On Saturday, October 13, 2018, DGATV held a ride raising food and funds for the Shepherd’s Cupboard Food Bank in Shelburne. Along with donations of non-perishable food items, DGATV matched the funds raised for a total of $540. Shown in the photo above, a cheque was presented to the food bank by DGATV’s President Tim Allen and Events Coordinator Jamie Thurman.
Thank you to all ride participants! Great job!
Dufferin Grey ATV Club was happy to team with the Grey Highlands Fire Fighters to raise funds to help purchase an emergency utility vehicle for use by the fire fighters on the trails. In its entirety the event raised over $5,000 for the Fire Fighters.
DGATV’s Trail Captain Ruth Ann Turnbull and Events Coordinator Jamie Thurman delivering the proceeds from the ride to the fire fighters.
Ruth Ann, Jamie and DGATV’s President Tim Allen (middle) delivering the lottery proceeds to the fire fighters.
The event started with the Community Pancake Breakfast at the Markdale Fire Hall followed by the ATV/side-by-side ride. BBQ lunch was served by the Grey Highlands Fire Fighters.
Lottery tickets sold throughout the summer season culminated in the draw at the end of the ride.
DGATV was pleased to present Carter Franks of Dundalk with the $750 tire prize. The prize was accepted by his Dad, Jeff.
Second prize, a Stihl leaf blower, was presented to Rhonda Broderick by DGATV Director and Events Coordinator, Jamie Thurman.
Third prize, dinner at Steven’s Restaurant, was awarded to Jim Houston.
Fourth prize, a night’s stay at the Walters Falls Inn and Spa, was won by Sarah Cripps.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Proceeds from the lottery and the ride will go toward buying a fully equipped UTV, for off road fire and rescue.
Thank you to all who participated and/or donated. We thank our Volunteers, Members, Land Owners, and Sponsors. Y’all sure know how to put on a great event!
Dufferin Grey ATV Club Directors Jamie Thurman and Pete LeMaitre presented cheques to Highpoint Community School and Dundalk & Proton Community School for use by their respective breakfast clubs.
Money raised at our first ride of the season on Saturday, May 26, 2018 ride was matched by DGATV so that each school could receive $330.
Jamie speaks for the Executive when she says “Our Riders have big hearts” and to all who donated, as well as our Members, Land Owners, Sponsors and Volunteers we say “Thank you”.
What a Ride!
Saturday, October 21st was a fabulous day for the 2nd annual LadyBalls ride to support Ovarian Cancer Canada.
45 people and 39 ATVs including 4 side-by-sides came out to raise $2,000 for the cause and to enjoy the autumn colours.
For the first time, the ride started at the Meaford pavilion down by the waterfront and traveled the new Meaford trails.
We stopped for lunch at Boston Pizza in Owen Sound and for a tour of the Coffin Ridge Winery in Annan.
Terrific job by our Coordinators Jamie, Vera, Dan, and Tim. Kudos for such a successful event!
Article from The Advance, dated August 30, 2017
Ride for the Fallen at the Flesherton Fling 2017
Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) is proud to have been part of the first annual Ride for the Fallen hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Flesherton-Markdale Branch 333.
This fundraising poker gave riders a great afternoon on the trails and concluded with the Kinsmen Rib Fest dinner and dance.
Dufferin Grey ATV Club Directors Ruth Ann Turnbull and Jamie Thurman present a cheque to Beavercrest Community School for use by the breakfast club.
Money raised at our Saturday, June 24, 2017 ride was $310, which was matched by DGATV for a total of $620.
The school was very appreciative and told us that our riders “ROCK”.
We already knew that!
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