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The Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (CRVA) held its first board meeting Oct. 3-4 under new Chairman Jeff McDermott of Wells Fargo in Cambridge, Ontario.

According to a press release, McDermott replaces Roger Faulkner of General Coach Canada who served as the CRVA President for two terms in 2005-2006 and 2010–2017. Faulkner will remain on the CRVA board as past chairman.

Eleonore Hamm and Sam Parks from RVDA of Canada as well as Robert Trask of Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC) were present at the meeting to collaborate on issues currently impacting the RV industry in Canada including NAFTA negotiations; an update on Go RVing Canada; the private campground small business tax issue; and a discussion on ways to better promote CRVA and its members.

CRVA’s board and industry partner guests also took a guided tour of Hymer Group North America’s new manufacturing facility in Cambridge in conjunction with the meetings.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to extend our genuine appreciation to Paul Cassidy and Jim Hammill for Hymer’s tremendous hospitality in welcoming the group,” McDermott said. “It is always truly memorable when we are provided with an opportunity to visit a member’s facility.”

CRVA also welcomed Brad Harvey, Pro-Lite Manufacturing, to the board while announcing that Claude Cote of Gulfstream Coach Inc. and Mac Donkin from Northern Lite Manufacturing Ltd. are both retiring.

“CRVA extends sincere appreciation to both Claude and Mac for their outstanding commitment and service to the Canadian RV Industry and wishes them continued success and good health in their future,” McDermott said.