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2017 AGM Youth Program

Registrations are now Open

Youth Program Itinerary:

DAY 1:  Friday, May 5, 2017

The Nelson Rod and Gun Club will be hosting youth at their facility. Activities include access to and training at 4 ranges:

·         Indoor rifle,  handgun and archery ranges

·         Outdoor trap, rifle and handgun range

·         Outdoor archery range

    

DAY 2: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Youth will start their day on the Kootenay Pass or the Kootenay Skyway, a scenic mountain pass which connects the communities of Salmo and Creston. Local arts and crafts can be found at virtually every stop along the way.

A visit to the Creston Valley Wildlife Interpretation Centre, which offers educational displays about this internationally recognized wetland and the wildlife species that live here. Easy access to many kilometers of flat top dyke trails offers amazing opportunities to view a large diversity of wildlife.

A scenic tour of the East Shore of Kootenay Lake includes the six communities – Riondel, Kootenay Bay, Crawford Bay, Gray Creek, Boswell, and Kuskanook – which are home to creative folks of all kinds: blacksmiths, potters, painters, weavers, jewelers, and many more.

Weather permitting; the youth will have the option of several fun afternoon activities including:

Kokanee Mountain Ziplining offers spectacular views of the Selkirk Mountains and the Kokanee Creek Canyon. With nearly a mile of total ziplines high up in the forest canopy, it’s an exciting way to admire the scenery.

Hike in the West Arm demonstration forest’s diverse tree ecosystem.

Soak in the warm mineral waters at the Ainsworth Hot Springs in the traditional homelands of the Ktunaxa people.

      


YOUTH PROTOCOL

Youth delegates whether voting or non-voting attending the BC Wildlife Federation AGM & Convention must be between the ages of 14 to 18, inclusive.

Each region of the BC Wildlife Federation is entitled to send one (1) voting youth delegate to the AGM, whose registration must be submitted through the region. Any member club or region is entitled to send a youth delegate to the BC Wildlife Federation AGM; limits on the number of voting delegates for each club remains the same regardless of whether or not the voting delegate is a youth.

Youth members can also be sent to participate in the AGM as non-voting members.

The registration fee for any youth delegate, whether a club youth delegate or regional youth delegate, is $175.00. All youth delegates attending the AGM are encouraged to participate in the Youth Program that is offered coinciding with the Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions.

The Youth Program involves several activities that will take place concurrently with the main conference. These activities may be at an outside location; appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended.

Transportation and meals will be provided by BCWF for all AGM youth program activities.

Youth delegate attendance is mandatory for the following AGM events: Opening Ceremonies, Closed Members’ Sessions, Resolutions Sessions, Presentation of Candidates and Elections.

All youth delegates attending the AGM MUST be accompanied by a designated chaperone for the duration of the AGM. The chaperone will be responsible for ensuring that all behaviour and conduct is appropriate and will be asked to provide an “in case of emergency” contact number for times when youth activities are off site.

Youth delegates will be asked to fill out an emergency contact form, at the beginning of the AGM, specifying any allergies or important medical information.

Regions and Clubs are responsible for arranging travel to the AGM and appropriate accommodation for youth delegates.