The Coe Hill ATV Club has been nominated for the Hastings Trailblazer Award.

According to the Hastings County Website, the trailblazer award recognizes the achievements of contributors to the County’s economy.  Coe Hill ATV Club’s founder Darren Stevens says he’s excited and honoured to be nominated. He said he’s happy about just being nominated, regardless of whether or not they would win.

Stevens says that the club was founded in the spring of 2018 and has run a few events over the past year. He said that the club does charity rides and safety training. They have also raised money for the local food bank and the Wollaston Public Library, as well as thousands for the Wollaston Fire Department.

They will be hosting the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs meeting in September in Coe Hill and talk about where things are going for the club.

Stevens hopes that in the future he can expand the club by, among other things, continuing to work on a reciprocal agreement with the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance which would allow Coe Hill ATV to use the Hastings Heritage Trail which will, in turn, generate income for the community. He adds that the county is a great place to ride.