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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Hey Nova Scotia, What’s Up?

Tim Allen and Tim Densmore

Tim Allen, President of Dufferin Grey ATV Club, Ontario with Tim Densmore, President of North Shore ATV Club, Nova Scotia

DGATV has friends everywhere!

This summer DGATV’s President, Tim Allen, took the opportunity to ride with Nova Scotia’s North Shore ATV Club.  Checking out the trails, swapping stories and picking up ideas were on the agenda for Tim’s holiday “out east”.

DGATV’s umbrella association, the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) has reciprocal riding agreements in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.  Who knows?  Maybe one day an agreement with Nova Scotia will appear … fingers crossed.

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Upcoming Events (2019)

*** UPDATE:  DGATV’s trails are open.  Enjoy your ride!  ***

The following list of Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) events is subject to change.  Please stay tuned to DGATV’s social media (dgatv.cafacebooktwittergoogle calendar) closer to the event date for confirmation.

Trails open May 1st (weather-permitting) and close November 30th or when snow covered, with some exceptions.

  • May 4 – DGATV Warden Training, Markdale Ag Centre – bring your bike (weather-permitting) & your lunch
  • May 5 – DGATV Warden Training, Markdale Ag Centre – bring your bike (weather-permitting) & your lunch
  • May 25 – DGATV Breakfast Club Ride, Flesherton – proceeds to Macphail Memorial Elementary School
  • June 22 – Harkaway Forest opens to ATVs
  • July 1 – DGATV Canada Day Ride, Markdale – show your true colours!
  • August 11 – DGATV Sunday Fun Ride, Markdale
  • September 14 – DGATV Ride for MRI, Markdale – proceeds to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation
  • October 6 – DGATV Sunday Fun Ride, TBA – proceeds to Chatsworth Food Bank
  • October 15 – Harkaway Forest closes to ATVs
  • November 2 – DGATV Fun & Final Ride, Markdale – weather dependent
  • November 17 – Grey County roads close to ATVs
  • November 30 – DGATVs trails close, except Walters Falls

Side-by-sides are welcome / side-by-side by-pass trail

Show up ready to ride … Come Ride With Us!

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