Membership Information

Membership Information

We are often been asked the question why should I join the BCAA and what do I get for my membership.  In order to answer that question we need to look at a few governing factors.

Approximately 1/2 of our budget comes from Memberships, and of that 1/2 about 1/3 goes to Archery Canada for national programs and insurance coverage.  That means in reality about 1/3 of our budget comes from the membership, the rest comes from the Provincial government through Sport Services.  An individual in this association has access to a tremendous amount of services for the fee they pay.

Member Registration

To join the BC Archery Association, submit your application and membership payment.

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Your membership and where it goes

Your BC Archery membership includes membership with Archery Canada.

Archery Canada collects from us the following fees: 

  • For each individual membership (adult or youth): $25
  • For each family membership: $68
  • For each club membership: $75

The balance of your membership fee is used towards promoting archery, training coaches and officials, providing high performance services and support, and many other programs.


Current Programs and Services

Individuals, families, and clubs who purchase membership with BC Archery receive the following benefits and services:

  • Monthly newsletter: To The Point

  • Membership in the national organization: Archery Canada

  • Access to all BC Archery activities and events and all Archery Canada activities and events

  • Access to coaching clinics (NCCP), bowhunting education (IBEP), judging clinics, and technical workshops

  • Access to additional training and guidance in coaching

  • Access to a high performance coaching system

  • Access to Provincial judge training and certification

  • Eligibility to compete in the BC Indoor, BC Outdoor and 3D Championships

  • Eligibility to enroll in the Junior Olympian Program and to participate in its activities

  • Eligibility to compete in the BC and Canada Winter Games.

  • Eligibility to compete in the trials for team selection for the BC Winter Games

  • Eligibility to try out for special teams (Nationals, 3D Championships, and Canada Games).

  • Official representation for archery to the government of BC

  • Government lobbying for bow hunting related activities

  • Eligibility to compete for records at our championship events

  • Eligible to apply for financial assistance for travel to the national championships

  • Regulations governing all aspects of the sport in order that the sport is fair and accessible

  • Inclusion in our Recognition Program for athlete, volunteer, and coach of the year

  • Insurance: $5,000,000 coverage for individuals and eligible clubs:
    first-party coverage for public liability and property damage, personal liability, personal injury, medical payments, cross liability, non-owned automobile, limited watercraft coverage, and secondary coverage for hunting

  • Insurance: Participant Accident Insurance: secondary coverage to BC-MSP, designed to cover "out of pocket" expenses when injured at an Archery Canada, BC Archery or Club Sanctioned Activity.

In addition to the above, clubs also receive:

  • Eligibility to request clinics for their members
  • Eligibility to bid on hosting provincial and national championship events
  • Eligibility to register events with Archery Canada and World Archery
  • Guidelines and rules for preparing and hosting tournaments
  • Eligibility to host the BC JOP program
  • Directors & Officers Liability coverage (for non-profit affiliates): covers legal defense costs, damages caused by wrongful acts that are not excluded in the policy, as well as administrative errors and omissions. 

Clubs have access to competitively-priced property insurance coverage through Archery Canada's insurance broker: