In an effort to be more inclusive and offer programming to the broader paddling community, CKBC provides the following membership options:
Member Club Renewal occurs each year on April 1st. New Clubs will be accepted into the membership year round, but all memberships expire on March 31 of each year.
Definition - Member Club - Clubs, Societies, or other Associations who are accepted into the membership by the Board of Directors of the Society, by a resolution of the Board, or such other manner that may be determined by the Directors from time to time.
A Club, Society or Association may apply to become a Member Club by:
Clubs that have not renewed their membership by April 30 will not be registered as members and will not receive the associated member services (notably insurance coverage).
Individual Memberships are one year in duration, and good for one (1) year from the day of acceptance into the membership.
Definition - Individual Membership - an individual member who is accepted into the CKBC membership by joining a specific discipline, or group. A single designate from each specific Individual Membership discipline holds one vote in CKBC. The discipline or group is established by the Board of Directors each year.
The benefits of an individual membership are for those who wish to access services, programs and support from CKBC including, but not limited to, insurance coverage for race entries, coaching clinics, specialty clinics, and much more. Individual Members must abide by CKBC Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures during Sanctioned CKBC Events.
The intention of the Individual Membership option is for Individuals who are not able to be part of a local club and wish to have membership to participate in sanctioned events. Individual membership directly with CKBC is not to take away from local clubs, but rather provide opportunities for those areas of the Province where a local club is not located.
Educational memberships are one year in duration, and good for one (1) year from the day of acceptance into the membership.
Definition - Educational Member - a member who is accepted into the membership which is an established educational institution within the Province of BC.
The benefits of an educational membership include access to CKBC’s programming including, but not limited to, coaching clinics, school based programs, Indigenous programs, specialty clinics and additional benefits at member pricing.
Commercial memberships are one year in duration, and good for one (1) year from the day of acceptance into the membership.
Definition - Commercial Membership - a member who is accepted into the membership who is a commercial, private, or business community.
The benefits of a commercial membership are for those who wish to access services, programs, and support from CKBC including, but not limited to, coaching clinics, school based programs, Indigenous Programs, Specialty Clinics, collaborative marketing efforts, and additional benefits at member pricing.