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Safety Minded ATV Association Monthly Meeting (18 Jan 2021)

ATVANS NEWS - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 19:30

15 Station Road

Head of St.Margarets Bay,Nova Scotia

Third Monday of the Month[Excluding July/August]

7:30 PM [Clubhouse]

Guests and New Members welcome!

Contact

Mike Marriott

902-430-6079

mikemarriott@bellaliant.net


ATVANS Welcomes New Club - West Richmond Riders Association

ATVANS NEWS - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:49

ATVANS Welcomes New Club - West Richmond Riders Association

ATVANS recently voted to accept a new club into our growing network of clubs across Nova Scotia. West Richmond Riders Association will fill a needed gap and help create connectivity from Port Hawkesbury to existing clubs northeast in Richmond County. ATVANS is the third largest ATV federation in Canada with clubs in all regions of Nova Scotia. Even during these difficult, unsure times we continue to attract new members through our online registration system.

ATVANS now has 42 member clubs.


2020 Small Grants

ATVANS NEWS - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 17:09


The Small Grant Budget Funding Has been received for 2020.

Each year ATVANS manages the ATVANS Small Project Grant Program. This year $100,000 has been set aside for small local projects. Clubs can apply for up to $5000 per project with matching funds or in-kind labour. This program is administered by Corey Robar (trails coordinator) and has oversight from the ATVANS Trails Committee.

Clubs should contact Corey prior to starting any work to see if their project is eligible. This program is an important tool for building and maintaining our trail network. For more details contact Corey Robar at trails@atvans.org.  All unused funds are not carried forward.

2020 Small Grants

ATVANS NEWS - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 17:09


The Small Grant Budget Funding Has been received for 2020.

Each year ATVANS manages the ATVANS Small Project Grant Program. This year $100,000 has been set aside for small local projects. Clubs can apply for up to $5000 per project with matching funds or in-kind labour. This program is administered by Corey Robar (trails coordinator) and has oversight from the ATVANS Trails Committee.

Clubs should contact Corey prior to starting any work to see if their project is eligible. This program is an important tool for building and maintaining our trail network. For more details contact Corey Robar at trails@atvans.org.  All unused funds are not carried forward.

Letter from Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 12:36

April 22, 2020 

Sent via email:   barry.barnet@ns.sympatico.ca 

Dear Barry, 

Thank you for taking the time for our phone call on April 21st. 

As we discussed, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation all Nova Scotians are being asked to stay at home as much as possible and avoid non-essential travel and activities.  This means that at this time outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and ATV riding should not happen.  It is also important that Nova Scotians know that at this time all provincial parks and trails are closed to the public. 

I recognize that what we are asking all Nova Scotians to do to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19 may be difficult, but at present it is critical to continue with these restrictive measures.  Please know that I will be looking to slowly open up outdoor recreational activities as soon as this can be done safely.  

I will be communicating this information directly to Nova Scotians in the coming days during my daily briefings. Your willingness to communicate directly to your members, and if possible, the ATV riding community in Nova Scotia is greatly appreciated. 

I have also asked my colleagues at Nova Scotia Environment to continue their compliance activities regarding outdoor recreational activities. 

Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Sincerely, 

 ORIGINAL SIGNED BY: 

Robert Strang MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Chief Medical Officer of Health

c:             Karen Wong-Petrie, Director, Environmental Health and Food Safety, NS Environment


Letter from Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 12:36

April 22, 2020 

Sent via email:   barry.barnet@ns.sympatico.ca 

Dear Barry, 

Thank you for taking the time for our phone call on April 21st. 

As we discussed, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation all Nova Scotians are being asked to stay at home as much as possible and avoid non-essential travel and activities.  This means that at this time outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and ATV riding should not happen.  It is also important that Nova Scotians know that at this time all provincial parks and trails are closed to the public. 

I recognize that what we are asking all Nova Scotians to do to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19 may be difficult, but at present it is critical to continue with these restrictive measures.  Please know that I will be looking to slowly open up outdoor recreational activities as soon as this can be done safely.  

I will be communicating this information directly to Nova Scotians in the coming days during my daily briefings. Your willingness to communicate directly to your members, and if possible, the ATV riding community in Nova Scotia is greatly appreciated. 

I have also asked my colleagues at Nova Scotia Environment to continue their compliance activities regarding outdoor recreational activities. 

Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Sincerely, 

 ORIGINAL SIGNED BY: 

Robert Strang MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Chief Medical Officer of Health

c:             Karen Wong-Petrie, Director, Environmental Health and Food Safety, NS Environment


Covid-19 re Parking on Private Property

ATVANS NEWS - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 19:18

Members and all riders are advised that parking your vehicle and trailers is not permitted at the private parking lot across from Emanuel Baptist Church in Hammond's Plains. Only authorized parking at that location. Please respect private property at all times.

Covid-19 re Parking on Private Property

ATVANS NEWS - Sat, 04/18/2020 - 19:18

Members and all riders are advised that parking your vehicle and trailers is not permitted at the private parking lot across from Emanuel Baptist Church in Hammond's Plains. Only authorized parking at that location. Please respect private property at all times.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EVENTS AND MEETINGS

ATVANS NEWS - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:13
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EVENTS AND MEETINGS 

To be clear, all in-person events and meetings (including rallies and fun runs) are postponed until social distancing measures are lifted by public health officials. 

These measures are in place to protect you and your family. We must do our part to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotia. Now is not the time to look for loop holes or ways around public health directives. Public health describes social distancing as gathering in groups of five or less for ESSENTIAL purposes. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Kevin Lombard
President
ATVANS


IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EVENTS AND MEETINGS

ATVANS NEWS - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:13
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT EVENTS AND MEETINGS 

To be clear, all in-person events and meetings (including rallies and fun runs) are postponed until social distancing measures are lifted by public health officials. 

These measures are in place to protect you and your family. We must do our part to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotia. Now is not the time to look for loop holes or ways around public health directives. Public health describes social distancing as gathering in groups of five or less for ESSENTIAL purposes. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Kevin Lombard
President
ATVANS


Old Guysborough rail bed Trail closure

ATVANS NEWS - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:05

Broadhorns ATV Club, in conjunction with Guysborough Trails Association and St. Mary's Trails Association, has closed the Old Guysborough rail-bed (TCT) to motorized traffic between Guysborough and Aspen. (the old rail bed, see map below).


Old Guysborough rail bed Trail closure

ATVANS NEWS - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 14:05

Broadhorns ATV Club, in conjunction with Guysborough Trails Association and St. Mary's Trails Association, has closed the Old Guysborough rail-bed (TCT) to motorized traffic between Guysborough and Aspen. (the old rail bed, see map below).