By Rosalind Russell – A new section of trail on Manitoulin Island is in the works by the Manitoulin SnowDusters Snowmobile Club to remember the late Manitoulin OPP Constable Marc Hovingh.
Dave Mack, the president of the club says Hovingh was killed in the line of duty in 2020 while responding to a traffic complaint in Gore Bay.
He says the club, as a gesture of remembrance, will re-route a trail near the Little Current detachment of the OPP in his honour with the support of Hovingh’s family.
Mack is also with the UCCM Anishinaabe Police Service and worked with Marc for over 17 years, so the tribute is also very personal for many Island residents.
He adds the club will host a dedication ceremony once the work is complete on the trail and it will be also officially marked on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs’ trail guide.
Photo: The Manitoulin SnowDusters Snowmobile Club has started work on their trails with a section near Little Current being developed to honour the late Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police Constable Marc Hovingh . The contractor on-site, E. Corbiere and son is carrying out the work. Operator and owner Aaron Corbiere has made a large donation to the re-route that we have to put through Little Current. Photos supplied by MSSC