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Information on the ATVANS 50/50 lottery along with all our to-date winners.



ATVANS 2022 award winners from the 25th Annual General Meeting. 

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all those who volunteer to support our organization and sport. The weekend’s meetings were a great success, and we look forward to another fantastic year ahead.

Volunteer of the year: David Whynott from Central Nova ATV club
Executive of the year: Richard Dumas from Broadhorns ATV club
Trail builders of the year: Butch Guitard and Dave Bishop from Mid Valley ATV club
The Ray Gouthro memorial award: Ken Boutlier from Sheet Harbour ATV club
Club of the Year: West Richmond ATV club

Volunteer of the Year went to David Whynott from Central Nova ATV Club. Volunteer of the Year winners have their names inscribed on the trophy.

Club of the Year went to West Richmond Riders Association. Club Vice President Missy MacDonald accepted the award on behalf of their club.

Executive of the Year went to Richard Dumas (right) from Broadhorns ATV Club. Pictured with ATVANS
President Kevin Lombard.

The Ray Gouthro Memorial Award went to Kenneth Boutilier (right) from Sheet Harbour ATV Club.

Trail Builder of the Year was shared by Roy “Butch” Guitard (second from left) and Dave Bishop (second from right) from Mid-Valley ATV Club. Pictured with ATVANS President Kevin Lombard (left) and ATVANS Trails Coordinator Corey Robar (right).


ATVANS held it’s AGM on Saturday, August 28th. Normally the AGM is held in the spring, but due to COVID-19, and technical difficulties on a virtual AGM, we had to push it back to August when we could once again have the AGM as an in-person meeting.

The morning session reviewed all reports submitted by the executive, directors, zone directors, the Executive Director, and Trails Coordinator.

The first part of the afternoon consisted of a town hall where delegates could bring forth questions from their clubs to the ATVANS board and employees.

After the town hall the elections of officers and directors at large were held by secret ballot.

Your new ATVANS Board is as follows:

President: Kevin Lombard

VP 1: Rocky Pearce

VP 2: Tom Arnold

Treasurer: Paul Smith

Secretary: Neil Mooy

Directors at Large: Greg Grant, Trevor Hebb, Jonathan Calnen, Eric Rideout, Mike McKinley, and Shawn Beaulieu

The zone directors are chosen by the clubs every other year; however, a vacancy was filed for zone 6B by Shelton Benoit from West Richmond ATV club. All other zone directors remain the same and both zones 2 and 4 remain vacant.

The Awards Ceremony Banquet was held after the AGM, and the winners of each award are as follows:

Trail Builder of the Year: David MacDonald and Donnie Ross from EIGG Mount Trails Association

Executive Member of the Year: Mike McKinley from Annapolis County ATV & Multi-Use Trials Society

Club of the Year: EIGG Mountain Trails Association

Ray Gouthro Memorial Award: Chris Bishop from Annapolis County ATV & Multi-Use Trials Society

Volunteer of the Year: Sherman Embree from Shelburne County ATV Association

ATVANS would once again like the congratulate the winners and thank ALL the volunteers in our member clubs who work tirelessly to make the clubs and trails better across Nova Scotia. We would not be where we are without all your help.

ATVANS Monthly 50/50 Draw

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The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the launch of our monthly online 50/50 lottery in support of our member clubs across Nova Scotia

ATVANS and our 42 member clubs are the largest power sport organization in Nova Scotia. We support organized and responsible ATV use. Our clubs build and maintain multi use trails, host events and support safety training as well as trail patrol programs. Funds raised through the 50/50 will go directly to the clubs to support club activates and projects around Nova Scotia.

Our goal is to create an interconnected multi use trail system throughout Nova Scotia and the funds raised through this 50/50 lottery will assist greatly in achieving our goal.

ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE 50% of the funds raised each month.

When purchasing your tickets please select the ATV club you wish to support with your purchase. All 42 clubs and our provincial organization are available for selection. Funds will be directed to the club you choose.

Exciting New Reciprocal Agreement between ATVANS and OFATV

The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia (ATVANS) is pleased to announce that we have signed an interprovincial reciprocal agreement with OFATV QuadON. This means that residents of Nova Scotia with an ATVANS Trail Permit will be able to ride the trails managed under OFATV QuadON and likewise for members of OFATV. This is another great step for our interprovincial collaboration, creating more riding opportunities for riders in both provinces while supporting tourism. ATVANS already have reciprocal agreements with QuadNB (New Brunswick) and RidePEI (Prince Edward Island ATV Federation). With the addition of OFATV we now have agreements with four provinces in Canada.

This agreement would not have been possible without the support and hard work of our many club volunteers, the commitment and efforts of our board and president (Kevin Lombard) and the cooperation of our partners at OFATV QuadON. Agreements like this not only add value to becoming a member of ATVANS but demonstrate our commitment to great partnership that enhances riding opportunities for our sport and members.

We look forward to welcoming our friends from OFATV when public health guidance and travel restrictions allow. We also look forward to visiting and riding the trails managed by QuadON in the near future.

ATVANS supports safe, responsible and organized ATV riding in Nova Scotia through our 42 member clubs and over our 11,000 kilometers of mapped trails. Information on ATVANS, our member clubs and how to join can be found on our website at

2020 ATVANS Lottery Huge Success

The 2020 ATVANS lottery had a few last minute challenges; however, it can only be called a huge success for the winners, our clubs and partner Honda Canada. The Honda Talon was the biggest baddest grand prize ever, for our lottery.

Grand Prize winner was Scott Ogilvie of Hants County; Scott was on the trail ATVing when he got the news. Second Prize of a Honda 2200 invertor/generator goes to Melissa Cross of Lunenburg County while third prize goes to Dennis McGee of Westville Pictou County. Dennis wins a Honda multi trimmer. Congratulations to the winners.

The lottery once again provides a great source of funding for our clubs across the province for a variety of projects and initiatives. We want to thank everyone who purchased a ticket, all those who volunteers who sold tickets and displayed the Honda Talon as it toured across the province.

I want to thank Keith Ramsey from Pro Cycle (TOP ATV DEALER IN CANADA) for hosting the draw with last minute notice. The original draw location was closed after the postponement of the Atlantic Outdoor Sports and R V show following health concerns due to the COVID-19 virus. In closing I would like to recognize the hard work of Tom Arnold Vice President ATVANS who led the 2020 lottery on behalf of the board.

Barry Barnet
Executive Director ATVANS

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ATVANS is a membership driven organization of ATV enthusiasts.

ATVANS vision is: That ATV ridership is recognized as a responsible, safe, fun, and family recreation activity that can be enjoyed throughout the Province

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