Yamaha Canada Grant Opportunity has been shared with all clubs. The deadline for this grant is Oct 31st, 2022. This is a great opportunity for clubs to apply for trail maintenance support, signage, or safety programs. For more information https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/en/stayoutdoors
ORV Grants will open again in mid-January. To align with this intake, the ATVBC grants committee has changed our intake for our Trails & Maintenance grants to be Nov 1-Dec 1st. More details on this to come in October.
Club Promotions Grants have received 2 applications to date. I encourage clubs to apply for this grant to support your efforts to promote your clubs. Click here for more info
Land issues and advocacy have been a hot topic over the last few weeks with staff and directors working with clubs to address a variety of concerns.
After receiving notice of the shutdown of Gill Road recreation space, ATVBC staff brought together a conversation with the 4WDABC to discuss the recent shut down and created a joint letter of response that was sent to DFO asking for further consultation on the closure and ways to incorporate members feedback and suggestions.
Frontcounter requests for feedback on an application for the Bridal Falls development was sent out to clubs for response in early September. Thanks to the lower mainland clubs for responding and expressing interest to learn more about this project. ATVBC brought together representatives from BCorma, BCSnowFed, along with many representatives from local clubs to have a discussion on the impact of the project. A letter of response was drafted and submitted to Frontcounter, representing all 3 associations and members, asking for further details on the impact of motorized sport in the proposed
area. We have since been contacted by the project proponent asking to have a meeting to discuss the project further. This meeting will be held in October.
Work has been started to create an updated list of all RSTBC trail agreements within the province to allow staff to track and provide assistance to clubs when agreements are coming due for renewal.