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Another Successful ATVANS AGM this past Weekend in Truro

07 May 2024 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dave Bishop and Butch Guitard (Mid Valley ATV Club) speaking about the recapitalization of the Clarence North Spur Line.

Attendees at ATVANS' Annual General Meeting, at the Inn on Prince in Truro, were treated to a variety of informative presentations and opportunities to mingle with other club members. 

The AGM kicked off with a "meet & greet reception" on Friday May 3, followed by a full day of presentations, a town hall meeting, and an awards banquet on Saturday. The weekend wrapped up Sunday morning with a business meeting.


Delegates and guests were treated to a group of knowledgeable presenters, addressing such topics as "best practices" for running clubs, the shared strategy for trails in Nova Scotia, and a review of current and future trail mapping products.


The Mid-Valley ATV Club presented a report on the extensive work their club has been completing on a current project, and PEI ATV Federation Executive Director, Peter Mellish was on hand to discuss his organization's challenges and successes as well. Presentations were also given on the "rails to trails" update, disaster relief efforts, and grant funding.


Awards were handed out following the dinner. The winners are as follows:

  1. Trail Builder of the Year: Boyd Moore, Sunrise Trails ATV Club
  2. Executive Member of the Year: Chris McQuaid, Sheet Harbour Snowmobile & ATV Club
  3. Club of the Year: Pictou County ATV Club
  4. Ray Gouthro Memorial Award (given to someone in the opinion of the executive director has demonstrated a significant and ongoing commitment to our organization over time.): Paul Smith, ATVANS Treasurer, PUMA ATV Club
  5. Overcoming Adversity Award: Safety Minded ATV Association
  6. Bob Wright Memorial Spirit of Riding Award: Leo LeBlanc, Sou'west Nova ATV Association
  7. Volunteer of the Year: Debbie and Wally Shute, North Shore ATV Club    
  8. Landowner Partner of the Year: Irving Woodlands, a division of J.D. Irving Limited.
  9. Certificate of Merit: In recognition of the bravery, selflessness, and compassion displayed by Colin MacInnis, Adam Partridge, David MacDonald, Bernard MacInnis, Kyle MacInnis, and Andrew MacInnis in Arisaig, Nova Scotia on February 3 and 4, 2024. **RECIPIENTS ARE MEMBERS OF EIGG MOUNTAIN TRAIL ASSOCIATION**




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