CAMPBELLFORD– Steve and Carol Anne Stapley and their three sons have been named 2009 Family of the Year by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC).
The annual award recognizes the important contributions entire families have made to the sport of snowmobiling through volunteer work.
“This family not only works together, but also plays together – and the Stapleys’ enjoyment of and enthusiasm for snowmobiling are simply infectious, “ OFSC president Bruce Robinson said in a news release announcing the recipients of the provincial award.
“We congratulate Team Stapley for epitomizing what family snowmobiling is all about.”
The Rookie of the Year Award went Terry Post, of the Paudash Trailblazers snowmobile club.
The OFSC noted members of the Campbellford family have held many positions and carried out numerous tasks on behalf of the Old Hastings Snow Riders. Steve is currently president of the snowmobile club, Carol Anne is the co-ordinator of the Volunteers in Action program, and Scott and Bryce are two of its directors. They and their sons, including Kelli, have done work on the trail, hosted events, recruited volunteers, and sold tickets,
The parents own a cabin between Apsley and Coe Hill and their sons have one nearby. The family spends their weekends there each winter.
The Family of the Year award is sponsored by the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership,
Snow Goer Canada Magazine and Snowmobiler Television.