Please review the registration pages on our website to familiarize yourself with the registration process. Note that our sessions file up very quickly every year so it is important for you to either register as a coach (or other qualified volunteer) to receive early registration or to register immediately once regular registration opens in order to ensure that you receive your desired session.
Here are some of the most common questions that we receive regarding the registration process.
- Q - Why is it necessary for at least one parent to become a member?
A - We require at least one adult member from each family to ensure that we have enough adult voting members to meet the requirements of the B.C. Society's Act. Because membership in the club provides the member with liability insurance, all volunteers and anyone wishing to participate in any club event are required to become members.
- Q - What does club membership entitle parents to?
A - Membership allows parents to participate in club events. From time to time the club also organizes adult ski technique sessions or waxing clinics for members. All members receive discounts at Deep Cove Outdoors (ski equipment - 15%), Different Bikes and Skis (15% to 20%) and Sigge's Sport Villa (10%). Part of the membership fee goes directly to paying for liability insurance.
- Q - Why do parents need to sign the liability waivers before special events?
A - CCBC requires that any event sanctioned/sponsored by the Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club must have all participants (including parents responsible for their children) accepting the terms of the CCBC waiver.
- Q - What do the registration fees pay for if we have to purchase our own trail tickets and rentals?
A - The registration fee pays for your child's insurance, registration with CCBC, the CCBC accessory/souvenir, poster, program booklets and stickers, hot chocolate, and the progress card. The bulk of the registration fee is used to cover the cost of training the new coaches, manuals, program equipment, updating returning coaches' skills and administration costs. The registration fee alone is not enough to cover the costs of the program and we depend on fundraising to keep the registration fees reasonable.
- Q - What is the "Raffle Fee"?
A - In order to keep our fees at a reasonable level, we hold a raffle each season to raise additional monies. The raffle also qualifies as a fundraiser for our club that is a requirement when applying for government lottery funds. Each family is charged the raffle fee for one 15-ticket raffle booklet that they are given during the second session. The fee can be recovered by selling all the tickets. Alternatively, if you do not want to sell the tickets, put your name and contact information on each ticket as if you were purchasing them for yourself. All booklets must be returned as per the instructions from the fundraising committee.
Note: This fee has been discontinued as of the 2012/13 season.