WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MEMBERSHIP FEE?
Our membership fees cover the cost of running the club (website, insurance, etc) as well as CKBC membership. In addition to that we have a member discount program with some local retailers. The model we adopt is similar to that of our local mountain biking club - i.e. the membership fee runs the club and does not provide boat / equipment access.
WHERE IS THE ADULT PROGRAMMING?
Our club's constitution includes: Promote youth involvement in safe, coordinated programs. At this time we are focussing on the youth development aspect through our Paddling Families program. If in the future we are able to recruit more volunteers and buy more equipment to support adult programming we will revisit this.
CAN I RENT / USE CLUB BOATS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS?
Not at this time. We had previously explored this option however with the lack of an equipment officer and limited equipment it became challenging to ensure equipment was back undamaged and ready for its next use in programming. We considered the option of hiring an equipment officer, however the impact on membership fees to support this was deemed too high for our growing club. Additionally our constitution is geared more to programming than an individual use / rental model.