Annual National AQCC Conference held in Newfoundland
AQCC Conference held in September in St John’s, Newfoundland was attended by two representatives from each province. Carolyn Richards, President of the Kawartha ATV Association and Bruce Murphy, President of the Ontario Federation of All Terrain Vehicle Clubs were honoured to be there representing Ontario. This national gathering focuses on issues that affect all riders across Canada, as well as the goal to standardize safety training in all provinces and territories, as outlined by the Canadian AQCC Safety Institute (CASI). The course offers students an opportunity to increase their safety knowledge and to practice basic riding skills in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of a licensed Instructor.
The All-Terrain Quad Council of Canada (AQCC) is a united group of provincial/territorial Federations or Associations across Canada that represents ATV riders’ best interests. Major focus now is the establishment of a national trail system that will link all jurisdictions in Canada. This organization is the national voice that speaks to various governments or partner organizations on behalf of ATV enthusiasts. Their mission embraces five areas of focus: safety, land access, land management, environmental concerns and long term funding. AQCC is also proactive, promoting ATVing as a fun sport enjoyed with friends and or family members while adhering to a code of ethics. The AQCC mandate is to improve and develop the sport of All Terrain Vehicle / Quad riding nationally by providing a strong support to its member organizations.