An app dedicated to snowmobiling is getting some freshening up, thanks to a financial boost from Queen’s Park.
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is receiving up to $18,800 for enhancements to the Go Snowmobiling Ontario app. Enhancements would include more trail features, social media integration, the ability to check-in from trails, and a trail rating tool.
The funding, announced by Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin on Friday morning, comes via the province’s Rural Economic Development Program.
MPP Khanjin says snowmobiling injects up to $3.3 billion dollars into Ontario’s economy every year. “Through the enhancement to the OFSC’s app, thousands of Ontario’s snowmobilers will be able to better enjoy their sport and the great outdoors of Ontario,” said Khanjin. “This investment will pay dividends for snowmobile users, and the small businesses that rely on snowmobilers as customers throughout the winter.”