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TANS appoints new executive at AGM

TRURO, N.S. -- The Truckers Association of Nova Scotia appointed its new executive and board at its 2011 annual general meeting held at the Best Western Glengarry April 16. Acting as chair will be Brian Smith of Sheet Harbour Halifax,...


TRURO, N.S. — The Truckers Association of Nova Scotia appointed its new executive and board at its 2011 annual general meeting held at the Best Western Glengarry April 16. Acting as chair will be Brian Smith of Sheet Harbour Halifax, vice-chair duties belong to Gerry van Dyk of Queens County, and Stephen Orde of Annapolis County will take on the role of secretary.

Elections were held also for the TANS area directors. There are a total nine area directors who sit for a three-year term on a rotational basis, leaving three positions are up for election each year. The three area directors elected this year are Willard Pettipas of Antigonish, Brian Smith of Halifax, and Stephen Orde of Annapolis.

“The Truckers Association of Nova Scotia would like to take this opportunity to thank these members for their volunteer time and effort supporting our association,” the group said in a release. “And a special thank you to our two past chairpersons, Bill Dowe – Cumberland and Donald Whynot – Queens.”

TANS continued its support two charities – IWK Hospital Halifax and Early Intervention Nova Scotia – at the AGM fundraiser this year, raising about $6,000 total. The prizewinners from the event are as follows:

1st prize – $2,480.00 to Dale Hamilton of Annapolis County

2nd prize – Four Points Sheraton Halifax gift certificate to Calvin Fitzgerald of Victoria County

3rd prize – Delta Halifax gift certificate to Alex Samson of Victoria County

4th prize – Best Western Glengarry Truro gift certificate to Dawn Munford of Bedford

5th prize – Park Place Hotel Dartmouth gift certificate to Willard Pettipas from Antigonish

“A big ‘thank you’ to our supporters, fundraisers, and participants. The big winner is always our communities,” said TANS executive director Wayne Onda.


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