Info about the Alberta Club
A P G S RVers
Alberta Provincial Good Sam Association
We are mature, retired or soon to be retired folks who own recreational vehicles; enjoy camping activities and like to do things, see things and most importantly socialize and have some fun and laughs.
The Alberta Provincial Good Sam Association (APGS) is affiliated with the world’s largest organization of RV owners, the Good Sam Club.
The Good Sam Club was conceived in 1966 when a letter to the editor of a small lifestyle magazine suggested the use of a bumper sticker encouraging RVers to assist each other. In 1968 “Ute Salt Shakers” from West Valley, Utah became the first Good Sam Chapter. Today the Good Sam Club has state or provincial organizations and local chapters in almost every Province and State.
Currently 15 local chapters from Lethbridge to St Paul to Whitecourt form the Alberta Provincial Good Sam Association. The Alberta Provincial Good Sam Association represents the fifteen chapters to the Good Sam Club. The Alberta Provincial Good Sam Association is registered under the Alberta Society Act.
APGS and members in our chapters take pride in their philanthropic efforts to serve local charities, communities and those less fortunate.
APGS RVers hold an annual spring campout/rally every June, where members from our chapters, other provinces, states and interested RVers all come together. The event is over a five day period where we dry camp around a facility such as a hockey arena. We enjoy entertainment; playing card games and games like bocce ball and bean bag toss (corn hole); going on tours and seeing things; meeting new friends and reconnecting with old friends. The spring campouts move around Alberta and we try to showcase and benefit the local community and community groups. Recent provincial campouts have been in Rich Valley, Drumheller, St. Paul and Claresholm.
APGS RVers also hold a fall campout\rally in September. The fall campout is similar to the spring event but shorter in duration and generally more intimate.
Chapters are simply a group of RV enthusiasts who live in a geographical area who enjoy camping and socializing. Chapters plan their own camping events and activities for the camping season and often plan social events during the winter months.
The Calgary Pioneers were formed in 1975 and were the first chapter in Alberta. Formed in 2012 the Brooks Dino Trailers are Alberta’s youngest chapter.
By belonging to a chapter you gain the security of camping and travelling with friends who are experienced in all things RV, whether that is in the knowledge of good campgrounds, great road trips, tech tips on fixing problems with your RV or maybe it’s just the simple pleasure of sitting by a warm fire listening to friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Please contact us, if you want help finding a local chapter or have questions about our organization.