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AGM in Great Fall Montana
Posted on: Monday September 12, 2011 - 6:57 pm CDT

The All Terrain Vehicle Association of Manitoba (ATV MB) recently attended the first international ATV conference and AGM in Great Falls, Montana. This event was hosted by our American partners the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).

The All-terrain Quad Council of Canada (AQCC), the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) and most of our provincial ATV and Off-Road motorcycle groups were represented, as well as all of the American clubs and associations. AQCC and COHV renewed its partnership with NOHVCC with the signing of another 5 year memorandum of understanding. This was a great opportunity for Manitoba to see and hear what is happening in other parts of North America in respect to OHV.

AQCC introduced the Canadian AQCC Safety Institute (CASI) ATV training program. This program is the most current recreational hands on safety training program available for all ATV riders and should be available through ATV MB by spring of 2011. This program was developed in partnership with AQCC, COHV, and the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) as well as all major ATV and OHV manufacturers. ATV MB has joined the Mid-Canada Marine Dealers Association and is participating on the Motorsports Committee. As well as dealers, there are manufactures regional sales representatives and other associations like Snoman and Safety Services Manitoba collaborating on the future of recreational OHV in Manitoba.

ATV MB has also been working with our clubs, our governments and other trail stakeholders to develop a strategic plan for ATV and OHV in Manitoba. During this process we worked closely with a private consultant to develop a 3 year business plan.

We have a few new Clubs starting up in Manitoba - one is in Gimli and the other is in the Beausejour area. Currently the RM of Gimli has an ATV Ban but the new Club is already working with the Municipal Government on the issues they’re facing. In Beausejour they have one area that is causing concern, so they’ve recently decided they need to form a Club so they can work with the Local Government there before an ATV ban is put in place.

We are always looking for more Clubs. If your area doesn’t have a Club and you are interested in finding out what needs to be done to create one, please contact us at <a title="Email ATVMB" href="mailto:info@atvmb.ca">info@atvmb.ca</a>

Chris Fox-Decent, President ATV MB


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