RVDA of Canada Names New Board Chairman

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The RV Dealers Association of Canada elected Sam Parks, of Camp-Out RV Centre in Stratford, Ontario, as its chairman of the board.

Parks has been owner of Camp-Out RV for more than 20 years along with his wife, Debbi. Camp-Out, which began more than 50 years ago, now employs more than 20 employees.

“Sam (Parks’) dedication to the RV industry is evident in his commitment to the various organizations he belongs to,” the Association said in a news release. “He has been a member of the Ontario RVDA for many years.

“His volunteer work has led him to serve on the membership committee, the education committee, Board of Directors as well as president of the Ontario RVDA.”

Parks joined the RVDA of Canada Board in Jan. 2011 and became treasurer in 2013 and the vice chair in 2014. He also joined the Board of Directors for Go RVing Canada in 2013.

Parks volunteers in his community through various charities such as the Sunshine Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and local soup kitchen, and the dealership has supplied trailers for the Make a Wish Foundation, Relay for Life as well as local sports teams, according to the release.

Other officers for the 2015-2016 year are: 

Vice Chairman: Jean-Francois Lussier, Horizon Lussier, Marieville, Quebec;
Treasurer: Jonathan Stone, Stone’s RV & Home Centre, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia;
Past Chairman: George Goodrick, Adventure Sports RV Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

RVDA of Canada’s current Board of Directors are:

Jason Bell, Chemo RV Sales and Service, 150 Mile House, British Columbia
Darcy Turgeon, Carefree Coach & RV, Edmonton, Alberta
Kyle Kehoe, Kehoe RV, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Jim Gorrie, GNR Camping World, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Herb Cowen, Pike Lake Golf Centre, Clifford, Ontario
Josée Bédard, Roulotte Chaudière, Lévis, Quebec
Bruce Marsh, Cape Breton Trailer Sales, Bras d’Or, Nova Scotia
Trevor Moase, Vacationer RV Sales and Service, Kelvin Grove, Prince Edward Island

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