Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association

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AOHVA AGM

  • Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Best Western Premier
  • Freeport Inn and Suites
    86 Freeport Boulevard N.E.
    Calgary, AB

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*Please advise of your attendance so we can make the necessary refreshment and snack arrangements by May 24th, 2017.

Breaking News

Stewardship Days demonstrate OHV users’ care for the environment

Annual events dedicated to building and maintaining Alberta’s multi-use trail network

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Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Courteous

AOHVA Campaign promotes OHV rider etiquette while enjoying Alberta’s natural landscapes

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AOHVA reminds all OHV users that safety is a top priority

Information, Safety and Education Programs available to riders of all ages

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Alberta introduces OHV Helmet Law May 15, 2017

As of May 15, 2017, CSA-compliant helmets must be worn by OHV users when riding on public land. Public land means Crown land, including areas that have been designated for public OHV use, public roadway and highway rights-of-way.

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Road and Trail Closures

The Waiparous Creek Bridge Project (Ghost Public Land Use Zone, PLUZ) will be constructed in the summer of 2017. Recreational users should be aware of changes to this area, including road and recreational trail closures; effective May 10, 2017 – August 30, 2017.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada’s national initiative to promote motorcycle safety among all road and trail users across Canada.

Show your commitment to motorcycle safety and help make Canada one of the safest places in the world to ride a motorcycle.

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AOHVA makes formal submission to Alberta Environment and Parks; Castle Parks Draft Management Plan

The Government of Alberta is currently enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. With that in mind, AOHVA took the opportunity to provide the government with some important insight and information. It is our hope that AOHVA and the Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks will work together to establish a foundation from which to fortify Alberta’s parks and public spaces, ensuring they are places all Albertans can enjoy.

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ACESS submits proposal for Castle Draft Management Plan

The Alberta Committee for Eastern Slopes Stewardship (ACESS) has prepared this proposal for a model of open camping within the Castle Parks area. This proposal is designed to address the existing demand for open (random) access camping within the Castle Parks area in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner to providing the diverse camping experiences Albertans currently engage in.

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May 9, 2017

After helping to raise the awareness of important issues related to OHV use in the Castle with Albertans across the province, and participating in the government's public consultation process, AOHVA and ACESS both have made formal submissions for consideration.

Alberta Environment and Parks is now reviewing and considering all comments received through the public consultation process; and will revise the draft management plan as necessary to reflect public feedback. We anticipate a formal announcement to be forthcoming in June 2017.

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April 13, 2017

Who's behind the push to eliminate OHV users, open campers and families off the Alberta landscape?

AOHVA believes that all Albertans have the right to understand how science is being used to guide important decisions affecting their opportunity to enjoy the province’s outdoor spaces; and the government has the responsibility to be upfront and open with all Albertans in that regard.

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April 6, 2017

OHV Rider Safety starts with the proper gear and proper instruction.

Spring has arrived and Albertans are looking forward to heading outdoors - preparing for their first trip to the back country. In addition to regular machine maintenance, there are some things OHV riders and campers might want to be aware of.

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March 29, 2017

AOHVA establishes sub-committee focusing on Open Camping, ALBERTA COMMITTEE FOR EASTERN SLOPES STEWARDSHIP (ACESS)

AOHVA has established a new cross-organization committee with the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Alberta and the Alberta Fish and Game Association specifically to focus on the camping-related aspects of Albertans’ outdoor activities. This committee has undertaken direct research to ascertain the key drivers of Albertans’ camping experiences including, but not limited to: who goes along, what they do when they camp, where they go and how they select their spot as well as the economic impacts.

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March 15, 2017

The Public Consultation process is changing.

News information sessions, changes to the Government of Alberta survey, new surveys on OHV user experiences. Your input counts.

Be informed. Get engaged. TAKE ACTION!

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March 8, 2017

Be informed. Get engaged. TAKE ACTION!

Plan to attend one of the meetings set for public consultation on recreational uses in southern Alberta and the Castle parks. Additional meetings will be scheduled for the coming weeks.

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March 8, 2017

What did Minister Shannon Phillips' recent announcement really mean?

In simple terms, the Minister's announcement means the consultation period has been extended another 30 days.

Nothing more.

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March 3, 2017

OHV Use in the News: March 1-2, 2017

It might seem odd to talk about two days of media coverage - but there has been a lot and it was significant to our cause. This is a chronological collection of recent media activity; print, radio and television.

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March 1, 2017

AOHVA’s Environmentally Responsible Solution

The AOHVA has a 4-point plan to ensure that past damage is corrected and not repeated in the future.

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February 27, 2017

Public Survey (Government of Alberta)

Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan EVERY OHV RIDER IN ALBERTA SHOULD COMPLETE THIS SURVEY TO HELP PROTECT AND PRESERVE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO RIDE NOT ONLY IN THE CASTLE, BUT ACROSS THE PROVINCE

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February 24, 2017

An open letter to Albertans from AOHVA President Brent Hodgson

In every jurisdiction where OHV activities occur, it is groups like the Alberta Off-highway Vehicle Association (AOHVA) who lead the way to promote safe, responsible and respectable vehicle use. AOHVA is as concerned as anyone about improper OHV use when it comes to the environment and peoples’ safety.

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