CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association held its first annual charity golf tournament on Sept. 15 and raised $8,000 for Dave Roberts, executive director for the Truckers Association of Nova Scotia, who is dealing with t...
THANK YOU: (L-R) Ruby Roberts, Dave Roberts, LeeAnn McConnell and Jim Campbell.
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association held its first annual charity golf tournament on Sept. 15 and raised $8,000 for Dave Roberts, executive director for the Truckers Association of Nova Scotia, who is dealing with the effects of lung cancer.
APTA chair, LeeAnn McConnell and Associated Trades Council chairman Jim Campbell presented Roberts and his wife Ruby, with the money raised from the tournament at this year’s APTA annual convention held Oct. 28 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Roberts wishes to thank the APTA for their thoughtfulness and kindness.
“I am very humbled, honoured and saddened to be the recipient of the first annual APTA charity event. Humbled and honoured by being selected by the association, but saddened because there is a reason behind the selection. I cannot believe the amount of support I have received and continue to get each and every day from the industry, said Roberts.
He said the generous donation will go a long way towards relieving some of the financial stress that his family will face.
Roberts wants to thank the Associated Trades Council in particular for making the golf tournament possible.
“I cannot express enough how proud I am of our industry. I would like to put forward a heartfelt thank you to each and every one involved in the Atlantic Canada trucking industry,” Roberts added, speaking on behalf of his wife, his nine-year old daughter Jade and his six-year old daughter Lena.
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