DGATV’s Annual General Meeting (Nov. 15, 2020)

Did you have a good summer?

It definitely was not a normal summer for us.  The good news is that while our club’s Volunteers were hampered from getting out on the trails by our government’s pandemic response, we managed to keep the bulk of our trails maintained and open to our riders.  We also deferred our spring annual general meeting (AGM) to the autumn.  Since the Government of Ontario still recommends staying at home and not gathering in large groups, we will be holding this year’s AGM using online conferencing.

Join us online for DGATV’s annual general meeting.  Connect with Executive members and other ATV and side-by-side enthusiasts.  Learn about our club and what we do for you.  Get your questions answered.  Vote for next season’s Directors and/or volunteer to join the Executive!

DGATV’s Board of Directors consists of nine (9) Directors with two (2) year terms.  Theoretically, no more than 50% of the Board should come up for election each year so ideally DGATV never has an entirely new Board of Directors.

However, this year seven (7) Directors positions are up for election with a mix of one (1) and two (2) year terms.

Candidates must be a DGATV member on record for at least three (3) months.

Under the current by-law the Board needs at least four (4) new candidates.  Three (3) of the current Directors have agreed to stand again.

If four (4) new candidates do not step forward, the Board will officially recognize that keeping nine (9) Directors positions filled is a difficult task and will put forward a resolution to reduce the number of Directors positions from nine (9) to seven (7), reverting to DGATV’s Board of Directors structure prior to 2017.  With acceptance of the resolution, two (2) new candidates will be sought accordingly.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:00pm.

Location:  Online using telephone or internet access:

By telephone:  call 1.833.569.0242 conf. 2699372 # (permit number required)

By computer with mic & speaker:  DGATV AGM 2020


  • To receive the Report of the Executive for 2019 and the summer season of 2020.
  • To hear the Treasurer’s Report.
  • To elect (7) Directors positions for one (1) or two (2) year terms to be determined with the goal of a 50% split.
  • If all Directors positions cannot be filled, then a Resolution to decrease the number of Directors from nine (9) to seven (7) of whom four (4) shall constitute a quorum and ensuring a 50% split over two (2) year terms.  To elect five (5) Directors positions accordingly.
  • Due to the online forum, votes will be recorded.
  • New business.

Requirement:  All Members of the Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc. are welcome and permit number will be requested for verification.

Would you like to see ATVing promoted in Ontario? Do you have ideas? Join us as a Member, a Volunteer or a Director to advance the sport of ATVing. The ultimate goal is a web of community and family friendly trails spanning the province but we need people like YOU to make that dream come true.

More information can be found at www.dgatv.ca or call 519.266.3559.



Walters Falls Tract Remains Closed (2020)

Walters Falls Tract remains closed pending renewal of the Landowner’s Agreement.

Please honour DGATV’s agreements and promises to protect landowners’ best interests by staying off the property.

Riding or damaging the land makes the club lose credibility and angers landowners, which loses trails. Please consider the future of ATVing in Ontario and stay out of Walters Falls tract for now.

Thank you.

See also:

Side by Sides



OFATV Provincial Riding Agreements

The Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) is pleased to offer reciprocal riding agreements with the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) and Prince Edward Island ATV Federation (PEI ATV).

Each agreement recognizes the annual trail permits/memberships from the other province’s club making travel in each jurisdiction easier and less expensive.

This means an OFATV permit holder can ride in both New Brunswick and PEI at no extra charge.

Additionally the OFATV welcomes permitted riders from New Brunswick and PEI on OFATV trails.

Link to NB OFATV press release (.pdf) from June 3, 2016.

Link to PEI OFATV press release (.pdf) from December 22, 2017.

Additionally, OFATV members can ride in Quebec for a special $100 “top up” permit.  Click here to buy the special interprovincial access permit.

See also:



Ontario Regulation 316/03 (July 1, 2020)

Ontario Regulation 316/03 has been amended as of July 1st, 2020. The Act now includes off-road motorcycles (green plated), and amended descriptions of all off-road vehicles (ORVs). The amendment permits off-road motorcycles access to many of Ontario’s provincial roadways. The amendment also permits local Municipalities to decide whether to allow off-road motorcycles on their roadways, the same situation as when ATVs were first introduced.

Click here for more details on Ontario Regulation 316/03.

See also:

Dirt Bikes & Motorcycles

Young Riders



Introduction for Side-by-Side Riders

DGATV welcomes side-by-sides (maximum width 65″) on our trails with the exception of county-owned properties (rail trail, Harkaway Forest).

DGATV is in discussion with the counties hoping to include side-by-sides in all agreements and will post on social media when any new information is available.

DGATV invites side-by-sides on club rides and accommodates the vehicles accordingly (either by requesting special permission on restricted trails or using by-pass trails).

Parking is available in Dundalk and Markdale.

Here are links to information for side-by-side riders:

Also checkout our facebook page “Dufferin Grey ATV Club” and join our facebook group “Dufferin Grey ATV Club (Group)” to talk to other riders.

Come Ride With Us!

(Last update:  June 29, 2020)