Quad coun­cil meet­ing in Sle­mon Park

P.E.I. ATV Fed­er­a­tion ex­cited to pro­mote Is­land trails

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A twi­light all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle ride to the Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge is in­cluded in the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing and con­fer­ence of the Cana­dian Quad Coun­cil, tak­ing place Sept. 13 to 15 at the Sle­mon Park Ho­tel and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre. Peter Mel­lish, pres­i­dent of the P.E.I. ATV Fed­er­a­tion, said his or­ga­ni­za­tion of­fered to host the meet­ing and con­fer­ence as a way of cel­e­brat­ing and pro­mot­ing trail de­vel­op­ment in P.E.I. “We want to put P.E.I. on the map,” ex­pressed Mel­lish. “We want to en­hance our tourism prod­uct by keep­ing our bikes and our money here at home.” As a mem­ber of the trail de­vel­op­ment team, he ad­mited be­ing ex­cited and proud to take ATVers from across the coun­try out onto the trails. The fed­er­a­tion, Mel­lish said, has been work­ing hard for more than two years to reach its goal of de­vel­op­ing a trail sys­tem across the prov­ince. That has in­cluded dig­ging ditches, build­ing bridges and putting up fences, all on a vol­un­teer ba­sis, by fed­er­a­tion and lo­cal club mem­ber­ship. It’s all be­ing done, he said, in an ef­fort to pro­vide ATV en­thu­si­asts with a safe and en­joy­able place to ride.

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