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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.Click here to go directly to the ATVANS 50/50 Draw site: https://rafflebox.ca/raffle/atvans
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 www.atvans.org
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.
Executive Director ATVANS
The 2019 AGM saw significant leadership changes after several long serving board members decided it was time to pass the torch. Vince Sawler, Rocky Pearce, Bob Wright and Jonathan MacKenzie all decided not to re-offer for their respective positions. This made way for significant changes, several new faces on the board and some returning members with new positions.
Your new board includes Kevin Lombard - President, Steve Foley - 1st Vice President, Tom Arnold - 2nd Vice President, Paul Smith - Treasurer, Michelle Wile - Secretary, Directors at large, Greg Grant, Trevor Hebb, Eric Rideout, Jonathan Calnen, Mike MacKinley and Daniel Wile. The Zone directors remain the same with Graham Menzies, Judy Giovannetti, Drew Fraser, Corey Osborne, Jim Crowell and Richard Dumas, who’s terms continue until 2020. The election of board members has created two vacant zone director positions and clubs in those zones will be notified on how to proceed to fill these positions.
Missing from the photo: Greg Grant, Trevor Hebb, Drew Fraser and Richard Dumas
The weekend was packed with great meetings, plenary sessions and lots of great discussion about the future of our sport and organization. I want to thank everyone who participated for your great support and commitment to ATVANS. I also want to thank our tremendous sponsors, Honda Canada (Mark Lane), Pro Cycle (Keith Ramsey) and Can Mac Watercraft and More, CF Moto dealer.
The 2019 AGM was the largest attended meeting in recent history, many old friends reacquainted and new friends were made. Together we look forward to a very bright and positive future as we work to advance the sport of ATVing and our organization. ATVANS is the largest power sport organization in Nova Scotia and the third largest ATV federation in Canada. Watch for our spring newsletter coming soon with more details from the 2019 AGM.
Executive Director ATVANS
ATVANS vision is: That ATV ridership is recognized as a responsible, safe, fun, and family recreation activity that can be enjoyed throughout the Province