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Vice President - Richard Sheridan

Hello to all my fellow 4WDABC brothers and sisters… If you refer to your friends by the makes and colours of their trucks, you might just be a four-wheeler… Like me for more than 30 years.

For the past three years, I have had the pleasure of serving our 4wd Community as a member of the trainer team and the past two years as the Vice President of the 4WDABC.

Getting elected to the Board involves a very serious time commitment; it's like having a second job. Being self-employed allows me this flexibility to serve our community, and I am close enough to Vancouver to meet face-to-face (pre-Covid, of course)  or address things during the day if needed.

In the Vice President's capacity, I have had the distinct honour of being a highly active part of the Wheeling Wisely Management team and Trainer team, where I have devoted a significant amount of time to developing the Wheeling Wisely training curriculums. My participation involves working on the management team to develop strategies, travel and source out training grounds and writing of training curriculums with a couple different teams, and the privilege of training some of our outstanding members.

At the end of my first two years on the BOD, I feel I am making significant traction supporting 4WDABC members throughout the province, especially in the community in which I live, the South Thompson(Kamloops) Okanagan.

I'm blessed with living in the Kamloops area, which allows me significant access to the interior's amazing terrain. I believe that since we are a provincial organization, it is extremely beneficial to have solid representation outside the lower mainland. My location has allowed the 4wdabc to actively support members in the interior and interface with Rec Sites and Trails BC, working alongside a regional office team in this area.

This local representative and interaction has allowed us to sign a partnership agreement for the Lac du Bois OHV park in Kamloops and build relationships with Rec...
see more Hello to all my fellow 4WDABC brothers and sisters… If you refer to your friends by the makes and colours of their trucks, you might just be a four-wheeler… Like me for more than 30 years.

For the past three years, I have had the pleasure of serving our 4wd Community as a member of the trainer team and the past two years as the Vice President of the 4WDABC.

Getting elected to the Board involves a very serious time commitment; it's like having a second job. Being self-employed allows me this flexibility to serve our community, and I am close enough to Vancouver to meet face-to-face (pre-Covid, of course)  or address things during the day if needed.

In the Vice President's capacity, I have had the distinct honour of being a highly active part of the Wheeling Wisely Management team and Trainer team, where I have devoted a significant amount of time to developing the Wheeling Wisely training curriculums. My participation involves working on the management team to develop strategies, travel and source out training grounds and writing of training curriculums with a couple different teams, and the privilege of training some of our outstanding members.

At the end of my first two years on the BOD, I feel I am making significant traction supporting 4WDABC members throughout the province, especially in the community in which I live, the South Thompson(Kamloops) Okanagan.

I'm blessed with living in the Kamloops area, which allows me significant access to the interior's amazing terrain. I believe that since we are a provincial organization, it is extremely beneficial to have solid representation outside the lower mainland. My location has allowed the 4wdabc to actively support members in the interior and interface with Rec Sites and Trails BC, working alongside a regional office team in this area.

This local representative and interaction has allowed us to sign a partnership agreement for the Lac du Bois OHV park in Kamloops and build relationships with Rec Sites and Trail BC ST Regional officers and Techs in Kamloops and Vernon. This Makes it easy for RSTBC to reach out to communicate local issues regarding interaction with other user groups and advocacy issues.

With this last part, it takes significant time to build first-hand relationships on behalf of the 4WDABC. It allows RST to reach out to me as a local representative and BOD member to help address items that need to be communicated or potential access challenges.

I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our great Community as vice President for another two years and continue some of the challenging discussions with RSTBC on your behalf.