Avery Bain - White Hill Summit Award Recipient
Avery Bain, provincial trail volunteer extraordinaire, was recently awarded the White Hill Summit Award by NS Trails President, Holly Woodill. The award, named for the highest point of land in Nova Scotia, recognizes an outstanding contribution to the development and management of recreational trails in the province.
Avery Bain has been Vice President of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation for the past 10 years. From May 2009 until December 2010 he served as a volunteer representing NS Trails on the Nova Scotia Regional Advisory Committee for the National Trails Coalition. Avery devoted more than 400 hours of volunteer time to the 2009 - 2010 National Recreational Trails program. His volunteer service to the trails community is appreciated and recognized by one of five trails volunteers to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Avery has shown a significant commitment and dedication to community trail development in Nova Scotia with his longstanding position on the Board of Directors of the Dynamite Trail Association – Martin’s River to Mahone Bay. Since 2000, Avery has been a champion of trail development and has supported and encouraged his fellow board members in their efforts. As a founding board member and executive secretary of the Dynamite Trail Association, Avery’s involvement in this community project has helped ensure its success as well as the success of the community trails in the entire south shore region. He is always available with a helping hand along the trail and a kind word of encouragement and support to other trail communities.
Avery has also served for many years on the executive of NS Trails in the position of Vice President. His management style successfully combines both a common sense approach and light hearted humor, which enables him to easily work well within a diverse board with a variety of interests. As the lead contact for the let’s Get Active Committee for NS Trails, Avery continues to lend his support and encouragement to on-trail initiatives throughout Nova Scotia.
Nominated by Laura Barkhouse, Trails and Open Space Coordinator, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Supported by Sandy Hamilton, Chair of the Dynamite Trail Assoc, Ted Scrutton, past President NS Trails, and Holly Woodill, President NS Trails.
Congratulations Avery! We thank you for all the tremendous work you have done over the years to help further the trails movement in Nova Scotia.