The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission was established in 1994 and consists of six members each of which are nominated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on the recommendations of the Minister. Newfoundland & Labrador joined and the commission consolidated to create the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission.

The members of the Commission hold office for such term, not exceeding three years, as determined at the time of appointment. A member is eligible for reappointment but no member shall serve for a continuous period exceeding nine years.

A member remains in office until the member resigns or is replaced.

In the event of a vacancy occurring during the term of office of a member, the Council may appoint a person for the remainder of the term of that member. A vacancy does not impair the right of the remaining members to act.

The Commission most often meets at the Commission office, but from time to time at other locations within the Atlantic Provinces to deal with matters and/or to conduct Appeal Hearings.

Members currently serving on the Commission are:

  • Frank Balcom, Chairman
  • Lowell Crowe, N S Commissioner
  • Gary W Vincent, NB Commissioner
  • Stefan DeCourcey, NB Commissioner
  • Keith Gowan, NL Commissioner
  • Kevin Jones, PEI Commissioner
  • William Roloson, PEI Commissioner

The Commission has two full-time staff in its office located in Kensington, Prince Edward Island; the Director of Racing, Brett Revington and Administrative Assistant, Debbie Walsh. In addition, the Commission is responsible for approximately 25 part-time race officials.

There are (8) eight racetracks under the jurisdiction of the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission and the Commission governs, regulates and supervises harness racing in all of its forms relevant and related to pari-mutuel betting.




Brett Revington, Director of Racing

Mr. Revington brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position, including: Bureau Director for Standardbred Racing for the state of Pennsylvania, Director of Racing for Isle of Capri Racetrack and Casino in Florida, Assistant Racing Manager, Western Fair District, London, Ontario, and Stakes Manager, Woodbine Entertainment Group.

In addition, Brett is a qualified Associate Judge and is involved in the Judges Accreditation programme and, is licensed as a Race Secretary.

Brett served on the Standardbred Canada Board of Directors from 2011-2013.


Cindy Doucette, Administrative Assistant / Financial Officer

Cindy joined the Commission as an Administrative Assistant/Financial Officer on May 11,2020. Prior to joining the Commission, Cindy was employed with Scotiabank in Crapaud and Kensington locations.
Cindy is no stranger to the Harness Racing Industry. She travelled to most Maritime racetracks with her father,who has retired as a driver,however he is still an avid owner in the industry.
Cindy lives in Kensington with her husband who is also an avid breeder, trainer and owner in the industry.




Frank Balcom

Frank Balcom, Chairman

Mr. Balcom resides in Amherst, NS where he retired as principal of Amherst Regional High School. He has been involved with harness racing since 1970 and is still currently involved in the industry as an owner. He previously served on the Commission from 2001 to 2003 as Commissioner for the Province of Nova Scotia and was subsequently appointed Chairman from 2003 to 2011. He was reappointed to the APHRC in August of 2014 and appointed Chairman in July of 2016.

He remains active in the education, training and development of race track officials throughout the Atlantic Provinces. He also serves on the Finance Committee. Mr. Balcom continues to have a positive outlook for harness racing and looks forward to assisting the industry in any way that he can.


Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones, PEI Commissioner

Kevin Jones was appointed to the APHRC in October 2018. Mr. Jones resides in Cornwall, PEI with his wife and has had an interest and been involved in Harness Racing over a number of years. Kevin is an active member of Standardbred Canada and is currently co-owner of Two Standardbred race horses at Charlottetown Driving Park.

Kevin worked for Sobeys Inc. for approximately 30 years, and retired in September,2016. He was Store manager at several Sobeys Stores on PEI, and most recently manager at the Stratford PEI location. Kevins interests include: Spending time at the track, Golfing, Gardening, Travelling and most of all quality time with the Grandchildren.


Keith Gowan

Keith Gowan, NL Commissioner

Bio coming soon.


Stefan DeCourcey, NB Commissioner

Bio & photo coming soon.


William Roloson, PEI Commissioner

Mr. Roloson was appointed to the Commission on July 31, 2019.


Lowell Crowe, N S Commissioner

Lowell was appointed to the Commission on April 7,2020. Lowell Crowe was born and raised in Sydney NS. He was one of six children and became involved in harness racing in his teenage years. He remained in Sydney working for Canada Bread Company as a Franchisee before retiring in 2012. He has remained involved in harness racing throughout the years as an owner and as an avid fan of the sport. Lowell has also been deeply involved in local sports and the Royal Canadian Legion as the longest serving President of Branch #138 in Sydney and more recently as Deputy Zone Commander for the Nova Scotia Nunavut Command.


Gary W Vincent

Gary W Vincent, NB Commissioner

Gary comes with a strong sporting background. Gary played university and senior hockey, fastball and baseball at the senior level, and was inducted into the NB Softball Hall of Fame with the Saint John Alpines.
All this was put aside when he was introduced to Harness Racing. Between 1970 to 1990, Gary was a driver, trainer and spent 20 years operating a stable of up to 15 horses at Exhibition Park Raceway. This was in the glory days of Harness Racing at EPR. While doing this he worked full time as a schoolteacher.
Gary made lifelong friends in the sport.
Currently he is an award-winning realtor with Keller Williams Capital Realty.
Gary’s goal. “Bring it back to the glory days!”