The primary reason to join the CEC is to support Competition Climbing in Canada. Membership ensures that competitions at the Local, Regional and National levels are run in a consistent and fair manner throughout Canada. Recreational competitors are also encouraged to join. Competitive members will have their points tracked at each sanctioned competition they attend in the Canadian Competition Climbing Registry. The National Team is selected based primarily on this point system. Members of the National Team represent Canada at International Competitions throughout the year. For more information on how points are tracked please visit our website and click on the tab "What is the CEC".
In addition to having your points tracked, by joining the CEC (Youth Competitive Membership only) you are also joining the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and will receive additional benefits. Please visit the following link for additional information on membership in the Alpine Club of Canada:
Two Types of Youth Membership
There are two types of Youth memberships within the CEC. They are:
1. The Competitive Youth Membership. This membership is for those in the Youth Division who would like to have their points tracked in the CEC Registry, These points are the major component in determining membership on the Canadian National Youth Competition Climbing Team as further described in the selection criteria tab. Please open the “Youth Membership Form” link for current fees and application deadlines. A new season or competition year starts immediately after the previous year's World Youth Competition. Registrants are encouraged to mail in their applications (the Registration Form; the completed ACC Waiver; and the Fee) as soon as they can. All forms are available on our website (www.competitionclimbingcanada.com). Climbers may also register at a sanctioned competition. Please be advised that points will only be counted from and after receipt of: 1) the Registration Form; 2) the completed ACC Waiver; and 3) the Registration Fee; and
2. The Recreational Youth Membership. This membership is for those in the Youth Division who would like to compete at any number of sanctioned competitions throughout a competition year (including Locals, Regionals and Nationals) but not have their points tracked in the CEC Registry. Please visit the “Memberships” Tab on our web site for current fees and application deadlines.
How To Join - Youth Membership
To join the CEC Youth Division fill out the membership form (in pdf format below), sign the waiver (also in pdf format below) and send the form and waiver along with the payment to the Alpine Club of Canada head office in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Please read the "Release of Liability Waiver" and the following instructions on how to fill in the waiver carefully before signing:
On the first page of the waiver on the line that asks you to "Please print the name of comp..." please print "Membership in the CEC for the 2005 Competition Year". Sign on page 2 if you understand and accept the waiver's terms and conditions. If you are a minor then you must have your parent or guardian also sign the waiver. The witness of the signatures must not be a family member.
Once you have the registration form filled out and the waiver duly signed and witnessed, send the waiver and form along with your cheque or money order made out to the Alpine Club of Canada (do not send cash) to:
CEC c/o Alpine Club of Canada
PO Box 8040 Indian Flats Road,
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
For your convenience an option to pay by credit card is also provided on the membership application form.
It is your responsibility to ensure this form is processed at the ACC office before your first competition. If this is not possible bring the forms and cheque to your first sanctioned competition and deliver to a CEC official at that competition. However we encourage climbers to register ahead of time.
The membership fees are used to cover administrative expenses; expenses associated with hosting seminars; and for paying some of the Youth coaches travel expenses to international competitions.
One Type of Open Membership
General Open Membership. This is the only type of membership for the Open Division. If you are interested in having your points tracked in the Open Points Registry, please go to our open membership tab and enter the requested information on-line. These points will be used to determine membership on the Open National Teams. There is no fee. Although each registrant will have their points tracked in the Open point’s registry, because there is no fee, concurrent membership in the Alpine Club of Canada will NOT be offered. Although we greatly encourage Open competitors to also join the Alpine Club of Canada, there is no requirement to do so to have Open points tracked in the Open Registry. Open Registrants will have their points tracked at sanctioned competitions they attend from and after the date they register. In addition, each Open member must sign an ACC waiver (please read the "Release of Liability Waiver" and the instructions on how to fill in the waiver carefully before signing) at each sanctioned competition they attend or their points will not be tracked for that competition.