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The Trails

Elevating Every Step of the Codroy Valley's Premier Trail Experience.

Who We Are

Our Vision

We aspire to elevate the quality of our trails to such a memorable experience that our trails are the first thing mentioned in everyone's description of the beauty of the Codroy Valley. As stewards of this natural heritage, we envision a trail system that showcases the breathtaking beauty of our region, making it a sought-after destination for tourists and a cherished retreat for locals and our guests.

Our Purpose

The Trails Sub-Committee is committed to curating a trail experience that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in the world. We are dedicated to ensuring our trails' preservation, enhancement, and promotion. We realize the importance of these trails' importance as pathways in nature and as conduits for community engagement, environmental education, and shared responsibility.

By collaborating with local governments, vendors, and the community, we ensure our trails remain accessible, safe, and captivating. We take pride in organizing community-centric events, be it interpretative walks, community hiking ventures, or trail maintenance days, to keep the spirit of community involvement alive and thriving.

Our General Responsibilities


Trail Maintenance and Upgrades:

Overseeing the upkeep of the trails through coordinated efforts of volunteers and professional vendors. Collaborating with the government and other stakeholders to secure funds for minor enhancements and significant upgrades to the trail system.


Community Events and Engagement:

Organizing and promoting community events like hiking expeditions, interpretative walks, and trail maintenance days to foster a sense of collective ownership and pride.  Collaborating with local experts to provide educational experiences on our trails, ensuring users can appreciate the beauty and the significance of the environment they are exploring.


Advocacy and Promotion:

Advocating for the significance of our trails at local, regional, and national platforms, ensuring their preservation and enhancement are always on the agenda. Promoting the trails as a premier destination, drawing attention to their beauty, significance, and the world-class experience they offer.

Join Us!

The Community Association is always stronger with more volunteers and members. Please reach out to us with your interest in getting involved by sending us an email. 

We have an active Facebook Group, "Codroy Valley Area Development Association,"  so we invite you to join that group to catch up on events and participate in the community conversation. 

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The Sub-Committee Members

We are your neighbours and friends in the community who want to contribute our time and energy to helping the community.


Ron Laudadio

Board Chair (Millville)
Social & Communications Sub-Committee

Trail Sub-Committee Chair

Born and raised in Ontario, I am a proud father of two and deeply love the Codroy Valley. After spending 13 beautiful summer vacations here, I am drawn to its natural beauty and warm community. Now that my sons have begun their lives of independence, I moved to Newfoundland & Labrador and have called the Millville area my final home since June 2021. In a spirit of gratitude, I dedicate my skills and time to volunteer work - such as the CVADA, contributing to the community that has warmly welcomed me.

My career journey has taken me from being a Chief Technology Officer at IBM to launching the beloved children's product Webkinz with Ganz. Today, as the Director of North America and Part-Owner of EPiC Agile, a global consulting firm, I lead a wonderful organization of people who specialize in Business Agility Transformation; we aim to empower leaders so they create thriving organizations and champion the proven impact of positive work environments on extraordinary business success.

I look forward to connecting with you and contributing to our community.

Tracy Keeping

Board Vice-Chair (St. Andrews)

Trail Sub-Committee Vice-Chair

Social & Communications Sub-Committee

I was born and raised in Newfoundland and married for almost 32 years, and Mother of two girls and Gemma to a nine-month-old Grandson. We lived in Nova Scotia as a military family for nearly 20 years and moved to Codroy Valley in 2010. I loved the province of Nova Scotia and still do, but I wanted our children to grow up with family and experience Newfoundland as we did as children. I am the Branch Manager at Atlantic Edge Credit Union in Doyles. I have been in Management in Sales and Finance for almost 30 years, and I always enjoy making a difference in the lives of people in our community. My love of helping others and living our best life in rural Newfoundland is why I volunteer as much time as possible when I’m not working or spending time with family. Outside of work and volunteering, our time with family and friends is spent in the great outdoors!!


Wilfred McIsaac

Trails Sub-Committee

Bio soon to come.

Derek White

Trails Sub-Committee

Bio Soon to Come

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