Category: Club News Eastman ATV

Alfred Dancho

The Executive and Members of EastmanATV where saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Alfred Dancho last week.  Alfred was an active member of EastmanATV and his friendship will be dearly missed.

Our sincere condolences to his Family

Gary Greenaway, Dave Lee and Greg Gowryluk

 

Membership Benefits – Insurance

Membership with your Eastman ATV club pays! It is well known that you have alternatives to MPI when it comes to insuring your quad or side-by side but did you know your Eastman ATV membership also make you eligible for huge discounts as well.  Two insurance companies Oasis insurance and Beacon insurance offer savings of up to 40% off their regular premiums which are already lower than provincial rates.  One of the other benefits of this option is if you have an accident and are at fault the claim will not affect your Manitoba driving merits!

These policies are available at most insurance brokers however if you have questions or cannot find a broker please feel free to contact us.  It all begins with membership and your just a CLICK away from joining today!

For information contact cegg@eastmanatv.com

ATV Ride for Mom in the Books for 2018

ATV Ride for Mom is complete for another year and we would like to thank all the people that attended this years event and help to make the third annual ATV Ride for Mom a great success for all who attended. We would like to thank all our supporting sponsors without, your generous support this event would not be possible. Please take a few moments and visit their websites. Title Sponsor Adventure Power Products #adventurepowerproducts Supporting Sponsors, Enn’s Brothers #ennsbrothers, S.A.R Sport and Recreation #sarsportandrecreation Please watch our website and facebook page for the office cheque presentation to Cancer Care Manitoba. The date and time of the presentation will be announced shortly.

Eastman ATV Accountable to Maintain Trail

Eastman ATV is the first ATV organization that has been held accountable for the maintenance and repairs to the trails in the Sandilands Provincial Forest.  No other groups have been held accountable to this level.  Maintenance and repairs take place in the spring, before and after an ATV event and in the fall.

Before ATV events, Sustainable Development (Manitoba Conservation) requests Eastman ATV carry out repairs to specific areas of the trail. Further, grading of certain intersections was also required immediately after the ride.  All these repairs and upgrades of the trail were completed. In the last two Ride for Mom, (RFM), events, thousands of dollars has been spent for preparation and repairs of the trail system. Contractors, rental machines and supplies such as, a granular material, geo cell and geo tech were required.  A bridge had to be built for the first RFM then widened the following year to accommodate the wider side-by-sides.  Eastman ATV is committed to this pilot project of developing a sustainable trail system for all user groups to share and enjoy. This has been done with dedicated volunteers who have spent countless hours to ensure that all Government criteria are followed.

We have to follow all Provincial Forestry and Crown Land permit requirements. This includes Eastman ATV have environmental spill kits, fire extinguishers, safety training and wear appropriate PPE to carry out these repairs.

These items become very expensive to carry out with no sustainable funding in place.  Please consider renewing your membership with Eastman ATV as your membership dollars are needed and used to help continue this project of developing a viable sustainable trail system in the Sandilands Provincial Forest.

Gary Greenaway
Trail Director

 

AGM Date Set – April 8, 2018

Our Eastman Annual General  Meeting, AGM, will be held on April 8, 2018, at Le Club Les Bles d’Or, 1254 Dawson Road in Lorette. More info will follow. This year we are looking for nominations for five positions on the Eastman Board. The positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Trail Director and Director. Its important to get involved in our club and we appreciate all the work the volunteers do all year. Please consider being nominated for one of these positions and keep our club exciting and a leader in the ATVing in Manitoba. New Board members are important to continue the great work that has already been accomplished. If you are interested please contact Terry at tkaluzny@live.com.

We have a booth at the Manitoba Outdoor Show, Red River Exhibition Place on Feb 9 – 11, 2018. If you are in Winnipeg drop by for a visit. If you would like to volunteer some time at the booth and promote our club contact Gary at garydg@mymts.net. We would love to see you there!

ATVMB are having their AGM on March 17 in Ile des Chenes. This is an important meeting as this is where we vote for the ATVMB Board members who represent ATVing in Manitoba and are our liaison with the Manitoba Government. As ATVing in Manitoba is growing it is extremely important to get involved and let your voice be heard on where the future of your sport is heading.

Last year we were considering not having a Ride for Mom this year. We heard from our riders that they wanted to have a ride this year so we are doing our preparations for the 2018. We decided to try a different format so we hope you like it. The Ride for Mom will be held on June 9th. See more information coming in February.

This is just the beginning of the year. We would like to continue our monthly rides in the summer and would appreciate ideas for rides and more importantly if you would like to lead a ride let us know. Also don’t forget to renew your membership!

So watch in February for information on the 2018 RFM and please give it some thought about the Board positions.

Thanks Jo

Vice President, Eastman ATV Association

The All Terrain Quad Council AGM & Ride 2017

The All Terrain Quad Council of Canada hosted their 2017 AGM and Conference in Winnipeg at the Victoria Inn September 7th – 9th. Delegates from across Canada were in attendance September 7th and 8th to learn and network and on September 9th enjoyed a trail ride on the Little Big Foot and Eastman Trails in Southeastern Manitoba.

AQCC and ATVMB would like to extend thanks to our ride sponsors, Adventure Power Products, Headingley Sport Shop, Rond’s Marine and Westside Honda of Selkirk. Thanks to their very generous support, delegates were able to enjoy a great day of riding in Sunny Manitoba – fun was had by all!

AQCC Ride 2017

Thanks also to ride coordinators, Gary Hora of the Woodridge Sandhogs and Dave Lee of the Eastman ATV Association for taking care of recruiting volunteers and making sure that everyone was looked after the day of the ride.

Thanks to Deb Nicol, Jim Nicol, Calvin Egg and Greg Gowryluk, of the Eastman ATV Association for coordinating lunch for the riders. It was delicious, thanks to Danny’s Whole Hog, and was hot and ready when delegates arrived at the lunch stop. Great Job!

The 2017 AQCC Conference, AGM and National Ride was a huge success and we are looking forward to next year in Prince Edward Island!

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