Guest policy

Guests

There is a charge for bringing a guest on club (or private trips). Registration forms must completed by guests and are provided as attachments to this article. These forms are available in the shed or at the East Desk.

Members are encouraged to bring guests on trips. It is a great way to introduce the RACCC to potential new members. A member may bring up to two guests on a RACCC trip or a private trip (with parental permission for children). Members are responsible for their guest's safety and conduct.

Any non-member in a club boat on a private trip must purchase a Guest Membership.

  • Adult Evening and one day: 5.00$
  • Adult Weekend (2-3 days): 10.00$
  • Adult beyond a weekend: purchase annual club membership
  • Junior Guest: $0.


An adult guest must:

  • be at least 18 years or older;
  • have purchased a RACCC guest membership for the trip; and
  • have completed the guest registration form.


Members can bring along a reasonable number of children on family trips, pending agreement with the trip leader. These are considered junior guests and, if their parent is not on the trip, they must:

  • be between 8 and 17 years of age;
  • must wear a PFD at all times while in boats and around water; and
  • must be comfortable in deep water.

There is no cost for a junior guest, however the responsible RACCC member must complete the junior guest registration form and (if not the parent) have the parent sign the club’s junior guest registration form.

One guest membership fee may be applied towards the purchase of an annual RACCC membership by contacting the Membership Coordinator. This should be done within two weeks of the guest membership purchase. In exceptional circumstances, the club can waive the guest fee, but the forms must still be completed.

 

Guests participating in whitewater actvities

A participating member to a whitewater outing can sponsor one guest. In that role, the sponsoring member must ensure the guest has the qualifications required to participate on the proposed outing. The member is responsible for the guest’s safety and security on the river.

  1. The sponsor must ensure the guest’s whitewater canoe/kayak is in good condition with appropriate flotation, skirt (if applicable) and all the regulatory equipment in good working condition; pfd, helmet, whistle, throw rope, bailer, etc.  If, at any time leading up to the departure, the trip leader feels the guest’s equipment is inappropriate they have the right to dismiss the guest’s participation in the activity. 
  2. To sponsor a guest, the member must be known to be very comfortable with the proposed river; enough to take responsibility for his/her own safety, the safety of his/her guest and not to place other club participants at an increased risk. Final judgement on the member’s ability rests with the Trip Leader, in coordination with the whitewater coordinator or his/her delegate.
  3. Agreement must be obtained prior to the activity from the whitewater coordinator or one of his/her delegates.
  4. All appropriate guest forms must be signed and fees paid before the guest is allowed on the water.
  5. Guests are not allowed to use club canoes.