) 2004 Subaru WRX (Blue) 1992 Dodge Neon (White) 1993 Mazda 323 (Yellow) 2004 Hyundai Accent (Silver) 2002 Subaru WRX (Green) Car Class Open 4WD Open 4WD Open 4WD Prod 4WD Open 4WD Open 4WD Open 4WD Open 4WD Prod 4WD Open 4WD Open 4WD Open 4WD Open 2WD Open 2WD Prod 4WD Prod 4WD Open 2WD Open 2WD Prod 4WD Prod 2WD Prod 2WD Open 2WD Open 4WD Driver Class Expert Expert Expert Expert Expert Expert Expert Expert Expert Novice Expert Expert Novice Novice Novice Novice Expert Expert Novice Novice Novice Novice Novice 9 EVENT SCHEDULE WHEN1 8 15 a.m. WHERE2 DUNGANNON REC. CENTRE RALLY HQ WHAT GOES ON PARC EXPOS Check out the competition vehicles up close and personal while they are still shiny and ready for action Walk among the cars and talk to the crews before they start the rally. CEREMONIAL START OF THE RALLY All the competitors are introduced as they depart from the Start Ramp. A great photo opportunity SERVICE NO. 1 The competitors return to the Rec. Centre for their first Service opportunity. They will have 20 minutes to work on their cars. STAGE A4 OLD DETLOR SOUTH Don t miss the first pass of the cars (southbound) at this prominent spectator point. STAGE A7 IRON BRIDGE NORTH 1 Catch the second pass of the cars at this spot. The stage has changed from A4 for the competitors prior to this point and they run north this time. SERVICE NO. 2 The competitors will have 25 minutes to work on their cars again at this second service stop. STAGE B1 IRON BRIDGE NORTH 2 Catch the third pass of the cars. This time they run in the same direction as A7. Which run was faster TAKE A BREAK Visit the charming town of Bancroft just minutes away and enjoy the hospitality and shopping You might want to get snacks and a warm meal before the evening stages. STAGES B5 AND B6 GOLTON 1 AND 2 This unique area is a twisty dirt course that winds its way through field and forest. Most of the stage is visible from the viewing area including a jump. Arrive early as the best spots go fast These two stages will be run back to back. SERVICE NO. 3 The competitors will have 30 minutes to work on their cars for this last service stop. STAGE C4 OLD DETLOR NIGHT You can catch the cars one last time heading south in the middle of the last stage of the rally See who is really pushing for the win FINISH OF THE RALLY The cars start to roll into the Finish. Check out the amazing machines and crews that made it to the end VICTORY PODIUM About a half an hour after the last car reaches the finish the scoring team usually has enough information to decide on the top three competitors. Celebrate with the National and Regional out for the champagne spray TP 9 00 a.m. DUNGANNON REC. CENTRE RALLY HQ 10 10 a.m. DUNGANNON REC. CENTRE RALLY HQ 11 15 a.m. IRON BRIDGE SPECTATOR AREA IRON BRIDGE SPECTATOR AREA 12 35 p.m. 1 10 p.m. DUNGANNON REC. CENTRE RALLY HQ 2 00 p.m. IRON BRIDGE SPECTATOR AREA 3 00 p.m. BANCROFT 5 10 p.m. GOLTON SPECTATOR AREA 6 05 p.m. DUNGANNON REC. CENTRE RALLY HQ DETLOR CROSSING SPECTATOR AREA 9 25 p.m. 9 45 p.m. DUNGANNON REC. CENTRE RALLY HQ 10 30 p.m. DUNGANNON REC. CENTRE RALLY HQ 1. THIS IS THE LATEST TIME YOU SHOULD ARRIVE IN ORDER TO CATCH ALL THE ACTION. TO GET A GOOD SPOT ARRIVE EARLY. THESE AREAS GET VERY BUSY AND TIMES MAY CHANGE. 2. SEE THE SPECTATOR AREA MAPS (PAGE 24) AND DIRECTIONS (PAGE 28) TO FIND THE LOCATIONS. 10 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines CRC UPDATE L ESTAGE HUNTING FOR 10TH TITLE SUBARU RALLY TEAM CANADA DRIVER CARRIES LEAD INTO THE FINAL TWO RALLIES OF THE SEASON With files from Photos by Jason Nugent T he 2017 Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) calendar consists of seven rounds run between February and December. The 2017 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines is the sixth and penultimate round on the schedule followed only by the season-ending Big White Winter Rally in Kelowna BC on December 8-10. RALLYE PERCE-NEIGE Crazy Leo Urlichich winner of the 2011 Rally of the Tall Pines won the opening round of the 2017 CRC season at the Rallye Perce-Neige in Maniwaki QC on February 3-4. Driving a new Production class Subaru Urlichich was co-driven by Alex Kihurani. The pair put in an excellent performance to beat many teams with more impressive machinery. The pair quickly moved into a top-five spot early in the event and found themselves moving higher as other teams were unable to maintain a consistent pace due to equipment problems or team errors. By the first pass of the Tortue stage Urlichich and Kihurani moved into the lead of the Canadian standings and held their advantage to the finish. I love the studded tires said Urlichich. There are no more big moments. Instead we had consistent driving. It almost seems too easy but it was a good event. The second pass on the forest stages was quite rough and rutted. Having the power of an Open-class car would have been good in there for sure. Urlichich first started by competing in Open class. After a few years of mixed fortunes in Canada he was able to secure a coveted spot driving a two-wheel-drive car in a branch of the World Rally Championship. Again fortunes there were mixed 12 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines and by the end of the year Urlichich was forced to push pause on his racing career and instead spent time developing a driving school to share his experience while keeping his skills sharp. The event went really well said Kihurani. Leo has a lot of words and complexity in his notes so we worked together before the rally so I could learn his system. It paid off because we had a good rally with no moments no drama. We came out here to win production and ended up doing quite a bit more. It couldn t have gone better. After a seven-year absence from the CRC Bill Bacon returned to the Great White North with co-driver Gregorz Dorman. Bacon was known for smooth and fast driving during his run with Suzuki Canada in a Swift before building his own car to run as a privateer. He s been out of competition in general for a number of years but the absence clearly wasn t much of an issue for the driver from Massachusetts. He promised not to be spectacular and true to his history he stayed cool and collected from start to finish. In the final stages of the rally Bacon and Dorman were running in third place and closing on second. I m a little surprised said Bacon. I didn t know what to expect coming here and really just wanted to get a good drive in and get some miles behind us. It s a really long event and the way it s formatted now you almost might as well not have a service because of the distances you re coming they re huge legs. I didn t know my stage times or where we stood until the final service. Bacon has said he is unsure of his ambitions with the return to the sport. For Rallye Perce-Neige Bacon rented a competition Subaru from Rocket Rally in Squamish BC. Without his (Main) Antoine L Estage and Alan Ockwell enter the 2017 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines having already clinched the Manufacturers title for Subaru. The duo also has a commanding lead in both the overall drivers and co-drivers championships. own car Bacon is weighing his options. If I was on the fence about doing more events before we re certainly more interested now said Bacon. The team Bacon and Dorman caught in the closing stages of the event was that of Sylvain Erickson and Patrick Levesque. Erickson is local to the region and has a deep history in Canadian rallying. Over the last few years he has been working to develop a totally custom Open class car but technical problems have plagued the project. For Rallye Perce-Neige Erickson was able to borrow a car from a friend and put that car to good use. Erickson and Levesque struggled with problems over the final stages and lost time dropping to third place before arriving at the finish. I feel really happy with this result said Erickson. I have a new co-driver and a different car. We had a really good event but had major brake problems in the last two stages and lost second place. The event has been incredible. It was really well organized and with lots of spectators on the stages. The Canadian Two-Wheel-Drive field was especially hard hit by the difficult conditions. Cameron Steely and Preston Osborn overcame an off-road excursion to finish at the top of the standings. Steely and Osborn have a lot of experience in two-wheel-drive but coming from Colorado they were new to running studded tires on ice and snow. You know it was a really tough event and we definitely had our problems including spending time on our roof said Steely. But it was a tough event for everyone and we seemed to get through the problems best. The only other finishers in the class were Dave Wallingford and Leanne Junnila. Running late into the evening the pair got stuck on a snowbank before getting free and arriving at the finish control and podium celebration. Eric Grochowski and Keith Morrison finished second in Production class followed by Nicolas Laverdiere and Vincent Trudel. Subaru Rally Team Canada s Antoine L Estage has reunited with co-driver Alan Ockwell for the 2017 season. The team has won two titles competing together and had big ambitions coming into Perce-Neige. The team took an initial lead through the first three stages instantly comfortable on the familiar roads and conditions. However things took a turn for the worse on the fourth stage when driveline problems resulted in the loss of their Subaru s all-wheel-drive system. The team dropped from the overall lead down to third and then took heavy penalties in service to get the car fixed. Technical issues continued through the rest of the event until the team was finally sidelined deep in the forest stages of the final leg. ROCKY MOUNTAIN RALLY Brandon Semenuk and co-driver John Hall won an attrition-riddled Rocky Mountain Rally in Invermere BC on May 2628. The win was Semenuk s first national rally victory and Hall s first as a co-driver for Semenuk. The pair had been winning the battle for second place when on the final stage the rally-leading Subaru Rally Team Canada duo of Antoine L Estage and co-driver Alan Ockwell suffered suspension failure and dropped out of the event. I had a steady run said Semenuk. I knew Antoine had an 13 CRC UPDATE L ESTAGE HUNTING FOR 10TH TITLE issue when we started the stage. I expected he d be on the podium because he s had an insane drive all weekend. I thought he had it and then I saw him five kilometres from the finish. We re happy to win but for the entire team it s bittersweet. Semenuk and Hall have been helping Rocket Rally develop the Subaru Crosstrek platform and their Rocky Mountain Rally victory shows the car is ready to compete at the highest levels. The conditions not only claimed L Estage and Ockwell but Boris Djordjevic and co-driver Martin Burnley as well. Djordjevic and Burnley had been pushing to catch Semenuk and Hall when a control arm broke and the car darted off the road. Wim van der Poel and co-driver Bryan Lord finished second overall. The crew discovered a faulty brake line during the service on day one and made repairs. Without the fix van der Poel said the team would have had big problems later in the rally. We didn t have boost on the way up the first stage so we took it easy on the way back down and then it was bad luck for other teams at the end said van der Poel. We don t deserve it really but we do. It s awesome. Third place overall went to Production Four-Wheel-Drive winners Nicholas Spencer and co-driver Peter Brook. Although the pair took penalties on the first day the local knowledge of these roads and smooth driving propelled them up the order into the final podium spot. I am very excited about this finish said Spencer. Luck was on our side and we were able to pull out a third-place finish which is our first podium. This was also the first time we ve ever started in the top ten. American Dave Clark won the Two-Wheel-Drive class with co-driver Jamie Willetts. Clark recently took some advanced driver training sessions at DirtFish Rally School outside of Se14 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines attle WA. Clark had never utilized left-foot braking before but quickly realized the technique enabled him to go much faster. Fighting the heat all weekend helped keep me tidy and that may have been our saving grace said Clark who can sometimes struggle with reliability. The left-foot braking thing was foreign to me. Even in a rear-wheel-drive car it s fantastic. I am a believer. If I had known how important driver training would be when I started we d have gotten this victory a lot sooner. Clark s speed resulted in a fourth-place finish overall just 20 seconds away from the overall podium. Just behind Clark were Eric Grochowski and co-driver Leanne Junnila. The pair had been leading Production FourWheel-Drive at the end of the first day but in an older less powerful car. Despite strong efforts on the downhill stages where power is less important they were unable to hold onto their class lead and finished second in class just 30 seconds from the overall podium and class winners Spencer and Brook. Third in Production went to Eric Pehota and Jennifer Daly. Graham Bruce and Patrick Levesque finished second in the Two-Wheel-Drive class in Bruce s Porsche 911. The car can be quite tail happy but in the high-grip road conditions at the Rocky Mountain Rally the rear-engine car was driving clean lines all event. Adam Jones and Chawna Imber claimed third place in Two-Wheel-Drive a strong result for the novice crew. Antoine L Estage and Alan Ockwell discovered a suspension problem in the final stages and attempted to make field repairs to hold the car together to the finish. However on the final stage the team hit a compression and the suspension failed sending the car off the road and into an embankment. Both L Estage and Ockwell were uninjured but it was the second DNF in as many events for the championship favourites. RALLYE BAIE DES CHALEURS Antoine L Estage and Alan Ockwell of Subaru Rally Team Canada finished the 2017 Rallye Baie des Chaleurs in New Richmond QC on June 30-July 2 triumphant earning maximum points in their hunt for the championship battle. However the two did not make it through the rally unscathed as driveline issues on the first day left them with two-wheel-drive only. Overnight repairs had the car working in its full four-wheel-drive specification for the second day and L Estage and Ockwell put on a charge to extend their lead. L Estage and Ockwell added more than a minute to their lead in the first two stages of the second day and pushed on to the finish to open up a lead of three minutes and 14.7 seconds over second place. This was very good for the championship said L Estage. There s no big strategy at an event like this. You go hard and hope everything will go well. Everyone worked really hard at the shop and got the car into really good shape at Rocket Rally. Subaru Rally Team Canada now has 24 points in the overall championship and has moved into contention for the top position with four events remaining on the calendar. The result was a turning of the tide following the frustrations of the Rallye Perce-Neige and Rocky Mountain Rally. L Estage is a nine-time Canadian Rally Champion while Alan Ockwell holds five titles. Last season early problems had the team playing catch-up for most of the season. This season is perhaps a little more open with a number of drivers all in striking distance of the points lead. Jean-Sebastien Besner and Yvan Joyal earned a hard-won second place. For Besner the result is very special and the driver was overcome with emotion at the finish. What a rally said Besner. This event is so tough. This is my first podium at Baie. I have come here so many times and my best result had been a fourth place. I had so many DNFs so this is very special for me. To do well at Baie is truly special. Hometown brothers Andr and Ren Leblanc have finished on the podium at Baie before and were able to finish in third place this year. They are keen to prove they aren t just hometown heroes and can finish on the podium at other events. For now the pair is celebrating their success at home in front of family and friends. The feeling of the result is really good. The frustration of the mechanical problems can be set aside for now but we will take a look at the car later said Andr . This is a really hard event with 36 cars starting but there were so many things that went wrong for so many teams added Ren . Some could restart but for others it was the end of their rally. Another local team Mikael Arsenault and Amelie B langer finished in fourth place. Arsenault has struggled at Baie in the past and until this year had not even finished the event. The pair fought in a close battle with two other teams over the fourthplace position overcoming their rivals to come out on top. Fifth place went to Nicholas Laverdiere and Vincent Trudel. The team won the Production Four-Wheel-Drive class battle at the rally finishing 11 minutes 41.5 seconds back from the overall winners. Nicholas Spencer and David Ma took second in class while Leo Urlichich and Alex Kihurani clawed up the order after difficulties on the first day to finish third in class. A tight contest developed on the first day between four TwoWheel-Drive class heavyweights. With a slim margin to close (Opposite page) Brandon Semenuk with co-driver John Hall won the 2017 Rocky Mountain Rally in Invermere BC. It was Semenuk s first national rally victory and the first for the new Subaru Crosstrek. the first day Dave Wallingford and Leanne Junnila continued to set the high water mark in their class winning two-wheel-drive by more than two minutes over Jason Bailey and Chris Kremer. I love this rally said Wallingford who made his Canadian Rally debut here a year ago. Challenging roads top notch organizers and Leanne and I had a near-perfect drive. Bailey and Kremer had managed to stay close to Wallingford but suffered three flat tires one after another in their pursuit of the class leader. Ultimately the time lost due to the tires was too much to recover and the pair settled in to second place. Mathieu Leblanc and Alex-Samuel Litalien-Leblanc finished third in Two-Wheel-Drive with a solid drive in their Honda Civic. 15 CRC UPDATE L ESTAGE HUNTING FOR 10TH TITLE RALLYE D FI After a series of challenges Antoine L Estage and Alan Ockwell of Subaru Rally Team Canada emerged victorious at the 25th edition of the Rallye D fi in Montpellier QC on September 7-9. The win marks L Estage s ninth win at D fi and earns him maximum points in the championship standings opening a slight margin over his rivals. The victory gives the team an additional 22 points in their hunt for their third title as a team. This was an excellent result for us said L Estage. This event is a long tough rally that really pushes teams hard if they want to do well. We had great support from the guys at Subaru Rally Team Canada and Rocket Rally for all for their work to help get us onto the top of the podium. Shifting fortunes played out through the second day of the Rallye D fi. As difficult conditions took their toll L Estage and Ockwell found themselves repeating the frustrations of the first day. First underbody protection was knocked loose on the car and then a rock knocked loose a rear brake line costing even more time to then-leaders Barry McKenna and Leon Jordan. However while running first on the road McKenna and Jordan had a rim fail taking much of the rear suspension and driveline with it as it broke free from the car. Limping on three wheels McKenna was forced to pull over and retire from the event. The carnage not only handed L Estage and Ockwell the lead but played into the fortunes of others in the podium hunt. We saw something that looked like a transmission or something and hit it dead on said John Hall co-driver to Brandon Semenuk. Somehow we didn t end up with any serious damage but did end up losing time because of a bent tie rod end. The next car along Leo Urlichich and Alex Kihurani was able to confirm what exactly was lying in the road It was a rear diff 16 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines and a half shaft said Urlichich. I couldn t tell if it was a 1.5- or 2-way differential. The impact on the time of Semenuk and Hall allowed Urlichich and Kihurani to take over second place while continuing to dominate the Production Four-Wheel-Drive standings. We re really happy with this result after some really difficult stages said Urlichich. The credit really has to go to the Can Jam guys who built and maintain our car for us. It was solid all weekend which gave us the confidence to push when we needed to. It s great to win the Production class as well which is our big goal for the championship. Brandon Semenuk was equally satisfied with his performance during his first time at Rallye D fi. Semenuk had come here primarily to learn the roads and build additional experience. The event was really about continuing to develop my skills said Semenuk. Aside from hitting the pieces of McKenna s car thing ran smoothly and we re fortunate enough to finish on the podium and earn more championship points. Each of the top three are also the top three in the championship battle and the points earned meant the standings had spread out but the battle continued into the fall. In the Two-Wheel-Drive standings Dave Wallingford and Leanne Junnila showed poise all day to finish atop the podium. Despite the rough conditions the pair steered clear of the rocks that impacted so many others to finish a drama-free weekend. It was a clean rally for us tricky in spots but we got through it said Wallingford. One of the big benefits to being in 2WD is that we re not going quite as fast so I have a bit more time to react to things and try to get around them. Mathieu Leblanc and Alex-Samuel L Italien-Leblanc finished second in class followed by Dan Spalinger and Anthony Burden. (Left) Crazy Leo Urlichich who won the 2011 Rally of the Tall Pines opened the 2017 Canadian Rally Championship season with a victory at the Rallye Perce-Neige in Maniwaki QC. PACIFIC FOREST RALLY Antoine L Estage and Alan Ockwell emerged triumphant after a day of dramatically varied conditions on the final day of the Pacific Forest Rally in Merritt BC on October 12-14. Ice and snow characterized the morning stages while the afternoon roads were all gravel. L Estage made an unusual mistake in the morning loop of stages opting for gravel tires. We should have been on snow tires for this stage said L Estage waiting to start the second pass of the morning s Missizula-Dillard stage. It s so sketchy trying to drive fast on the gravel tires. The choice cost L Estage two stage wins but was not a threat to his overall lead as the top of the field all opted for gravel tires as well. Following a mid-day service teams once again went out for the final two stages consisting of two passes of the new Spius stage. Conditions were warmer and the road was clear of snow allowing the first chance for teams to truly push the pace. It was here where L Estage and Ockwell pushed the pace taking a second a kilometre from Brandon Semenuk and John Hall in second place. The rally was difficult said L Estage. Tire choice was a big challenge and because conditions changed there really was no right answer. The car was strong and performed well for us. The victory also helps L Estage and Ockwell in their championship hunt after a difficult start to the year. Brandon Semenuk and John Hall are continuing to prove that another victory is only a matter of time pushing their pace at every event. The pair remained in striking distance to L Estage and Ockwell for most of the rally but once on the dry gravel of Spius was unable to match Subaru Rally Team Canada. It s fun to chase down Antoine said Semenuk. I try to stay within a second a kilometre in terms of pace and we did that. I think we got the best finish possible this weekend. Conditions left many competitors at an impasse in terms of tire strategy and how to pace their efforts. Teams wrestled with the unusual road surface as they tried to squeak out the most speed possible from their efforts and equipment. The difficult conditions proved advantageous for a few teams including Leo Urlichich and co-driver Sam Roxon. Running a Production Class Subaru the team would normally be farther off the pace had conditions been the typical dry gravel. Instead slippery roads minimized the power differential between Production and Open class cars. Once the competitors got to Spius the gaps opened as expected though Urlichich and Roxon were able to hold on to a third place overall. It was a lot of fun even though the roads were difficult said Urlichich. Sam is new to co-driving. I don t think he s ready to go flat out when we have a lot of grip but he did an amazing job this weekend. Our goal here was to get points for the Production Class championship but we really had to do that on a limited budget. Can Jam really stepped up to make this happen and I m glad Sam was able to co-drive as well as he did. Travis Nease and Krista Skucas put in a patient drive to claim fourth place. The pair came to the rally with really limited resources. They had only gravel tires and no service crew. It was good to finally get on gravel at the end that s what I really wanted to be able to drive on but these roads make good practice for Tall Pines said Nease. Vilnis Dimpers and Liga Kotane edged out Eric Pehota and Jennifer Daly to finish second and third in the Production FourWheel-Drive class respectively. Dave Wallingford and Leanne Junnila finished seventh overall. The duo was leading the Two-Wheel-Drive class at the end of the first day in a tight battle with Jason Bailey and co-driver Shayne Peterson. Dave Clark and Jamie Willetts were on pace as well in the hunt for the class victory but the difficult conditions on the second day started to break apart the field. Tire choices saw Bailey and Peterson take a lot of time from Wallingford and Junnila early in the ice and snow. However Bailey s snow tires didn t hold up against the warming conditions and a flat tire led to greater damage sidelining Bailey and Peterson. We had a good event said Wallingford who with co-driver Junnila won the class battle at the end of the day. It was a good battle with the other guys in really difficult conditions. I think this may have clinched us the class championship. With Bailey sidelined Clark and Willetts moved into second though the slippery conditions had left the team off the pace and they finished 11th overall. Nick Wood and Steve Stevenson rounded out the TwoWheel-Drive podium in their 1973 Datsun 1200. The results were enough to hand Subaru the manufacturer s title with two events still remaining in the season. Additionally Subaru has swept the podium at three of the rounds of the Canadian Rally Championship this year Rallye Perce Neige Rallye D fi and Pacific Forest Rally illustrating how well these cars perform in the harsh Canadian conditions. TP 17 TALL PINES REWIND L ESTAGE OUTDUELS PASTRANA AMERICAN EXTREME SPORTS STAR PUSHES EVENTUAL 2016 CHAMPION TO THE LIMIT IN BANCROFT With files from Photos by Jason Nugent fter a long and difficult event in challenging conditions the Subaru Rally Team Canada pairing of Antoine L Estage and Darren Garrod were victorious at the 2016 Rally of the Tall Pines on November 25-26 in Bancroft ON. The result was especially important for the team who had struggled earlier in the 2016 season and had to make up ground in their bid for the Canadian Rally Championship title. These conditions are probably the worst I have seen in the 15 years I ve done this rally said L Estage at the ceremonial start of the event. Temperatures hovered around the freezing mark for the 24 hours leading up to the start of the event turning the road surface into a hazardous mix of melting and refreezing snow and ice gravel and mud. L Estage took command of the event from the very first stage taking over 20 seconds out of his closest rivals Nitro Circus star and former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racer Travis Pastrana and co-driver Robbie Durant of the 18 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines A Subaru Rally Team USA. Pastrana and Durant were on hand to develop their pace notes and were the team most likely to push L Estage and Garrod. We came here with the goal of getting back into the lead of the Canadian Rally Championship but with Travis here I knew it was going to be very strong competition said L Estage after winning the event. At the end to win the rally and beat those guys is just perfect. Pastrana had only rallied in Canada once before taking part in the Black Bear Rally in Dorset ON an Ontario regional event almost a decade ago in 2008. With less experience in making notes and on his first attempt at the fast and challenging Rally of the Tall Pines he and Durant set some impressive times beating L Estage on five stages during the event. When the roads are tight and snowy and technical L Estage pummelled us said Pastrana partway through the event. When they re wide and open and fast we just edge him out. But the Rally of the Tall Pines is a rally of tight and technic- (Above right) Travis Pastrana was quick but lost to the more experienced Antoine L Estage in 2016. (Right) L-R Travis Pastrana Robbie Durant Darren Garrod and Antoine L Estage on the podim. al roads and L Estage has a career worth of experience at this event to draw on. Pastrana lost additional time with suspension problems and a flat tire but finished in second place in his Rally of the Tall Pines debut. We ended up tearing the suspension out of a corner of the car but the crew was able to get us out with only a little bit of penalties said Pastrana. It went from a race to survival but we managed to finish in second so I m still really stoked. A year after co-driving his father to victory at the 2015 Rally of the Tall Pines Simon Vincent clinched both the national Novice and Ontario regional titles and finished third overall at the 2016 event. The Terrebonne QC native and his co-driver Hubert Gaudreau had problems of their own but were able to get a clean pass through the final pass of Egan Creek while others all seemed to struggle. Something magical happened for us in that last loop said Vincent. We started in a battle with David Nickel passed him when he had a flat and then just a little while longer we came upon Labrie who was repairing a flat. It was at that moment I realized I was going to be in third position. The Rally of the Tall Pines is most demanding as the sun sets and drivers are exhausted. The difficult conditions compound the chance of problems. Of the more than 30 starters only nine teams made it to the end of the event. Agatino Fortunato was the lone Production class finisher which was critical in his championship battle. Justin and Chrissy Bayliff would have been the main competition until they faced significant problems including three flats on the first pass of the Egan Creek stage. Jason Bailey and Shayne Peterson took a commanding lead in the Two-Wheel-Drive title fight. While there is a mathematical chance the Zedrils could win the title the brothers announced they wouldn t be attending the season-ending Big White Rally. As a result Bailey and Peterson clinched the 2016 Two-Wheel-Drive title. The last stage was bloody epic. We got our fourth flat of the day but I said we re gonna run it out I don t even care said Bailey. We had 20 km to go but I did the math and we were a minute-ten back and I knew we could get it back...but not with 19 TALL PINES REWIND L ESTAGE OUTDUELS PASTRANA another flat. The big water crossing caused all sorts of problems. We got stuck Jim Stevens got stuck and the Mitsubishis got stuck. I didn t quite cry but I channelled the spirit of Antoine and never gave up. We got it going again and managed to make it just four minutes before max late. BIG WHITE RALLY The final round of the 2016 Canadian Rally Championship season was a new addition to the series the Big White Rally on December 10-11 2016 in Kelowna BC. The Big White Rally had run as a regional for a number of years and has a reputation for deep winter conditions. In the very first running of the Big White Rally as part of the Canadian Rally Championship Antoine L Estage and Darren Garrod of the Subaru Rally Team Canada emerged from the snowy forest stages as victors. The victory clinched the Canadian Rally Championship for the duo a record ninth for L Estage after clinching the Manufacturers title for Subaru at the 2016 edition of the Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines a month prior to the Big White Rally. From the very first stage on the first day of competition the two took command of the event immediately carving out a sizable lead. From there to the finish the team continued to take time out of the rest of the field finishing minutes ahead of their closest competition. Winning the Big White Rally the first time it is a national event is a really good feeling said L Estage. We are really happy to have won the championship title for Subaru at the last event and now for Darren and myself to clinch the driver and co-driver titles here. It s been a good season with great support 20 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines from Subaru and the Rocket Rally team. Throughout the event snow continued to accumulate in light fluffy flakes. The powder obscured icy patches underneath making it hard for drivers to commit fully. Boris Djordjevic and Peter Brook fought through a few small problems during the event but hit their stride and climbed back up the order to finish second overall. It s been a challenging year developing the team and the car said Djordjevic. But it s been a very rewarding year as well. We ve learned a lot and really now are getting to the point where I feel like we re ready to push hard next year. Third place at Big White was earned by Agatino Fortunato and Phil Meyers. The pair also won the Production 4WD class and clinched the Canadian class title. Fortunato has been busy this year racing most of the US and Canadian series. I m really proud of what we ve been able to accomplish this year said Fortunato who hails from Olympia WA. The quality of the events and competition here in Canada is amazing. Jason Bailey and co-driver Shayne Peterson were smooth and steady throughout the event. The team arrived at the rally having mathematically won the Canadian Rally Championship Two-Wheel-Drive title and were on the hunt for the Two-WheelDrive North American Rally Cup title as well. In order to do so they needed to win the class. The duo s conservative pace paid off with Bailey and Peterson avoiding the problems that caught out their chief championship rivals. Winning Two-Wheel-Drive at Big White caps off a great year said Bailey. This car is an amazing machine and we ve still got so much to learn to get the most out of it but this weekend we were fast enough to achieve what we set out to do. TP (Opposite page) Simon Vincent finished third at the 2016 Tall Pines after co-driving his father Sylvain to victory in 2015. PAST WINNERS Year 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 City Orillia Orillia Orillia Orillia Orillia Peterb. Peterb. Peterb. Peterb. Rally HQ Cdn. Legion Sundial Rest. Sundial Rest. Sundial Rest. Sundial Rest. Rockhaven Rockhaven Rockhaven Rockhaven Coordinator G. McCallum G. McCallum G. McCallum J. Carr F. Baker F. Baker F. Baker F. Baker C. Castledine D. Samoyloff R. Wood R. Wood R. Wood R. Wood D. Castledine R. Wood R. Wood R. Wood L. Flint L. Flint D. Castledine K. Thompson K. Thompson D. Paisley F. 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From Rally HQ (GPS Co-ordinates N 45 00.877 W 077 47.177) turn right onto Hwy 62 northbound. Travel 7.5 km north until you meet Hwy 28 in Bancroft. At the junction of Hwy 28 and Hwy 62 tee right to follow Hwy 28 eastbound. Travel straight ahead through the traffic signals and continue out of town along Hwy 28 approximately 6.2 km then turn right (south) onto Bronson Road. Travel approximately 1.3 km until you come to the junction with Watters Drive on the right. Keep right turning onto Watters Drive and follow the directions of the parking marshals. Iron Bridge GPS co-ordinates N 45 03.272 W 077 47.336. GOLTON SPECTATOR AREA FROM RALLY HQ Allow at least 10-15 minutes to travel to the Golton Spectator Area. From Rally HQ (GPS Co-ordinates N 45 00.877 W 077 47.177) turn right onto Hwy 62 northbound. Travel 4.2 km north and pass by Quarry Road on your right. Travel just 0.3 km past Quarry Road and you will come to the spectator area entrance to Golton. If you get as far as the gas pumps at the Esso gas station you have gone too far. Turn right into the Golton area and follow the directions of the parking marshals. Golton GPS co-ordinates N 45 02.453 W 077 49.794. GOLTON SPECTATOR AREA FROM IRON BRIDGE Allow at least 15-20 minutes to travel to the Golton Spectator Area. From the Iron Bridge parking area (GPS co-ordinates N 45 03.272 W 077 47.336) go back to Bronson Road and head north away from the barricades for the stage road. In about 1.3 km you should reach the junction with Hwy 28 tee left and head west towards Bancroft. Follow Hwy 28 westbound approximately 6.2 km into Bancroft. Go straight ahead through the traffic signals then turn left onto Hwy 62 southbound. Travel south on Hwy 62 for 2.9 km. You will see an Esso gas station on the right (West) side of Hwy 62. Just after it there will be the spectator area entrance on the left (east) side of the highway. Turn left into the Golton area and follow the directions of the parking marshals. Golton GPS co-ordinates N 45 02.453 W 077 49.794. DETLOR CROSSING SPECTATOR AREA FROM RALLY HQ Allow at least 10-15 minutes to travel to the Detlor Crossing Spectator Area. From Rally HQ (GPS Co-ordinates N 45 00.873 W 077 47.171) turn left onto Hwy 62 southbound. Travel 0.4 km and turn left (east) onto Detlor Road. Travel 4.9 km along Detlor Road where the spectator area will be at the junction with Landon Road. You will likely need to park along the side of the road before you can get to this intersection and then walk. Follow the directions of the parking marshals. Detlor Crossing GPS co-ordinates N 45 02.018 W 077 44.187. PLEASE NOTE This year we will be charging CDN 5.00 per car for parking at each of the Iron Bridge and Golton spectator areas. Monies raised at both locations will be used to support local causes. We would like to thank both the Watters and Golton families for allowing us to use their land. Follow the maps in this guide to see the spectator areas. 28 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines The land owners (the Golton and Watters families) have generously allowed us to use their property for parking. Please respect the land owners property. Do not litter camp on their property and do not set fires. See the spectator area maps for safe areas to spectate from and follow all the marshal s instructions. TP 29 THE TOWN OF BANCROFT BANCROFT A PLACE FOR ALL SEASONS NORTH HASTINGS IS ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE AREAS IN ONTARIO By Paul Jenkins Acting Mayor Town of Bancroft I Photo Courtesy Bancroft Chamber of Commerce O n behalf of the Town of Bancroft it is my pleasure to welcome you for the Rally of the Tall Pines. Welcome to one of the most beautiful and inspiring places you will ever find. Welcome to an area of grand vistas and abundant outdoor activities that is rich in geological and mineral history. Welcome to a vibrant artisan community that is overflowing with the cultural history of early European settlers and a deeply rooted Algonquin community. We invite you to wander and seek out the many exhilarating experiences available. Discover why many have come to visit and never left. Bancroft is a community full of opportunity for residents visitors and investors. Spend a day here and you ll know exactly what we mean. A special thank you to all the participants volunteers and organizers of the Lincoln Electric Rally of The Tall Pines. It is because of you that this event is so successful and we are very pleased to once again host and sponsor this wonderful event. Please enjoy the Rally be safe and come back again BANCROFT HIGHLIGHTS The Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines is a rally unlike any other in North America. Since 1997 it has called Bancroft ON home. The combination of Bancroft and the Canadian Rally Championship is a perfect pairing featuring 200 km of stages carved out of some gnarly landscape left by an ancient mountain range called the Grenville. Beneath Bancroft s surface are hidden treasures of fossils metamorphic specimens semi-precious gems and gold. Yes gold. The very gold that started Ontario s gold rush in the 1860s. North Hastings enjoys the highest water-to-land ratio in Ontario. Like other recreational areas there are countless lakes rivers and streams. The Madawaska River provides over 90 km of uninterrupted waterways for serious paddlers and white water rafters plus quieter routes for novices. Conroy s Marsh is teeming with various species of waterfowl fish and fauna. There are many charming restaurants shops artists studios and galleries throughout the area. The Bancroft Village Playhouse was once the town hall. The Old Railway Station has been restored to its former glory with a spectacular mineral museum. It is the home of the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre. Enjoy fishing We have some of the best ice fishing around. Thousands of kilometres of mapped and groomed trails cater to the hiker ATV or snowmobile enthusiast. There are a couple of good downhill skiing and snowboarding facilities a natural luge hill sled dog racing an indoor skateboard facility and lots of cross-country trails too. The Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre provides maps and guides for trails and natural wonders like waterfalls chutes wildlife and more. There are a series of driving routes that cover over 500 km of scenic roads in addition to guides on many of the area s ghost towns beaches events and attractions. In the summer the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce hosts mineral collecting field trips led by professional geologists. On the four days before the Civic Holiday Monday in August Bancroft hosts Canada s largest gem and mineral show the Rockhound Gemboree. The 2018 Rockhound Gemboree is scheduled for August 2-5 and marks the 55th edition of the annual event. There are a variety of interesting activities planned including gold panning and workshops on taking raw minerals and transforming them into exquisite pieces commonly known as the lapidary arts. The Rockhound Gemboree is a great opportunity to shop for something unique and special too. Whatever your interests visit us at the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre. We can help steer you in the right direction TP 30 Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines THE ALL-NEW CROSSTREK IS HERE. AND BY HERE WE MEAN JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE IT WANTS TO BE. The all-new 2018 Crosstrek is here to chase fun wherever it leads To the beach. To the mountains. To the lake. 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