New ATV club both fun and a benefit

Greenwood resident Ed Smith has brought together other local ATV and quad owners to form an ATV club in the West Boundary.

A meeting this Sunday provides a great opportunity to check out the newly-formed Greenwood-Boundary ATVClub.

Greenwood resident Ed Smith was instrumental in getting the group organized. He said the club is a fun thing to do that can also be of benefit to the community, through such activities as clearing trails.

One of the benefits Smith sees in the club will be the ability to clearly understand what trails they can or can’t ride on, essential information not only for locals but for tourists as well.

He said he’d heard some quad owners say, “I’m just going to sell my quad. We have no idea what we can do with them.”

Smith said insurance is now available for riding in certain areas and that the new club is affiliated with ATV-BC.

The group currently has 16 to 18 members.

Smith is president of the new club and Solange Jacob is secretary-treasurer. Smith said that others involved in the club include Steve Hill, Ellen Clements, Leo Jacob and Doug Timmons.

The meeting will be held this Sunday, Feb. 23 at Smith’s home (1325 Klondike) at 1 p.m. Phone Smith at 250-445-9931 for further information.