We are located in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan in the beautiful scenic Qu’Appelle Valley. Just 50 minutes north east of Regina, Saskatchewan on highway 10.
Calling Lakes Cruisers snowmobile club has been active for the past 28 years. The club was formed in 1994 with Brian Breti as President, Ron Tulik as Vice-President, Brad Konescni as 2nd Vice President and Michelle Beaulieu as Secretary. The club was incorporated September 1, 1995 and became a member of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association.
Some of the original members Brian Breti, Ron Tulik family, Robert Jackson family, Joe & Myrna Frank, Emil Schatz, Brad Konescni, Eric Sandercock, Ron & Joan Spannier family, to name a few, all donated $200.00 each to purchase the first Snowcat. The Bombardier J5 was purchased from L. Pantel and Ron Spannier made the first drag in his shop.
The 2nd Snowcat purchased was a Bombardier SV301 and Ron Tulik & Ron Spannier went to Calgary to pick it up. The club’s 3rd Snowcat was a Tucker and the 4th Snowcat was a Bombardier 400 and was later sold to Ron & Joan Spannier who still have it today. The club’s 5th and current Snowcat is a Bombardier 350.
In 2011 the club purchased a 2003 Jimmy ZR2 and had tracks installed and Degelman Industries built the drag for the Jimmy. The Jimmy is used for marking trails and grooming the lakes and any trails not wide enough for our Bombardier 350.
The club’s first shelter was a granary donated by Ron & Joan Spannier. Now called Spanco’s it was soon too small and a house from Fort Qu’Appelle was purchased and moved into the current Spanco’s site by Ron Tulik and Jackson Bros. The shelter was renovated by volunteers and Joe Frank donated the wood slats used on the inside and outside.
In the early days Calling Lakes Cruisers had six small shelters. Today, the club maintains 293.94 kms of groomed trails. Our trails join Melville Showstopper Snowmobile Club trails, Cupar Snowmobile Club trails and Indian Head Trans Canada Trail Drifters club trails. Over the years smaller shelters, like Pickers and Termites, have been replaced with the current 3 larger shelters: Spanco’s, Rooster’s Retreat and our newest shelter Deer Creek Lodge. These shelters are all equipped with woodstoves, barbeques, generators, firepits and of course woodsheds.
Our membership numbers vary depending on snow conditions but we always welcome new members. Membership fees and sponsors fund the cost of maintaining the shelters and stocking them with wood, barbeques, generators, etc. If you use our shelters we encourage you to become a member and/or sponsor to support the cost of maintaining them. Membership forms are available at all the shelters and can be printed from this Website by selecting the “Membership Form” link on the Home page.
It takes many hours of work to keep all our shelters and equipment maintained. Most of this, falls on the shoulders of volunteers so when you are out enjoying our trails and shelters remember to say thanks to these dedicated people that over the years made it possible.
Meetings Start @ 7pm
Annual General Meeting & General Meeting
Please be courteous of others and clean up after yourself when using CLC warm up shelters.
Thanks to all those that helped haul wood to the warmup shelters and clean up the trail into Spanco’s. Without your help this club would not exist!
We finally started siding Deer Creek shelter. Thanks to the 3 members that worked all day getting the front completed. You can check out the photos in the Gallery.
Finished siding both ends of Deer Creek shelter. Thank you Robert, Tim and Bill!
We’d be happy to hear from you!
Calling Lakes Cruisers
P.O. Box 685
Fort Qu’Appelle, SK S0G 1S0