British Canoeing membership changes

January 16, 2018

This will be discussed at the AGM on Friday but there's a bit more information below.


British Canoeing announce dates for 2018 members roadshow.


British Canoeing is going on the road during February and March to update members on the launch of Club Associate membership and plans for new Access and Environment campaign.

Click on this Link for the BC road show website -


Click on this link to Register
(this is for all members not just committee members) -

These events are a great chance to hear about the exciting work British Canoeing has planned in 2018 and to see progress made to date against the strategic plan.

The session will cover:

Access and Environment
British Canoeing is committed to providing strong leadership and a clearer direction on the issue of access for canoeists. Our aim is to unify the paddling community behind a common vision for shared access to waterways in England and Wales and to ultimately create an opportunity for a change in legislation.

In spring British Canoeing plans to launch a new campaign on access and environment; including a charter outlining our core beliefs as well as a positive vision for the future for ‘Clear Waters’.This will be used to present a clear case to Government and key partners.

British Canoeing wants your input to help shape the vision and secure your support behind the campaign.

Club Associate Membership
During the Membership Review during last summer, the introduction of a Club Associate category was well supported. We are moving into the implementation of this category, together with the other improvements to our individual membership categories.

To launch the scheme and make it successful for clubs and club members, we need your help. This session will outline the changes to the club affiliation process, a chance to view the two routes available and hold discussions on club uses and challenges they may face.

The Roadshow events will run through these areas in more detail and will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions about the proposals and provide feedback.

The Roadshow Series will visit 13 locations in February and March.

Alongside a session on the Club Associate Membership and Access the events aim to provide members with an opportunity to:

Find out about some of the early progress made towards the ambitions within the strategic plan, Stronger Together

Meet with and raise questions with the CEO David Joy, senior staff and Board Members who will be present.

All of the events will be held from 7pm to 9pm. Refreshments will be served from 6.30p 

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