Minden Kin Club
2006-2007 Bill Skelly CF Award Winners
2007-2008 District 8 Service Award Winners
2007- 2008 Hal Rogers national Service Award Winners
Kin Heather Hughes District Public speaking kinette Winner and national Runner up 2007 -2008
Zone C Public relations winner 2008-2009
District 8 Public relations winner 2008-2009 Kin Tammy Douglas.
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Life Member and past everything Tom Prentice.
Zone C Kin of the year Dale Brinklow 2008-2009
Deputy Governor Zone C Andy Hughes 2009-2010
Vice Deputy Governor and CF Service rep Zone C Kin Heather Peckham-Hughes 2009-2010
2009 Zone C spring conference ...great job guys!! (ed)
Hosts of 2010 Zone C Spring conference.
About the Minden Kin Club
The Kin Club was established in 1956 and gathers to better their communities by performing 'hands-on' service work, raising funds for important community projects and having fun. Kinsmen in Minden organize a fundraising event, the annual Minden Kinsmen Truck Pull, and are supporters of the Canadian Automobile Sports Clubs (Ontario Region) Ice Racing Series, in February at the Minden Fairgrounds. Proceeds from annual May long weekend yard sale and Kinsmen TV bingo go to Cystic Fibrosis.
Minden Kin Club Truck Pull and Show & Shine
Kin Truck Pull Since 1987, 17 Classes for Show & Shine and 10 Different Local Pulling Classes, hosted at the Minden Fairgrounds.
New in 2007: two modified classes sanctioned by the Great Lakes Truck and Tractor Pullers Association. You can check out FYI Haliburton
This year marks the 23rd year that the Minden Kinsmen Club has sponsored the Truck Pull and Show and Shine in a continuing effort to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the community as a whole. The Truck Pull and Show and Shine will take place on June 19th 2010 at the Minden Fairgrounds. This is a fun family event which children under age 12 enjoy for FREE (ages 12-16 are $6 -adults, $12).
What will you see? I’m happy to report that there is something for everyone. New this year is the ATV Mud Bog with prizes presented at the event. Less messy but just as entertaining is the Vintage Vehicle Show for vehicles of an 80 year-and-older vintage. The fun continues with a Truck Pull which starts at 12 noon. There are more details on the flyer above so be sure to click on it to enlarge it for better viewing.
In addition to the activities mentioned, The Truck Pull and Show and Shine will feature Food, Refreshments, Camping and Beer Tents on Site!
Want to know more? Contact the Haliburton Visitor Info Centre at 1-800-461-7677.
Ice Racing in Minden
IAN LAW FOR THE TORONTO STAR
Cars do their best to stay on track as they circle the course in Minden, where ice races take place each weekend through the end of February.
Jan 30, 2010
Special to the Star
MINDEN – What do race car drivers do in the winter? The real diehards race on ice.
This little town, an hour and a half northeast of Toronto, that's famous for its Rockcliffe Hotel, has been hosting this highly entertaining form of auto racing for more than two decades.
Situated right in town is the Minden Fairgrounds, where the local Kinsmen, led by Tom Prentice, carve out a road course in the snow and then flood it to build up more than 30 cm of ice.
Running each Saturday and Sunday until Feb. 28, racers will vie for the Magnum Ice Racing Series Championship in four "rubber to ice" classes (winter tires, no studs), three "street stud" classes and three "race stud" classes.
The classes are also divided by driveline configuration so that rear-wheel-drive cars run together, front-wheel drive have their classes; all-wheel drive and "specials" run in a separate class to keep the racing as competitive as possible.
Having experienced this type of racing for more than 10 years, I know how challenging it is to be competitive and to maintain control on the glare ice. I ran in the rubber-to-ice or non-stud classes and the amount of car control required to run with the best is phenomenal. The top racers can run bumper to bumper and door handle to handle and not touch each other for the 12 laps of a race. This takes a lot of practice and technique, and for those who appreciate those skills, watching these ice racers is a must.
For those who prefer the carnage of car crashes, ice racing has more than its fair share as the novices and mid-packers try to keep up and end up running into the snow banks or bouncing off each other.
The cars with street studs have more grip and as a result, speeds are greater. These cars will go over 100 km/h on the ice. The winter-tire cars that will get up to 80 km/h on the straights on ice you wouldn't want to walk on. The fastest cars run on the race studs which, because they're longer than street studs, their extra grip allows them to reach speeds of over 120 km/h before sliding in a four-wheel drift through the corners.
This entertaining form of auto racing has everything for those speed enthusiasts suffering from racing withdrawal. Extreme skills can be appreciated for the fine car control of the top-notch drivers, many of whom have racing experience in the Canadian Touring Car Championships or the Ontario GT Sprints racing.
Anyone can participate in ice racing with a few minor requirements. You must have a valid driver's licence, be a member of a club recognized by the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs (CASC), and apply for the Basic Competition Licence. Drivers between 16 and 18 must have written parental consent.
Beyond that, all you need is a car that meets the requirements of the rulebook and a good set of winter tires. Most cars are older, unwanted road cars worth less than a grand.
The most I paid for an ice racer was $200. Many seasons of competing in ice racing develops a lot of driving skills and makes driving in a snowstorm a lot easier.
Minden is a winter playground and the snowmobiling capital of Ontario. It has a number of fine restaurants and accommodations.
For more information and rules on ice racing, contact Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs at www.casc.on.ca or the town of Minden at www.mindenhills.ca.
Ian Law can be reached at