I was born, raised and went to school in Nova Scotia. I joined the R.C.M.P. in 1971 and retired as a 35 year veteran. During the majority of my 35 years of service with the R.C.M.P. I assisted persons of all ages with the safe operation of various motor vehicles. I have been riding atvs since they were manufactured in the early 80’s. I was certified approximately 8 years ago as a Canada Safety Council ATV Rider’s Course instructor. Approximately 3 years ago I was certified by the Canada Safety Council as a Chief Instructor for the ATV Rider’s Program. I have also been certified as an instructor for the Canada Safety Council UTV (side X side) course. I have provided these courses in N.S., N.B. and NFLD. over the past several years. I have also instructed the CSC courses to children age 6 to adults. In April I completed 2 years as the safety coordinator for the ATV Association of Nova Scotia.