George Goodrick of Adventure Sports RV Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has been elected as the new chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada. According to a press release, Adventure Sports RV Centre is a family-owned and operated RV dealership that prides itself in providing quality products and services for RV enthusiasts.
Current dealer principal Goodrick has been involved with Adventure Sports RV Centre since his family started the dealership in 1977. As with any family business, he has worked in every area within the dealership.
In 1982, Goodrick became a full-time RV service technician. He then moved on to service manager and later to parts manager. In 1994, Goodrick partnered with his sister to purchase the existing business from their parents and in 2004 he bought out his sister and became sole proprietor of the dealership.
Goodrick and his family have been strong supporters of the RVDA over the years and been active both at the local and national level of the association. For the Atlantic RVDA, Goodrick has held numerous positions including director, education committee chair, and president, and is the association’s current past president.
At the national level with the RVDA of Canada, Goodrick first joined the board in 2008 as a director. He then went on the chair the national education committee from 2010 to April 2014. He has also served as treasurer, vice chairman before being named chairman of the RVDA of Canada.
Goodrick and his dealership support several local charities on a regular basis including Muscular Dystrophy Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Other officers for the 2014-2015 year are:
• Vice Chairman: Sam Parks, Camp-Out RV Ltd., Stratford, Ontario.
• Treasurer: Jonathan Stone, Stone’s RV & Home Centre, Truro, Nova Scotia.
• Past Chairman: Kyle Redmond, Bucars RV Centre, Balzac, Alberta.
RVDA of Canada’s current board includes:
• Gord Bragg, Hub City RV, Lantzville, 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.
• Jean-Francois Lussier, Horizon Lussier, Marieville, Quebec.
• Bruce Marsh, Cape Breton Trailer Sales, Bras d’Or, Nova Scotia.
• Trevor Moase, Vacationer RV Sales and Service, Kelvin Grove, Prince Edwards Island.