DGATV Autumn Ride (2021) Donation

Special thanks to all that participated in the Dundalk food bank ride!

We appreciated donations from our 43 riders as well as sponsors Larry’s Small Engines and M.a.N. Services.

Final tally: $3,746 to the Dundalk food bank and 70lbs of food donations.

The weather held, the trails were just right and everyone had a fun day. We couldn’t ask for more in a charity ride.

Thank you for your support to this great cause!

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Directors, Wardens, Landowners, Sponsors and Riders … we couldn’t do it without You!

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DGATV Autumn Food Bank Ride (23-Oct-2021) Event Listing

DGATV’s Sponsors



Ontario Trumpeter Swans (2021)

Seeing trumpeter swans near the trail is always a highlight of a ride.  These beautiful birds are picturesque and evidence of a healthy ecosystem.  If we’re lucky the swans come back each summer to raise their families, and we get to know these lovely neighbours as the cygnets flourish under the watchful eye of their parents.

Last year DGATV members were upset to hear that irresponsible rail trail use resulted in harm to a family of swans.  The injuries to the mother swan resulted in her death so we’re not sure if the swans will return this season.  We know the father swan was last seen in Toronto on his southward migration so we are hopeful that we’ll see him again.  As a result of this incident, DGATV’s Board of Directors pledged support for the swans and made a donation to the Ontario Trumpeter Swan Restoration program (facebook group).

We ask ATVers to ride safely and carefully, and to be respectful when driving by people, pets and wildlife alike.

Riding the trails are a privilege and not a right.  Abuse it and lose it.

*** UPDATE:  We are happy to announce that the male swan has returned to the area with another female.  We consider ourselves lucky!  Please ride carefully around the swans.

Link to article in the Toronto Star (Sept. 14, 2021)


DGATV Autumn Ride (2019) Donation


Our Club President, Tim Allen and Events Coordinator, Jamie Thurman were proud to present $420 and over 100 lbs of food to Marian Doyle of the Gentle Shepherd food bank on behalf of all of our club members and guests who came out to our #RideForHunger last week.

It warms our hearts when we see like-minded outdoor enthusiasts getting together for such a great cause.

A special thank you to all who came out and hope to see you again soon!

Marian says “Thanks Dufferin Grey ATV Club for your support for the Flesherton Food Bank. Your donation will help us to purchase hamburg and milk for the next month and half.”

We’re glad to help!

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Directors, Wardens, Landowners, Sponsors and Riders … we couldn’t do it without You!

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Ride for MRI / CGHS Foundation Fundraiser (2019)

What a Fabulous Day!

On September 14, 2019, Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) happily hosted a charity ride for Centre Grey Health Services Foundation with the assistance of Volunteers from Grey Highlands Fire & Emergency Services who provided a hot lunch. Riders brought in $1,350 in donations, which DGATV matched for a total of $2,700 going directly towards the new MRI machine for Owen Sound Hospital.

We had 50 machines out and our ride was approximately 80 kms, which was completed with no incidents or bad weather. Fun was had by all and and it was nice to see not just familiar faces but some new ones too!

We want to thank everyone who came out, and those who helped but were unable to be with us. Many items were donated and our raffle seemed to go on forever with some great donations from local businesses and supporters.

Thanks again to all our Directors, Wardens and Members for the hard work in putting together these rides, and thanks to all our Landowners, Sponsors, Supporters, and Riders. We have just as much fun putting on the events as you do coming to them!

Hope to see you all at the next one!

Our Directors Say …

Great work by all the executives of DGATV on our MRI ride today. Over 50 machines participated in the ride and generously donated $1,350 to help in the purchase of a new MRI unit for Grey Bruce Health services. The club then matched that donation which enables us to make a total donation of $2,700.

We also had Grey Highlands firefighters bbq lunch for the riders which raised $400 for them.

Our club members and guest riders are some of the most generous people around and are always willing to support our community!

And lastly, my grandson Brecken came along to help us run the event and won a door prize, which turned out to be one of his favorite things, tools! What an awesome day and ride!

Pete L.

What a fabulous day!..Our members with big hearts we will be presenting a cheque of $2,700 to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation..DGATV directors would like to thank all who participated in the “ride for MRI”…Would like to thank.our wardens who participated and thank you to the foundation people who came out and helped at registration also a big thank you to all who donated prizes..wont mention as there was many, I would be afraid I would miss someone…a special thank you to Larry’s for the amazing gift basket..the lucky winner of that was Barry LeMaitre of Hamilton.

Jamie T.

From the President’s Chair…..

DGATV MRI Ride Sept 14 2019….. A Success!!

We would like to thank the participants of the event. We hope you enjoyed such a beautiful day with good friends old and new. We hope you had a enjoyable ride with some fun in the process. Thank You All!! for your participation and contributions to this cause!!!

Sponsors/Vendors whom contributed to the event with prizes, donations and displays. We also thank you so very much for assisting us with this ride!

A special Thank You goes out to the Grey Highlands Fire Dept for the lunch preparations on the trail, the burgers were great!

Directors and Trail Wardens; Congrats!! A very successful charity ride. Many months of work went into organizing this event, the team work and organization of the event was astounding!! Great job!!!

DGATV will be presenting a cheque to the Grey Bruce Health services MRI fund in the amount of $2700.00


Thank you all!

Tim Allen

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Directors, Wardens, Landowners, Sponsors and Riders … we couldn’t do it without You!

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Flesherton Garden Show (May-2019)

Happy to announce the winner of the “Hoodie” draw that DGATV sponsored at the garden show in Flesherton earlier this month.

Congratulations to Shelley Overholt!

Today is a perfect day to be wearing it …

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Directors, Wardens, Landowners, Sponsors and Riders … we couldn’t do it without You!

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DGATV Autumn Ride (2018)

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!

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