BECOME A MEMBER
SUMMARY OF OUR BENEFITS
Participation in sanctioned Water Ski Tournaments from grassroots (Rec Tour) to the Elite level (competitive)
Attend tournaments to earn scores for international team selection such as CanAm Team, PanAm Team, Junior Team, Senior Team, National Team
All competitors have the opportunity to be on the National Ranking System
Be recognized for Alberta Water Ski Records
Compete in the Wake Events on the AB Wake Tour (grassroots to elite level)
Take Coaching Courses or get involved as an Official with Officials Development
Participate in Coached camps and clinics through our clubs and schools and our New Lake Ambassador program
Membership Discount Program with Perkopolis
Discounts at Shuswap Ski and Board
Discount on Boat Insurance with Waypoint Insurance
Participate at the WSWA AGM to give your input or run for a position on the Board
Connect with our clubs and schools who are looking for members to join them
Opportunity to be named to the Junior Wake Team
Opportunity to be named to the Junior Water Ski Team or Development Program
Water Skiers are eligible for the Vern Oberg Legacy Scholarship
Eligibility for Provincial Annual Awards
Regular communications with:
Social Media Updates
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A MEMBERSHIP?
We have 3 types of Memberships plus memberships for clubs and schools
EVENT MEMBERSHIP ($10)
For single members intended for a 1-time use (like a kids camp or a drop in to ski at a club)
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ($40)
For single members with no additional family members
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ($40)
Good for families of up to 6 members. Families members include those who are married, legally dependent children and they all reside at the same address.
Take out an Individual Membership and or a Family Membership if you wish to compete in any of our events or participate in any of our coaching programs and officials development programs
CLUB/SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP ($200)
For non-profit organizations or business entities looking to take advantage of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s club or school insurance program.
WHAT TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR ME?
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP (Annual Membership)
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP (Annual Membership for the whole family)
EVENT MEMBERSHIP (one time use)
Are you looking to compete in a tournament or wake tour stop or WSWA Water Ski Provincials or WSWA Wake Provincials
Are you wanting to participate in a Coaching course?
Do you belong to a WSWA Club?
Are you wanting this membership only for YOU?
THEN THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP IS FOR YOU!
This membership is for our competitive athletes:
Participate in any WSWA Sanctioned Training
Take WSWA Coach Courses or Officials Courses
Participate in any WSWC/WSWA sanctioned events such as:
Water ski tournaments such as Provincials and other club based 3 event tournaments or slalom tournaments
Wake events such as the stops on the Wake Tour
If you belong to a WSWA Club you are required to take out an Individual Membership
or a Family Membership
*Access to full WSWA member benefits
*Liability insurance covers participation at sanctioned training sessions with a certified coach and liability insurance at all sanctioned events
Participation at the WSWA AGM to give input on developing the sport and have 1 vote
Run for a WSWA Board Position
Be able to be nominated for WSWA Provincial Awards
This membership is the same as the Individual Membership but this covers all your family members (at the same fee of $40)
This is best described as a "first-timer" membership and for those who participate in a camp or a clinic or participate for the first time and only for one time in a program.
Participation in such programs as:
o 1-day membership to ski/ride with a club or school
o Learn to ski/ride clinic
Exceptions are: If you are participating at a Club, you must take out the Annual Membership.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE ON EVENT MEMBERSHIP
This membership covers if you participate at a club or a school to ski or ride but you are NOT covered if you participate in a sanctioned coach session or if you are competing. If you are coached or competing at a tournament or a wake tour stop, WSWA Water Ski Provincials, WSWA Wake Provincials, , you NEED to purchase an Annual Membership, either an individual or a family.
If you wish to participate in more events and or programs after your one-time event, you will need to purchase AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP, either an Individual Membership or a Family Membership.
No event/training liability insurance comes with an Event Membership.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP & LIABILITY/INSURANCE PROGRAM
Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta has a NEW & IMPROVED CLUB MEMBERSHIP Program
with Benefits and Rewardsfor our Clubs!
PLUS the ability to join Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s (WSWC) Club Liability/Insurance Program
Our Club Membership and Club Liability/Insurance is
designed to fit the needs of our Canadian Towed Watersports Clubs
WHAT IS DEFINED AS A CLUB?
An operation that acts as a non-profit organization and where every person involved with the club is a member of their respective provincial water ski and wakeboard association. This includes, but is not limited to club members, volunteers, staff, and every participant in club activities on or off the water. That simply means that every club member must take out a WSWA Membership (cost is $40 for the annual membership).
COST TO BECOME A CLUB:
You can become a Club Membership with WSWA for an annual fee of $200. NEW in 2021 we now have a Rewards Program where you can earn back a portion of your annual fee!
WHY BE A CLUB?
When you become a Club with WSWA you can then purchase CLUB LIABILITY/INSURANCE with our NSO, Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada
We have a NEW Rewards Program launching in 2021! You can earn points / rewards with the opportunity to get your membership fees money back!
CLUB MEMBERSHIP HOW DOES IT WORK:
Purchase your membership for $200 and then you will complete your membership information on
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's website.
After you take out and pay for your Club Membership, you can then purchase Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s Club Liability/Insurance, this is also on WSWC's website.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CLUB MEMBERSHIP:
Each club member will be required to purchase the Annual Individual or Family Membership (Cost $40)
Each guest that visits your club and participates in Club activities on and off the water, MUST also purchase the Annual Individual or Family Membership (Cost $40)
BENEFITS TO CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR CLUB:
Access to Programs and Services - Delivering innovative programs and activities to your members is what your club is all about. WSWC has a variety of "ready to use" programs that can add value to your club's operation:
National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) - opportunity to take coaching courses
Officials Development Program - opportunity for clinics and courses to advance your official level
Rip N Ride Program (Grassroots skill development program) - opportunity to use our report card progression system with your certified/trained coaches
Sanctioned Tournaments/Events - opportunity to host events
SkiAbility Program (athletes with a disability) - opportunity to host adaptive events
WSWA Lake Ambassador Program - become a Lake Ambassador at your lake!
WSWA Initiative - ' Pass the Handle' Day - opportunity to host events
WSWA Initiative - ' Get on the Water' Day - opportunity to host events
Your club will receive the following promotional benefits:
We will promote and advertise your club on our website, social media, and in our newsletters.
Are you looking for members? We can help!
We will promote your Club on both our website www.wswa.ca and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's website www.wswc.ca. Your Club Listing on WSWC’s online affiliated club directory allowing water sports enthusiasts (and potential club members) in your area to find your club
We will provide referrals regarding your club when enquires are received for towed water sports in your area
Ability to use the WSWC and the WSWA logos to promote your club "Member Towed Water Sports Club of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada and Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta"
We will advertise your club on social media and in our newsletter.
If you are a Club, WSWA will support you with your events by offering:
Office support for event registration, posters and marketing materials
Office support for social media posts, website updates and newsletters for your event results
CLUB LIABILITY/INSURANCE FOR YOUR CLUB:
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s (WSWC) club insurance/liability program has been designed to fit the needs of Canadian towed watersports clubs. Basic coverage is available for 5M policies. Additional optional coverage is available for an additional cost.
BENEFITS TO CLUB LIABILITY/INSURANCE FOR YOUR CLUB:
General Comprehensive Liability Insurance
$5 million liability limit per occurrence
Coverage for bodily injury and property damage
Participant and 3rd party injury
$1M tenants legal liability
Director’s & Officer’s Liability Insurance (contact email@example.com for more info)
Access to Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s optional Club Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance Program, which protects your club’s directors and officers from personal liability associated with their wrongful acts, errors, and omissions in the performance of duties for your club such as alleged mismanagement of funds and negligent decisions affecting club members, participants, coaches, officials, and others.
BENEFITS TO WATER SKI & WAKEBOARD ALBERTA:
For WSWA, membership is very important to our operation. We receive funding based on our membership #'s. An objective of our strategic plan is to grow membership. Clubs and their members assist us to grow and retain membership #'s which in turn provides us funding necessary to operate. So membership is very important to WSWA!
NEW REWARD PROGRAM FOR BEING A CLUB: (new for 2021)
If you become a Club with WSWA you can earn points based on the membership #'s that are part of your club and also activities and programs you host on behalf of WSWA. Earning points, meaning earning $ back!
We have set up a points system and we will evaluate your club at the end of the season and see how many points you have earned.
You will earn points for many items that offers value to WSWA, such as new members, total members, officials and new officials, coaches and new coaches, and programs and events you host at your club.
From these total points we will give part of your club membership $$ back to you! It's a WIN-WIN! You can earn $ money and WSWA benefits with memberships!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WSWA CLUB TOOLKIT REWARDS PROGRAM
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WSWA CLUB SCORECARD
SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP & LIABILITY/INSURANCE
The Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada “WSWC” school liability insurance program has been designed to fit the needs of Canadian towed watersports schools.
Basic coverage is available for 3M or 5M policies. Additional optional coverage is available for an additional cost. Please see price list below.
What is defined as a school: a school is defined as an operation whose participants do not necessarily become members of their respective provincial water ski and wakeboard association.
Visit wswc.ca for more information on School Memberships