October 2023 Member E-Newsletter
October 2023 President's Report

Happy Halloween to all. Hope many of you will be going out to ride this holiday, and will be doing it in costume, but safely. We always found it to be a lot of fun, what with costumes and decorating our machines.

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October 2023 Executive Director's Report

The temperature has dipped drastically over the last few days and snow is starting to fly in many parts of the province. This is the time of year that many of our member clubs are wrapping up their rides for the season and starting to winterize...

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The annual ATVBC face to face board meeting was held this weekend in Kamloops. Thanks to the board directors for their hard work in creating our new strategic plan!

Special thanks to our guest speakers Brendan Keys with Motorcycle Powersport BC and Louise Pedersen with Outdoor Recreation Council of BC for sharing all the great work they are doing and how we can work together with a united voice for better access to trails!

There was team building, idea sharing and lots of laughs!!

AMAZING food and hospitality thanks to Best Western Premier Aberdeen Kamloops.

Can’t wait to share this new plan with our membership over the next few months!!

So proud of our 3 directors who took part in a week long UTV trainers course to become the first 3 ATVBC Safety Trainers for our new safety program!

Graham Lindenbach from Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Doug McGovern from Cranbrook in the Kootenays, and John Blinston from Kamloops in the Interior completed their training effortlessly!

Thank you to Jim Moir of AJM Summit Safety Training for putting on the course.

More information on our new safety program will be coming soon!
2024 Grant Applications - Intake #1 is opening
November 1st

Get your club together to discuss the projects you would like to apply for in 2024. Deadline for Intake #1 is December 15th. Applications will be available online as of Nov 1st. Start putting your ideas together now and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
CLUB ARTICLES - what have you been up to?

Has your club completed a project?
Do you have an event coming up?
Want to congratulate your volunteers for a job well done?

Email us with your write up and we will include in the monthly newsletter.
Canadian Quad Council article featuring our
President, Chris D'Silva!
Meet Chris D’Silva, a dedicated volunteer and Director within CQC, hailing from the stunning province of British Columbia. His leadership extends beyond the CQC, where he proudly serves as the President of the Quad Riders Association of BC (ATVBC).

When it's time to hit the trails, Chris chooses the Yamaha Kodiak 700 ATV as his trusty companion. Safety is paramount in his book, and his number one tip for riders in Canada is a simple yet vital one: "ALWAYS wear your helmet, and only ride to your ability."

Chris's commitment to volunteering goes beyond safety advocacy. What truly inspires him to volunteer for CQC is the opportunity it offers to connect with other provincial associations and enthusiasts nationwide. He sees volunteering as a means to create a network that promotes the sport of ATVing across the entire country.

Chris D'Silva's volunteer journey is a testament to his passion for off-roading and his dedication to uniting and promoting ATVing in British Columbia and throughout Canada. His leadership within ATVBC and his role as a CQC Director help shape the future of the sport, fostering safety, unity, and responsible riding practices. 
Would you like to be an ATVBC Corporate Member?

Email admin@atvbc.ca for the ATVBC Corporate Member Application.

We provide a great opportunity for our corporate members to promote themselves to our membership through ATVBC events, sponsorships and listings/advertising our Corporate Members on the ATVBC website, Facebook and other social media pages,
and our monthly newsletter.
What does an ATVBC
Trail Ambassador do?

  • Promote ORV riding as a positive recreational activity and building a positive image of ORV riders
  • Demonstrate that ORV recreation can be enjoyed while protecting environmentally sensitive habitats
  • Share your knowledge with others to increase ORV rider safety
  • Educate ORV riders about existing programs, such as “Pack it in, Pack it out”, Stay on the Trial”, “Respect Private Land”, and others
  • Raise awareness of the impacts of irresponsible ORV recreation

If you are interested in learning more, please visit our website page
Please help ATVBC raise funds for the Trail Development and Maintenance Grants, Safety Grants, and Promo Grants. Funds raised will also assist in purchasing volunteer and director insurance.

Clubs earn $1.00 for every $10 raised when purchasers use their affiliate club link.

Encourage everyone you know to help raise funds and purchase tickets!
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