• Notice of BCWSA AGM

  • massive-dev  |  August 29, 2017

Please be advised that the BCWSA 2017 AGM will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at the BCWSA office, 780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver.


Please be advised that the following Special Resolution will be put forward at the 2017 BCWSA AGM on September 14th.



 1.     The directors of the Society are authorized and directed to file a Transition Application with BC Registries and Online Services for the purposes of transitioning the Society to the new Societies Act; 

2.     The Constitution, which must only contain the Society’s Name and Purposes that are currently on file with the government, and which has been submitted to this meeting as Schedule A, is approved;

3.     The By-laws of the Society are repealed effective on the date that the Society receives a certified copy of the post-transition documents from the government, and the new By-laws which have been submitted to this meeting as Schedule B and will be effective on the same date, are approved; and

4.   Any one of the officers and directors of the Society is authorized to take all such actions and execute and deliver all such documentation, including the Constitution, By-laws, and the notice of registered office and of directors, which are necessary or desirable for the implementation of this resolution.


There are 4 positions on the BCWSA Board of Directors up for election at the 2017 BCWSA AGM.  There are three nominees who are current members of the Board of Directors, and an additional nominee as follows:

Laurel Crosby – Laurel is the current president of BCWSA and has been involved in wheelchair sports since 1979 as a team leader, board member, educational advisor and more.  She is a current board member of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association, a past president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and was the chef de mission for the Canadian Paralympic Team in Barcelona.  Laurel recently retired from her role as a principal at an elementary school in Richmond.
Ross Robinson – Ross is a wheelchair basketball player, past board member of BC Wheelchair Basketball and long serving board member of BCWSA.  Over the years, Ross has provided valued guidance and expertise to BCWSA in the areas of harassment, human resources, disciplinary proceedings and member relations.  Ross is recently retired from his role as a Child & Youth Mental Health Clinician with the Coast Fraser Region.
Kelly Smith – Kelly is a Paralympian in the sport of wheelchair athletics, having won a silver medal in the Marathon at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games.  In addition to serving on the BCWSA Board of Directors for a number of years, Kelly is a high performance coach and mentor in athletics.  When he isn’t on the track or road, Kelly works for NAV Canada.
Debbie Tobin – Debbie is a long-time volunteer with BCWSA having been instrumental in the creation of the Wheelchair Rugby Schools program and supporting numerous wheelchair rugby tournaments and fundraising events with BCWSA over the years.  Debbie is a teacher in the Richmond School District and the Artistic Director for the Richmond Children’s Art Festival.
Enclosed is a Nomination Form for anyone wishing to submit a nomination to the BCWSA Board of Directors.


Enclosed find a proxy form which, as a voting member of this Association, gives you the opportunity to have a vote by designating a member in good standing to vote on your behalf.  This proxy vote is to be used only if you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. 
Please complete, sign and mail, deliver, email or fax your proxy and/or nomination form to BCWSA by Monday, September 11th, 2017 to BC Wheelchair Sports, 780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC  V6P 5Y7
Fax: 604-326-1229 or Email: gail@bcwheelchairsports.com