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”.
Introducing DGATV’s Side-By-Side Bypass Trail
Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) welcomes side-by-sides riders as members and on the trail.
To-date, our local counties have not authorized side-by-sides on county properties. Grey County is undertaking a Recreational Trails Master Plan to help manage the trails and plan for the future — the report is due any day now. The rail trail and county forests will be addressed in that plan.
Whether or not Grey County allows side-by-sides on the trail (or ATVs for that matter), it is expected that Dufferin County will follow suit.
In the meantime, DGATV’s volunteers have marked a by-pass trail so that side-by-sides can travel without going on the rail trail. The by-pass signs have a blue streak across either the top or bottom as shown:
Parking is available in Dundalk and Markdale.
So now it’s official — Side-by-side Riders, Come Ride With Us!