There has been a lot of talk over the last year about the introduction of procedures by British Canoeing regarding club events. Following lots (and lots) of lengthy discussion, the BCC committee has got some clarification on what constitutes an event, and what constitutes a club activity.
Our policy on this is now posted on our website here: https://braintreecanoeingclub.co.uk/club-activities-and-events/
A brief summary is given below:
In relation to Braintree Canoeing Club, we generally only run Club Activities; a Club Activity is defined as “Any paddling or non-paddling activity that is advertised, planned, coordinated and executed solely by and for the benefit of members of The Club. Non-paddling activities will include, but not limited to, committee meetings, The Club AGM and social gatherings of members of The Club.”
The important qualification is highlighted which says we only run activities for our members. Therefore, in order for someone to attend such an activity they are required to become a member of The Club.
On the rare occasion that an Event is proposed to be run by The Club, the BCC Event Safety Office will review the event with the organisers and seek approval from the Executive Committee.
If you have any questions on this, please contact a member of the committee.