WHO WE ARE

ABOUT THE 4WDABC

Welcome to the 4WDABC

Stewards of British Columbia’s Back Yard since 1977.

The Four Wheel Drive Association of British Columbia is a registered non-profit society that advocates for Public Access to Public Land.

To this goal, we’re involved in active stewardship of our backcountry:
WHAT DRIVES US

OUR GOALS, OBJECTIVES & ETHICS

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

  • To uphold the established Four Wheeler’s Code of Ethics
  • To promote recreational activities that involve the off pavement use of four wheel drive vehicles, encourage multiple land use and allow access to the back-country
  • To promote responsible attitudes toward the use of public and private lands
  • To protect our natural resources and the heritage of our land through conservation practices so people may enjoy them for generations to come
  • To encourage land management agencies to develop more areas and trails for multiple uses and to deter land closures
  • To participate in and support civic activities that will benefit the community, and to enhance the public image of recreational four wheeling and it’s enthusiasts
  • To promote cooperation and friendship among four wheel drive clubs and individual four wheel drive owners in the province of British Columbia
  • To Protect the rights of an individual by providing support for the united voice of responsible four wheelers
  • To maintain a uniform set of safety rules and regulations
  • To disseminate information, including pending legislation that may be detrimental to the interests of four wheel drive owners
  • To inform and educate our members and the public in wise and sensible use of four wheel drive vehicles

FOUR WHEELERS’ CODE OF ETHICS

  • I will remain on established and designated roads and trails. I will obey gate closures and regulatory or trail-use signs. I will leave gates as I find them
  • I will respect and protect the environment and the land, both public and private. I realize that future use depends on my responsible actions
  • I will obey all traffic laws and regulations
  • I will not vandalize. I will restore or repair damaged trails, signs, camp facilities, water bars or drains on trails in a responsible manner
  • I will not litter. I will set an example to other backcountry users by carrying out more than I carry in
  • I will maintain the safety of my vehicle and equipment. I will carry recovery gear, an emergency repair kit, basic first aid supplies, survival food and equipment. I will keep firearms in a safe and secure place
  • I realize that my equipment, ability, terrain, weather, and the traffic on the trail should determine my destination objective and travel speed
  • I will observe fish, game and trail rules
  • I will act responsibly to prevent forest fires, obeying campfire and open-fire regulations and restrictions
  • I will always stop and offer assistance to a fellow four-wheeler
  • When encountering others, I will be friendly and courteous
WHO MAKES US SPECIAL

OUR TEAM, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS & TRAINERS

Learn more about the people who make the 4WDABC what it is! Explore our directory of our board of directors, officers, trainers, and team members.

Brian Pratt
Director At Large / TreadLightly! Trainer
Jason Belanger
Regions / Wheeling Wisely Trainer
Jeff Courtney
Merchandise
Kim Reeves
President / Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
Leah McQueen
Secretary
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Region 7B - Peace (Prince George)
Matt Ion
Communications / Wheeling Wisely Trainer
Pete Goudswaard
Membership / Wheeling Wisely Trainer
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Region 2 - Lower Mainland (Chilliwack/Abbotsford)
Richard Sheridan
Vice President / Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
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Region 3 - Thompson-Nicola (Pritchard)
Brad Heidman
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Region 2 - Lower Mainland (Surrey)
Brian Hewitt
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Region 1 - Vancouver Island (Sooke)
Brian Pratt
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Region 3 - Thompson-Nicola (Enderby)
Bryan Goetz
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Region 3 - Thompson-Nicola (Kamloops)
Cameron Colquhoun
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Region 2 - Lower Mainland (Coquitlam)
Chad Achtemichuk
Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
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Region 7a - Omineca (Prince George)
Chris Bonnell
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Region 2 - Lower Mainland (Delta)
CJ Hendriks
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Region 4 - Kootenays (Trail)
Davy Greenlees
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Region 7A - Omineca (Prince George)
Eric Watson
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Region 2 - Lower Mainland (North Vancouver)
Finbar O’Sullivan
Wheeling Wisely Trainer
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Region 8 - Okanagan (Penticton)
Glen Crichton
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Region 1 - Vancouver Island (Cowichan)
Jonathan Van Netten
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Region 2 - Lower Mainland (Vancouver)
Kelsey Janna
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Region 7A - Omineca (Prince George)
Kim Ispanovic
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Region 7A - Omineca (Prince George)
Brian Pratt
Director At Large / TreadLightly! Trainer
Chad Achtemichuk
Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
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Region 7a - Omineca (Prince George)
Chris Susut
Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
Finbar O’Sullivan
Wheeling Wisely Trainer
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Region 8 - Okanagan (Penticton)
Greg Sutfin
Wheeling Wisely Trainer
Jason Belanger
Regions / Wheeling Wisely Trainer
Kim Reeves
President / Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
Matt Ion
Communications / Wheeling Wisely Trainer
Mike Brent
Wheeling Wisely Trainer
Pete Goudswaard
Membership / Wheeling Wisely Trainer
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Region 2 - Lower Mainland (Chilliwack/Abbotsford)
Rachelle Tomm
Wheeling Wisely Trainer
Richard Sheridan
Vice President / Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
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Region 3 - Thompson-Nicola (Pritchard)
Tim Lund
Wheeling Wisely / I4WDTA Trainer
HOW WE OPPORATE

OUR BYLAWS

Our bylaws as required by the BC Societies Act. Last updated March 17th, 2019.

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FIND US

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

Looking for us on social media? Are you interested in other related groups, marketplaces and discussion boards? Look no further!

4WDABC ON FACEBOOK

We have a Facebook page where you can check for recent info, events, and announcements

facebook.com/4wdabc

4WDABC ON INSTAGRAM

Follow us on instragram for news, photos, videos and great community content.

instagram.com/4wdabc

4WDABC ON TWITTER

Follow us on twitter for news, annoucements and great community discussions.

twitter.com/4wdabc

4WDABC MAIN DISCUSSION GROUP

Join our main discussion group on facebook.

Four Wheel Drive Association of BC

4WDABC BUY AND SELL GROUP

Looking to buy, sell, or swap vehicles, parts, and other (loosely) off-road related items?

4WDABC Buy/Sell/Trade

4WDABC JOBS & SERVICES

Looking for a job, an employee, or offering or seeking services?

4WDABC Jobs & Services

4WDABC REDDIT BOARD

NEW! The 4WDABC is now on Reddit, join us for news, announcements and discussions.

/r/4WDABC

REGIONAL 4WDABC GROUPS

We have a number of regional groups around the province, with more locally focused events and discussions:

WHEELERS OF TOMORROW

We believe educating our youth in proper respect for and stewardship of the backcountry is the best way to protect it long-term. To this end, we’ve created the Wheelers of Tomorrow program.

Visit the Page for the latest updates, announcements, and information.
Join the Group for respectful discussions and discourse.

WHEELING WISELY

Ongoing education means teaching responsible off-road driving, recovery, and more.

Check out our Wheeling Wisely website and Facebook page.