Welcome to the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia
The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia once again recognises the first week of June as ATV/OHV safety week in Nova Scotia. We strongly encourage all riders to practice safe ATV use year around. Riders can increase their safety skills by taking an ATV safety training course offered throughout Nova Scotia during the spring, summer and fall. For more information click on the SAFETY tab.
“For most Nova Scotians ATV safety training is required by law” said Barry Barnet executive director of ATVANS. “Our association and members continue to promote and support organized, responsible ATV use year around”. Each year, trainers hold ATV safety courses across Nova Scotia training drivers on the safe responsible use of ATVs.
The theme of this year’s safety week is “Gear up, get trained and go ride”. “We want to stress the importance of proper equipment and training prior to hitting the trails”. Organized ATVing is enjoyed by families across Nova Scotia every weekend and is an important segment of our rural economy.
ATVANS (All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia) is the third largest ATV provincial rider federation in Canada. ATVANS has over 40 clubs and thousands of club members in all regions of Nova Scotia. We produce and distribute safety literature at events across the province to help promote the safe responsible use of all terrain vehicles.
-Barry Barnet Executive Director
In what can only be described as the best ATVANS lottery ever with record ticket sales, record club participation, top notch corporate sponsorship from Honda Canada and Pro Cycle in Dartmouth and a great crowd to witness the draw at the Atlantic Outdoor Show on Sunday afternoon.
The winners spanned the province again this year. First prize, a Honda Pioneer, went to Francis Verstraten of Cumberland County. Second prize, a Honda generator, went to Bear River’s Mark Jacques and third prize, a Honda trimmer, goes to Tommy Hanifen from Antigonish County.
Although final numbers are not tallied it looks like the lottery will have raised over 50,000 dollars for clubs across Nova Scotia. These funds are used to support trail development and maintenance, club programs and projects and other worthy endeavours.
We would like to thank both club and board volunteers who worked hard to make this a success. Also, a big thank you to everyone who supported the lottery by purchasing a ticket. Planning is well underway for the 2019 ATVANS Lottery; stay tuned for an announcement coming soon.
ATVANS vision is: That ATV ridership is recognized as a responsible, safe, fun, and family recreation activity that can be enjoyed throughout the Province